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What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation
Hearing Testing

What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

The time has finally come for your hearing exam and consultation! Perhaps you were unsure if you had hearing loss at all. Now that your exam is coming, you will know for sure if you are struggling to hear more than you used to. With that information in hand, you can an informed choice about assistance options. However, you will want to know a lot about your options before making such a big purchase. When you go for your hearing test and consultation, you can expect your audiologist or hearing specialist to ask you a number of questions, but you

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss
Family & Relationships

Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

The realization that you have hearing loss can come as a heavy blow. Although some people take this fact in stride and immediately seek assistance, many others have trouble coming to terms with the reality of hearing loss. Although they might have experienced situations in which it was difficult to hear, they move immediately to denying the possibility of hearing loss, shifting the blame onto environmental or social factors instead. Denial is a very common response to hearing loss, but it is often not the final step toward acceptance. If you are having trouble dealing with the complicated emotions associated

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Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence
Hearing Aid Technology

Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

When you hear about “Artificial Intelligence” (or, AI), many images may come to mind. You might think of robots in pop culture, such as R2D2 or C3PO in Star Wars or HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey. On the other hand, you might think about dystopian visions of the future in which robots become smarter than humans and take over the planet. Although our first associations with AI might be these extremes, in fact AI is already an important part of many processes in our everyday lives. What is Artificial Intelligence? Although computers have been used for calculations of

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a man balancing
Hearing Health

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

Balance disorders come in many forms, each with a debilitating effect. The ability to orient to our surroundings is crucial not only to mobilizing on two legs but also to avoiding dizziness and the feeling that the room is spinning. Others with vertigo may feel suddenly faint and disoriented, seemingly out of the blue. Like walking on a tight rope or a balance beam, we use our senses to take stock of the environment, checking in on subtle changes in distance, elevation, and pressure. With so many variables in the natural world, it is remarkable that we are able to

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