Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss affects most of us sooner or later, but for some of us, it may be a symptom or an outcome of another illness or health issue.  Comorbidities are the health issues that, in some cases, accompany hearing loss. It can be anything from physical disorders to mental conditions. In this blog, we take… Continue reading Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

When to Wear Earplugs?

When to wear earplugs

On most sunny days, we make sure to wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from damaging UV exposure. Why do we tend to not treat our ears with the same kindness, by wearing earplugs in noisy environments? Decibels (dB) are units used to measure sound. Normal conversation is around 60 dB but it does not… Continue reading When to Wear Earplugs?

ADAPTING TO YOUR NEW HEARING AIDS

ADAPTING TO YOUR NEW HEARING AIDS

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW HEARING AIDS! If you experience hearing loss, getting hearing aids can be a big step forward. We know it will be a significant contributor to a new and improved quality of life, both for you and your loved ones. WHAT’S THAT SOUND? Even though they are a godsend, wearing hearing aids for… Continue reading ADAPTING TO YOUR NEW HEARING AIDS

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR HEARING TEST

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR HEARING TEST

If you are preparing for your first hearing screen with us here at California Hearing Center, you may have some questions. We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you feel prepared and confident about your appointment. WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY INVOLVE? To put it simply, we need to check the… Continue reading WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR HEARING TEST

Why Do You Encourage Us to Bring a Companion?

Bringing a companion to your appointment

Answer: The simple answer is that everyone benefits, including your Hearing Specialist.  Let’s unpack some of the reasons for this:  Hearing loss affects your companion, too Once someone suspects they have hearing issues, they’ll wait, on average, seven years before getting a hearing evaluation. One reason is they don’t think it affects the people around them. … Continue reading Why Do You Encourage Us to Bring a Companion?

Rechargeable vs disposable hearing aid batteries

Rechargeable vs disposable hearing aid batteries

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

Which Hearing Aids Are Best For Me?

Which Hearing Aids Are Best For Me

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?

How Does Hearing Loss Affect the Brain? … and what does your favorite ice cream flavor have to do with it?

How Does Hearing Loss Affect the Brain

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?

Why Seeking Treatment Earlier For Potential Hearing Loss Is So Crucial

Why Seeking Treatment Earlier For Potential Hearing Loss Is So Crucial

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

Different Types of Hearing Loss

Types of hearing loss

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