Maintaining and Servicing Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aid maintenance tools

Nothing lasts forever, and that is just as true of high-tech electronic devices as anything else, regardless of how well they are made. But North Carolina patients with hearing aids can prolong the life of their equipment with routine maintenance, servicing, and follow-up appointments. Routine Maintenance for Hearing Aids Hearing aids are exposed to a
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Hearing Aid Technology

Hearing Aid Technology in Boone.

If you’re like most people in Boone, Jefferson or Linville, you probably picture hearing aids as bulky, unsightly devices with limited functionality. While that may have been true a generation ago, today’s hearing aid technology has resulted in smaller instruments that incorporate digital signal processing, microchips, advanced computerization and other cutting-edge technologies to provide excellent
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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month

Every May, the nearly 48 million people in Boone, NC, and throughout the country with hearing loss come together to celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month. The goal is to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. The theme this year is “Communication for All.” 10 Tips For Effective Communication Below are 10 tips
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What is Earwax?

What is Earwax?

Earwax is often the butt of many an ill-conceived joke on a Saturday morning cartoon. Your Boone audiologist is here to set the record straight – earwax is important. Cerumen is the medical term for the waxy, yellowish substance found in healthy ears. It not only protects your ear from bacteria, water and foreign particles,
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The Baffling Booger

Deposited into a tissue and then thrown away, boogers are typically never given a second thought. But do you know what they are? What they’re made of? What your Boone physician can tell about you from them? What are Boogers? So let’s start from the beginning. A booger is a mixture of water, mucus and
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