Consumer Alerts and Tips

Recently, the Kansas Insurance Commissioner issued a warning to consumers that there has been an uptick in the number of complaints due to scams. Here are some to things to watch out for: “Coronavirus Insurance” is not real. It does not exist. Anyone trying to sell it is trying to scam you. Beware of phone calls where people claim to … Read More

Technology Update!

Hearing aid technology continues to evolve, advancing so that you can enjoy every word! Here, the Associated Audiologists team summarizes the latest technology and features you may benefit from. Widex Moment The latest generation of hearing aids from Widex, called Moment, restores the sense of more natural hearing as many people remember it. This is a fundamental shift for general … Read More

COVID-19 Precautions and Prevention

As we enter the winter months, healthcare professionals are concerned regarding the spread of COVID-19, as well as the influenza virus. It is possible that an individual could become infected with the flu and the COVID virus at the same time. For that reason, the Centers for Disease Control is urging all Americans to get a flu vaccination, which greatly … Read More

COVID-19 and Hearing Loss

Because COVID-19 is so new and research regarding its impact on the human body is limited, it’s difficult to know what the long-lasting effects with be on those who contract the virus. In fact, it’s likely it could be years before we know how this virus affects the body long term. Recently, however, studies published in highly respected medical journals, … Read More

Does Wearing Hearing Aids Reduce Cognitive Decline?

Scientists are focused on figuring out how to prevent cognitive decline as we age. Unfortunately, there are still no effective treatments or cures. However, a number of studies have shown a connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline. In fact, findings from a study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggested that hearing loss may help identify individuals at greater … Read More

Does Stress Make Tinnitus Worse?

The past several months have been some of the most stressful times many people can remember, especially with concerns about COVID-19. Each individual responds to that stress differently. Some people may live with it, while others find it difficult to cope. For those with tinnitus, or constant ringing in the ears, there is a strong connection to stress. The human … Read More

Do I Need An Audiologist?

Being quarantined with close family these past few months has meant trying to communicate effectively, and for many the “togetherness” has highlighted communication challenges, especially hearing loss. Shortcomings you might have ignored before may have become more noticeable than ever, perhaps even annoying. And many people want to do something about it—but who can they turn to? The answer is … Read More

5 Ways to Save on Hearing Aids Now

Hearing aids are a significant investment in your health, and one that can be vitally important. But, actually paying for hearing aids can sometimes be more difficult.  So let’s take a look at some ways you can pay for hearing aids now, AND save money. Pay cash if you can. If you can’t, most audiology practices accept a variety of … Read More

Why Bluetooth Technology is More Important Than Ever in Hearing Aids

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that being able to communicate well with the people you’re in close contact with is more important than ever! Many of us are now working from home, as well as living with close circles of family and friends. One feature many people have found helpful during this time is Bluetooth connectivity. … Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Rechargeable hearing aids may appeal to you because you’re interested in a “greener” way to power your hearing aids, or you may have difficulty handling the tiny batteries used in traditional hearing aids. Here, we answer some common questions about rechargeable hearing aids to help you weigh your choices. Q.  Are there any differences between traditional and rechargeable hearing aids, … Read More