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Hearing Loss: Age-Related or Not
Asheville Audiology Services

You don’t just “get old” and lose your hearing overnight – though it may seem that way. It happens gradually over time, and starts younger than you’d probably think. Read about the hearing loss stages our ears go through as we grow. It almost goes without saying that most people draw a connection between hearing loss and getting older. Everyone knows that our ability to… Read More

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Different Ways to Pay for Hearing Aids
Asheville Audiology Services

Although although people would like to hear better by purchasing a hearing aid, the high upfront cost proves challenging. Time after time, the number one reason people cannot buy a hearing aid is cost. Since the complaint is so widespread we wrote an article to help educate you, the consumer, on the payment platforms available to help you break up the cost over a longer… Read More

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Soothing Tinnitus with Sound Therapy
Asheville Audiology Services

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is often a symptom of hearing loss. For many, the ringing can be extremely uncomfortable at times. Many people who experience tinnitus have found that certain relaxing sounds can minimize the ringing in the ears and have a soothing effect. Learn how ambient noise and fractal tones can be used to help cope with tinnitus. If you’re affected by… Read More

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Advice for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids
Asheville Audiology Services

New hearing aids take a little time to adjust to. You’ll probably have some questions once you start incorporating them into your everyday life, that’s what we’re here for. When you have a hearing loss and have not heard to your full ability for an extended period of time, your brain becomes accustomed to hearing sounds at a lower volume. At the first flick of… Read More

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20 High Volume Jobs with a Risk of Hearing Loss
Asheville Audiology Services

Dealing With Noise Pollution The rock band AC/DC once sang “Rock N Roll ain’t noise pollution.” Unfortunately, for many workers loud levels of unwanted noise is a daily part of the job. The major deterioration of hearing occurs during the first 5 to 10 years of employment in a noise risk environment. Occupational hearing loss is most likely to happen at one of the twenty jobs on this… Read More

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Types of Hearing Loss and How to Identify Them
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Similar to vision loss, there are different types and severity levels of hearing loss. We outline the differences between them that might help you distinguish one from the other. There are different types of hearing loss and many different ways they can affect individuals. Sometimes it’s just a simple issue like excessive wax in the ear canal or a temporary ear infection, but in many cases, it… Read More

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Baby Boomers Break Record High Hearing Loss Numbers
Asheville Audiology Services

The number of baby boomers experiencing hearing loss today is outpacing previous statistics. A survey issued by the Better Hearing Institute estimated that roughly 1 in every 6 baby boomers lives with some form of hearing loss. When’s the last time you had your hearing checked? There are a number of reasons and risk factors that have contributed to the steady rise of hearing loss… Read More

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