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A Guide to Tinnitus: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A Guide to Tinnitus: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

People who suffer with tinnitus often report that their symptoms are most severe at night or when background noise is low, which can make the noise particularly easy to fixate on. It may be helpful to play gentle music, have the TV or radio on, or use a fan or white-noise machine to reduce the intensity of the noise when it is quiet. What kind of sound therapy will work best for you is down to your personal preferences. Anything from opening a window, being in the office, or around other people can help. 

Many prescription (and non-prescription) drugs list tinnitus as a potential side effect. Common drugs such as aspirin, some antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and antidepressants may even trigger tinnitus.

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PSAP vs Hearing Aid...What's the Difference?

PSAP vs Hearing Aid...What's the Difference?

What's the difference between a PSAP and a hearing aid? How do I know what to choose? And which offer Bluetooth & rechargeable batteries? We have all the answers when you're starting your search for the right hearing helper.

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The Road to Healthy Hearing

The Road to Healthy Hearing

Hearing loss isn’t an old person problem. Currently, in the USA, it is more common  in adults over 20 years old than ever before and is projected to double over the coming years as a result of increased exposure and proximity to loud sounds. While aging is typically the most common cause, permanent and deteriorating hearing loss can also stem from exposure to loud sounds at concerts, construction sites, headphone use - all activities we do more today than we have in the past.

In this article we will be exploring how hearing works, and how you can protect your hearing.

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Olive Smart Ear Featured on CNET

Olive Smart Ear Featured on CNET

Olive thinks the Smart Ear will appeal to a lot of people for whom partial hearing loss is a serious problem, but they haven't tried a hearing aid either because of the cost or the stigma. Even at $299, Smart Ear is a fraction of the cost of traditional hearing aids -- at $230, it's even better -- and the stigma is gone since it's really indistinguishable from all the other white gadgets people stick in their ears these days. 

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