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Please like us on Facebook, Subscribe to us on YouTube, or Follow us on Twitter. Here is your opportunity to connect with AccuHear on 3 different platforms. Facebook Twitter YouTube It pays to have friends at AccuHear!! "Like" us on Facebook or follow us on twitter or YouTube and you will automatically be entered to win an iPad 3 ($500 VALUE). One (1) winner is chosen from the … [Read more...]

Why Choose a Local Hearing Care Provider?

The hearing healthcare industry has two barriers that prevent people from acquiring better hearing: The inability to recognize hearing loss in the first place (owing to its gradual onset), and The temptation to find a quick, easy, and inexpensive solution. Regretfully, numerous people who have overcome the first barrier have been lured into the purportedly “cheaper and easier” techniques of … [Read more...]

The Right Way to Clean Your Ears

Blausen.com staff. "Blausen gallery 2014".That there is a right way to clean your ears implies that there is a wrong way, and without a doubt, there is a very wrong way. The wrong way is widespread, and it violates the first rule of cleaning your ears: don’t insert foreign objects into your ear canal. That includes cotton swabs and any other object that will probably only drive the earwax up a … [Read more...]

The Surprising Statistics Behind Occupational Hearing Loss

It’s common to think of hearing loss as an unavoidable problem connected with aging, or, more recently, as a consequence of the younger generation’s constant use of iPods. But the numbers illustrate that the greater problem may be exposure to loud noise at work. In the US, 22 million workers are subjected to potentially unsafe noise, and a projected 242 million dollars is paid on a yearly bas … [Read more...]

Finding Financial Assistance for Your Hearing Aids

The saying “you get what you pay for” is certainly true of hearing aids, and although modern day hearing aids are engineered to be more effective than ever, they’re not exactly inexpensive, either. Fortunately, modern digital hearing aids, while not cheap, ARE becoming more reasonably priced, in the same manner that the majority of consumer electronics are becoming more affordable (A 20-inch fla … [Read more...]

When Should I Get My Hearing Tested?

More often than not, people are unaware that they have hearing loss. It develops so slowly and gradually that it’s frequently undetectable, and moreover, the majority of family doctors do not regularly screen for hearing loss at the yearly physical exam. Considering these two realities, it’s no wonder that most people first realize they have hearing loss by being told about it from close fri … [Read more...]

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Tinnitus

Nearly 45 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which is the perception of sound where no outside sound source exists. This phantom sound is commonly identified as a ringing sound, but can also manifest as a buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, or clicking. The first thing to recognize about tinnitus is that it’s a symptom, not a disease. Consequently, tinnitus may indicate an underlying h … [Read more...]

Getting the Most Out of Your Hearing Aid Batteries

Zinc-air-battery-types by Marc Andressen is licensed under Attribution CC 2.0 You could make a strong case that the most crucial component of your hearing aid is the battery: without it, nothing else works, and if it fails, your hearing fails with it. In this concise guide, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about hearing aid batteries so that you can get the most out of your h … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Save Your Hearing

The World Health Organization estimates that 1.1 billion people are at an increased risk for noise-induced hearing loss, caused by exposure to elevated sound levels from personal audio devices and very loud environments such as nightclubs, bars, concerts, and sporting events. An estimated 26 million Americans already suffer from the condition. If noise-induced hearing loss results from being … [Read more...]

The Psychology of Hearing Loss

If we truly want to understand hearing loss, we have to understand both the physical side, which makes hearing increasingly difficult, and the psychological side, which includes the lesser-known emotional responses to the loss of hearing. In concert, the two sides of hearing loss can wreak havoc on a person’s quality of life, as the physical reality produces the loss and the psychological reality p … [Read more...]

A Short Biography of Raymond Carhart, the “Father of Audiology”

Most people are surprised to discover how young the field of audiology actually is, and how recently its founding father founded the profession. To put this in perspective, if you wanted to find the founding father of biology, for instance, you’d have to go back in time by 2,300 years and read the The History of Animals, a natural history text composed in the fourth century BCE by the Ancient G … [Read more...]