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Getting Used to Your New Hearing Aids

If you are finally ready to get hearing aids, it is helpful to know that sometimes they require a period of adjustment. Hearing aids can bring you back a better quality of life, being able to participate in conversations again, talk on the phone, and hear the TV. But your ears and brain have gotten used to diminished hearing, and there will be a period of re-learning what good hearing is like! If you are prepared for this learning time, you will be able to more easily acclimate to your new hearing aids, and enjoy the sounds of life again!   Don’t Get Discouraged! Just knowing that there may be an adjustment period can help! If you are prepared for...

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The Different Types of Hearing Loss

There are two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. A combination of both is also seen as a mixed hearing loss. Here is an explanation of each type: Conductive Hearing Loss Conductive hearing loss is caused by any condition or disease that impedes the conveyance of sound in its mechanical form through the middle ear cavity to the inner ear. A conductive hearing loss can be the result of a blockage in the external ear canal or can be caused by any disorder that unfavorably effects the middle ear's ability to transmit the mechanical energy to the stapes footplate. This results in reduction of one of the physical attributes of sound called intensity (loudness), so the energy reaching the inner...

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