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Don't let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

As an expert mountain climber who guides clients at night up Mount Rainier in Washington state, Win Whittaker knows how critical it is to be able to listen for falling rock. Only Whittaker is hard of hearing, having gradually lost his hearing through the years because of the time he spent in a rock 'n' roll band and around fireworks. So Whittaker now climbs while wearing ReSoundLiNX2 hearing aids, which he controls via apps on his iPhone 5s and Apple Watch.

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Hearing Aid for Music Lovers

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Why High Heat & Hearing Aids Don’t Mix

Hopefully, you’re in the midst of enjoying some beautiful summer weather. You should also be wearing your hearing aids, so you don’t miss out on the sounds of children laughing or birds singing. However, if you’re spending time in sunny, hot, and muggy conditions, you need to take a few precautions. Just like other sensitive high-tech devices, hearing aids and their delicate components are vulnerable to extreme environmental conditions. Here are a few suggestions for keeping your hearing aids...

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What if I only have 1 good ear?

Phonak CROS provides a truly satisfying wireless solution for hearing aid wearers with one-sided hearing.  Regardless of whether you have hearing loss in your better ear or not, Phonak CROS offers a solution.  Phonak CROS consists of 2 parts- a transmitter microphone for the ear that cannot benefit from a hearing aid and a receiver hearing aid on the better hearing ear. What this means is that sound from your poorer hearing side is wirelessly sent to your better ear.  This will help you to hear...

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Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss?

Vitamins A, C, E plus magnessium could prevent hearing loss if taken at the time of exposure to the noise.  Studies showed that with this combination of viatmins and minerals, 80% of hearing loss could be blocked if taken at the time of exposure. View this video for more information:

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Gene Therapy Brings Hearing to Deaf Mice

Gene therapy for deafness is moving closer to reality, with new research on Wednesday showing the technique for fixing faulty DNA can improve responses in mice with genetic hearing loss. Separately, drug-maker Novartis is testing a different form of gene therapy in people who have lost their hearing through damage or disease.

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3 Ways to Keep Kids’ Ears Safe During Summer Fun

While wearing sunscreen and safety gear is second nature in protecting kids during their favorite summer activities, keeping their ears safe also requires close attention. The hallmarks of summer fun—fireworks, pools, concerts, and amusement parks—can sometimes produce dangerous conditions for children’s ears. Here are three ways to protect little ears this summer.

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How Loud Is Too Loud?

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Habits to Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is not only caused by old age.  In fact, it is a lot more common that most people think.  More than 28  million American have hearing loss. Take a look at the following list to see which habits your should adopt to prevent or delay hearing loss.

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Effective habits of hearing aid wearers

Adjusting to hearing again can be a hard process for some people.  Follow these easy steps to make the rehabilitation process easier. 1) Wear the hearing aids

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