The Link Between Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis

According to a study recently published in the Hearing Journal, a first-of-its-kind study has found that osteoporosis and low bone density may be important contributors to age-related hearing loss. A nationwide longitudinal study of nearly 144,000 women in the U.S., with up to 34 years of follow-up, determined that osteoporosis, or low bone density, was independently associated with up to … Read More

Are Sleep Apnea and Hearing Loss Connected?

The National Sleep Foundation estimates more than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the condition causes you to stop and restart breathing many times while sleeping. This can prevent your body from getting enough oxygen. There are two types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea happens when your upper airway becomes … Read More

Medications Can Affect Your Hearing

We usually take medications like pain relievers and antibiotics to treat health problems, such as headache pain, arthritis, or in the case of antibiotics, an infection. And while it’s true that these medications may treat one health problem, in the process they might cause another, namely hearing loss, tinnitus or vestibular disorders. In fact, drugs that can impact hearing, whether … Read More

Countless Reasons to Choose Associated Audiologists

With all the “noise” in the marketplace, it’s tough to know who to trust with your hearing health, but there’s only one Associated Audiologists. We pride ourselves on helping our patients hear their best, taking the time to meet with each patient and family, establishing a relationship, providing personalized recommendations, and offering outstanding and convenient service. Let’s review some other … Read More

How Human Hearing Stacks Up in the Animal Kingdom

As humans, we typically think we’re at the top of the charts when compared to other members of the animal kingdom, but when it comes to our ability to hear, there are plenty of animals that have us beat. Just take a look at the hearing of some members of the animal kingdom! Several marine animals rank at the top … Read More

Dispelling 4 Common Misconceptions People Have About Hearing Aids

The topic of hearing loss can be a difficult one to broach, especially with those close to you. Many people don’t want to believe they have a hearing loss at all, while others acknowledge that they can’t hear as well as they used to, but they don’t understand how hearing aids work, and why you can’t just share yours with … Read More

5 Reasons to Visit Associated Audiologists

According to the American Academy of Audiology, October is Audiology Awareness Month, a time to educate and inform the public about who audiologists are and what they can do for their patients. In a nutshell, audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in individuals of all ages from infants and … Read More

Time is Running Out to Use Your Health Insurance Benefits

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, only around 25% of adults in the United States who need hearing aids have them. The foundation adds that while most private insurance plans pay for a hearing test, they don’t typically help with the cost of hearing aids. The few plans that do may only provide $500 to $1,000 every two to five … Read More

The Connection Between Dizziness and Aging

Whether you’re 20 or 80 years old, you can have problems with dizziness and balance. But as you age, a number of health issues and risk factors can put you an increased risk for dizziness and injury from falls. In fact, according to the Morbidity and Mortality Report, in the United States, about one in four adults (28%) age 65 … Read More

What is This Ringing in My Ears and How Did I Get It?

Millions of individuals have a condition known as tinnitus. Tinnitus can range from a minor annoyance to a major disruption in an individual’s life. But what causes tinnitus and how do you get it? Here, we’ll answer some of the most common questions about tinnitus and sound sensitivity. What are tinnitus and sound sensitivity? Tinnitus is the perception of sound … Read More