Tinnitus Treatment

According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), ringing in your ears can be related to a number of conditions that occur in the auditory system, including earwax, ear infections, otosclerosis, vascular problems and circulatory disorders, and most often, noise-induced hearing loss. Tinnitus is so common, that nearly 25 million Americans report some level of tinnitus disturbance. That makes tinnitus one … Read More

Can’t Hear When Someone is Wearing a Mask? Try These Tips.

Old female mentor wearing face mask training young interns at office meeting.

In spite of the fact that more and more people are getting vaccinated for COVID-19 every day, it looks like masking and social distancing will be with us for some time in order to safely return to normal activities at some point. For those with hearing loss, even for those without hearing loss, wearing a mask can make it difficult … Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Rechargeable hearing aids may appeal to you because you’re interested in a “greener” way to power your hearing aids, or you may have difficulty handling the tiny batteries used in traditional hearing aids. Here, we answer some common questions about rechargeable hearing aids to help you weigh your choices. Q.  Are there any differences between traditional and rechargeable hearing aids, … Read More

Have Hearing Loss and Wearing a Face Mask? Here are Some Tips to Help

Have Hearing Loss and Wearing a Face Mask? Here are Some Tips to Help

During the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a face mask or other cloth face covering has become a requirement in our clinic for both our staff and our patients. Based on current evidence and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, it’s the best way to reduce the transmission of this virus. But, wearing a face mask for someone who has hearing … Read More

Don’t Rock the Boat!

Woman Suffering From Headache & Dizziness

For many Midwesterners, summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy area lakes, boating and fishing. But if you’re someone who suffers from dizziness or balance disorders, the thought of climbing aboard a boat may sound like a nightmare, instead of a vacation. In fact, according to a recent poll from the Vestibular Disorders Association, 55% of participants … Read More

Six Apps to Help You Hear Your Best!

You’ve probably heard the saying, “There’s an app for that.” And if you have hearing loss, that’s definitely true. Here are five hearing-related apps you might want to look into. All are free and may be helpful, and our own Dave Nissen, Au.D., Senior Audiologist, checked them all out. Here’s more information: Otter Voice Meeting Notes—This free app, available on … Read More

More Research that Wearing Hearing Aids Could Prevent Dementia

Little girl playing cards with her grandparents

In promising new research from the University of Melbourne, Australia, scientists tested the use of hearing aids in almost 100 adults aged 62-82 years with hearing loss to see if wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function. Cognitive decline is associated with hearing loss, which affects about 32 per cent of people aged … Read More

Focus on Listening for Better Hearing & Speech Month

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in diagnosing and treating hearing and speech-language disorders. The recognition is sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). For 2020, the theme is “Communication at Work.” At Associated Audiologists, we see the impact that good … Read More

How a Professional Audiology Practice Can Help You Hear Your Best

Though over-the-counter hearing aids are set for availability later in 2020, buying hearing aids without the expert guidance of a doctoral-level audiologist may be risky. In fact, most professional organizations advise consumers to get a comprehensive hearing evaluation from a professional practice before making such a purchase. And while many people may think they are capable of choosing which hearing … Read More

What Is Tinnitus and What Can You do for it?

How you can treat tinnitus

According to the American Tinnitus Association, millions of Americans experience tinnitus, making it one of the most common health conditions in the country. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 15% of the general public, more than 50 million Americans, experience some form of tinnitus. Roughly 20 million people struggle with burdensome, chronic tinnitus, while 2 million have … Read More