Number of People with Hearing Loss to Increase

According to researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, in 2020, 55 percent of adults with hearing loss are 70 or older. In just 40 years, by 2060, that rate will jump to 67 percent. The researchers projected future hearing loss using data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Clearly, hearing loss is a common problem in … Read More

Don’t Slip Up!

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated … Read More

Is It Time for New Hearing Aids?

There’s one important question that almost everyone who wears hearing aids faces sooner or later:  “Is it time for new hearing aids?” According to national statistics, most hearing aids have an average lifespan of three to five years. Lots of factors can affect the lifespan of your hearing aids though. These include the make and model of your hearing aids, … Read More

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