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  While wearing masks becomes our new normal, it also has the unintended consequence of making communication more difficult, particularly if you already have a hearing loss. A recent study published in the May 2020 issue of Hearing Review by authors Goldin, Weinstein suggests that medical grade face masks may reduce high frequency speech sounds that are critical for speech

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Today marks Earth Day’s 50th anniversary! Join us in flooding the world with hope, optimism, and action. With our environmentally conscious community of hearing aid users in mind, here are six of my favorite ways that healthy hearing can also mean a healthy planet.   1. Consider cutting edge rechargeable hearing aids Most hearing aid manufacturers offer rechargeable hearing aids

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Dos and Don’ts for Cleaning Your Mobile Phone    Our mobile phones go with us everywhere.  And that means that just about everything we touch, touches our phone.  Unfortunately, your cell phone is host to all sorts of bacteria and germs.  Cleaning your mobile phone is always important, even more so now during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It’s time to make

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Hearing Aid Battery Care by Dr. Chandace Jeep   Hearing aid batteries are not all created equal. At Animas Valley Audiology, we prefer to use Rayovac Proline, which are generally not available in stores commercially. We, as well as our patients, find that they last the longest, and do not taper in strength toward the end of the battery life.

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  Animas Valley Audiology-Article 1-Hearing Loss by ckemp9

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Why An Audiologist? By Dr. Chandace Jeep, Au.D.   Choosing your hearing healthcare provider is a critical component to proper diagnosis and management of hearing loss. Sometimes it can be confusing when deciding who to trust with your first appointment to have you or your loved one's hearing tested. We believe that knowledge is power and with so many hearing

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  Animas Valley Audiology-Article 2-Hearing test by ckemp9

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Hearing loss can be a result of the natural aging process, exposure to loud sounds cumulatively over our lifetime, disease, or genetics. For some people, hearing loss is an obvious problem that might be difficult to address, while others might not even realize that they are struggling with their hearing. Early signs may be subtle – your friend or partner

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A local Audiologist's positive perspective on wearing hearing aids By Chandace Jeep   Hearing loss can be a result of the natural aging process, exposure to loud sounds cumulatively over our lifetime, disease, or genetics and can be challenging to accept it's the healthy choices made following a diagnosis that are critical in overcoming a very common condition. Instead of

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