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Understanding Your Audiogram

If you or your loved one has just had a hearing test performed by a hearing care professional (or if you are planning to have one in the near future), you will receive the results as an audiogram. An audiogram is a graph that

How Loud is Too Loud?

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is hearing impairment resulting from exposure to loud sounds—from a single sound burst, like an explosion, to continuous loud sounds over a period of time, like a concert. NIHL can affect you over a

Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss doesn't only happen late in life. While it is true that more than 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 65 have some hearing loss1 it can occur at any age and for a number of reasons. Specialists diagnose hearing loss using

Know the Signs of Hearing Loss

How do you know if hearing loss is affecting your life? The answer isn’t always as obvious as you might think. We will review common physical, emotional and environmental symptoms that you should consider.

Three Steps to Better Hearing

If you've recently decided that your hearing health needs attention, the first thing to know is that you're not alone. In fact, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), almost 40