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Older Americans and Quality of Life

There’s a lot to celebrate in May. Along with being Better Hearing Month, May brings Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and the national observance of “Older Americans Month.” You may not have heard of that last one, as it can get mixed up in all the excitement of the other holidays, but we’ve…

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Buying Hearing Aids Online: What You Need to Know

May is Better Hearing Month, encouraging everyone regardless of age to be more aware of their hearing health and better protect the hearing they still have. For many Americans, that means finally researching hearing aids. The internet has become really helpful for learning about hearing health, and it also makes it easier to buy affordable…

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Talking to Mom about Age Related Hearing Loss

Imagine you’re celebrating Mother’s Day with your mom and she keeps telling everyone around the dinner table not to mumble. Or maybe she doesn’t hear when your four-year-old asks her to play with him. Maybe she’s been complaining about a bad ringing in her ears. Your mom might have age related hearing loss. When it…

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What are Hearing Service Dogs?

There’s no question why dogs are called a man’s best friend. They’re loyal, smart, cute, and provide unconditional love. Not only do these qualities make dogs the most popular household pet, but for some, these furry friends are more than just a companion. They’re lifesavers, too, providing safety for individuals with disabilities. Yet many people…

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What Does It Mean to Be Hard of Hearing or Deaf?

April is National Deaf History Month, when Deaf people reflect on advocacy and celebrate their community. Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions about general hearing loss compared to deafness. What does it mean for a person to be hard of hearing? What does it mean for a person to be deaf? Is there any overlap?…

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Hearing Issues: Conductive Hearing Loss

‘Hearing Issues’ is our ongoing series where the MDHearingAid team goes in-depth on specific ear problems, hearing issues, and hearing aid terminology. We believe knowledge is power, and our aim is to help all our customers better understand their own hearing health. This time, the topic is conductive hearing loss. What is conductive hearing loss?…

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“I Can’t Hear Out of One Ear” and 5 Other Hearing Problems

You wake up one morning and realize you can’t hear out of one ear. At best, it’s annoying. At worst, it’s frightening. What’s going on? How serious can it be? Do you need to see a doctor? MDHearingAid wants you to feel confident in understanding your hearing health. Below are some common and not so…

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Americans love to travel. Older Americans are especially feeling the globetrotting urge. In fact, Baby Boomers are expected to take four or five leisure trips this year, according to a national AARP survey. Maybe you’re one of the 49% of Boomers that travel to relax and rejuvenate, booking an escape to a tropical beach or…

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Hearing Issues: Presbycusis

Hearing Issues is a new ongoing series where the MDHearingAid team goes in-depth on specific ear problems, hearing issues, and hearing aid terminology. We believe knowledge is power, and our aim is to help all our customers better understand their own hearing health. First up: presbycusis. “What is presbycusis?” Presbycusis is one of the more…

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Ear Candling: What is It and Does It Work?

More and more often in recent years, holistic health treatments have circulated online and become trendy. Holistic practitioners are passionate that their methods work, but sometimes it seems too good to be true. Take the ear wax removal treatment known as ear candling, for example. It makes sense that ear candling has gained popularity. After…