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

Top 3 Things to Look for in New Hearing Aids

Thinking about new hearing aids? There are lots of things to consider as you begin your search. Thanks to new technology, here are three important features you should consider in any new hearing aids you are looking at. Bluetooth connectivity—Bluetooth is the technology used to send signals between electronic devices. Its original purpose was to help us get rid of … Read More

Why Dizziness is More Common as We Age

Dizziness and balance issues can become a problem at any age, but they are more common in adults over age 65. Often, aging and other medical conditions that are more common in older adults, such as diabetes and peripheral neuropathy, can impact the ability to maintain balance. The body has three primary sensory systems that work together to create postural … Read More

Why You Should Pay Attention to That Ringing in Your Ears

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 15% of the general public — over 50 million Americans — experience some form of tinnitus. Roughly 20 million people struggle with burdensome chronic tinnitus, while 2 million have extreme and debilitating cases. What does tinnitus sound like and what can you do about it? Usually, tinnitus is a sound that … Read More

5 Steps to a Custom Hearing Aid Solution

Your hearing is as unique as you are, like a fingerprint. Though problems hearing may fall into general categories, hearing aids, which are usually prescribed to treat hearing loss, are not one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, hearing aids should be prescribed and programmed to address your needs, including your lifestyle and budget. But where do you start to get a customized solution … Read More