Get the Facts on Your Condition in Our Massachusetts Hearing Loss Library

If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss, it is vital that you learn as much as possible about your condition. In our articles, we explain the different types of hearing loss, explore common misconceptions about hearing aids, and put you on the right path to restoring lost hearing.

Hearing Aids Are Getting Smaller
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Technology Continues to Improve (and Shrink) Hearing Aids Back in 1976, hearing aids were about $600 each, and there were only two styles to choose between. There was the body aid, which was a box and one or two cords attached to large receivers which were attached to custom, hard ear molds. The other, more popular style was a behind-the-ear type, but those too required a hard plastic… Read More

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How Hearing Aids Work Today
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How Modern Hearing Aid Technology Works to Improve Your Listening Experience A hearing aid does much more than amplify the sounds around you. Today’s hearing devices can enhance sound quality, improve speech understanding, and provide a listening experience that is as natural as possible. However, your device also performs plenty of actions that you may never notice, all of which can benefit your senses and your lifestyle…. Read More

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Signs of Hearing Loss and Common Causes
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Common Causes and Symptoms of Hearing Loss Many people believe that they will “know” if they are not hearing well. However, hearing loss is usually gradual, so patients lose the ability to understand speech little by little each day. Usually, people first notice they are having a hard time hearing in noisy situations, and they attribute the problem to the environment. Usually, family members and… Read More

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Permanent and Temporary Hearing Loss
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Differences in Permanent and Temporary Hearing Loss Hearing loss affects over 36 million Americans, and no two forms of the condition will be exactly the same. Just as there are several different ways someone can acquire a hearing loss, there are also different types of hearing loss—all of which can happen suddenly or develop slowly over time. Permanent Hearing Loss The most common type of… Read More

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Temporary Hearing Loss From Ear Infections
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Your Child’s Earache Could be Causing a Temporary Hearing Loss The cold and flu season may be irritating to adults, but poses a special risk to children. Children have smaller heads than adults, and the Eustachian tube that connects the back of the throat with the middle ear is horizontal and less developed. If a child gets a cold, mucus easily can flow into the middle ear, obstructing… Read More

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Protecting Your Hearing from Exposure to Loud Noises
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There are many different ways that loud noises can damage hearing. Sometimes one loud sound can cause hearing loss, but hearing loss from noise exposure can also be caused by prolonged exposure to moderate noise levels. Any noise over 85dB can cause damage with prolonged exposure—and normal conversational levels are typically about 60dB. There are devices we use on a regular basis that are really… Read More

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Massachusetts Insurance Mandate Pays for Children’s Hearing Aids
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Children with hearing loss need as many advantages as possible, since the time in classroom learning and relationship-building are key to success in life. Hearing-impaired children may not have access to hearing aids and those who do often wear the same hearing aids too long. The Children’s Hearing Aid Bill became law in Massachusetts in 2012. This law is an important step to help children under the… Read More

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Hearing Aid Batteries
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Batteries for hearing aids come in five different sizes. The good thing is that hearing aid batteries are color coded. The largest size is 675 or blue. The two most common sizes are 13 or orange and 312 or brown. The two smallest sizes are 10 or yellow and 5 which are red. Most batteries are zinc-air and must have the tabs removed to activate… Read More

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Chemotherapy & Radiation May Be Causing Your Hearing Loss
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Cancer touches almost every family, and most people are related to or know someone with this dreaded disease. While drug therapy and treatments for most cancers have improved over time, the medications used for cancer treatments can cause hearing loss. How Do Cancer Treatments Cause Hearing Loss? Hair loss is one of the many possible (and most common) side effects of chemotherapy. While most of… Read More

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How long will a battery last in a hearing aid?
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There are a variety of factors that affect the battery life in a hearing aid. You would think that since voltage of 1.45v is the same on all the batteries, the length of use would be the same. But, it is not true. If the person’s hearing is severe to pr ofound, the battery drain is higher and therefore less battery use length . As… Read More

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