Bill Would Improve Access to Medicare Audiology Services

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) have endorsed the Medicare Audiology Access Improvement Act of 2023, bipartisan legislation introduced recently that would provide seniors with more timely and robust access to services provided by audiologists. The bill is an updated version of similar legislation introduced in previous Congresses that … Read More

Audiology Awareness Month

If you’ve noticed you’re having difficulty hearing lately, you may be looking for someone who can help you understand what’s going on with your hearing, why you’re having problems, and if there’s help available. The good news is there are many types of professionals who care for people with problems related to their ears and hearing. But an audiologist is … Read More

Don’t Wait Until End of Year to Get Hearing Checked

The clock is ticking down on 2023, and though there are still a few weeks left on the calendar, if you’re considering having your hearing checked and possibly buying prescription hearing aids soon, you should schedule that appointment now. Why? Because typically, end-of-the-year appointments are hard to come by. Many individuals wait until the last minute to schedule a variety … Read More

What Goes into Good Balance?

Most of us don’t have a problem with our balance. We roll over in bed, get up in the middle of the night and can easily walk to the bathroom without giving it a second thought. But what if that simple task wasn’t so simple? What if getting out of bed caused you to become dizzy, nauseous, or even fall? … Read More

Why You Need an Audiologist in Your Corner

The world of hearing aids is about to become even more complicated, so the hearing professional you have in your corner can make a world of difference in how well you navigate the important choices that can help you hear your best. Why are things about to become more complicated? That’s because the government has approved a new category of … Read More

Audiology Awareness Month

Female Doctor Examining Male Patient's Ear With Otoscope

If you think you might have a hearing loss, there are lots of ways to find out—from online hearing screenings to free in-person screenings to hearing checks at work. All of these screenings can give you an indication of whether you have a hearing loss, but their limitation is that they are only screenings. They aren’t comprehensive hearing evaluations, and … Read More

Why Do I Need an Audiologist?

Male Doctor Carrying Out Ear Exam On Female Patient

If you were having a heart attack, would you try to treat it yourself?  Or would you call 911 and go to a hospital?  If you had a tooth ache, would you grab a pair of pliers and try to pull the tooth out, or would you schedule an appointment with a dentist? Most people would call a health care … Read More

Do I Need An Audiologist?

senior patient having hearing exam in special audio room

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

Should You Bring Your Family to Your Audiologist’s Appointment?

a family going to see their audiologist

Many people are very private about their medical care, and don’t want to share any information about their conditions or treatment. But when it comes to hearing loss, you might want to re-think that position. Many audiologists point out that it’s a good idea to bring those closest to you, whether that’s family or friends, to your appointment. Why? Because … Read More

Why Do People Avoid Wearing Hearing Aids?

It’s a proven fact that hearing aids work, and today’s hearing aids work better than ever thanks to advanced digital technology and features such as artificial intelligence, directional microphones and rechargeable batteries. So what’s stopping millions of Americans from wearing hearing aids? The average person waits five to seven years before seeking help. Is it the stigma associated with hearing … Read More