The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

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Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s most widespread health concerns. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss.  Hearing Loss Is More Common in Those with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes In addition, a recent study found that hearing loss is twice … Read More

Tips for Sleeping Better with Tinnitus

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For the millions of people who have tinnitus, bedtime is often one of the most difficult times of day to cope with the constant ringing, buzzing or chirping they experience. In fact, because of the quiet, many people suspect that their tinnitus is loudest while they are trying to fall asleep. However, the actual loudness of tinnitus does not vary … Read More

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids today are much smaller and smarter than ever before! Today’s hearing aids don’t just make sounds louder – they’re equipped with technology that helps target the sounds you need and want to hear, making those sounds more prominent than other background sounds. Artificial Intelligence Is New to the Hearing Aid Industry Artificial intelligence (AI) in hearing aids is … Read More

Pros and Cons of Small Hearing Aids

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You’ve probably seen pictures of tiny hearing aids that are advertised as “invisible” because they fit deep in the ear canal. Many people equate these smaller devices with being technologically advanced or superior, but that’s not necessarily the case. Smaller, completely in-the-canal (CICs) or invisible in-the-canal (IIC) hearing aids, are less visible, but patients often are bothered by the “plugged … Read More

Don’t be Dizzy! The Most Common Causes of BPPV

Dizziness is a common cause of BPPV

Feelings of dizziness can mean many things and are often linked to problems affecting the equilibrium system. A few symptoms of dizziness and imbalance include experiencing blurry vision or spinning (vertigo), weakness and general unsteadiness, and feeling lightheaded or faint.  Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV, is the most common cause of vertigo. In fact, this condition will affect approximately … Read More

Top 6 Mistakes People Make When Buying Hearing Aids

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  Buying hearing aids is a complex process. There are lots and lots of choices to make – from the type of provider you work with, to the specific hearing aid you choose.   Here are the top 6 mistakes patients often make, and how to avoid these pitfalls. 1. Basing Your Decision on Information in a Mailer Health insurance companies, … Read More

The Pros and Cons of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

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Whether you’re interested in rechargeable hearing aids because you have difficulty handling traditional hearing aid batteries, or you want a “greener” power option, most of the major hearing aid manufacturers, including Widex, ReSound, Oticon, Phonak and Starkey, now offer rechargeable hearing aid options. But let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of this technology. Advantages of Rechargeable … Read More

Top 5 Myths about Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

When it comes to hearing loss and hearing aids, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. Here, we dispel five common myths with the truth about hearing loss and hearing aids. Myth #1 – Only old people have hearing loss or need hearing aids. Reality – Our average patient is 60 years old; 50 percent are male, 50 percent are female. … Read More

What “Locked” Hearing Aids Are and Why You Don’t Want Them

If you’re like most people, you understand that there are lots of different hearing aid brands on the market. But did you know that some hearing aids use proprietary technology that requires you to return to the provider you purchased them from for repairs and adjustments? That’s called “locked” hearing aid software technology. Locked hearing aids are commonly sold at warehouse/big … Read More

Summer Tips for Hearing Aid Care

It was a long winter in the Midwest, and most of us are thrilled to be outside soaking up the sun. But summer can pose some special challenges to your hearing and hearing aids you should be aware of. Here are a few tips to help you take care of your ears and hearing aids while still enjoying the sunshine! … Read More