What Are the Degrees of Hearing Loss?

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While you have heard the terms moderate or severe hearing loss thrown around, you may not understand what they are referring to. Below is a breakdown of how sound is measured and what categories your audiologist will use to classify your specific type and degree of hearing loss. How Is Sound Measured? Sound can be
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Early Signs of Hearing Loss

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More than 48 million Americans are currently experiencing hearing loss. For many, their hearing loss develops so subtly that they are unaware of the condition for some time. Being able to recognize the early signs of hearing loss can help you seek treatment in a timely manner. Below are the five most common early signs
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Preventing Tinnitus-Caused Anxiety

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There is a long list of symptoms associated with tinnitus. While most occur after the ringing in the ear starts, anticipatory anxiety can occur before. Preventative coping is a simple and effective way to increase your quality of life with tinnitus. Patterns of Vulnerability Coping mechanisms such as sound masking devices and breathing exercises are
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COVID-19

Bountiful Hearing Center is committed to your health and safety as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. We are monitoring the CDC and WHO websites and taking all necessary precautions. The current situation is very fluid and changing hour-to-hour. Patients are encouraged to check the following resources for up-to-date information on COVID-19, including how to
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Don’t Count on Luck for Better Hearing

In the US, there are an estimated 35 million people who are affected by hearing deficiencies, and on average it can begin around age 50. There are three types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, or mixed. Conductive hearing loss occurs from wax build-up, arthritis in the inner ear bones, or a broken eardrum. Sensorineural hearing
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Take the Better Hearing Challenge for a $300 Rebate!

$300 Manufacture’s Rebate! Can your hearing aids stand up to the challenge? We challenge you to put your hearing to the test against Oticon Opn S 1 – a revolutionary new hearing aid that is proven to provide better speech understanding with less effort in noisy environments. Plus, for a limited time only, you’ll receive
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How Hearing Loss Affects Your Loved Ones

Samantha Randels, Bountiful Hearing Center Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love.  We buy flowers and chocolates for our loved ones and book romantic dinners to show our appreciation for them.  But for those with hearing difficulty, a crowded restaurant can be an uncomfortable experience and lead to a frustrating evening for them as
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Start the New Year the Right Way!

New Year, New You! This is the time of year when we make our resolutions and excitedly take another step into the future. Did you know the most common New Year Resolutions in the West and Midwest are related to health? Most people commit to exercising to get in shape, dieting to lose weight, eating
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Benefits of a Companion

Getting your hearing tested every 1 to 2 years is something every audiologist will strongly encourage. Much like scheduling your annual eye exam or maintaining your six-month dental appointment, it is important that you are tracking or maintaining your hearing loss. It is also suggested that when you do come in for your hearing evaluation,
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Keeping Your Ears Clean and Healthy

Cleaning our ears is something most of us do habitually when we are done showering – most of us don’t even think twice about how we’re doing it.  Unfortunately, the most of us clean our ears wrong and risk damaging our hearing. Earwax, or cerumen, is your body’s natural way to protect your ears from
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