How to Protect Your Hearing AND Enjoy Summer Activities

For most of us, it’s been a couple of years since we experienced the sounds of summer concerts, fireworks displays or even swimming in the community pool. But as COVID-19 restrictions ease and more people become vaccinated, summer activities are returning to our schedules. Be sure to continue all safety recommendations, including mask wearing, social distancing and hand sanitizing. And … Read More

Breakthrough Hearing Aid Technology That Won’t Break the Bank

Want to keep up with work, family, and friends like you used to? Today’s hearing aids feature advanced technology that not only can help you hear better, but that’s available at a more affordable price than ever before. Here are some popular features to ask about if you’re considering hearing aids. Bluetooth Hearing Aid Technology Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids allow you … Read More

Balance Tests + Getting Accurately Diagnosed For Dizziness & Balance Disorders

How Imbalance Can Feel Dizziness and balance disorders can be difficult and frustrating conditions to diagnose for patients. One reason is because patients often have a difficult time describing their symptoms in a meaningful way to their healthcare providers. Vertigo is the most specific symptom many patients experience, and it has a specific definition—it is an illusion, or feeling, of … Read More

Can’t Hear When Someone is Wearing a Mask? Try These Tips.

In spite of the fact that more and more people are getting vaccinated for COVID-19 every day, it looks like masking and social distancing will be with us for some time in order to safely return to normal activities at some point. For those with hearing loss, even for those without hearing loss, wearing a mask can make it difficult … Read More

Tips to Overcome Hearing Challenges During Virtual Meetings

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, few workers used virtual meeting apps, such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom, but organizations and their employees quickly adapted to the need to continue conducting business in a safe environment that reduced the risk of exposure. Now a year into the pandemic, these virtual meetings have become a fixture for most workers. While … Read More

Why Adults Lose Their Hearing

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, a great time to learn more about hearing and hearing loss. One of the biggest misconceptions about hearing loss is that it’s a problem only older adults experience. According to the National Institute for Deafness and Communicative Disorders, about two to three out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born … Read More

Hearing Aid Benefits

Insurance benefits for hearing aids are confusing, to say the least.  Though many people have health insurance plans or Medicare replacement plans that claim to provide an insurance benefit, most of those same people have no idea what that really means. Unfortunately, in this case, you MUST read the fine print in order to understand what your plan covers, if … Read More

Medicare’s Approval of VEMP Testing a Positive Sign for Dizzy Patients

Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. So when someone experiences the symptoms of dizziness and balance problems, and they seek help from a medical professional, you’d expect Medicare and health insurance … Read More

Where Should You Buy Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are sold in a variety of locations—professional audiology clinics that employ doctoral-level audiologists, franchise chains and wholesale clubs, and retail stores. While it may seem convenient to buy your hearing aids from a wholesale club or a retail store, a comprehensive hearing evaluation is a medical test, not something that typically is done at the same place where … Read More

What’s the Latest Breakthrough Hearing Technology and Do You Need It?

Lots of people think they need the latest bells and whistles on everything from their smartphones to their computers, to their cars. So why should hearing aids be any different?  And if you want the latest hearing aids, what’s one of the top features you should consider? According to our doctoral-level audiologists, one of the top features many people now … Read More