Is Your Hearing Quietly Slipping Away?

It’s almost spring. You used to love the sound of the robins singing, the wind gently whistling through the trees, and the crunch of the gravel under your feet during a walk. But gradually, those sounds have slipped away from you—not all at once. It’s been a barely perceptible change. But when someone recently commented on the birds singing, you … Read More

It’s a New Year. Is it Time for New Hearing Aids?

As we ring in 2024, after attending holiday gatherings, one of the questions you may be asking yourself is, “Am I hearing as well as I could be?” To answer that question, start with a comprehensive hearing evaluation performed by a doctoral-level audiologist. A hearing evaluation should include a thorough discussion of your symptoms, medical history, medication review and any … Read More

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

5 Reasons to Visit Associated Audiologists

According to the American Academy of Audiology, October is Audiology Awareness Month, a time to educate and inform the public about who audiologists are and what they can do for their patients. In a nutshell, audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in individuals of all ages from infants and … Read More

Five Things to Look for in an Audiologist

If you’re noticing that you’re turning the TV volume up on “blast” and you’re constantly asking “What?” a lot, it may be time to have a comprehensive hearing evaluation. But what qualities should you look for in an audiologist?  Here are five that are absolutely essential to your success with hearing aids. Education—An audiologist is a degreed professional who specializes … Read More

May is Better Hearing Month—An Audiologist’s Role in Helping You Hear

May is Better Hearing Month and the perfect time to learn more about audiologists, the healthcare professionals who can help determine whether you have a hearing loss, and can help you hear your best. What is an audiologist? An audiologist is a degreed professional who specializes in the diagnosis and non-medical treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders. Audiologists … Read More