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The Difference Between Hearing and Listening

There’s a big difference between hearing and listening.  Merriam-Webster defines hearing as: the process or function or perceiving sound.  Listening is defined as: to hear something with thoughtful attention. It’s possible to hear but not to listen, but it isn’t possible to listen if you’re unable to hear.  As hearing healthcare professionals our first goal […]

High Blood Pressure Linked to Hearing Loss

If you or someone you know suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure), you should know that it could lead to more problems than you may have imagined. A study published in February 2013 demonstrated a significant association between hypertension (high blood pressure) and hearing loss. A total of 274 patients between the ages of 45 – […]

Are There Different Degrees of Hearing Loss?

Are there different degrees of hearing loss?  The easy answer is yes there are different degrees of hearing loss.  What is harder for most people to understand is the impact this has on exactly what someone does or doesn’t hear.  We hear this story (or some version of this story) quite often. “When I sit […]

Are There Different Types of Hearing Loss?

We get many questions from our patients, but this one pops up quite a bit.  We figure our patients can’t be the only ones asking if there are different types of hearing loss, so we thought we’d provide an answer. Yes, there are different types of hearing loss. There are four commonly recognized different types […]

Did I inherit my hearing loss?

You remember your grandmother had trouble hearing.  Your dad needed hearing aids long before he got them.  And you know you’ve been saying, “What did you say.” more in the past year than ever before.  Is it possible you’ve inherited a hearing loss from someone in your family?  The answer is maybe. Genetic versus Non-Genetic […]

How to Convince Someone They Need a Hearing Test

You’re tired of repeating yourself.  You’re tired of not going out to eat, to a party or to a family celebration.  But mostly you’re tired of being someone else’s hearing aid. But how do you convince someone that at the very least it’s time to get his or her hearing checked? The quickest way to […]

10 Things You Should Know About Hearing Aids

Everyone has questions, especially when it’s about something you know they need, but don’t really understand.  So if you know you need hearing aids or if you know someone who needs hearing aids, here’s a list 10 things you may have wondered about but didn’t  know regarding hearing aids. Who’s behind the technology in hearing […]

Am I Too Young to Wear a Hearing Aid?

We get this question a lot and the answer is always the same. No, you are not “too young” to wear a hearing aid. The opposite also holds true, you’re never “too old” to wear a hearing aid either.  Whether or not you wear hearing aids is based on whether or not you have a […]

10 Signs That You Might Need Hearing Aids

There have been little signs here and there that it might be time to get hearing aids or at the very least time to get your hearing checked.  But you’re still a little bit on the fence, still not sure that you’re the one with the problem. After all, sometimes other people ask you to […]

Myths About Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

Separating truth from fiction is always a good idea.  And when it comes to hearing loss and hearing aids rest assured there is definitely a great deal of fiction out there. Below is a list of ten myths about hearing loss and hearing aids. Myth vs. Truth Myth: People with hearing loss tend to be […]