Rechargeable vs disposable hearing aid batteries All hearing aids, regardless of the style, size, or technology level, have the same basic components: a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver, and a battery. The battery serves as the power source for hearing aids and is critical to ensure they perform as intended. Until recently, all hearing aid… Continue reading Rechargeable vs disposable hearing aid batteries
Addressing your hearing concerns is an important life decision. Whether you are just beginning to notice a change in your hearing or have been told you would benefit from wearing hearing aids, there is a lot to consider moving forward. The choice you make will depend on not only your level of hearing loss but the lifestyle… Continue reading Which Hearing Aids Are Best For Me?
The brain is the center of operations for our entire body, but it can be affected by both physical and intangible ailments. While hearing loss affects our ability to hear, it can also lead to changes in the brain. Hearing loss can occur in anyone, no matter their age or favorite ice cream flavor. See what I… Continue reading How Does Hearing Loss Affect the Brain? … and what does your favorite ice cream flavor have to do with it?
Intervention in the early stages of hearing loss can also prevent negative degenerative brain changes. When hearing loss is corrected or taken care of early, there is no need for the brain to rewire itself to bolster other senses. The hearing aid wearer can benefit from the stimulation of sound, while still maintaining a healthy… Continue reading Why Seeking Treatment Earlier For Potential Hearing Loss Is So Crucial
So what is normal hearing and how do you know your hearing is declining? Normal hearing usually means that a person is able to hear any level above 25 decibels. To determine this, a hearing health professional performs a test where they simply present different tones and words to you and examine the results. A… Continue reading Different Types of Hearing Loss
The US Centers for Disease Control estimates that around 15% of Americans experience tinnitus in some form. Tinnitus is characterized by a ringing or clicking sound in the ears, and it can be very difficult to live with. Often, people downplay tinnitus and consider it a mild inconvenience. If you only experience mild symptoms from time to… Continue reading 3 WAYS TINNITUS IMPACTS QUALITY OF LIFE
One of the first things people with hearing loss observe is “I hear people fine, but I don’t understand what they are saying.” This is a consistent complaint of individuals who are experiencing the effects of a “sloping high-frequency hearing loss.” What’s happening and why do so many have this complaint? Hearing loss involves not… Continue reading I Can Hear But I Can’t Understand
What is the Best Hearing Aid for You? There is nothing more important to the manufacturers of hearing aids and hearing healthcare professionals than your satisfaction with their product and services. The industry is people-oriented in that it allows significant interaction and communication between the person with the hearing loss and the hearing healthcare professional… Continue reading What is the Best Hearing Aid for You?
Hearing loss affects nearly 50 million Americans. This includes 1 in 5 teenagers and 60% of returning veterans from foreign wars. It is a pervasive problem, but one that is not always taken very seriously. Hearing loss is often viewed as a normal part of aging, or someone else’s problem — this person mumbles or… Continue reading Hearing Loss – Know The Facts
Moms are a busy bunch. Those duty-juggling, many-hats-wearing wonders cherish time for themselves. Whether on a walk, behind an easel with a paintbrush, or climbing a rock wall, those moments are even better when they can enjoy every sound. Is your mom — or a mom you know — not savoring the sounds of her… Continue reading Give Mom the Gift of Hearing