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The holiday season is a time to get together with family and friends, share stories and enjoy a holiday meal. However, for those experiencing hearing loss, large family gatherings can be more stressful than joyful.
Determining If There Is a Hearing Issue
If you notice a friend or family member is struggling to have a conversation, is asking for words to be repeated, or simply isn’t talking to anyone, she may be experiencing hearing issues.
October is “National Audiology Awareness Month” and “National Protect Your Hearing Month,” making this a great opportunity to start thinking about your auditory health.
It’s important to understand your hearing needs, so consider scheduling a hearing evaluation. Even if you don’t think you have hearing loss, a hearing test gives you a baseline of your hearing health, and helps you recognize the signs and symptoms of hearing loss should they arise.
When you hear the word “audiologist” you may immediately think “hearing loss” or “hearing aids.” While they can help you with those items, audiologists can also assist with ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and balance issues.
If you find that you’re turning the volume up on the TV more and more, or you’re having a harder time following conversations, it may be time to have a hearing test.
You might think you’re getting along just fine without hearing aids, but the staff at Audio Help Hearing Centers wants you to know your hearing loss is having a negative effect on your health and relationship. That’s why it’s important for you to be fitted with hearing aids
Here’s how hearing aids can improve your life:
You’ll socialize more
When you can’t hear, you avoid situations where there’s a lot of noise. Restaurants, group outings and religious ceremonies are the most common items people skip when they struggle to hear.
Sweat, water and extreme temperature changes can all wreak havoc on your hearing aids. That’s why it’s important to take extra special care of your hearing aids during the summer months, when they’re more susceptible to being exposed to these elements.
Here are five summer hearing aid care tips for you to follow this summer:
- Have your hearing aids coated with HydraShield®, a nano-coating that protects your hearing aids from moisture, debris and ear wax.
- Don’t wear your hearing aids while exercising outside, especially if it’s raining. This will prevent sweat and water from damaging your devices.
- Open the battery door at night so it can fully dry.
- Don’t store your hearing aids in humid places such as in your car or outdoor storage units.
- Take your hearing aids out while applying sunscreen and make sure the sunscreen is fully absorbed before putting them back in your ears.
If your hearing aids have been damaged by the summer weather, contact any of Audio Help Hearing Center’s New York City offices so our staff can examine your devices and see if they can be repaired.
With the constant (and loud) noises that are a part of everyday life in New York City, having your hearing tested by an audiologist at Audio Help Hearing Centers should be at the top your next to-do list.
Those noises can slowly deteriorate your hearing without you noticing. As a result, many people are fitted with a hearing aid years after they first started losing their hearing. This delay can be detrimental to your health and well-being.
Here are just a few reasons you should schedule an appointment with an audiologist:
Good hearing health can lead to great overall well-being
When you can’t hear, your stress levels increase and cognitive health decreases. Your overall well-being can improve by being fitted with hearing aids and following advice from an audiologist to improve your hearing health and overall well-being.
Accidents happen. But when it involves your hearing aid, those accidents can be expensive.
Audio Help Hearing Center has some tips that can help you salvage your hearing aids if you encounter one of these common disasters.
You lose your hearing aid outside
This commonly happens during the winter months when you wear snow caps and head bands over your ears. It’s not unusual for your hearing aid to get caught and yanked out when you remove these items.
There are many factors to consider when purchasing hearing aids, and longevity is at the top of many people’s list.
Here are five items that can play a major role in how long your hearing aids will last.
Hearing aids are made with a variety of durable materials, but the best thing you can do is purchase hearing aids with a nano-coating. This coating protects your hearing aids from dust, moisture and other common elements that can damage your hearing aids.
Your hearing aids are exposed to moisture, extreme temperatures, dust and earwax each day, so properly cleaning them on a daily basis will help them last longer. You should also bring them in to Audio Help every 3-4 months to have them professionally cleaned.