Where Should You Buy Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are sold in a variety of locations—professional audiology clinics that employ doctoral-level audiologists, franchise chains and wholesale clubs, and retail stores. While it may seem convenient to buy your hearing aids from a wholesale club or a retail store, a comprehensive hearing evaluation is a medical test, not something that typically is done at the same place where … Read More

What’s the Latest Breakthrough Hearing Technology and Do You Need It?

Lots of people think they need the latest bells and whistles on everything from their smartphones to their computers, to their cars. So why should hearing aids be any different?  And if you want the latest hearing aids, what’s one of the top features you should consider? According to our doctoral-level audiologists, one of the top features many people now … Read More

Top 3 Things to Look for in New Hearing Aids

Thinking about new hearing aids? There are lots of things to consider as you begin your search. Thanks to new technology, here are three important features you should consider in any new hearing aids you are looking at. Bluetooth connectivity—Bluetooth is the technology used to send signals between electronic devices. Its original purpose was to help us get rid of … Read More

Why Dizziness is More Common as We Age

Dizziness and balance issues can become a problem at any age, but they are more common in adults over age 65. Often, aging and other medical conditions that are more common in older adults, such as diabetes and peripheral neuropathy, can impact the ability to maintain balance. The body has three primary sensory systems that work together to create postural … Read More

Why You Should Pay Attention to That Ringing in Your Ears

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 15% of the general public — over 50 million Americans — experience some form of tinnitus. Roughly 20 million people struggle with burdensome chronic tinnitus, while 2 million have extreme and debilitating cases. What does tinnitus sound like and what can you do about it? Usually, tinnitus is a sound that … Read More

5 Steps to a Custom Hearing Aid Solution

Your hearing is as unique as you are, like a fingerprint. Though problems hearing may fall into general categories, hearing aids, which are usually prescribed to treat hearing loss, are not one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, hearing aids should be prescribed and programmed to address your needs, including your lifestyle and budget. But where do you start to get a customized solution … Read More

Benefits to Keeping Hearing Aids Functioning, Despite Pandemic

During the pandemic, the safety restrictions placed on senior living facilities, and seniors in general, have severely limited or eliminated social interactions with family and peers. This type of isolation can produce changes in communication and can lead to anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, during this time older adults who have been successful hearing aid users may be using their hearing … Read More

Hearing Loss and Heart Disease

As we age, two major health concerns are heart disease and hearing loss. Aside from COVID-19, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, while hearing loss is one of the most common health concerns older adults face, affecting about 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 who have disabling hearing loss. This rate increases … Read More

Understanding Your Insurance Benefits

We’re just a couple of months into the new year, so you may not have had the chance to use or check out your insurance benefits, especially as they relate to hearing aids. But if you’re still trying to figure your benefits out, Associated Audiologists has created a special guide to help called “Your Guide to Insurance and Hearing Aids.” … Read More

As You Age, You May be at Increased Risk of Falling

According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, one of the leading health concerns for people over the age of 60 is falling, which is often related to balance problems. Each year millions of adults fall and one in five of those falls leads to serious injury, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control.  One of three adults 65 or … Read More