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This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

Every November, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) hosts American Diabetes Month (ADM). The ADA uses the month to promote greater awareness of the risk factors for diabetes, to emphasize the importance of managing prediabetes and diabetes, and to help share the stories of those with diabetes around the country. Hearing…

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Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

So you’ve decided to have a hearing test and get a set of hearing aids. Good for you! Hearing aids are the best treatment for most people’s hearing loss, and they’re better than ever. They’ll help you to stay engaged with the people in your life, and help you to…

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Talking To Your Loved One About Hearing Loss Treatment

Communication is the defining feature of our relationships. In a very basic sense, what it means have a relationship with someone is to “relate” through communication. Of the many ways that you can build a relationship with your loved ones is to talk about their health and wellness. You can…

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Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

If you’re ready for a set of hearing aids, good for you! Hearing loss is a reality for about one-third of those aged 60–74, and half of those 75 and up. The best thing you can do when hearing loss becomes a part of your life is to seek treatment…

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Understanding Hearing Tests

Hearing tests are perhaps the most important aspect of hearing health, throughout our lives. They allow us to establish a baseline of hearing ability, while also cluing us in when something might be wrong. A comprehensive hearing evaluation can tell you not only whether you have hearing loss, but often…

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Talking to Your Loved One About Hearing Loss

No one is excited to begin to notice hearing loss. The experience can be disorienting, and even frightening. It is all too common for those who are new to hearing loss to go through a period of grieving. Those who are close to a person with hearing loss might not…

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

“I think you might have hearing loss.” None of us wants to hear those words, yet for many people, that’s the first tangible sign that they’re beginning to have hearing issues. We can’t hear what we can’t hear, and it’s often somebody else who first notices our hearing loss. While…

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New Clinics Open

Did you know that in Oct 2019 we purchased O Neill Hearing Care from it’s owner Michael. This has increased the number of our Clinics to 6 ensuring that you are never far away from a Galway or O Neill Hearing Care clinic. If you are a Client of O…

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6 Benefits of Wearing Hearing Aids

1. Improved WellbeingLiving with a hearing loss can be physically and mentally exhausting as you are having to constantly strain to hear and interpret what’s going on around you. With a treated hearing loss, your confidence will grow and you will feel less isolated in social situations. 2. Missing OutWhether…

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Hearing loss and dementia

There is a strong link between hearing loss and dementia. According to one study, people with mild hearing loss are two times as likely to develop dementia, and this increases to three times for those with moderate hearing loss (Lin et al 2011). The reasons for this relationship are not…

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Helping our loved ones to hear

When we think of helping a loved one with hearing loss we tend to think of , a) repeating ourselves, b) writing notes c) turning the volume up on the tv so that it is so loud you leave the room. So the question is; are we really helping our…

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What is a Telecoil?

A telecoil or induction loop is considered an “Assistive Listening Device” (or ALD) and works by transmitting an audio signal directly into hearing aids via a magnetic field. The system consists of a microphone in the public venue, church banks or post office etc. which picks up the signal, an amplifier to…

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