Pros and Cons of Bundling vs. Unbundling — Which Pricing Model is Best?

Whether we realize it or not, almost every day we experience the concept of “bundled vs. unbundled” pricing. Here’s an example. If you buy a car loaded with all the options that not only includes the cost of the vehicle, but also includes oil changes and tire rotations for the first 50,000 miles, that’s an example of bundled pricing. You … Read More

Battery Basics for Hearing Aid Users

power one mercury free high level hearing aid batteries

For most people who wear hearing aids, hearing aid batteries are an absolute necessity. They keep your hearing aids powered up and in top working condition. Recently, Hearing Tracker, an online resource, surveyed 1,000 hearing aid users about their hearing aids and battery usage. Here are some highlights: The average hearing aid user reports wearing their hearing aids 13 hours … Read More

What’s the Problem with Earwax?

problems with earwax

From the time you were old enough to bathe on your own, your parents probably taught you that an important part of hygiene is keeping your ears clean. But did they teach you the correct way to clean your ears? And what happens if you don’t clean them? Is there really any danger to a build-up of excess earwax? Let’s … Read More

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

Why Do People Avoid Wearing Hearing Aids?

It’s a proven fact that hearing aids work, and today’s hearing aids work better than ever thanks to advanced digital technology and features such as artificial intelligence, directional microphones and rechargeable batteries. So what’s stopping millions of Americans from wearing hearing aids? The average person waits five to seven years before seeking help. Is it the stigma associated with hearing … Read More

Could Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

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