How To Take Care and Maintain Your Hearing Aid

Millions of Americans deal every day with some type of hearing loss. Although this product is tiny, it can be expensive, therefore requiring information to correctly preserve its function and situation. Millions of Americans still depend on these gadgets that are little to create a difference in their own life.

Within the years, some key improvements have been created by hearing products. In reality, it is often noted time, the unit have been created to be smaller and more successful over that the digital hearing-aid was stated in the 1950s and these small aids today can create outcomes that are huge. Directional microphones are put to enable the wearer to concentrate on one-on-one conversation as well as the capacity to converse in places. As you can suppose, these versions weren’t as helpful as suppliers and those to day discontinued their production till about the 1990s where engineering actually took a flip for the better.

Oklahoma City Hearing Aids technology gives a range of possibilities, meeting the requirements of people today. Some are more complicated or more costly than the others, but these digital or gadgets nonetheless need the assist of an experienced audiologist to select the correct item and proper-fitting. The price of the gadget can surpass $5 and can commence below $2,000. Combined with the installation comes good care, which may help keep it operating precisely and extend the life span of the hearing-aid. They’re an expense for particular.

As an expense, care makes your funds go quite a distance. Understanding repair, cleaning and the way you store your hearing-aid will keep it working and might avoid the need for recurring repairs over time. First, in regards to the shell, the top of hearing-aid has to be clear. Aids typically have particles from oil or dirt in the grooves. Chemical and water should to be avoided in your hearing aid. Tissue or a moist fabric needs to be carefully used to wipe down the hearing-aid. Many kits contain a brush that will be good use for earwax buildup. The microphone is acutely fragile, and it’s not required to poke the port. During cleansing, the microphone should constantly be facing the ground as well as the brush that is provided ought to be used. Wax buildup could be prevented by daily cleansing together with the brush .

In the event you have any queries or need further help on the appropriate cleansing techniques, it’s recommended that you simply ask your audiologist. They are the specialists in this area and will gladly evaluate these procedures along with one to ensure effective hearing-aid performance. As it pertains to moisture, a hearing-aid can lengthen their life and drying container or a support package will assist keep dampness from building-up inside the hearing aids. Be certain before putting them in a great spot so that you can help them as long as they possibly can to consider the batteries from the hearing-aid. This, also, will extend battery life. It’s recommended that a spare battery that ought to also be stored in a great location is usually carried by a person using a hearing-aid.

hearing-aidsAlthough batteries nowadays are made to last considerably longer lengthier than in the immediate past, drying is advised with all the use of possibly a forced-air blower (no, maybe not a blow dryer) or a can of compressed air such like the one used to clear a key pad. Moisture can occur from even sweat or rain. Climatic circumstances and your activity-level are a couple of the most frequent identified variables impacting dampness buildup. People with people who sweat or high ranges of bodily physical exercise are susceptible to moisture problems as it pertains with their hearing devices. Likewise, residing in locations of large humidity can also irritate its performance. Whether from external or internal sources, moisture ought to be averted as most useful you are able to. Some aids will stand as much as moisture than the others. Consult your audiologist to determine whether they advise drying containers or particular dry help kits and also discuss your particular life-style together. Your audiologist can assist you pick the correct aid that’ll support your present life-style in the event that you are a bodily individual and danger more perspiration than the others. This, subsequently, will assist you get the most from the hearing aid.

New Cosmetic Reconstruction App

Tech Insiders Report A New Augmentation App For Smart Phones

cosmetic reconstruction phone appWe all have used snapchat and other filter driven applications but there appears to be something new on the market for consumers to eat up like birthday cake. Apparently a software company out of Oklahoma is developing a new app that allows users to take a selfie then apply filters that represent surgical procedures. This app might hit the market if it catches on. They are currently trying to find plastic surgeons in the Oklahoma area to buy into the app and offer it to their patients as means to “test drive” the surgical procedure. What this means is that anyone looking to get plastic surgery procedures like liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and botox can download this app to their smart phones and apply the filter on a selfie. So imagine that you were looking to get liposuction done around your waist area, you could snap a picture of your gut, apply the filter, and see what your post surgery stomach might look like. The same goes for nose jobs, boob jobs, and botox work.

How Technology Is Shaping Our Bodies

I love technology, if I didn’t I wouldn’t be writing about it. But with all the pros come many cons. It’s great that we can pick up a phone, snap a picture, apply a filter, and see what we might look like after cosmetic surgery. But what if we put down the phones and picked up some weights? Maybe we wouldn’t even need a new smart phone application like that if we were just getting exercise. I understand that this argument doesn’t necessarily apply to rhinoplasty or breast augmentation but it sure applies to liposuction!! It might be possible also if we weren’t so consumed with social media we wouldn’t be trying to modify our bodies to look like something else. Too much time looking at photos on instagram and facebook gives young people a false impression of reality. Well, such is life. If you are in need of cosmetic reconstructive surgery and want to see what it might look like before you go under the knife then this cool app is for you. Check it out and leave us some feedback in the comments section below and let us know how it worked for you.

PS4 Weekly Recap: Updates And Freebies, Sony Looking At Handhelds, E3 Hopes And Dreams

This week in the PS4 universe is an overwhelming one. E3 2018 is right around the corner, and your favorite titles have lots to give in terms of freebies and updates.

Make sure to check out the new freebies and updates in Fortnite, H1Z1, Tekken 7, Call of Duty: WWII, and Battlefield 1 this week and next. God of War is down to $47 in the US, and PS4 now has its own Elite-esque controller for $200 thanks to a third party. The PlayStation 4 might be nearing the end of its console life cycle, and Sony is looking back into portable gaming. We have a release date for Battlefield 5 and Madden NFL 19, and our first looks at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies mode and PlayStation exclusive title Dreams. As for E3, Ubisoft has released what major titles it plans on discussing (apart from the surprises), and you can check out all of our hopes for games like Days Gone, Death Stranding, Kingdom Hearts 3 and more.

Forthcoming Releases

Rage 2 Pre-Order Bonuses Unveiled

More PS4 Yakuza Remasters Are On The Way

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Mode: First Look

Red Dead Redemption 2 Won’t Get Delayed Again, Exec Says

Battlefield 5: Release Date, New Modes, And Everything We Know

Madden NFL 19 Announced With PS4 / Xbox One Release Date

PS4 Exclusive Dreams Is Impressive, But Can It Also Make You An Artist?

Updates and DLC

Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Characters Release Soon

PUBG Xbox One’s New Map, Miramar, Out Now

PS4’s Free New Battle Royale, H1Z1, Is Off To A Hot Start

Fortnite: Battle Royale’s Long-Delayed Jetpacks Now Available

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Para Bellum Update Launching In June

Far Cry 5’s Vietnam Expansion Gets A Release Date And New Trailer

Free Call Of Duty: WW2 Goodies For Amazon / Twitch Prime Members

Free Battlefield 1 DLC Available Now On PS4/Xbox One, Here’s How To Get It

Tekken 7 Free DLC Coming Soon; Get An Early Look At The New Costume Sets

Betas and Events

Fortnite’s New Close Encounters Mode Temporarily Disabled

The Crew 2 Beta Dates Revealed For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Overwatch Free Weekend Is Now Live On PS4, PC, And Xbox One

New Overwatch Skins And More Out Now With Anniversary Event

Fortnite: Battle Royale Solid Gold Mode Now Available For A Limited Time

The Glittering Kulve Taroth Siege Returns To Monster Hunter: World Next Week

Deals

God Of War PS4 Is Down To $47 In The US

Deals: Black Ops 4 Pre-Order Bonus And More At Best Buy In The US

PlayStation Network

PS4 Gets An Official Elite-Style Controller For $200

PS4’s PS Plus Free Games Of May 2018 Still Available

Number Of PS Plus Paying Members, PSN Users Rise To New Heights

E3 2018

Fortnite E3 2018 Plans Revealed

Rage 2: What We Want At E3 2018

Borderlands 3: What We Want At E3 2018

BioWare’s Anthem: What We Want At E3 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3: What We Want At E3 2018

Days Gone: What We Want At E3 2018

Ghost of Tsushima: What We Want At E3 2018

The Division 2: What We Want At E3 2018

Call Of Duty Black Ops 4: What We Know And Want At E3 2018

Death Stranding: What We Know And Want At E3 2018

Splinter Cell: What We Know And What We Want At E3 2018

Ubisoft Reveals Its E3 2018 Games Lineup (Except The Rumored Ones And Surprises)

Industry

PS4 Is Entering The End Of Its Lifecycle, Sony Says

PS5 Still Three Years Away, Says PlayStation Boss

Sony Considering “Many Options” For Portable Gaming

We Happy Few Denied Classification In Australia, Developer Responds

PGA Tour Golf License Goes To Another Gaming Studio, As EA Remains Involved In Some Way

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Not Having A Campaign Is Not A Big Problem, Boss Says

Here’s What The CEO Of GTA 5’s Parent Company Had To Say About Meeting With Trump (Not Much)

Xbox One Weekly Recap: Halo 6 Is In the Future, E3 Hopes, And A Plethora Of Game Events

This week in Xbox news brings a lot to the table. One of Microsoft’s most cherished franchises has been confirmed to return at some point, E3 is just a couple weeks away, and there are tons of free events and DLC for your favorite titles to play this weekend and beyond.

Yes, Halo will have yet another installment. Halo 6 has been confirmed to happen, but it likely won’t happen for some time. Overwatch’s anniversary event is live and free to play this weekend, and Monster Hunter World and Fortnite also have limited-time game modes you won’t want to miss. Make sure to grab all the freebies in Fortnite, Tekken 7, Call of Duty: WWII, and Battlefield 1 this week too. Sea of Thieves will see its first big expansion soon, and Minecraft just saw the release of its first aquatic expansion. Our hopes for Anthem, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Borderlands 3 at E3 are already live, as are the official plans from Ubisoft and the devs behind Fortnite.

Forthcoming Releases

Don’t Worry, Halo 6 Is Coming

Rage 2 Pre-Order Bonuses Unveiled

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Mode: First Look

Halo: MCC Xbox One X Enhancements And Other Updates Teased By Microsoft

Red Dead Redemption 2 Won’t Get Delayed Again, Exec Says

Battlefield 5: Release Date, New Modes, And Everything We Know

Madden NFL 19 Announced With PS4 / Xbox One Release Date

Updates and DLC

Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Characters Release Soon

PUBG Xbox One’s New Map, Miramar, Out Now

Fortnite: Battle Royale’s Long-Delayed Jetpacks Now Available

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Para Bellum Update Launching In June

Far Cry 5’s Vietnam Expansion Gets A Release Date And New Trailer

Free Call Of Duty: WW2 Goodies For Amazon / Twitch Prime Members

Free Battlefield 1 DLC Available Now On PS4/Xbox One, Here’s How To Get It

Tekken 7 Free DLC Coming Soon; Get An Early Look At The New Costume Sets

Sea Of Thieves’ First Big Content Update, The Hungering Deep, Launches Next Week

Minecraft’s First Aquatic Expansion Is Out Now On PC, Xbox One, Mobile, VR, And Mixed Reality

Betas and Events

Fortnite’s New Close Encounters Mode Temporarily Disabled

The Crew 2 Beta Dates Revealed For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Overwatch Free Weekend Is Now Live On PS4, PC, And Xbox One

New Overwatch Skins And More Out Now With Anniversary Event

Fortnite: Battle Royale Solid Gold Mode Now Available For A Limited Time

The Glittering Kulve Taroth Siege Returns To Monster Hunter: World Next Week

Deals

Deals: Black Ops 4 Pre-Order Bonus And More At Best Buy In The US

This Week’s Xbox One Digital Game Deals Revealed

Xbox Live

New Xbox One Update Out Now For Some

New Xbox One Backwards Compatible Game Out Now

Xbox One Game Pass Adds Next Up Hero, Mega Man, And More In June

Black Panther Gets Special Xbox One X, But You Probably Can’t Have One

E3 2018

Fortnite E3 2018 Plans Revealed

Borderlands 3: What We Want At E3 2018

BioWare’s Anthem: What We Want At E3 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3: What We Want At E3 2018

Splinter Cell: What We Know And What We Want At E3 2018

Ubisoft Reveals Its E3 2018 Games Lineup (Except The Rumored Ones And Surprises)

Industry

Looks Like Microsoft Has Battlefield 5’s Marketing Rights

We Happy Few Denied Classification In Australia, Developer Responds

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Not Having A Campaign Is Not A Big Problem, Boss Says

Here’s What The CEO Of GTA 5’s Parent Company Had To Say About Meeting With Trump (Not Much)

Paul Bettany Was Sworn To Secrecy Over His Favorite Solo Easter Egg

Solo: A Star Wars Story is crammed to bursting with references to previous Star Wars movies, animated series, books, and even video games. It’s way too much for any one fan to spot them all in a single viewing, but you’re going to want to keep an eye out for one Star Wars Easter egg in particular when you see Solo this weekend, according to actor Paul Bettany.

Bettany stars in Solo as the villain Dryden Vos, a powerful crime lord. As such, he has quite the collection around him of oddities and treasures. And at least one of those is a stellar Star Wars reference, Bettany told GameSpot when we asked the actor if he has a favorite reference or hidden gem in the film.

“Yeah, but I’ve been sworn to secrecy on the thing that I saw,” he replied. “I saw a thing on-set and I went up to [Solo co-writer] Jon Kasdan and I went, ‘Is that what I think it is?’ And he went, ‘Yeah, shush!'”

Bettany gave one hint: The object is located in Dryden Vos’s study, a prominent location in the movie where multiple pivotal scenes take place.

According to Bettany, whatever the object is, Jonathan Kasdan himself had snuck it into the picture. Although Bettany isn’t sure if it made the final cut. “We’ll see if it makes the movie,” he said. “But people will pause [in that scene]…There’s a lot of stuff to look at [in that environment].”

In our Solo review, we said, “It’s valid for some fans to wish Disney would devote resources to telling fresher tales that don’t rely so heavily on nostalgia and existing plots and characters…But Solo: A Star Wars Story is what we have right now, and if it’s simply an enjoyably well-crafted side story, well, is that really so bad?”

Also check out our history of the Millennium Falcon, where Solo takes place in the Star Wars timeline, whether C-3PO gets his usual cameo, and everything you need to know about the Star Wars card game sabacc.

Will They Make An Overwatch 2? Here’s What Blizzard To Say About That And More

Having recently crossed an astonishing 40 million players, Blizzard’s hero shooter Overwatch has been one of the most successful multiplayer shooters in recent years. Part of what makes the game so great is Blizzard’s ongoing commitment to improving the game and responding to fan feedback about what works and what doesn’t. It is a game with a vibrant community.

Overwatch recently celebrated its second anniversary, and Blizzard just this week launched an Anniversary event to celebrate. Up for grabs are 50 new cosmetic items in Loot Boxes, while there is also a new Deathmatch map, Petra, and Brawl events that return from previous events. To further celebrate Overwatch’s second birthday, Blizzard hosted a roundtable interview with Assistant Game Director Aaron Keller and Senior Game Producer Matthew Hawley, who spoke about Overwatch’s achievements over the past two years and teased what’s to come. Among other things, we asked about Overwatch 2, a Nintendo Switch edition, loot boxes, and more. You can see some highlights from this interview below.

For more on Overwatch’s Anniversary event, check out GameSpot’s roundup of everything you need to know about it. The game is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

On A Potential Overwatch 2:

Matthew Hawley: “I think at the core sitting here at the two-year anniversary, we’ve had a wildly successful 6v6 shooter game which has blown us away with how the community has responded to it. We dip our toes into different areas here and there with the Archives event and Junkenstein. But I think our focus is really on keeping the community engaged with the 6v6 shooter that we have on the live service.

Aaron Keller: “Running a live service game takes a lot of work and I hope the community knows we have been committed to continually improving the game and creating content. What people might not realise is the team now is significantly bigger than what it was when we shipped the game, and we have put all of that into working on the live game and the new maps, heroes, and events like Anniversary. At least for the time being, [supporting Overwatch] is our focus right now, and we’re excited to work on this game.”

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On Loot Boxes:

Matthew Hawley: “I think the cosmetic only, non-power increasing [kind of content] works really well for the type of game that Overwatch is. What is the future of loot boxes? I don’t think anybody in the room knows. Certainly for now, the cosmetic-only side of things is working for Overwatch.”

On Bringing Overwatch To Switch Or Mobile:

Matthew Hawley: “I think it is one of those things that we constantly evaluate. Where technology is going; where the industry is going. There are challenges in running on the platforms that we’re not already on, otherwise we would probably already be on some of those other platforms. We’ll see where things go. Certainly, there is a huge number of people out there who have Nintendo Switch and mobile phones, but right now, the core development team is focused on supporting the live game.”

On More Story In Overwatch:

Matthew Hawley: “There is a ton of story that we want to tell and a ton of story that we are going to be telling. We really like not having to carry the full burden of having to explain the whole story in a highly competitive, high-action, 6v6 shooter. I think we get some story elements in the game that work really well, but we’re not going to be able to do something like The Last Bastion and tell that story within the context of a PvP shooter. Where it makes sense we’ll continue to explore and do stuff like that.”

On More Overwatch Heroes:

Aaron Keller: “There are still heroes on that list [of 50 that were pitched at the start of development] that we are excited about that we have not made yet. When we bring new people onto the team, they hear us talk about heroes as if they already exist, with their codename and everything like that, and they’re all heroes that we have been excited about for a long time. We just haven’t gotten the opportunity to make yet. There are a lot more ideas that we haven’t shipped than we have.”

On Potentially Removing Heroes Or Making Them Seasonal:

Aaron Keller: “It’s always a possibility, but it’s not something that we are currently discussing have happen in the near future. I think the only example, and it’s a very specific example of taking a hero out of the roster, is Symmetra not being in the finals of the Overwatch League. And that’s for completely different reasons. Each time we release a hero, we take this wait and see approach with the hero and with the meta; and if we need to react to something, if we feel like we get to that point where we do need to remove heroes, we’ll do it. But we’re not at that point right now.”

A New Leisure Suit Larry Game Is On The Way

A new Leisure Suit Larry game is in the works, and it certainly seems to be in keeping with the franchise’s tendencies. Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, as it is officially called, brings Larry to the 21st century to get into all kinds of trouble yet again.

The salacious point-and-click adventure game features a dating app called “Timber” and other 21st century updates like “Instacrap” and more. The game sports 30 handdrawn levels and an “innovative dating mechanism,” whatever that means.

Wet Dreams Don’t Dry appears to be in development at German studio CrazyBunch. The game is due out in Q4 for PC, and you can pre-purchase it now on Steam for $25. The price will go up to $30 in late October.

The last Leisure Suit Larry game was 2013’s Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded, which GameSpot’s 4/10 review said was “every bit as shallow as its sexually frustrated protagonist.”

We Happy Few Denied Classification In Australia, Developer Responds

[UPDATE] Developer Compulsion Games has now written a blog post in which it said it is frustrated by the news. In getting denied a classification, that means We Happy Few is effectively banned in the country (though of course enterprising gamers will find a way to play it either by importing or other means). Still, it’s a roadblock that Compulsion is upset over. The studio said it is currently looking into the matter and has requested more information.

“To our Australian fans, we share your frustration,” the studio said. “We will work with the [Australia Classification Board] on the classification. If the government maintains its stance, we will make sure that you can get a refund, and we will work directly with affected Kickstarter backers to figure something out. We would appreciate if you give us a little bit of time to appeal the decision before making a call.”

“We Happy Few is set in a dystopian society, and the first scene consists of the player character redacting material that could cause offense to ‘society at large,’ as part of his job as a government ‘archivist.’ It’s a society that is forcing its citizens to take Joy, and the whole point of the game is to reject this programming and fight back. In this context, our game’s overarching social commentary is no different than Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, or Terry Gilliam’s Brazil.”

“The game explores a range of modern themes, including addiction, mental health and drug abuse. We have had hundreds of messages from fans appreciating the treatment we’ve given these topics, and we believe that when players do get into the world they’ll feel the same way. We’re proud of what we’ve created.”

“We would like to respond to the thematic side of We Happy Few in more detail at a later date, as we believe it deserves more attention than a quick PR response. In the meantime we will be talking to the ACB to provide additional information, to discuss the issues in depth, and see whether they will change their minds.”

The original story is below.

We Happy Few, the BioShock-inspired game that entered Early Access back in 2016, is finally coming out this year, but its road to release may be rockier in Australia. The game was refused classification in the country under the Games 1 (a) clause. Here is the official wording, pulled from the Classification Board’s website (via Kotaku):

“Reason: Games 1(a)The computer game is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Computer Games Table, 1. (a) as computer games that ‘depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.'”

Neither developer Compulsion Games nor publisher Gearbox Software (which is handling the physical edition) has yet to respond to this refusal notice in Australia; keep checking back for more.

We Happy Few has been announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It was already playable on PC (and Xbox One) through Early Access, but in January when the game was delayed to summer 2018, Compulsion removed the ability to pre-buy the game.

The game is set in an alternate-history version of 1960s England in the fictional town of Wellington Wells. Players take on the role of characters who refuse to take their mind-altering happy pills and must find a way to escape from the town without being caught by its citizens. Players can get Early Access to the title right now on PC and Xbox One for $51. Compulsion released a new update for it today dubbed “Life in Technicolour,” which adds new Joy effects and improves other aspects of the game like UI and AI.

We Happy Few joins Saints Row IV, State of Decay, Hotline Miami 2, and South Park: Stick of Truth in being initially refused classification by the Australian Classification Board. Modified versions of some of those games were subsequently submitted to the board and granted ratings, the highest of which is the R18+ adult rating for video games.

Fortnite E3 2018 Plans Revealed

Fortnite is coming to E3. Developer Epic Games today announced its plans for the big-time gaming show–and there is a lot in store if you’re into the popular battle royale game.

Starting off, Epic will have a Fortnite booth on the show floor in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. There, from June 12 through June 14, you’ll be able to play Fortnite, win “exclusive prizes,” and eat snacks. It’s interesting that Fortnite would have an E3 booth when the game is already released–and free–but maybe Epic has something more to announce at the show that we do not know about yet.

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In addition to its booth on the show floor, Epic is holding what it’s calling a “Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am” where popular streamers will team up with celebrities in a doubles tournament. $3 million in prize money is up for grabs (which is separate from the $100 million that Epic is handing out for other tournaments). The $3 million for the E3 tournament will be given away to a charity of the winner’s choosing, and that’s nice to see.

In total, there will be 50 professional players and 50 celebrities competing in the event. Some of the biggest pairings include Ninja and Marshmello, Myth and Paul George, and Markiplier and Joel McHale. The tournament is taking place on Tuesday, June 12, starting at 3:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM ET.

Tickets cost $10, but you may not be able to get one. Epic said it’s sending out inivations to buy them by email only to people who live in the Los Angeles area. There will be 3,000 tickets available in all, and they’ll go out in waves, so keep checking your email.

Finally, Epic is hosting a “Party Royale” on the evening of June 12. This is an invite-only event, but you can visit the Fortnite booth on the show floor to enter for a chance to win a ticket. You have to be 18 or older to attend the party. And note that Party Royale tickets are separate from the Pro-Am tickets.

In other Fortnite news, the game’s newest update came out today, adding the long-awaited jetpacks and lots more–get all the details on the new patch here.