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Hearing loss in children and young adults

Approximately 12 percent of all children between the ages of 6 and 19 have some sort of hearing loss. Most of these cases are noise-induced. While noise induced hearing loss is permanent, it is also almost always preventable. There are other cases however of hearing loss in […]

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Hearing loss: A major problem in the U.S.

Hearing loss affects millions of people in the United States. Some people even call it an epidemic; approximately 12 percent of Americans have significant hearing loss, totaling 38 million people. New research has shown that 1/3 of people over the age of 60 and more than half […]

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Why do people experience hearing loss?

Hearing loss is caused by a variety of different things: exposure to loud noises for a prolonged period of time, infections, genetics, medical conditions and even certain medications can all be a factor in hearing loss. Your ear is made up of three sections: The outer ear, […]

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5 myths associated with hearing loss

As leading experts in the hearing aid industry, we hear all kinds of excuses as to why people won’t address their hearing loss. We’re here to debunk a few of these common errors. Hearing loss only affects old people. This couldn’t be more wrong. In reality, one […]

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It takes two (good ears)

It’s something we hear a lot: People telling us to “talk into my good ear,” implying that they can’t hear too well out of the other one. Well did you know it takes two good ears to hear well? So even if you have one that’s doing […]

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Not sure if loud is too loud? There’s an app for that!

Most experts agree that any sound above 85 decibels, if exposed for a prolonged period of time, is enough to permanently damage your ears. Yet most people don’t have any idea what 85 decibels sounds like. Here’s a hint: 85 decibels is a vacuum cleaner, busy street […]

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Talking tips

Having trouble talking on the phone while your hearing aids are in? Try tilting the receiver edge lightly on your cheekbone and positioning the phone slightly over the ear close to the hearing aid’s microphone. This ensures the sound flows directly into the hearing aid’s microphone opening […]

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Three tips for adjusting to hearing aids

Tillamook Hearing Aid Center Services

Just like anything, hearing aids take some adjustment to get used to them and feel comfortable. This period of adjustment will differ from person to person, and depends on a variety of factors. If you’ve worn hearing aids in the past then you understand how they operate, […]

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What exactly is hearing loss?

Is it that ringing in your ears? Is it the reason you have trouble hearing you’re your spouse calling to you from the other room? And if that is hearing loss, are there different levels? The answer to all of these questions is simply: Yes! All of […]

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Why do I need to get a hearing test?

This is a common question that we hear over and over again: “Why do I need to get a hearing test? I’m not old enough.” Age has nothing to do with proper hearing. Plenty of other factors can affect a person’s ability to hear, such as wax […]

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