How Hearing Loss Impacts Relationships

If you’ve ever walked into your living room and have sworn the television was turned up loud enough to break the sound barrier, you’re not alone! Spouses and partners often are the first to notice a loved one’s hearing loss, especially when the TV volume is cranked up. Communicating with this person can be difficult and frustrating. You often have … Read More

Don’t Rock the Boat!

For many Midwesterners, summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy area lakes, boating and fishing. But if you’re someone who suffers from dizziness or balance disorders, the thought of climbing aboard a boat may sound like a nightmare, instead of a vacation. In fact, according to a recent poll from the Vestibular Disorders Association, 55% of participants … Read More

Six Apps to Help You Hear Your Best!

You’ve probably heard the saying, “There’s an app for that.” And if you have hearing loss, that’s definitely true. Here are five hearing-related apps you might want to look into. All are free and may be helpful, and our own Dave Nissen, Au.D., Senior Audiologist, checked them all out. Here’s more information: Otter Voice Meeting Notes—This free app, available on … Read More

More Research that Wearing Hearing Aids Could Prevent Dementia

In promising new research from the University of Melbourne, Australia, scientists tested the use of hearing aids in almost 100 adults aged 62-82 years with hearing loss to see if wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function. Cognitive decline is associated with hearing loss, which affects about 32 per cent of people aged … Read More

Focus on Listening for Better Hearing & Speech Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in diagnosing and treating hearing and speech-language disorders. The recognition is sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). For 2020, the theme is “Communication at Work.” At Associated Audiologists, we see the impact that good … Read More

Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer of the Ears

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 4 million Americans are diagnosed with the most common form of skin cancer each year, basal cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer. Though we don’t treat skin cancer at Associated Audiologists, because we are constantly examining patients’ ears for hearing loss, we discover and … Read More

How a Professional Audiology Practice Can Help You Hear Your Best

Though over-the-counter hearing aids are set for availability later in 2020, buying hearing aids without the expert guidance of a doctoral-level audiologist may be risky. In fact, most professional organizations advise consumers to get a comprehensive hearing evaluation from a professional practice before making such a purchase. And while many people may think they are capable of choosing which hearing … Read More

Why Buying Cheap Hearing Aids is a Bad Idea

It’s a fact that “cheap hearing aids” is one of the most popular phrases searched on the web when it comes to hearing aids. But “cheap” is a relative term. What’s cheap to one person may seem expensive to the next. So here are some things to consider if you’re in the market for hearing aids. It’s not realistic to … Read More

How to Protect Your Hearing

Unfortunately, there’s no cure for hearing loss. Once your hearing is damaged, it’s permanent, and though hearing aids can help you hear again, your hearing will never be the same as it once was. In most cases, hearing loss may occur from years and years of exposure to loud noises, say mowing the yard each week, or from one loud … Read More