Preventing Falls at Home

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 60% of falls in adults over age 65 occur at home and most don’t happen from a height, say a ladder or the stairs. Most happen at ground level. While there are many causes for falls, dizziness and balance problems are more common as adults age. In addition, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, … Read More

Why Do I Need an Audiologist?

If you were having a heart attack, would you try to treat it yourself?  Or would you call 911 and go to a hospital?  If you had a tooth ache, would you grab a pair of pliers and try to pull the tooth out, or would you schedule an appointment with a dentist? Most people would call a health care … Read More

Ask About Real-Ear Measurement

Why do individuals purchase state-of-the-art hearing aid technology, only to end up not wearing their new hearing aids and leaving them in the nightstand drawer? It may be because the hearing aids weren’t correctly fit and programmed for the individual. Hearing aids come preset to the manufacturer’s specifications. Some audiologists simply take the hearing aids out of the box, put … Read More

Hearing Aid Battery Do’s and Don’ts

A survey of 1,000 hearing aid users done by Hearing Tracker found that the most popular hearing aid battery size is 312. In addition, the average hearing aid user wears their hearing aids 13 hours a day, and their batteries last an average of seven days. Powering up your hearing aids is absolutely essential, but there are some things you … Read More

10 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Hearing Aids

The purchase of hearing aids is a major investment in your health and well-being, and one you should consider carefully. Often, individuals who are shopping for hearing aids, especially for the first time, don’t realize all the nuances involved in wearing and caring for hearing aids. Below is a list of questions you should ask to be sure you get … Read More

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