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Newborn Hearing Tests For Babies in Massachusetts
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Diagnosing Infants With Hearing Loss in Massachusetts Hearing test for babies? Yes! In Massachusetts every baby has had their hearing tested before they leave the hospital since the law was passed in 1998. With new testing equipment, and laws mandating hearing tests of all infants, we are identifying children with hearing loss in infancy. About 1300 babies do not pass the initial hearing screening in… Read More

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Technology Is Helping Make Hearing Aids More Attractive
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The Latest Hearing Aid Technology Offers More Tech-Savvy Features & Style Options Years ago hearing aids were big and bulky. They were very noticeable and uncomfortable. Batteries were big. And, hearing aids basically amplified sound to make it louder. The theory was that if you had hearing loss, you just needed the sounds louder so you could hear and understand speech. Hearing aids are now… Read More

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Buying Hearing Aids at Big Box Stores
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Buying From a Hearing Aid Store with an Audiologist Versus a Big Box Location The thought of going into a doctor’s office to undergo a hearing screening can be terrifying. In fact, many people are so daunted by the prospect of an exam that they skip over the hearing evaluation and start treating themselves. After all, hearing aids are widely available online and even in some big box stores—why waste… Read More

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Travel Tips for Those With Hearing Loss
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Flying and Traveling Tips for People With Hearing Loss Travel is stressful for most people, but can be even more difficult for people who suffer from a hearing loss. Air travel is often necessary to reach the homes of family members, and flying is particularly challenging for those who are unable to hear important announcements or find their gates before takeoff. Four Ways to Make… Read More

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What to Expect When Purchasing Hearing Aids
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What Patients Should Know Before Buying a Hearing Aid Purchasing hearing aids is a big investment. Not only will hearing correction change your life, it will also require frequent updates to your hearing prescription every few years. Since hearing aids only last from three to five years, patients will have to go through the buying process more than once. No wonder the average person puts… Read More

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Help for the Hearing Impaired in the Courtroom
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Hearing Loss Patients May Require Additional Help When Going to Court In 1990, the American Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed. This law has had far reaching implications for our society. Curbs at intersections all slant downward now to make it easier for wheelchairs. There are a myriad of handicapped parking spots at every mall and public facility. New buildings have elevators, bathrooms are bigger, and restrooms all have handicapped… Read More

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Untreated Hearing Loss Can Lead to Depression
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Study Shows a Link Between Depression and Untreated Hearing Loss There are over 38 million U.S. residents with hearing loss, and not all of them are older Americans. About 7% of the nation’s teenagers have permanent hearing loss due to noise exposure. Unfortunately, simply “turning the volume down” on personal listening devices may not be enough to stop the effects of hearing loss—and when it comes to mental… Read More

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Loopholes in Children’s Hearing Aid Bill
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What Parents Need to Know About the Children’s Hearing Aid Bill The Children’s Hearing Aid Bill was intended to help families purchase hearing aids for their children. The bill provides one hearing aid every three years for hearing-impaired children in the state of Massachusetts, as well as payment for hearing tests, fittings, adjustments, and other related supplies prescribed by a licensed audiologist. Unfortunately, there are loopholes in the bill that… Read More

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Hearing Loss and Dementia
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Untreated Hearing Loss Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia AARP published an article in February 2011 stating that hearing loss is linked to dementia. The study was conducted by Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The study followed over six hundred people for two decades. The subjects were given a battery of tests every two years. Their hearing was tested and they were given tests to… Read More

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Benefits of Hearing Tests
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Why We Recommend Annual Hearing Tests & Baseline Hearing Checks for Medical Records How do you know you are missing something when you can’t hear it? For people with hearing loss, this problem is very real, and it affects millions of Americans. Hearing loss occurs gradually, sneaks up on people, and the world slowly becomes quieter. When hearing is lost, the negative effects multiply: relationships… Read More

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