It Is National Audiology Awareness Month

October is National Audiology Awareness Month. Hearing loss is one of the most important health problems that Americans face today. Click on the graphic below to read more.  

4 Factors in a Successful Hearing Aid Fitting

Not everyone does well with their hearing devices, not all hearing aids are created equally. Here are 4 factors which influence the success or failure of wearing hearing aids. First, how severe is the hearing loss? Some hearing losses are fairly simple and straight forward to fit using today’s improved hearing aid technology. Mild high […]

5 Tips for Protecting Your Hearing This Summer

The World Health Organization (WHO), said that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults, ages 12 to 35, are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to damaging levels of sound at various noisy entertainment venues and the unsafe use of personal audio devices such as iPods, car and home radio systems. Along with this, […]

Why cheap hearing aids are never a good idea

Googling “cheap hearing aids” turns up dozens of hearing assistant devices for as little as $20 and it’s easy to see how a customer might be tempted into purchasing one.  Several “big box” stores have also entered the hearing aid industry by providing name brands for discount prices. As audiologists who have been in the hearing healthcare field for […]

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Why EVERY Employer Should Promote Hearing Healthcare

Summer is in full swing and it’s time to get back into the swing of being active, healthy, and alive – which includes your hearing! The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is reaching out to employers about hearing healthcare and is offering a free and confidential online hearing check on the BHI website to help workers […]

Forever Young: 5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life

Forever young: 5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life Listen up, boomers: Do you want to stay active? Vibrant? Socially engaged? Professionally successful? Most of us do. So maybe it’s time to do something about your hearing. Chances are, if you’re like many baby boomers, you’ve rocked your way through your fair share […]

What determines what kind of hearing aid I should wear?

Perhaps the most common question we receive is “What kind of hearing aid I should wear?” There are four primary styles of modern hearing aids and each are used differently. They are: Behind-The- Ear (BTE); In-The-Ear (ITE), In-The-Canal (ITC), and Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC).             While many people choose style based on vanity, […]

Five Things Every Man Should Know About Hearing Aids

Guys: Let’s Talk About Hearing Aids: 1 – Hearing aids are virtually invisible. What many people don’t like about hearing aids is the visibility of them. But, many of today’s hearing aids sit discreetly and comfortably inside your ear canal, providing both natural sound quality, and discreet and easy use. 2 – They automatically adjust to all […]

10 Good Reasons Why Men Should Get Their Hearing Tested

Many men go through life living with hearing loss because they simply don’t want to admit they, in fact, have hearing loss and need help. But, getting your hearing checked and taking the first step to hear better is the one of the best things you can do for yourself. Here are 10 Good Reasons […]

Calling All Men: Protect Your Well-Being with a Hearing Check

Men now can take an easy step toward protecting their well-being, vitality, and quality of life by checking their hearing online at www.BetterHearing.org, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). In light of increasing evidence that hearing loss is linked to other men’s health issues, BHI is urging men of all ages to address their hearing […]

Five Things Employers Should Know About Hearing Loss & Employee Health

There’s so much information out there regarding healthcare benefits and employee health in the workplace. But, what’s often overlooked is how hearing loss can affect employee health. Here are the five most important things employers should know about hearing loss and employee health: Hearing loss is tied to depression. Research shows that hearing loss is […]

The Pitfalls of Brushing Off Hearing Loss

By limiting one’s ability to communicate effectively, brushing off hearing loss can unnecessarily affect productivity, job performance, and earnings; lead to fatigue and distress; restrict interpersonal interactions; make it difficult to receive and interpret auditory information from computers, machines, and individuals; pose a risk to one’s ability to hear sounds that signal hazards in the work […]

A Changing Economic Landscape

America has reached the point where hearing health must become a workplace wellness imperative. The U.S. economy now depends largely on employment that demands good communications skills. Service and knowledge-based work has become increasingly dominant. America also is experiencing a demographic shift toward a maturing labor force. People are staying in the workforce longer; baby […]

10 Reasons Why Hearing Tests Are Essential for Women’s Complete Wellness

(1) Women with hearing loss are more likely to be depressed. Research shows that hearing loss is associated with depression among U.S. adults, but particularly among women. (2) The ear may be a window to the heart. Cardiovascular and hearing health are linked. Some experts say the inner ear is so sensitive to blood flow that […]

10 Things You Should Know About Hearing Loss and Health

Hearing Loss and Health – What You Need to Know: (1) Hearing loss is tied to depression. Research shows that hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults of all ages, but is most pronounced in 18 to 69 year olds. Research also shows that the use of hearing aids reduces […]

SoundScape, online interactive listening activities

SoundScape Games SoundScape offers a variety of free, interactive listening activities designed to provide cochlear implant & hearing aid users a fun and engaging way to approach listening practice. The games are accessible from the web site, www.medel.com, where users can choose from a variety of listening activities designed for different age groups and different […]

Hearing Aid Battery Storage and Disposal

Caring for your hearing aid battery Your hearing aid battery or batteries should be stored at room temperature. Avoid storing batteries in hot places since heat will shorten the life of the batteries. Refrigeration is also not recommended. Batteries should not be carried loose in your pocket or purse. If a battery inadvertently comes into […]

Fun Facts About Hearing

Here are some quick fun facts about hearing you probably never knew: Cicadas have their hearing organs in their stomachs. Crickets have their hearing organs in their knees. Male mosquitoes hear with thousands of tiny hairs growing on their antennae. Fish do not have ears but they can hear. They hear pressure changes through ridges […]

Healthy Hearing: Invest in Your Future

About 37 million people in the United States suffer from hearing loss, but only 24% actually get help with wearing a hearing aid. That means nearly 28 million people could be missing out on the healthy hearing benefits hearing instruments can bring: greater earning power, better interpersonal relationships, reduced anger and frustration from miscommunications, less […]

Hearing Aids and Humidity

Hearing Aids and Humidity – Affecting performance and functionality Damage to your hearing aids can be incurred from high heat or cold, which may adversely affect a hearing aid’s performance. Much of this damage is caused by the changes in temperature, which causes a condensation of moisture within the aid, rather than the temperature itself. […]