Five Steps to Making Good Decisions about Your Hearing Care

    Three important values I learned from my parents are to work hard, be honest, and do what you say you are going to do. These values are critical for Associated Audiologists, Inc. and serve as the foundation for our company. I believe that relationships matter. If our relationships with patients aren’t built on trust, honesty, respect, and professionalism, … Read More

Do Your Hearing Aids Need a Boost?

Just as their name implies, hearing aids can help you hear. But sometimes hearing aids aren’t enough. Sometimes your hearing aids need an extra boost to help you hear your best. Assistive Listening Devices Boost Hearing Aid Abilities If your hearing aids are current and quality technology fit by a doctoral-level audiologist using real-ear measurement, but you still have problems ... Read More

Hearing Aid Experts

Determining the best hearing aid technology for each individual patient is a complex process which takes the patient’s comprehensive hearing evaluation, health history, lifestyle, personal listening needs and budget into consideration. Why See an Audiologist? Because there are literally hundreds of hearing aids available with a wide variety of features, the audiologist you work with should be familiar with different ... Read More

“Smart” Hearing Aid Technology Could Change Your Life

Today we have hearing aids that are “smart!” They know a meeting sounds different from a party – even the difference between classical and pop music...and they can adjust accordingly. These smart hearing aids can keep up with the changing sounds in your life. But how is that possible? Machine Learning Is Incorporated in Hearing Aids Widex was the first ... Read More

What is Sound Sensitivity?

  It’s a noisy world - car horns blaring, people shouting, phones ringing, radios turned up at top volume - these sounds can all be annoying, but for most people, they aren’t intolerable. Unfortunately, if you’re someone with sound sensitivity, these sounds can be so disruptive, it’s difficult to live what most people would consider a “normal” life. Different Types ... Read More

What Does Tinnitus Sound Like?

Tinnitus is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” but it can actually manifest in a variety of different perceived sounds including: ringing, hissing, static, crickets, screeching, whooshing, roaring, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, dial tones and even music. According to the American Tinnitus Association, in almost all cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning that only the person who ... Read More

What Is Tinnitus and Who Has It?

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absences of an external sound source. 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, ... Read More

Tinnitus Management Options

Despite claims from a variety of products, currently, there is no known cure for tinnitus. However, there are very good, well-established tools and management options that can significantly reduce the perceived burden of tinnitus, and help manage its impact on your life. Find an Audiologist Who Specializes in Tinnitus Your first step toward effectively managing tinnitus should be to find ... Read More

What Your Heart and Your Hearing Have in Common

Decades of research point to a link between heart and hearing health. Raymond H. Hull, PhD, professor of communication sciences and disorders in audiology and neurosciences at Wichita State University, and Stacy R. Kerschen, Au.D., conducted an analysis of 84 years of work from scientists worldwide on the link between cardiovascular health and the ability to hear. Their work, which ... Read More

Noise Could be Bad for Your Heart

When you think about the things that are bad for your heart, you probably think about habits like smoking, overeating, or lack of exercise. Now you can add another risk factor to that list - noise. Loud noise activates our “fight or flight” response. This over-activity of the sympathetic nervous system can make you jittery, wear down your resilience, and ... Read More