4 Simple Steps to Protect Your Hearing Aids This Summer

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Summer will be here before you know it! Whether you’re planning to spend your summer by the ocean, in the mountains, or somewhere in between, this season can bring new challenges for keeping your hearing aids safe and clean. Here are some activities and hearing aid care to keep in mind so you can enjoy… Continue reading 4 Simple Steps to Protect Your Hearing Aids This Summer

How Your Brain Can Understand One Voice in a Crowded Room

It’s a situation we have all been in many times before: a crowded, noisy room where we are trying to listen to just one person talking. Perhaps you have experienced this at a family party, or maybe you find yourself in this situation fairly frequently at a busy restaurant. Whatever the specific situation may be,… Continue reading How Your Brain Can Understand One Voice in a Crowded Room

New Medicare Hearing Benefits Added to the Build Back Better Bill and Passed by the House of Representatives

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Good news! In November 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the Build Back Better Bill (H.R. 5376) that includes several hearing-related provisions. If enacted, this bill would add coverage of treatment services offered by audiologists for the first time in Medicare’s history. This marks a great stride in offering hearing… Continue reading New Medicare Hearing Benefits Added to the Build Back Better Bill and Passed by the House of Representatives

Can I Program My Own Hearing Aids?

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If you wear hearing aids, you probably know that from time to time, they need to be programmed. Whether you are getting the right fit on new hearing aids or need to adjust the programming after some use, you might want to simply do it yourself. Although a hearing aid professional should always be the… Continue reading Can I Program My Own Hearing Aids?

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Should Hearing Tests Be Mandatory?

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Do you know how often you should be getting your hearing tested, particularly once you are over the age of 55? A February 2020 study of 2,000 UK adults found that those over the age of 55 believed they should have their hearing checked every three years, yet the average amount of time since they… Continue reading Should Hearing Tests Be Mandatory?

Is One of Your Goals in the New Year to Exercise More? Well, There is a Link Between Exercise and Hearing Loss

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It’s December and 2022 is right around the corner. Have you started thinking about your new year’s resolutions yet? In 2020, the most common resolution was to exercise more. (This same resolution was made by 46 percent of those who made new year’s resolutions!) If exercising more is one of your new year’s resolutions for… Continue reading Is One of Your Goals in the New Year to Exercise More? Well, There is a Link Between Exercise and Hearing Loss

The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Increased Fall Risk

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Do you remember the Life Alert commercials that made famous the phrase, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”? While young people might find those ads rather humorous, falling is no joke. For older people, falling can be a significant fear—and a real risk. Balance naturally declines with age, which makes older people more… Continue reading The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Increased Fall Risk

Hearing Loss & Vision Loss Double the Risk for Dementia

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When you think of getting older, you might think of physical changes like hair turning gray or white, skin becoming more wrinkled, or increased difficulty in getting around. Hearing loss or vision loss may also come to mind—after all, it’s almost a stereotype for older people to wear reading glasses and hearing aids. In reality,… Continue reading Hearing Loss & Vision Loss Double the Risk for Dementia

The Unexpected Connection Between Hearing Loss, Menopause, and Tinnitus

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! To any of you who are battling breast cancer, have in the past, or have loved ones who have, we love and support you! We support ongoing medical research and remain optimistic that a cure is on the horizon. If we take a look at women’s health holistically, did… Continue reading The Unexpected Connection Between Hearing Loss, Menopause, and Tinnitus