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December 5, 2018
FAQs about hearing loss

Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Aids

So, you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with hearing loss? Chances are you have plenty of questions! First and foremost, you are not
November 19, 2018
Preschool teacher hearing loss

Are Preschools Too Noisy? Hearing Implications For Early Childhood Teachers

It’s about 5:00 pm after a long day of work and you hop in the car to buzz over to your child’s preschool center to pick
November 8, 2018
Hearing family during the holidays

Hearing Your Loved Ones And Friends This Holiday Season

The holidays are on the way and with them come great times with family and friends, social gatherings, and holiday office parties. These parties may be
October 24, 2018
Chocolate and hearing health

Your Sweet Tooth Might Be Good For Your Hearing

Halloween isn’t quite yet upon us, but when it arrives, don’t be too quick to limit yourself to just one chocolate a day: It turns out
October 9, 2018
Smoking and Hearing Loss

Smoking Could Be Damaging Your Hearing

Once touted as a smart choice for health and a slim figure, the less than healthful truth about cigarettes is out! We’ve now heard for years
September 24, 2018
Hearing Exercises for Getting Used to Hearing Aids

Listening Activities To Help The Adjustment To A Hearing Aid

Getting a hearing aid for the first time can feel a bit overwhelming. The temptation for many of us adjusting to life with a new hearing
September 10, 2018
Back to School and the Importance of Hearing Well

Healthy Hearing For Academic Success

The ability to hear correctly is essential for success in school on any educational level. Schools, colleges, and universities teach students the skills they will need
August 27, 2018
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These Diets May Prevent Hearing Loss

There is no doubt that the body is a complex system of systems. As researchers dig deeper into the causes of hearing loss and how to
August 9, 2018
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Why AirPods Are Not Enough to Treat Hearing Loss

With an estimated 48 million people in the United States now reporting some degree of hearing loss, the hearing industry is hard at work developing solution
July 25, 2018
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The Importance of Hearing Tests

Approximately 20% of Americans have some measure of hearing loss, but unfortunately, only 20% of people with hearing loss seek out treatment. While specific treatment options
July 9, 2018
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Hearing Loss During Wedding Season

The warmer weather and lovely sunshine of the Summer season make it the perfect time of year for a wedding. Weddings are generally a source of
June 20, 2018
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The City That Never Sleeps Is Quite Loud: A New Study On Noise Pollution And How To Protect Your Hearing Health

A new study in New York City is investigating whether or not the racket and cacophony of daily life might have a negative impact on our
June 6, 2018
Red hearing aid held in a person's hand

The Evolution Of Hearing Aid Design: A Blend Of Fashion And Function

The hearing aid has come a long way since its infant stages back in the late 1800’s when the akouphone, the first electric hearing aid, was
May 23, 2018
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The Link Between Oral Health And Hearing Loss

Did you ever think while standing in front of the mirror, scrubbing away at your teeth, that you’d be contributing your auditory health, too? It’s true.
May 9, 2018
Young boy celebrating mother's day

How To Have A Special Mother’s Day With Hearing Loss

Mother’s Day is a particular time to celebrate those who play a tremendous role in our lives. It is a great time to show appreciation to
April 18, 2018
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How To Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean This Spring

The arrival of spring signals many things including “spring cleaning.” Why not make this a time for cleaning your hearing aids as well? These high-tech devices
April 4, 2018
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What You Need To Know About Your Hearing Aid Tax Deduction

Are you missing out on an important tax deduction? If you have hearing aids and itemize when you file your tax returns, you may be! Whether
March 21, 2018
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Reading Difficulties May Indicate Hearing Loss in Children

By the time most children turn 8-years old, they are normally capable of reading at a sufficient level. However, have you ever wondered why some kids
March 7, 2018
PSAP in back of jeans pocket

What Is A PSAP And Is It Better Than A Hearing Aid?

Consumers pay large sums of money for hearing aids. To combat this cost, people with hearing problems now have another option available to them. Personal Sound
February 21, 2018
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Tinnitus And Emotional Processing: New Study Offers Hope

Are you ready for a shocking statistic? It is believed that tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, affects over 45 million Americans, and is considered one
February 7, 2018
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First Valentine’s Day With Hearing Aids? Here’s Some Advice

Take an excursion to your local department store or florist, and you will quickly find out that love and romance are in the air. Chocolate, roses,
January 24, 2018
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Tips for Protecting Your Ears in Cold Weather

When the weather outside is frightful, make sure to dress appropriately and think layers. Our bodies strive to maintain a core temperature around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit,
January 10, 2018
Coffee cup and list of resolutions

A New Year For Hearing Health

With the new year upon us, many of us plan on making changes. Resolutions often include quitting smoking, eating healthier foods, losing weight, and working out
December 26, 2017
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The World’s Biggest Hearing Aid Companies

There are six companies that control 98% of the global hearing aid market and are often referred to as “The Big Six”. Purchasing a hearing aid
December 12, 2017
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The Gift of Giving

As the holiday season draws nearer, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their
December 9, 2017
Seasonal Foods for Hearing Health

Seasonal Foods and Your Hearing Health

Multicolored leaves are falling, the smell of crisp air and the crackle of a warm blaze in the firepit serve notice that Autumn is upon us.
November 23, 2017

The What and How of Laser-Based Hearing Aids

Millions of American adults report some form of hearing loss, and that number is only expected to grow as a large segment of our population ages.
November 8, 2017

Gallaudet University’s Unique Building Design for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

When you consider technology designed for the hearing impaired, it is likely that hearing aids, cochlear implants, and closed-captioning top the list. Would construction come to
October 23, 2017

What Happens at a Professional Hearing Evaluation?

  If you have difficulty hearing, the time has probably come for a professional hearing evaluation by an audiologist. A hearing evaluation consists of an in-depth
October 9, 2017

6 Reasons Hearing Aids End Up In a Drawer (and why they shouldn’t)

Purchasing hearing aids is a financial investment, the purpose of which is to improve your  quality of life, both physically and emotionally. Therefore, when a hearing
September 23, 2017

What to Expect at a Pediatric Audiology Appointment

Healthy hearing is important at every stage of life, but of particular importance in early life. That is because the most important time for a child
September 9, 2017

Myth Busting: Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is one of the most under treated health issues for American adults today.  According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, 48 million Americans
August 20, 2017

Be Good to Your Heart and Your Hearing Will Thank You

“Listen to your heart.” This timeless phrase could also read “ take care of your heart, so you will be able to hear.” There is a
August 5, 2017

Travel Alert: Zika Virus and Hearing Health

  You likely recall hearing about the famed “Zika Virus” last year. Despite it having been around for decades, it gained global attention when it appeared
July 19, 2017

Healthy Hearing Diet

Growing up we’ve all heard that certain foods are associated with aspects of our health. Milk for strong bones, carrots for good eyesight, spinach for muscles
July 8, 2017

New Testing for Hearing Loss

Better hearing testing is being developed all of the time. A recently released hearing test includes the use of binaural technology to provide more accurate hearing
June 22, 2017

A Day With Hearing Impairment

Life is challenging. It can be especially grueling for those with hearing problems. It can profoundly affect not just the individual with the hearing loss, but
June 6, 2017

What is Listening Fatigue?

Listening fatigue is exactly what it sounds like; it happens after a lengthy time frame of listening to any noise. Music or talk, television, radio and
May 19, 2017

Hearing Loss, Relationships, and Four Tips to Improve Them

Hearing loss can interfere with relationships well beyond arguing with a spouse over the television volume. It’s isolating impact affects partners, friends, children, and colleagues. The
May 3, 2017

Exploring Some Amazing Features of Modern Hearing Aids

Most of the time, hearing aids come with a negative stigma of being large, ugly, and not quite all they’re cracked up to be. However, today’s
April 20, 2017

Four Ways to Talk Yourself Out of Getting a Hearing Aid

“I can’t hear you, so I’ll just laugh and hope it wasn’t a question.” Sound familiar? You are not alone. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
April 10, 2017

How to Keep Your Hearing Aids Happy

Long-time hearing aid wearers are well aware of the golden rule of hearing aid care: to never delay maintenance, cleanings, and minor repairs. Perhaps it’s because
March 21, 2017

The Top Reasons to Stop Stalling on Getting a Hearing Aid

It’s not unusual to experience resistance towards getting hearing aids, or even towards the thought that you just might need them. Losing the sense of hearing
March 14, 2017

Ear Wax: Friend or Foe?

Cerumen, more commonly known as earwax, is a bodily emanation produced by the glands present in our outer ear. Like most other secretions, this is also
February 24, 2017

Pretty in Pink

February 13, 2017

Natural Ways to Support Hearing Health

As our understanding of the complex nature of hearing loss continues to improve and expand through increased research and population studies it can be overwhelming to
February 6, 2017

The Real Impact of Hearing Loss

Helen Keller once shared that blindness separates people from things, but deafness separates people from other people. While it’s difficult to decide if the loss of
February 1, 2017

Our Newest Centenarian

                                Charles turned 100 year old!  His smile says it all.
January 13, 2017

Why Exercise Protects Against Hearing Loss

With the new year upon us and resolutions abounding, you may find yourself inclined to spend more time exercising this season. And if you happen to
January 3, 2017

Why Does Hearing Loss Go Undetected?

Why Does Hearing Loss Go Undetected? Hearing loss often goes unnoticed and the person with the hearing problem is usually the last person to become aware
December 29, 2016

Tips for Enjoying Conversations Again

With the Holidays upon us, we can expect a number of things: twinkling lights draped across our neighborhood, delicious and indulgent foods all around, and enjoying
December 15, 2016

Family Help For A Family Issue

Family Help for a Family Issue   A recent article in Washington Post suggested a solution an aged-old problem.   Although hearing loss can occur at
December 9, 2016

Big Data Is Here

BIG DATA IS HERE It’s not in the distant future; It’s not coming soon.  It’s here, right now.  And it’s in hearing aids!  The instruments I’m
December 7, 2016

Navigating the World of Hearing Tests

When first encountering the multifaceted array of hearing evaluations and screenings, it’s not uncommon to feel lost and overwhelmed. An online search on the topic will
November 22, 2016

Troubleshooting Tips for Your Hearing Aids

As with most electronic devices, it’s not uncommon for hearing aids to experience the occasional glitch. Luckily, most problems can be resolved at home by simply
November 21, 2016

The Facts about Hearing Difficulty

89% of people over 80 have hearing difficulty. One in four people in their 50’s has hearing difficulty.  One in eight people in their 40’s has
November 7, 2016

Tinnitus: When the Sounds Just Won’t Stop

While hearing aids are excellent for helping people hear sounds that are beyond their reach, many don’t realize that they can also help people un-hear sounds
October 26, 2016

Most Common Mistakes When Buying Hearing Aids

Coming to terms with hearing loss and finally deciding to look into hearing aids is no small choice. The truth is, nobody really wants hearing aids,
October 3, 2016

Is It Really Worth It? Recent Advancements in Hearing Aid Technology

Hearing aid technology has experienced an explosion of advancement in the last several decades. These days, designs and features evolve so fast that it’s often hard
September 19, 2016

Improve Your Hearing at Work

  Hearing loss can pose a host of hurdles, with some of the most stressful ones occurring at work. Whether it’s applying or interviewing for a
September 14, 2016

8 Surprising Culprits of Hearing Loss

Over 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss, and ample evidence continues to point at exposure to loud noise and aging as main causes.
August 6, 2016

Vacationing with Hearing Aids

August 6, 2016

Hearing Loss & Child Student Success

July 19, 2016

Parties and Hearing Loss

Between the lights, the love, the presents and the parties the holidays can be a glorious time of year! But for those out there with hearing

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