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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of healthy hearing? Is it successfully passing a hearing test? Or perhaps it’s the ability to clearly understand speech in noisy environments. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, 48 million Americans report...

Even though we may choose to start the new year off with the utmost tenacity and determination, after only a few short weeks, our motivations can sometimes fade away. Why do we fail? Perhaps we overestimate how much time we have, or maybe our goals...

As the holiday season ends, we’re reminded of all the things we’re thankful for. Not only are we grateful to support our patients with their hearing concerns, but we appreciate the opportunity to help others in need. It’s not just the immediate people around us...

The holiday season is a time for celebrations that bring far-flung family and friends together. At each gathering, it’s likely that at least one of the attendees may have hearing loss. Making sure they’re included in all the festivities requires some planning based on a...

Sonic hearing aids and the technology behind them continuously improve year after year, delivering greater sound quality, enhanced features, and advanced options that have one particular goal in mind, convenience. Products in our current lineup contain high-tech features such as automatic adjustments based on your...

Many people think that most loud sounds that can cause hearing loss are found in the workplace, or at sporting events and concerts. But there are also potentially dangerous sounds in your household that can cause hearing loss. Some of them may seem innocent enough,...

If you or your loved one has just had a hearing test performed by a hearing care professional (or if you are planning to have one in the near future), you will receive the results as an audiogram. An audiogram is a graph that expresses your...

Hearing loss is more common in men than women. Understanding why can help everyone protect their hearing. Studies show that men (20-69) are almost twice as likely as women in the same age range to have hearing loss.1 Yet men and women are born with...

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is hearing impairment resulting from exposure to loud sounds—from a single sound burst, like an explosion, to continuous loud sounds over a period of time, like a concert. NIHL can affect you over a narrow range of frequencies or it may...

Hear Speech Better In Large Spaces With Telecoil Technology Do you struggle to hear flight information at the airport or to hear punch lines at the theater, even when wearing your hearing aids? If so, it’s not surprising. The microphones on your hearing aids do...

Hearing loss is very individual. That’s why a specialized exam is necessary to determine the degree of loss you may have. The typical test for hearing loss consists of listening to a range of tones presented to each ear through earphones. Your perceived loudness levels...

Hearing loss doesn’t only happen late in life. While it is true that more than 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 65 have some hearing loss1 it can occur at any age and for a number of reasons. Specialists diagnose hearing loss using the...

As summer begins, it’s important to understand how certain activities may impact your hearing health, and ways to safeguard your hearing. Outdoor summer music festivals and concerts, for example, are extremely popular when the weather gets warmer. While some performances are intimate acoustic affairs, others...

How do you know if hearing loss is affecting your life? The answer isn’t always as obvious as you might think. For many people, hearing loss happens so gradually that they continue to think their hearing is fine, even when it’s not. Millions of people...

How to Protect Your Hearing, Hearing Aids and Ears This Summer Summer is here and that means vacations, family gatherings, and outdoor activities abound. If you have hearing loss, it’s important to protect both your hearing and your hearing aids. Take heed of these easy hearing...

How do you know if hearing loss is affecting your life? The answer isn’t always as obvious as you might think. For many people, hearing loss happens so gradually that they continue to think their hearing is fine, even when it’s not. Regular checkups are...

If you’ve recently decided that your hearing health needs attention, the first thing to know is that you’re not alone. In fact, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), almost 40 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss.1 Fortunately, there’s...

Do you strain to hear someone in a one-on-one conversation? Is it difficult to follow dialogue involving two or more people? Do others tell you that your television or radio is too loud? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you could be...

Whether you’re preparing to take your first hearing test or have had dozens over the years, the time you spend with your hearing care professional is precious, reserved just for you and your individual hearing needs. It’s important to make sure you get as much...

Using hearing aids means you’re committed to a life with better hearing. But just as life changes, so does our hearing. So, what’s the most efficient way to be sure you’re always using a hearing instrument that is benefitting your life the most? By upgrading every...

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