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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

It is not uncommon for people to be wary of seeing health professionals. Trips to the doctor’s office can inspire anxiety, dread, and fear—often because we are afraid of potentially bad news and it’s easier to put it off than deal with the consequences. While we may eventually be convinced to visit our general practitioners or our dentists, we less …

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Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

The signs of hearing loss can be subtle at first. Many older adults feel embarrassed or sensitive about their hearing difficulties, causing them to mask their problems from loved ones. Though one would suspect that hearing loss would be obvious to spot in yourself or others, it’s not as easy to recognize, as you may have previously believed. Many people …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

[If you’ve ever been hesitant or nervous to get your hearing tested, there’s no need to worry! Hearing tests are quick and painless, and they can get you on the right track to regaining healthy hearing.  To quell your worries, it often helps to know what to expect. Before the Test Your audiologist will start by asking a few questions. …