Hearing aid information and resources about hearing aids and hearing aid care.

How To Know If You Are At Risk for Hearing Loss

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Just as with other health conditions, there are certain factors that place you at higher risk for hearing loss. Knowing this allows you to take preventative measures, such as regular testing.

Unfortunately, simply getting older contributes to hearing loss. Over time, exposure to sounds can damage the cells inside your ear with a cumulative effect.

As with other conditions such as heart disease and stroke, hearing loss is also affected, to a certain degree, by your genes. Scientists are increasingly realizing the important role that heredity plays. Questioning family members about what your inheritance might have in store for you is important.

Facts About Hearing Aids and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects 38 million people, or approximately one in 10 Americans. One in three people over the age of 65 suffers from hearing loss. Despite the prevalence of hearing loss, the average person waits up to seven years to seek treatment. That’s a long time to miss out on hearing the voices of your loved ones, enjoying your favorite music or participating in important conversations at work. If you or someone you know suffers from hearing loss, consider these facts.

Noise is a leading cause of hearing loss.

You probably already know that turning up the volume on your headphones can cause hearing loss, but other noises also affect your ability to hear.

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Suggestions for Preventing Hearing Loss

Can you imagine never again hearing the sound of birds chirping or your granddaughter singing? Hearing loss affects everyone, no matter how old or young you are. Certain types of hearing loss aren’t permanent, but others can be. Protect this important sense when you take steps to prevent hearing loss.

Which Noises are Dangerous?

Any sound that measures more than 85 decibels can potentially damage your hearing. As a reference, normal conversation measures about 60 decibels while chainsaws and bulldozers measure about 100 decibels.

Prolonged exposure to loud noises causes permanent damage, but you won’t notice it right away because it develops slowly and doesn’t cause pain. Over time, however, you’ll realize that you can’t hear as well as you used to. Additionally, a single gunshot or exploding firecracker near your ear could also cause permanent damage. Protect yourself with a few tips.

Digital Hearing Aids vs. Analog Hearing Aids

Hearing aids improve your ability to hold conversations with friends, watch television at a normal volume and communicate with clients at work. Whether a childhood trauma damaged your hearing or your hearing has diminished now that you’re older, you owe it to yourself to discover the benefits of hearing aids.

Two forms of hearing aids increase your ability to hear sounds. Discover the differences between analog and digital hearing aids as you determine which type is best for your needs.

Analog Hearing Aids

Until recent years, analog hearing aids were the only hearing aids available. They take sound waves and convert them into electrical waves you can hear. Analog hearing aids typically cost between $200 and $1000 per ear.

The Benefits of Digital Hearing Aids

Have you faced the fact that you’re losing your hearing and are now taking that big step to find a solution? If so, you’ll be happy to find out that digital hearing aids are small, comfortable and not obvious to others (if you’re self-conscious about wearing them). There are so many benefits to digital hearing aids; why not read on and see why so many people are choosing these effective hearing devices to restore this wonderful sense you need not be without!

 

Advantages of Digital Hearing Aids

Benefits of digital hearing aids

 

Did You Know These Celebs Wear Hearing Aids?

Years ago, people often felt embarrassed and self-conscious wearing hearing aids because they were unsightly and large. Hearing aids were also uncomfortable due to their size, and hearing aid wearers had to deal with sound interference, garbled or muffled sounds and and the hearing aids not able to adjust to sound pitches and volumes around them. For these reasons, and those having to do with the stigma attached to wearing a hearing aid (i.e. hearing aids indicate failing health and/or old age), you would rarely, if ever, see a celebrity wearing a hearing aid.

Find Your Perfect HearPod Hearing Aid Quickly and Easily

If you or a loved one are shopping for a hearing aid, MyHearPod offers quality digital devices, excellent customer service, and a 100 percent money back guarantee. Consumers have their choice of digital hearing aids, to benefit different ranges of auditory loss. HearPod customers can start hearing life more clearly, without sacrificing quality, or style.

Due to HearPods special design, they are almost invisible when compared to various other listening devices. The silicon tips which are pillow soft not only make the devices fit easier, but also allow them be more comfortable. Also, they are totally digital devices, which make them the top performers in sound technology.

One-Stop Solution for Baby Boomer Hearing Loss

Baby boomers are purchasing state-of-the-art digital custom programmed hearing aids at nominal prices and receiving unprecedented one-stop, door-to-door service at MyHearPod.com.

Our goal is to provide baby boomer clientele with the fastest, most convenient way to purchase the highest quality hearing aids at the most affordable prices. After consulting with their physician to ensure a hearing aid would benefit them, HearPod clients simply select the size and model they prefer, then input or fax a current audiogram to MyHearPod.com. HearPods are then custom programmed to meet their prescriptive hearing loss needs.

Whereas other providers require customers to make numerous visits to a hearing health care professional, HearPod hearing aid orders are shipped directly to the clients door within 24 hours. As an added bonus, HearPod hearing aids are shipped with a one-year supply of batteries and wax guards.

Answers To Your Hearing Loss Questions

HearPod Hearing Aids is pleased to announce the expansion of their staff of knowledgeable professionals to provide patients with the answers to their hearing loss questions. When an individual is looking for the most technologically advanced devices that will provide them with the ability to hear sounds easily, they will find a diverse array of hearing aids that will meet all of their needs and requirements.

The InvisiPod is an increasingly popular device that is smaller than a dime. This hearing aid fits discretely behind the ear and has a clear housing that will blend with your hair or skin color. It is great for mild to moderately-severe hearing loss and is recommended for open fittings for high-frequency loss of hearing. The silicone pillow is comfortable and fits snugly which, with the digital technology provides users with a natural sound.

Temporary Hearing Loss Causes

One of the more terrifying experiences in life can be the loss, either temporary or permanent, of one’s ability to hear. Contemplating the need to wear hearing aids for the rest of one’s life can be the cause of great stress and anxiety. Even temporary hearing loss can be an experience that can cause increased stress levels and tension among family and friends. There are several causes of hearing loss that can produce temporary symptoms that may resolve themselves without medical intervention or may need the assistance of a hearing professional.