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Why does my hearing aid whistle?

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (2)

This is normal and is called feedback.  However, if the hearing aid is doing this after inserted into the ear, something is wrong.  This could be several issues.  The first thing i would check for is earwax buildup.  This is the most common cause and easiest solution.  The sounds from the hearing aid are bouncing off the wax and thus "leaking" out around the hearing aid causing a whistling or squealing sound.  

The next possibility is poor fit of the hearin...

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Tinnitus and Ringing in the ears

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Tinnitus, ringing in the ears, crickets, locusts, music, buzzing, humming the list goes on and on...

If you suffer from any of these and regardless of what noises you may be hearing, it can be difficult to deal with.  Tinnitus is suffered by millions and there are plenty of promises to eliminate the problem.  The problem for the consumer is...what works and what is a waste of money?  A good rule of thumb has always been and still proves true....IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE...

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Did you know? Statistics on Hearing Loss

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Having a hearing loss today is not as uncommon as one may believe.  However it seems as if seeking treatment is less likely to occur with those who do have a hearing loss.  The following statistics from the Better Hearing Institute well illustrate this gap between those with hearing losses and those who seek care.  While we at Hearing HealthCare Center of Muscatine have been able to care for numberous individuals it is surprising to be reminded that there are so many that are n...

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