Why You Should Check Your Hearing

hearing tests can determine whether you have hearing loss

When was the last time you had your hearing checked? If the answer is “Never,” you’re long overdue.  Actually, newborns are now checked for hearing loss while in the hospital, and many children have a basic hearing screening when starting school, or perhaps throughout their school years. But once we reach adulthood, we often forget about our ears and ignore … Read More

Could Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

Doctor reassuring older woman in modern clinic

In recent years, several studies have suggested a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline, or dementia. Now, a study recently released adds to the evidence that older adults who wear hearing aids for a newly diagnosed hearing loss may have the advantage over their counterparts. This study from the University of Michigan found individuals with newly diagnosed hearing loss … Read More

Better Diet = Better Hearing!

eat healthy and have better hearing

Here’s another reason you may want to watch what you eat—it might help prevent hearing loss! Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing loss. Using longitudinal data collected in the Nurses’ Health Study II Conservation of Hearing Study (CHEARS), researchers examined three-year changes in hearing sensitivities and … Read More

What’s the Difference Between an Audiologist and Other Doctors?

Difference between an audiologist and other doctors.

If you had a cough or a runny nose, would you go to a dentist? Probably not. Likewise, if you were having chest pains, you probably wouldn’t go to an orthopedic surgeon. You’d probably go to a hospital emergency room or a cardiologist. But lots of people are confused about who they should see if they think they have a … Read More

Three Ways Hearing Loss Impacts Your Daily Life

group of adults living with hearing loss

The effects of hearing loss Your hearing plays a major role in everything you do: your job, your personal life, and even your physical health and safety. Many people assume that “a little hearing loss” isn’t a problem, or that they can simply “get by” by asking people to repeat themselves or being unable to hear in daily situations. Unfortunately, … Read More

What Costs Do I Need to Consider When Buying Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids come in a wide range of styles and technology levels to fit every budget. Entry-level hearing aids at a professional practice such as Associated Audiologists should cost approximately $675 each. Keep in mind that similar to computer or cell phone technology, today’s mid-level hearing aids were considered top-of-the-line five to seven years ago. That means entry or mid-level … Read More

Take Precautions to Prevent Slips and Falls this Winter

how to prevent slipping on the ice this winter

In the United States, about one in four adults (30%) age 65 and older, report falling each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  This results in about 30 million falls each year. While not all falls result in an injury, about 38% of those who fall reported an injury that required medical treatment or restricted their activity for … Read More

How Hearing Aid Accessories Could Help You Hear Better

different types of hearing aid technology

Public spaces, such as auditoriums, one-on-one conversations, watching television and listening to phone calls or music can all present listening challenges. That’s where hearing aid accessories come in. Hearing aid accessories and devices can bridge the gap between you and the sound source by eliminating the effects of distance, background noise, and reverberation, bypassing challenging acoustics—sending sound directly to your … Read More

Breakthrough Hearing Aid Technology for Today

new hearing aid technology

Want hearing aids that connect to your smartphone and have directional microphones? Or what about hearing aids that stream music, movies, and conversations directly to your ears?  Today’s hearing aid technology was only a dream a few years ago–now it’s reality. There are literally hearing aids to help almost every patient, no matter what your listening needs or budget. Here … Read More

Why It’s a Good Idea to Treat Hearing Loss Early

family enjoying a meal at a restaurant

When you go to dinner in a busy restaurant, do you have problems hearing your conversation partner? Are you turning the volume up on your television or radio louder and louder? Do you struggle to hear on the phone? These all are common symptoms of hearing loss. It’s a widely recognized fact that individuals with hearing loss often don’t or … Read More