Chicago Beltone | Hearing Health
Dec 04, 2017

How To Safely Clean Ears

If you happen to feel like your ears are clogged up, have your ears cleaned as soon as possible. Ideally, it’s not advised to have your ear canals cleaned due to health concerns it might cause, but when the wax builds up it will result in difficulty hearing. You will need to have your ears cleaned immediately to avoid further problems with your hearing. But don’t pick up that cotton swab just yet! Using cotton swabs isn’t recommended because it just pushes the wax further into your ear. Here


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Chicago Beltone | Hearing Health
Nov 16, 2017

Is Your Medication Contributing To Hearing Loss?

Have you ever noticed decreased hearing abilities after taking a pill or a tablet? Little do people know that hearing loss is actually one of the side effects of certain medications. In fact, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association noted that there are currently more than two hundred pharmaceutical drugs that are ototoxic, meaning they are known to cause hearing and balance problems. The severity of the hearing loss caused by prescription drugs range from temporary to permanent, though


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Chicago Beltone | Hearing Aids
Nov 01, 2017

Five Tips When Shopping For A Hearing Aid

The great number of options today is both a blessing and source of great confusion. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and ill-equipped to choose which one is best for you, here’s a simple guide to help you. Know the Trial Period The length of your trial period should be explicitly stated before you purchase the hearing aids. Trial periods usually last between 30 days to 90 days. Discuss this with your hearing aid specialist since your preferred trial period length may not match the one given by the


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Chicago Beltone | Hearing Aids
Oct 15, 2017

Common Causes Of Ear Infections

Although ear infections occur mostly in children, adults are also prone to it. An ear infection happens when certain bacteria or viruses invade your ear. It usually affects the section behind your eardrum and middle ear. If left untreated, the infection will spread further and will cause a dangerous health threat to your ears.   What are the Risk Factors for Ear Infections? Inside our ears, there is what we call the eustachian tube. Its role is to drain the extra fluid from our ears. Anything


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