Is Smaller Better? Why Smaller Hearing Aids Aren’t Always the Best Solution

When it comes to hearing aids, many people don’t want anyone else to see the devices they’re wearing, and arrive at their first appointment convinced they want completely in-the-canal “invisible” hearing aids. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of these tiny devices, and why you should consider all your options. Many people equate smaller prescription hearing aids with being technologically … Read More

Preventing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

We’re exposed to loud noises every day, but when those noises are extremely loud, or we’re exposed to them over and over, they can cause what’s called noise-induced hearing loss. Now a new study sheds light on the role of zinc in NIHL, and possible ways to prevent it. It’s one of the most common causes of hearing loss—exposure to … Read More

How to Get the Most from Your Visit with the Audiologist

A visit to any healthcare provider can sometimes be overwhelming. But if you’re better prepared, you’ll likely get more information from your provider and have a better experience. That’s especially true when your visit is with your audiologist. These tips can help you get the most from your next appointment. If you have an appointment scheduled with your audiologist, it’s … Read More

Travel Tips for Those with Hearing Loss

Will you be traveling this summer by plane? Here are a few tips to ensure you can hear all the important travel instructions at the airport. These tips could help make your trip safer and more enjoyable. Planning a summer getaway? If so, you wouldn’t dream of leaving your sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuit or passport behind. But if you have hearing … Read More

New Study Finds People Living in Rural Areas at Greater Risk of Hearing Loss

A new study has identified those who live in rural America at higher risk for hearing loss. Why? Probably because many in these areas work in industries that consistently expose them to loud noises, like agriculture, making prevention the best course of action. A study recently published in the journal Lancet Regional Health-Americas, is one of the first to estimate … Read More

12 Key Questions to Ask When Shopping for Hearing Aids

If you’re in the market for hearing aids, you’ve probably discovered that there are a number of options for you choose from, whether you’re looking at prescription hearing aids or over-the-counter devices. Because this can be a significant purchase related to your health and well-being, it’s important to have your hearing evaluated by a professional, and take their recommendations seriously. … Read More

Watch Out for These 3 Marketing Tactics When Shopping for Hearing Aids

If you’re a first-time hearing aid buyer, your journey will likely be confusing. Here are 3 marketing tactics you should be aware of if you’re shopping for prescription or over-the-counter hearing aids. Searching for and buying prescription hearing aids can be a confusing journey, making it important for you to research hearing aids and audiologists before making a purchase. So, … Read More

New Survey Shows Many People Don’t Use Assistive Listening Technology

A recent survey conducted by the Committee for Communication Access in America sheds new light on who uses assistive listening systems and why. Read on to learn more about these findings, as well as the types of assistive listening systems available to improve your listening experience. Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), assistive listening systems (ALS) … Read More

Government Requires Child-Resistant Packaging for Hearing Aid Batteries

Button-sized disposable batteries are generally safe, but they can be dangerous if swallowed, especially by children and pets. Now a new law, called Reese’s Law, has been enacted, requiring child-resistant packaging for these batteries. Generally, button-sized disposable hearing aid batteries are safe, but according to the National Capital Poison Control Center, every year in the United States, more than 3,500 … Read More

Can Regular Hearing Aid Use Reduce Risk of Death?

You know that hearing aids can help you hear better. But did you know a new study has found a lower risk of death in those with hearing loss who regularly wear their hearing aids? Read on to learn more about this new scientific study and the many benefits of hearing aids. Research continues to point to the many benefits … Read More