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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...

Did you know that allergies can affect your hearing? If you are hearing impaired, it’s important to understand what happens to your ears and your hearing when your body is having an allergic reaction. An allergy is caused by your immune system defending your body...

Sudden hearing loss can take you and your loved ones by surprise, but in reality a staggering number of people have some form of hearing loss—one in six globally. Adjusting to new methods of communication, such as hearing aids, can be extremely difficult. Some feel...

Hearing loss not only affects the life of the patient, but also the lives of those around them, particularly their romantic partners. However, with a positive attitude, the right communication strategies, and attention to the right hearing aid solution, couples can overcome the challenges of...

Exercise is good for your health. The U.S. Surgeon General recommends 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week for adults to improve cardiovascular (CV) fitness.1 We all know regular exercise is good for your heart, but did you know it’s also good for your hearing health? Put...

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...

No matter where you work, communication is key to doing your job well. Although we are living and working in the digital age, the most popular form of communication, by a wide margin, is still face-to-face verbal communication. It is also the most recommended method...

The last ten years have brought about significant improvements in hearing aids, thank goodness.  Gone are the tan, clunky analog models incapable of the finesse needed to separate speech signals from useless background noise.  Today’s hearing aids rely on digital platforms with programming flexibility for better personalization and the...

It is estimated that approximately 37 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss.  Many of those 37 million are untreated.  It may be for financial reasons, a reluctance to receive treatment, a fear of doctors or other personal reasons, but the truth is it can be a bigger...

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