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The treatment for tinnitus

At some point in their lives, about one in five people will experience tinnitus. This perceived noise in the ears that doesn’t correspond to an external sound can be related to hearing loss or other issues such as noise exposure, high blood pressure, earwax buildup or certain medications. Tinnitus is sometimes the brain’s way of...

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Over-the-counter hearing aids

Recently, the FDA finalized a rule that allows people aged 18 or over, with a perceived mild to moderate hearing loss, to buy over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids directly without being seen by a medical professional or obtaining a prescription. While we’re happy that more people will have access, there are reasons it’s recommended to see...

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What causes hearing loss?

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. We strive to educate the community and spread awareness about hearing loss and the importance of seeking help. The average person waits seven to 10 years after they have been diagnosed or affected by hearing loss to pursue treatment. That’s a statistic we hope to reverse. The sooner hearing loss...

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How loud is too loud?

For decades, people have been telling teens to turn down their loud music. With the advent of earbuds and headphones, many parents are wondering if their children are keeping the noise at a safe level. As certified and licensed Doctors of Audiology, the question we are often asked is: How loud is too loud? Generally, sounds at or above 85...

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Is your hearing the best?

Wondering if your hearing is the best it can be? At Amanda’s Family Hearing, we offer comprehensive hearing testing as well as personalized consultations to help you meet your hearing goals. Just coming off the holidays, sitting around the table with family and friends, did you notice any of them being particularly quiet or even avoiding...

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