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Hearing Loss as You Get Older

Age and Hearing Loss

If you’re 65 or older, it’s common to have trouble hearing. As you age, gradual changes occur in your auditory pathways that can affect hearing and speech understanding. Presbycusis is the medical term used for age-related hearing loss. The strong correlation between hearing loss and age can be frustrating for many but working with an…

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Communication Across the Lifespan Is the Focus of Better Hearing & Speech Month 2019

Hear Better

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has recognized May as Better Hearing and Speech Month since 1927. Raising awareness continues each year by highlighting speech and hearing problems and encouraging treatment in both children and adults. If you recognize the following signs of hearing loss in yourself or family and friends of any age, our audiologists…

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The Potential Dangers of Listening to Personal Devices with Earphones

Use Earphones with Caution

You may question the accuracy of news stories claiming that earbuds cause hearing loss or predicting that the current generation using them will become deaf. While these claims are very extreme, there is some truth to them. Listening with earbuds or headphones over time at excessive volume levels can in fact cause hearing loss. Furthermore,…

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2019 Consumer Electronics Show Honors New Hearing Aid Technologies

Award Winning Hearing Aids

It’s an exciting time to be a hearing aid wearer! In January 2019, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas featured several smart hearing aids. Major hearing aid manufacturers including Oticon, ReSound, Starkey, and Widex displayed their new technologies at the show. Certainly, the following smartphone compatible devices are among the best hearing…

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Hearing Aids Can Connect Wirelessly with the World

Wireless Hearing Technology

Hearing aid technology has advanced beyond anything anyone could have imagined a decade or two ago. For example, present day hearing aids have superior sound quality and even allow you to hear through wireless technology. By listening to sound wirelessly, you can understand speech better and cut out bothersome background noise.     The Top…

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Connect Your Hearing Aids to a Hearing Loop with a Telecoil

Hearing Loop and Telecoil

Hearing aids help you hear better in many situations. However, they don’t always perform the best in large public venues. For example, in a big space with soaring ceilings such as a church or theater, you may lose the sound on its way to your ears. In addition, your ability to hear in a large…

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Musicians and Hearing Loss

Musicians Hearing Loss

News stories about famous rock musicians such as Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton have brought attention to the dangers of loud music. These musicians developed severe hearing loss after years of performing. But don’t think for a minute that rock stars who’ve played on stage for years are the only ones at risk for hearing…

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Hearing Loss Treatment

Hearing Loss Treatment

Are you or a loved one among the 360 million worldwide sufferers of debilitating hearing loss, as reported by the World Health Organization? If so, it’s important to discover common treatment options than can help you hear again. Our audiologists recommend treatment as early in life as possible to lessen the negative effects of untreated…

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An Advanced Rechargeable Hearing Aid Solution

Resound Rechargeable Hearing Aid

If you’re tired of buying hearing aid batteries or you have trouble changing them, the ReSound LiNX Quattro gives you an easy to use and reliable alternative. The Quattro is a rechargeable hearing aid that has an unbelievably long battery life. And, it’s available in the most popular receive-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid style. The RIC…

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