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2 Ways to Give the Gift of Hearing
Posted by Hearing Specialists on December 20, 2013
It's the holiday season again and it's always difficult to find that lasting gift for your family members. When you think that new golf balls, scarves or a new tie isn't going to be sufficient enough, it's time to find a more personal gift. Let us suggest to you 2 options to provide the benefits of better hearing. These better hearing gift options include several...
Navigating Airports with Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Hearing Specialists on December 06, 2013
The holidays are a time to celebrate with relatives, but it is also the busiest travel season of the year. Whether you're flying to see family or planning an extended stay in warmer climates, make traveling as easy as possible by being prepared to fly with your hearing aids. Below are some some tips to use in coordinating your travel plans. When reserving your...
Thankful for Better Hearing
Posted by Hearing Specialists on November 22, 2013
Thanksgiving is the time of year friends and family gather to declare their gratitude for possessions and relationships. Those relationships would be severely lacking without proper hearing, which is a gift in itself. Hearing is often taken for granted until it begins to fade, then we realize how important it is for everyday conversations, experiences and...
Thank You All Veterans For Our Service
Posted by Hearing Specialists on November 08, 2013
This Monday is Veterans Day and we want to take a moment to say thank you to our service men and women who have sacrificed their time and effort for our country. We greatly value your hard work and dedication to keep us safe. I’m sure you know working in the military is not a quiet job. We occasionally see veterans in our office with hearing loss or...
Bedtime Care for Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Hearing Specialists on October 25, 2013
After a long day, you’re ready to fall asleep in your comfy bed. Aren’t you forgetting something? You need to take care of your hearing aids first! Whether you wear custom or standard, there are a few steps that must be done before calling it a night. Daily nighttime cleaning is recommended since moisture, earwax, and other contaminates can accumulate...
New NuEar SDS Custom Hearing Aids Offer Even Better Technology
Posted by Hearing Specialists on October 11, 2013
If you’re new to hearing aids, you might be amazed at how small today’s custom devices are even with such powerful interior components. Usually devices that have increased power must also be large in size, but that is not the case with the new NuEar SDS Custom hearing aids. Custom hearing aid shells are crafted to fit discreetly in your ear and offer a...
Hunting Ear Protection is a Must For Fall
Posted by Hearing Specialists on September 27, 2013
As a hunting enthusiast, you might say fall is your favorite season. Whether on an out-of-town trip or in your hometown, recreational hunting can take significant preparation. Protecting yourself by wearing blaze orange jackets, brush guard pants, insulated boots and shooting glasses is important but considering your hearing should also be top of mind. A single...
Sound Oasis Provides Nighttime Relief from Ringing-in-the-Ears
Posted by Hearing Specialists on September 13, 2013
Does tinnitus bother you at night and make falling asleep difficult with the constant ringing-in-your-ears? Do you turn on a fan before going to bed to cover the persistent noise? Coping with tinnitus doesn’t end when the sun goes down and in fact becomes more noticeable in a quiet environment. For that reason, we have a new product called Sound Oasis that...
Why You Don't Want to Miss Fall Football Games
Posted by Hearing Specialists on August 30, 2013
Even if you’re not a die-hard NFL fan who tunes in every Sunday, most people have fond memories of attending high school football games on a crisp, fall night and cheering on their home team. Imagine attending those games when sounds are distorted making the game confusing and frustrating. Part of the reason people attend football games is because the...
Keep Your Hearing Aids Out of the Drawer with Aural Rehabilitation
Posted by Hearing Specialists on August 16, 2013
Rehabilitation is one of the most important steps to regaining hearing, besides choosing to get a hearing aid, and the step that is most often ignored. We recommend patients do aural rehabilitation therapy after purchasing a hearing aid, similar to undergoing physical therapy after a muscle injury. Most patients have lived many years with a hearing loss and during...
Can You Identify the Early Signs of Hearing Loss?
Posted by Hearing Specialists on August 02, 2013
Seven to 10 is the average number of YEARS it takes a person to admit to a hearing loss and seek professional help. A person usually acquires habits that help adapt to the hearing loss during that time. Adaptations can be mental, such as the brain changing how it understands sound to accommodate the loss, and can also be physical. The physical habits from hearing...
Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarms for the Hearing Impaired
Posted by Hearing Specialists on July 19, 2013
Fire alarms might not be the first thing on your mind when considering lifestyle changes with your hearing aids. Usually people focus on the adjustment of the hearing aids, remembering to clean them and working on rehabilitation therapy to re-learn how to listen and understand words. However there is another aspect to hearing aids that needs to be considered....
Fireworks Bursting in Air Can Damage Ears
Posted by Hearing Specialists on July 05, 2013
Independence Day is filled with sights and sounds that bring back memories of our youth year after year. Each moment that makes up the daylong festivities instills a little extra patriotic pride in our American hearts. Its also important to remember to care for your hearing during the celebrating and fun. Independence Day is one of our nations loudest holidays...
The Heat is On, Making Sure You're Covered!
Posted by Hearing Specialists on June 21, 2013
While summer has officially kicked off this week, we all likely have been feeling the heat for a few weeks now. One thing most hearing aid wearers don’t consider is how humidity, perspiration and rain can affect their hearing aids’ performance. In the past, the moisture from these factors poised a grave problem for many in tropical or rainy...
Did You Know? Statistics on Hearing Loss
Posted by Hearing Specialists on June 07, 2013
Having a hearing loss today is not as uncommon as one may believe. However it seems as if seeking treatment is less likely to occur with those who do have a hearing loss. The following statistics from the Better Hearing Institute below illustrate this gap between those with hearing loss and those who seek care. We have been able to care for numerous individuals in...
Get AMP'ed for Better Hearing
Posted by Hearing Specialists on May 24, 2013
Not everyone is ready for a hearing aid - we understand that. On average, a person will wait 5 to 7 years before making a hearing aid purchase after initially recognizing hearing loss symptoms. Many get by with various mechanisms such as lip reading or standing on a certain side to favor a better hearing ear before getting the benefit of a hearing aid. Factors...
Can Better Hearing Help Delay Dementia?
Posted by Hearing Specialists on May 10, 2013
Dementia afflicts one in 10 Americans over 70 years in age and that number is projected to substantially increase over the next few decades. According to a FoxNews.com article, 'Could Hearing Aids Delay Dementia?' a recent series of studies conducted at John Hopkins Medicine have revealed that treating hearing loss may provide some benefit in slowing the dementia...
Helping Mothers Hear
Posted by Hearing Specialists on April 26, 2013
With the celebration of Mother’s Day, we sons and daughters are quick to realize all of those little things that our mother did to make our childhoods easier and more carefree. It’s these little things that make all the difference to us as we celebrate Mother’s Day this May. Wouldn't it be great if we could finally repay our mother for her many...
Don't Miss the Sounds of the Game
Posted by Hearing Specialists on April 12, 2013
No matter which team you root for, one thing all baseball fans agree is that there’s nothing better than the crack of a bat and sound of a roaring crowd that makes the Great American Pastime worth the winter wait. Plus, who doesn’t long for singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”? For those with hearing issues, baseball season can quickly...
Hearing Aid Technology Has Come a Long Way
Posted by Hearing Specialists on March 29, 2013
As today’s hearing aid sizes get smaller and the technology gets more powerful, it is amazing to consider how much hearing aids have progressed over the past decades. A fun website to visit to see these technology advances is www.hearingaidmuseum.com. This site is filled with information and pictures of old hearing device relics that provided the best...
5 Steps to Better Hearing
Posted by Hearing Specialists on March 15, 2013
Having a hearing loss is not something that most people get excited about. However, with the right attitude and approach, it can actually be a very manageable condition. In my years of caring for those with hearing loss, I have seen time and time again people make remarkable improvements by simply dedicating themselves to getting the most out of wearing a hearing...
Welcome to Our Blog!
Posted by Hearing Specialists on March 01, 2013
With all of the confusion and conflicting messages that exist today around the impacts of hearing loss, what hearing aids can and cannot do and the process for purchasing a hearing aid, we want to provide insights to help clear up these topics. By doing so, we hope to help more individuals suffering from hearing loss difficulties feel comfortable in getting the...
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