Types and Styles of Hearing Aids

With the addition of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids to the market, choices have become even more confusing for consumers. In this blog post, we’ll address the differences between prescription and over-the-counter hearing aids, and the types of hearing aids now available. Over-the-Counter or Prescription Hearing Aids? OTC hearing aids were recently approved by the FDA. Think of OTC hearing aids … Read More

Reduce Your Risk of Falling

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2019, 34,000 people over age 65 died as a result of falls, and another 3 million ended up in the emergency room. In fact, more than one out of four older adults fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor, and falling once doubles your chances of falling again. … Read More

Is There a Connection Between Hearing Loss and Emotional Health?

According to the World Health Organization, 2 billion people in the world will be 60 years old or older by 2050. As the number of older adults increases, so do the health conditions affecting this population, including hearing loss and its documented connection to emotional health, depression and social isolation. Recently, a cross-sectional study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience … Read More

Over-the-Counter or Prescription Hearing Aids?

With the recent entry into the marketplace of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, many consumers are asking themselves, “Which do I need?  Over-the-counter or prescription hearing aids?” Probably the best place to start in answering that question is with a comprehensive hearing evaluation performed by a doctoral-level audiologist. A hearing evaluation isn’t required in order to purchase OTC hearing aids, but … Read More

Is Tinnitus Worse at the Holidays?

If you’re hearing ringing in your ears this holiday season, but it’s not Christmas bells, it could be tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound source is present. Tinnitus can take on any number of characteristics and is usually a sound that only you can hear. You can experience tinnitus that varies from soft to loud … Read More

Survey Highlights Lack of Awareness of Hearing Loss

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic recently released a new study which shines a spotlight on the need to improve awareness of hearing loss among adults between the ages of 50 and 80 in the United States. Results indicated that only 10% of those surveyed were able to properly identify a “normal” range of hearing. The survey also found that people … Read More

Do You Have Insurance to Help Pay for Hearing Aids?

Health insurance and hearing aids are complicated topics, and just because you have medical insurance doesn’t mean you have a benefit that helps pay for hearing aids. Some insurance companies cover the cost of prescription hearing aids, some provide a limited benefit, and some provide none. It’s always best to check your benefits with your audiologist so you know exactly … Read More

Get Connected with Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids

Like any device that relies on digital processing technology, prescription hearing aids have become packed with features that can improve your hearing by leaps and bounds. One of those technological advances is Bluetooth connectivity. If your prescription hearing aids are equipped with Bluetooth, you can connect to your cell phone to make hearing calls easier through both ears. You also … Read More

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