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

Could a Healthy Diet Reduce Risk of Hearing Loss?

Can a healthy diet reduce the risk of hearing loss? Nutritional status has been identified as a risk associated with hearing loss. But in a recent review, researchers from Spain examined the links between hearing loss and nutritional status, looking at studies published between 2010 and 2019. What they found was that diets rich in saturated fats and cholesterol have … Read More

Have Hearing Loss and Wearing a Face Mask? Here are Some Tips to Help

Have Hearing Loss and Wearing a Face Mask? Here are Some Tips to Help

During the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a face mask or other cloth face covering has become a requirement in our clinic for both our staff and our patients. Based on current evidence and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, it’s the best way to reduce the transmission of this virus. But, wearing a face mask for someone who has hearing … Read More

Study Shows Connection to Hearing/Dizziness

What people hear and do not hear can have a direct effect on their balance, according to new research from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). The research, published in the March 12 issue of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, provides a better understanding of the relationship between hearing loss and why people fall, especially … Read More

Dietary Supplements Can’t Cure Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound source is present. Tinnitus can take on any number of characteristics and is usually a sound that only you can hear. You can experience tinnitus that varies from soft to loud and from low to high pitch. Individuals describe their tinnitus in a number of ways, including a buzzing, clicking, … Read More

Research Linked to Common Dizziness Condition

If lying down or turning over in bed makes you feel dizzy, it could be an indication that you have a common dizziness condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. This condition can have a major impact on quality of life, even though it is a benign. And even though BPPV isn’t life-threatening, it does increase the risk of … Read More

Five Common Hearing Aid Mishaps and How to Avoid Them

After caring for nearly 25,000 patients over 35 years, we’ve seen just about everything at Associated Audiologists. People drop their hearing aids in the toilet, down the sink, or they jump in a lake with them on. No matter what the case, the result can be lost or damaged hearing aids, leaving the wearer without their “ears,” often when they … Read More