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How Hearing Aids Can Change Your Life

In Hearing Loss Treatment by Dr. Gus Neoclis

Believe it or not, there are a lot of people walking around and can’t hear their surroundings. It’s a typical thing that happens as most of us don’t admit our hearing is going down the tubes. We might not notice our hearing difficulties when it first occurs. Yet, when you step away from a loud environment, it seems like it …

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A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Dr. Gus Neoclis

If you are suffering from hearing loss there are treatment options to help your ability to hear and process information. A hearing aid can help magnify sounds so that you will be able to hear more conversations. Not every hearing aid will work for every person. There are some tips for finding the best hearing aid based on individual needs. …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

In Hearing Test by Dr. Gus Neoclis

You probably wonder what will happen if you have never had a hearing test performed before. Put your fears to rest, if you’re worried about a hearing examination scheduled soon. The examination and testing will probably last for only a few hours. The entire procedure is painless and non-invasive. What Happens at The Exam? The audiologist will want all of …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

In Friends & Family by Dr. Gus Neoclis

Hearing loss affects millions of lives and is a common condition, especially as part of the natural aging process. There are three different types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. Many factors can contribute to hearing impairments. Although many types are irreversible, there are treatments available to help correct hearing and manage symptoms. What Are the Symptoms? Signs and …

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The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss Treatment by Dr. Gus Neoclis

Untreated hearing loss is one of the things that’s extremely common in the United States. There are quite a few reasons why it might be untreated, including not having the money for treatment or just not realizing that’s what’s going on. It could also be because the person experiencing the hearing loss could be too proud to actually get it …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Gus Neoclis

Since hearing issues are not a physical ailment you can see, you may think it is uncommon – but this is far from the truth! Hearing issues affect 15% of Americans, about 35-40 million people. As people get older, the chances of developing hearing issues become greater for the range of adults of 60-69 years old. The main causes are …

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Real Ear Measures (REM)

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Gus Neoclis

Real ear measurement (REM) is critical when fitting patients with hearing aids because it verifies the gain (volume) provided by the hearing aids based on the pitch and volume of the sound they pick up. Research consistently indicates that without REM being performed, patients will not achieve the level of amplification that is needed to meet their hearing loss prescription. …

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Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Gus Neoclis

The following tips can help you adjust to your new hearing aids and get the most out of every listening experience. Start Wearing Your Hearing Aids Your hearing care professional will advise you on how long each day to wear your hearing aids during the first few weeks. During this time you will become more comfortable wearing the devices as …

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Connect to the World and Rediscover Hearing

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss by Dr. Gus Neoclis

Choosing the right hearing aids is the beginning of the journey to hearing well again. Now that you own new hearing aids, it is time to maximize your listening experiences and rediscover the sounds you have been missing. Although modern hearing aids are a complete communication system, it still takes first-time wearers time to adjust to their new hearing aids. …

What to Expect During a Hearing Evaluation

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Test by Dr. Gus Neoclis

The following provides a general idea of what to expect during a hearing evaluation. HEALTH AND HEARING HISTORY Your hearing care professional will collect information about your hearing and medical history. OTOSCOPIC EXAMINATION Your hearing care professional will examine your ears for inflammation, earwax, infection or any abnormalities. IMMITTANCE MEASUREMENTS The next step of the hearing evaluation may be to …