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Can Hearing Loss Cause Dementia?

Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, a study by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers suggests. The findings, the researchers say, could lead to new ways to combat dementia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and carries heavy […]

Do Hearing Aids Really Work?

Good question and although the answer is a BIG yes, it requires an explanation.  Hearing loss is any degree of impairment in the audibility of sound.  We can divide hearing loss into two categories: Volume – Volume correlates to how loud or soft a sound is. Clarity – Once the volume is adequate, clarity is […]

I Need to Get My Hearing Checked Again?

Your hearing will change.  Hearing aids help you to hear better but they can’t reverse or even halt the eventual loss of more hearing. You should have your hearing screened at least once a year, sooner if you notice any of the following.        An overall decline in your ability to hear.   […]

Tips on Hearing Aid Care

Congratulations, you’re chosen to do something about your hearing loss.  Here are a few tips to make sure your hearing aids work as well as they possibly can, day in and day out! Moisture/Water Water is a serious enemy of hearing aids. Moisture can destroy the microphone and the receiver of the hearing aid, clog […]

Why Two Ears Are Really Better Than One

We’re often asked about why it’s important to wear two hearing aids.  The reasons listed below outline the advantages of hearing with two ears (binaural hearing). Advantage of Two Ears Improved Speech Clarity Balanced hearing Wider Hearing Range – A voice barely heard at ten feet away with one ear can be heard up to […]

How Do I Know if I Need a Hearing Aid?

For starters, if you stumbled on this article chances are you or someone you know at the very least needs to have a hearing test.   Okay, maybe not a test?  How about a hearing evaluation?  We like to refer to it as an evaluation because evaluation doesn’t sound as scary as “a test”. “Whatever you […]

Hearing Loss Affects 1 in 5 Americans

Affecting millions of people, one of the most common health problems in the U.S. today is hearing loss. Dr. Frank Lin from Johns Hopkins Hospital reported recently that 1 in 5 Americans has hearing loss.  Nearly a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication […]

Hearing Aid Troubleshooting Guide

The Top Three Reasons Your Hearing Aid Doesn’t Work and How to Fix the Problem The hearing aid appears to be dead (no sound out) Cause: Dead, weak, or wrong type of battery. Test: Substitute new battery. Remedy: Battery replaced.   Cause: Battery reversed in battery compartment so that the (+) terminal is where the […]