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History of the Hearing Aid

Hearing aids have a colourful history. From the trumpets, to the first electronic hearing aids, aids that were too bulky to be portable, then on to the invention of transistors and next to the digital age. Some of the latest inventions in hearing aids include the use of adaptive dynamic range optimization technology. Hearing aid technology used today is far different from what hearing aids used 100, 50 or even five years ago. Everyday, new technology is available for those with hearing loss.

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Living with a Hearing Aid

There are numerous state-of-the-art hearing aids available with different styles, features and cosmetic solutions that can greatly enhance your daily life without hindering your individual lifestyle.

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Do I Need a Hearing Aid?

Do you find yourself asking yourself or questioning your hearing? If you constantly have to ask yourself if you have hearing loss, you probably do. Hearing loss affect millions and millions of Americans, and most never get the hearing help that they need. Approximately 30 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, ranging from mild to severe. Only 1 out of 5 people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one.

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How to read your Audiogram.

First, an audiometer is used to test a person's hearing. It makes different pitches (frequencies) from low to high at different volumes (measured in hertz, Hz). These are printed across the top of the audiogram. The loudness or intensity of the sound is measured in decibels, or dB. These are printed vertically on the audiogram. When looking at an audiogram, think of the frequencies like the keys on a piano: lower sounds are to the left, higher sounds are to the right.

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