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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...

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 a good job at picking up and amplifying sounds...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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