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 invented. The early 20th century witnessed a slow evolution in the style, size, and effectiveness of hearing aids. Initially, the first portable electric hearing aids were bulky and conspicuous.… Continue reading The Evolution Of Hearing Aid Design: A Blend Of Fashion And Function

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. Proper tooth and gum care have a direct contribution to the health of the rest of your body, including your ears and auditory processing system. Healthy hearing can be… Continue reading The Link Between Oral Health And Hearing Loss

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 those moms, stepmoms, and others who take on the mother role. How will you celebrate it this year? A party or a special dinner at a favorite restaurant perhaps?… Continue reading How To Have A Special Mother’s Day With Hearing Loss

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 do incredible things, but they do require regular cleaning and maintenance. Read on to find some excellent tips for cleaning and repairing your hearing aids this season. Keeping Hearing… Continue reading How To Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean This Spring

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 you have yet to file your 2017 tax returns or you are already planning for your 2018 tax returns, here’s what you need to know about your tax-deductible hearing… Continue reading What You Need To Know About Your Hearing Aid Tax Deduction

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 struggle harder than others with reading difficulties? An undiagnosed hearing loss may actually be an overlooked cause for this learning delay. Many children sit in classroom settings throughout the… Continue reading Reading Difficulties May Indicate Hearing Loss in Children

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 Amplification Products (PSAPs) are available over the counter and come with a significantly smaller price tag than hearing aids. However, before you drive to your local shopping mall and… Continue reading What Is A PSAP And Is It Better Than A Hearing Aid?

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 of the most common health conditions in the United States. This symptom, not a disease in itself, can be more than just a nuisance or minor frustration. Talk to… Continue reading Tinnitus And Emotional Processing: New Study Offers Hope

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, and other assorted goodies are ready to be gifted to your loved ones. Underneath the glow of red and pink hearts is the reality of the holiday. Valentine’s day… Continue reading First Valentine's Day With Hearing Aids? Here's Some Advice

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, and being in a cold environment for extended periods of time interferes with that. The body uses several mechanisms to retain heat when faced with cold temperatures. First, it… Continue reading Tips for Protecting Your Ears in Cold Weather