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Earwax & Hearing



When you have your hearing  checked, the first thing that’s examined is the external ear canal.  The  outer ear is a mechanical amplifier which collects and channels sound  vibrations to the eardrum (tympanic membrane).  If the sound encounters a  blockage of ear wax the result can be a temporary hearing problem.

What is Ear Wax?

Ear wax is “cerumen”, and is produced in the outer third of the ear  canal.  The hair that many people see growing in the ear is connected to  glands that secrete the ear wax.  Ear wax is not a bad thing unless it  blocks the canal from conducting sound to the ear drum.  Ear wax has  both lubrication and antibacterial properties.  Usually ear wax removes  itself by chewing, talking, and other jaw movement.

What is Ear Wax Impaction?

If ear wax has accumulated to the point where it causes hearing  problems it may need to be removed manually.  Blockages often occur as a  result of people trying to circumvent the accumulation of wax by using  things like Q-tips, bobby pins, the end of a pen, or a farm implement of  some kind.  DON’T DO THAT!

What Are the Symptoms of Ear Wax Blockage?

  • A feeling like your ear is full
  • Pain in the ear
  • Difficulty hearing or understanding
  • Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
  • Itchiness in the ear
  • Odor
  • Dizziness

What To Do?

Have a Professional Hearing Health Care Provider routinely check for blockage.   Call today for a FREE check-up (727) 771-9100

3 Ways Hearing Aids Improve Mental Health



Many individuals with hearing loss wear hearing aids  to help them interact with the world around them. Those who could  benefit from these devices but don’t wear them may be missing out on  improved hearing. That’s not all they could gain from wearing these  apparatuses. Below, you’ll find three mental health benefits of hearing  aids that you may find surprising.

Hearing Aids Offer These 3 Mental Health Benefits

1. Reducing Mental Decline

A 25-year study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society found that older individuals who have hearing issues may experience hastened mental decline if they don’t treat their auditory issues. Wearing hearing aids can slow this loss of cognitive deterioration.

2. Minimizing Potential for Depression

Being unable to hear or understand the world around you can lead to  feelings of sadness and loneliness. Individuals who have hearing loss  that is untreated are more likely to have depression  and a lower quality of life, according to the National Council on  Aging. By wearing hearing aids people can better connect with both loved  ones and strangers, improving their moods and minimizing the risk of  depression.

3. Improving Relaxation

Individuals with hearing loss often can’t hear sounds like the breeze  rustling leaves, birds chirping or even waves lapping a shoreline.  Being able to hear these sounds again thanks to hearing aids can help  people feel less stress.

If you or a loved one need hearing aids but haven’t taken the steps to procure them yet contact TruValue Hearing Aid Outlet in  Palm Harbor, FL. Their experienced team of hearing aid specialists will  outfit you with the devices you need to better your quality of life,  reduce depression and slow mental decline. To learn about their  additional services like custom earplugs and free on-site hearing exams call (727) 771-9100. Visit the website for information on their 45-day money back guarantees and hearing aid batteries.

Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?



  Palm Harbor, Pinellas  

If you suspect that you may have a problem with your hearing, you may begin to notice how many HUGE  Hearing Aid ads there are on TV, in the newspaper, and in your mail.   When you see a hearing aid company advertising a full page or even 2 or 3  or 4 full page ads in the newspaper you have to ask yourself “Who’s paying the tens of thousands of dollars that these ads cost?”  THEIR CUSTOMERS pay  for those ads when they pay $6,000, $7,000, $8,000, even more than  $9,000 for a pair of hearing aids.  Ridiculous!  It just doesn’t cost  that much to help someone to hear better.  After 30 years in the hearing  aid business, I should know.  There is a huge number of people out  there who could be helped if they could afford it.

Finding honest, knowledgeable, friendly experts who can help you with  your hearing problem isn’t easy.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions and  seek a second opinion.  Request a No Obligation Free Trial.  Request an Unconditional 100% Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied.

It may require a little bit of effort to find the right person to  help you but don’t give up. It’s worth it.  We’re right here waiting for  you to find us.  Give us a call and ask questions.  “We can be your HEAR-O Baby!”

TruValue Hearing Aid Outlet (727) 771-9100

Is There a Connection to Hearing Loss & Dementia



Hearing loss often occurs  gradually, which can make it difficult to recognize you’re the one  experiencing it. Seek the help of a reliable hearing aid specialist  if you notice you're asking people to repeat themselves frequently,  feel like others are mumbling or have to keep turning up the television.  Left untreated, hearing loss can impact your quality of life, cause  social isolation and may even increase your risk of developing dementia.

The Connection Between Hearing Loss & Dementia

While  experts are still trying to fully understand the connection between  diminished hearing and dementia, most theorize it has to do with the  brain not getting enough stimulation. When you experience hearing loss,  you’re more likely to disengage in social situations and activities,  which are an important part of exercising your brain. Researchers  discovered individuals with untreated hearing loss were five times more  likely to develop a form of dementia compared to individuals without  auditory issues. If you don’t schedule a visit with a hearing aid  specialist to have your hearing evaluated, you could develop cognitive  problems that range from mild memory loss to dementia or Alzheimer’s.

What Can You Do?

One of the best ways to help decrease your odds of dementia is by  visiting a hearing aid specialist as soon as you notice symptoms of  hearing loss. A simple hearing test will be able to tell you if you do  have hearing loss and your hearing aid specialist will be able to  recommend the best form of treatment – hearing aids. While hearing aids  do not restore your hearing, you will be able to hear all those small  sounds around you again, from the birds chirping to the hum of the  refrigerator. With the help of hearing aids, your brain will receive the  important stimulation it needs to exercise your memory.

With more than 30 years of experience, the hearing aid specialists at TruValue Hearing Aid Outlet in  Pinellas County, FL have the knowledge and skills to evaluate your  hearing. Whether you think you have hearing loss and want a solution to  help stave memory loss or you already have a hearing aid and require  repairs, the specialists at TruValue Hearing Aid Outlet have the  expertise you need. To learn more about this hearing aid facility, visit  them online or call (727) 771-9100.

House Calls?



Do you remember when medical professionals  made house calls?  Believe it or not, we still do!  We don’t even  charge to come!  If you think that you or someone you love is having a  problem with their hearing, call and schedule an in-home evaluation  today.

TruValue Hearing Aid Outlet’s mobile service  can provide compete hearing check-ups right in the comfort of your home  or office.  With portable equipment and 30 years of experience we  deliver virtually all of the same services on site as we do in our  beautiful office located in Palm Harbor.  We can check for ear wax  blockage, test your hearing, clean and program hearing aids and much more...absolutely FREE of charge!

In these days of impersonal service it’s rare to find health  professionals that will extend themselves and their services to patients  who don’t drive.  As the population of America grows in both size and  age, more and more people are in need of medical expertise that is not  easily accessible or convenient.

Call TruValue Hearing Aid Outlet for an appointment today (727)771-9100 

Denial is Not a River in Egypt!



Sometimes, people don’t want to admit that they are having difficulty  with their hearing.  Some see it as a sign of weakness or aging.  Unfortunately, most people are unaware or fail to consider the negative  effects on overall health, happiness, independence and quality of life.   In addition, most people are unaware of the negative impact on physical  and mental health.

People with hearing loss may benefit from hearing testing by a Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist.  The first thing we check is for ear wax.  Ear wax removal is sometimes necessary prior to testing in order to get an accurate result.

Hearing loss is much more than just a nuisance or inconvenience.  Hearing testing can reveal hearing loss which may indicate other health issues. 

Your hearing loss may indicate a connection to:



Alzheimer’s & Dementia                                   Falling                                  Diabetes 

                                 Mortality                                        Cardiovascular Disease               

                      Vision Problems                            

Chronic Kidney Disease 

                                and  More!                                  

Call TruValue Hearing Aid Outlet in Palm Harbor, FL today to schedule your FREE Hearing Exam  (727)771-9100.