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If you are struggling with hearing loss, regardless of how minor or how severe, you will likely be looking into your options in terms of rectifying the problem. In your research, you will probably have come across two different solutions, namely hearing aids and hearing amplifiers. The question is, what is the difference between the two? Is one better than the other? What are the pros and cons of each? And, most importantly, which one is best suited to your unique circumstances and level of hearing loss. We investigate below.


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As someone who is suffering from hearing loss, you will undoubtedly be on the look-out for a solution that is best suited to your lifestyle, age as well as the severity of hearing loss that you have experienced. 

There are many different types and styles of hearing aids, which cover a variety of personal needs that include lifestyle, the degree of hearing loss, and other factors that should be discussed with hearing professionals. At Chenault House of Hearing, we work with the many different types of hearing aids and help our customers to pick the right device with the right features to suit their needs.


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In this blog post, we are going to cover the proper way or methodology for cleaning hearing aids, specifically the popular behind-the-ear hearing aid.

A standard behind-the-ear hearing aid is connected to a custom earmold via a tube. The earmold itself is made of silicone or acrylic and in its custom molded to the ear. The most important aspect when cleaning this style of hearing aid is keeping wax or debris in your ear canal out of the air passageway or the sound passageway in the custom earpiece. In the custom earpieces, you’re typically going to have one hole for the sound to pass through and a second hole which serves as a pressure ventilation passageway. That way, when the earmold is in your ear, it doesn’t literally plug up the ear – it allows air to bypass the earpiece.

The most recommended device to use to clean your hearing aids is a simple tool where one side has a small wire loop and the other side has a little brush. The most important side is the wire loop side. Take this side and scoop out both of the holes, thereby removing any debris.


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According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, a division of the National Institute of Health, 36 million Americans suffer from a hearing loss. And, this is a growing problem as our population ages. Approximately one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have a hearing loss, and this number increases to half of all adults over the age of 75.

The good news is that hearing aids can help. The bad news is that only 20% of those with hearing loss benefit from treatment by actually seeking help. This lack of treatment often affects the social, physical, and cognitive well being of older adults.


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