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Should Hearing Aids be Worn Every Day?

“Should I wear my hearing aids every day?” is a question we’re asked many times.  Our patients will often equate their hearing aids to reading glasses.  They will tell us that, “I only wear my reading glasses when I know I’ll need them, can’t I do the same thing with my hearing aids?” ADJUSTING TO […]

Hearing Aids and Cold Weather, What You Need to Know

It’s cold today.  Some people like the cold weather and some avoid it all costs. Either way if you are going outside there are precautions that you need to take depending on the actual weather conditions.  If you wear hearing aids there are a few precautions you should take to avoid unnecessarily damaging your hearing […]

How to Clean Your Hearing Aids

Properly cared for hearing aids (and that includes cleaning your hearing aids) can last a very long time.  Follow these simple rules to ensure that your hearing aid stays clean. Start by making sure that you’ll be holding it over a soft surface to avoid damage if you drop it. Hearing Aid Cleaning Tips Clean your […]

How Can Hearing Aids Improve My Quality of Life?

Quality of life is a subjective measure of happiness that is an important component of many financial decisions. Factors that play a role in quality of life vary according to personal preferences, but they often include financial security, job satisfaction, family life, health and safety. Financial decisions usually involve a tradeoff where quality of life […]

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 […]