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How to get used to your new hearing aids

Hearing aids are excellent tools to increase your hearing and can make you forget about your hearing impairment completely. However, that level of comfort doesn't come straight away. Hearing aids are tools, not parts of your body. That's why you'll have to go through a short adjustment period before your hearing aids can start to feel perfectly comfortable. In order to speed that process up there are a few things you should know about getting adjusted to your hearing aids.

The Most Common Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is caused when the oesophageal sphincter, a ring of muscle that serves to separate the stomach from the oesophagus, fails to do its job. When this happens, stomach acid can rise up into the oesophagus and mouth. This can put you at risk of all kinds of conditions, including oesophageal cancer, and it can also take its toll on your teeth. Here are a few of the most common signs that you may be experiencing GERD.

Watch Out For These Early Symptoms of Childhood Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the lungs to overreact to allergens, viruses, exercise, pollutants, and cold air. Bronchial airways become inflamed and swollen during an attack, while excess mucus is produced in the airways and the muscles surrounding those airways contract. This makes breathing difficult, and it's a condition that has come to affect children even more in the modern age. In fact, rates of asthmas have increased in children under five years by an estimated 160% between 1980 and 1994.