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People assume that having hearing loss is kind of like when you can't hear the volume on your television. You just need to turn the dial up. But often someone with hearing loss can hear some sounds really well, but others not so much. So it's more like when you're listening to an old movie and turn up the dial and then suddenly the sound track switches and it's too loud and you startle and quick turn down the dial. This misunderstanding about hearing loss is why the government has issued a warning to let consumers know that products that merely turn the sound up, what's called a personal sound amplification product (PSAP), aren't a treatment for hearing loss.

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Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016
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You know that old saying, "Don't stick anything in your ear, unless it's a laser." Okay, that's not exactly how the saying goes. And you might be a little worried about the idea of a laser in your ears, but hearing aids that use laser diode technology are safe, have been approved by the FDA, and are available now.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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If you love someone with hearing loss who refuses to seek help for changes in their hearing, it can be worse than frustrating. It can be heartbreaking. Sadly, the stigma attached to hearing loss continues to plague certain people in our society. But sharing the good news about hearing aids and hearing health can help encourage those we love to seek help for this entirely treatable condition.

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