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How to Keep Your Hearing Aids Safe at the Beach

How to Keep Your Hearing Aids Safe at the Beach

Do you have your summer vacation planned? Are you beating the heat by taking trips to the beach? With gorgeous beaches along the Great Lakes and a lake every six miles, what Michigander could resist? Everyone deserves to enjoy the water and beach, but hearing aid users must be a little more careful.   Remember, hearing aids are tiny electronic devices and are expensive, too! T...

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How to Enjoy the Fourth of July with Hearing Loss

How to Enjoy the Fourth of July with Hearing Loss

The Fourth of July is a one-of-a-kind celebration that all Americans can enjoy!The day is marked by parades, cookouts, swimming, and outdoor fun.How loud can the festivities get?Fireworks: 140 DecibelsFire Truck Sirens: 123 DecibelsMarching Band: 100 DecibelsNoise induced hearing loss can occur over time or immediately depending on the sound’s volume. Listening to sounds at 95 decibels for ...

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How to Keep Your Ears Safe at Concerts

How to Keep Your Ears Safe at Concerts

Are any of your favorite musicians performing in your area?Summertime means music!Whether it’s a concert, music festival, or small local show, music events are fun for everyone. They can get quite loud too! Have you ever had ringing in your ears the day after a concert?Tinnitus can be a sign that your hearing has been damaged. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other C...

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How to Enjoy a Wedding When you Have Hearing Loss

How to Enjoy a Wedding When you Have Hearing Loss

Wedding season is here! Have you been receiving invitations? The best part of a wedding is seeing and feeling the love the couple shares. You can see it in the vows, speeches, and toasts. When you have hearing loss, you might miss out on the love and emotions that make a wedding so special!How can you enjoy weddings to the fullest?Ask for a Close Seat – Before the ceremony, arrang...

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How to Have a Great Easter, Even with Hearing Loss

How to Have a Great Easter, Even with Hearing Loss

Does your hearing loss get in the way of holidays or family functions? What if you could enjoy the fun Easter activities you love again? Hearing loss can take the joy out of things that used to be fun. When you can’t hear, it’s hard to be present and completely understand the activities going on around you. With such fun Easter activities, you may feel left out. You may stru...

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Are You Missing Out on Spring?

Are You Missing Out on Spring?

Can you hear the birds chirping outside your window? They’re telling you spring is here! Spring is the season of light, warmth, and new life. The birds return from winter migration, wildflowers pop up in unexpected places, and balmy nights are accompanied by crickets and frogs. The background noise of spring adds to its tranquility and makes the season so great. You don’t wa...

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Protect Your Hearing Aids Against Winter Weather

Protect Your Hearing Aids Against Winter Weather

Are you venturing out into the cold this winter? Want to extend the life of your hearing aids? Cold weather can provide some challenges for hearing aid users. The dry, cold air can cause zinc hearing aid batteries to drain faster than usual, and condensation can build up within the hearing aids, causing them to malfunction. Zinc batteries are commonly used in hearing aids but don&r...

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Protect Your Ears this New Year’s Eve

Protect Your Ears this New Year’s Eve

Attending a New Year’s Eve party? Excited to pop champagne and countdown? If you have hearing loss, these activities are louder than you may think. Common New Year’s Eve activities include: Fireworks Noisemakers Playing loud music Popping champagne bottles Toasting glasses Chanting the countdown The sound of fireworks alone can reach 140-50...

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Avoid the Holiday Hearing Loss Blues

Avoid the Holiday Hearing Loss Blues

Do you have hearing loss? Does it affect how much you enjoy holiday get-togethers? It’s the most wonderful time of the year for most people, but for those with hearing loss, you might not think so. Conversations with family and friends, holiday music, movies, and gift giving all require the ability to hear. When your hearing is diminished, you may feel left out. Not to mention tha...

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Manage Your Hearing Loss During Thanksgiving

Manage Your Hearing Loss During Thanksgiving

Are you excited for turkey and pumpkin pie? Worried about the chaos of many family members talking at the same time? Not excited about missing out on conversation? Thanksgiving is a time to connect with family, but when you have hearing loss, you may find it hard to connect with loved ones. It’s tough to communicate well when you can’t hear them. This makes conversation...

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How to Navigate Halloween with Hearing Aids

How to Navigate Halloween with Hearing Aids

Halloween is coming! Want to hand out candy this year? Can’t hear your doorbell? You may need a hearing aid! At CCMC Hearing Care, you’ll receive an audiological screening to find your level of hearing loss. If a hearing aid is right for you, you’ll be fitted for the type of hearing aid that suits your lifestyle. How can you enjoy Halloween more with hearing ...

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Are the Sounds of Sports Damaging Your Hearing?

Are the Sounds of Sports Damaging Your Hearing?

Do you enjoy attending sporting events? Or maybe watching them on television? Fall might be the most popular season for sports in America due to football alone, but there are many other sports that go on during this time too, such as soccer, field hockey, and volleyball. Attending these games can be fun and exciting, but they can also be loud! Make Some Noise! At sporting even...

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Is That Ringing Tinnitus? Get Your Ears Checked in Alma

Is That Ringing Tinnitus? Get Your Ears Checked in Alma

Do you hear a constant ringing or buzzing in your ears? Do you have a hard time falling asleep because of “noise” that doesn’t seem to have a source? If you hear a constant sound that those around you don’t, you may have tinnitus — an audiological and neurological condition that makes you experience a perception of sound when there isn’t actually an e...

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Should You Get Your Hearing Tested?

Should You Get Your Hearing Tested?

 Do you find yourself saying “What?” a lot more than you used to? Do you often have to ask people to repeat themselves? If that sounds like you – you might have hearing loss. If you're looking for hearing care in Clinton County, Michigan – we can help! If your family is asking you to get your ears checked, they’ve noticed too. At CCM...

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What's Harming Your Hearing?

What's Harming Your Hearing?

Are you having trouble following conversations? Do you often feel like the people around you are talking too quietly? Do you think you’re too young to have hearing loss? There are serveral types of hearing loss, and we tend to think of as something that only affects us as we age. Age is the most common cause of hearing loss, but it’s not the only one. People of any age ...

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Will You Need a Hearing Aid Because of Summer?

Will You Need a Hearing Aid Because of Summer?

Are you looking for a hearing aid near Alma, MI? Did you know that your summer activities could be harming your hearing?  What are some of your favorite summertime activities in Michigan? Concerts? Boating? Tigers games? We love our outdoor activities in the summer, maybe a little too much. That ringing in your ears after a loud concert or rowdy ball game is a symptom of poten...

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Can Auditory Training Help Your Hearing Loss?

Can Auditory Training Help Your Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is different for every person – and so is the treatment. Some people experience sudden loss of hearing because of infection or accident. Some have gradually lost hearing over the years. Still, others were born deaf but use cochlear implants. You might feel alone in your experience, but the experts at CCMC Hearing Care are here to make a difference for you. We don’t j...

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Can You Hear the Sweet Sounds of Spring?

Can You Hear the Sweet Sounds of Spring?

What do these three sounds have in common? The thump of a perfect pitch hitting a catcher’s mitt Robins and mourning doves singing at sunrise The quiet slosh of waves on a lake If they made you think of spring, you might be from Michigan! Spring is magical in Michigan! From the first robin sighting to the first spring bulbs blooming, there is so much to see and hear...

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Are Allergies Affecting Your Hearing?

Are Allergies Affecting Your Hearing?

Do your ears feel muffled when spring rolls around? Do you notice your ears popping at unexpected times? Do you feel pressure in and around your ears? Do you need audiometry testing, or allergy treatment? What's harming your hearing? The problem might not be your ears. You might have seasonal allergies or “hay fever.” In spring, pollen from trees, grasses, and ...

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