Travel Tips for Those with Hearing Loss

Will you be traveling this summer by plane? Here are a few tips to ensure you can hear all the important travel instructions at the airport. These tips could help make your trip safer and more enjoyable. Planning a summer getaway? If so, you wouldn’t dream of leaving your sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuit or passport behind. But if you have hearing … Read More

12 Key Questions to Ask When Shopping for Hearing Aids

If you’re in the market for hearing aids, you’ve probably discovered that there are a number of options for you choose from, whether you’re looking at prescription hearing aids or over-the-counter devices. Because this can be a significant purchase related to your health and well-being, it’s important to have your hearing evaluated by a professional, and take their recommendations seriously. … Read More

New Survey Shows Many People Don’t Use Assistive Listening Technology

A recent survey conducted by the Committee for Communication Access in America sheds new light on who uses assistive listening systems and why. Read on to learn more about these findings, as well as the types of assistive listening systems available to improve your listening experience. Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), assistive listening systems (ALS) … Read More

Can Regular Hearing Aid Use Reduce Risk of Death?

You know that hearing aids can help you hear better. But did you know a new study has found a lower risk of death in those with hearing loss who regularly wear their hearing aids? Read on to learn more about this new scientific study and the many benefits of hearing aids. Research continues to point to the many benefits … Read More

Study Shows Hearing Aids May Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline in At-Risk Patients

Among an aging population, cognitive decline is probably one of the most dreaded diagnoses possible. After all, dementia not only impacts an individual’s ability to enjoy and participate in life, but it threatens one’s independence. Over the past few years, researchers have found more and more connections between hearing loss and cognitive decline, but the real question has been whether … Read More

Can Wearing Hearing Aids Prevent Falls?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), injuries from falls cost $50 billion every year—a greater burden on the healthcare system than obesity or smoking. If this trend continues, the CDC estimates that approximately 50 million falls will occur annually in adults over age 65 by the year 2030. Like falls, hearing loss is also very common in individuals … Read More

Analyzing the AARP Article on OTCs

A little more than a year ago, over-the-counter hearing aids officially arrived in the U.S. consumer market, creating concern among hearing professionals and confusion among consumers. The original legislation that made OTCs a reality had good intentions—to make hearing aids more accessible and affordable, but the jury is still out on where things stand in that regard. In this blog, … 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

The Ins and Outs of Long-Term Care Facilities and Hearing Aids

It’s a fact that if you live long enough, you will likely experience age-related hearing loss and need to wear hearing aids. Likewise, some older adults with chronic health conditions may end up living in a long-term care facility. Research shows that anywhere from 70 to 90% of people in long-term care have hearing loss, yet the majority of that … Read More

Are Patients Truly Satisfied with Their Hearing Aids?

Let’s face it. Hearing aids are an investment in your health, and one you want to be sure is well worth it. So, how do you know if you’ll be satisfied with your hearing aids? It’s hard to make any guarantees. After all, much depends on the professional you work with, the type of hearing aids you purchase, your specific … Read More