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

Understanding Hearing Assistive Technology

Hearing aids do just that - they “aid” you in hearing better - but even with the latest technology, hearing aids have limitations. Public spaces, such as auditoriums, one-on-one conversations, watching television, and listening to phone calls or music can all present listening challenges. That’s where hearing aid accessories come in. Hearing aid accessories and devices can bridge the gap ... Read More

Transform Your Hearing from Ordinary to Extraordinary in 2019

Did you know that if you wear hearing aids you could be streaming conversations with friends and family directly from your smartphone to your hearing aids? And your favorite television programming and music could be delivered directly to your ears hands-free, too? And even better, you could be the only one who could hear all of this? Thanks to the ... Read More