7 High-Tech Reasons You Should Finally Deal with Your Hearing Loss

Finally Deal with Your Hearing Loss! Lifting your mood, boosting your energy, protecting your earnings, super-charging your social life — and even keeping your mind sharp: These are just some of the many spoils that come with facing and dealing with a noise-induced hearing loss that has been slowly but persistently creeping up on you. […]

What does it mean to be an HIS?

HIS is an abbreviation for Hearing Instrument Specialist. Typically an HIS has a high school diploma or GED, and 6 weeks sales training from the firm they are employed by.

What does it mean to be an FAAA?

FAAA stands for Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology. The American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 12,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.

What does it mean to be an MA?

MA is an abbreviation of Master of Arts. A graduate degree, from a University received after a 4 year bachelor’s degree has been earned. An Audiologist who holds a Master of Arts degree specializing in the field of Audiology has completed at least 6 years of formal university education after a high school diploma.

Who’s Who In Hearing Healthcare

Hearing is a precious gift; when hearing loss develops, it is important to contact the best, most qualified hearing healthcare professional available to meet your needs. In New York State, this can be a confusing issue. The following is a list of three professionals most often providing hearing health services. This list represents the minimum […]

Who Do You Think Is More Prepared To Help You Hear Better?

A DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY: They’re required to have graduated from an accredited audiology program with a Doctorate or Masters Degree Doctors of Audiology are certified and trained to manage many areas of hearing healthcare They perform diagnostic tests for balance/dizziness Doctors of Audiology perform auditory processing evaluations for infants, children, and adults They design, help […]

What’s Different About Today’s Hearing Aids?

What The Survey Says About Today’s Hearing Aids : According to the EPIC “Listen Hear!” survey, most people don’t realize that hearing aids have come a long way; nor do they realize that today’s hearing aids are eligible expenses for flexible savings accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs). Today’s hearing aids are dramatically more advanced […]

Why Addressing Hearing Loss Is a Smart Business Practice

Fortunately, when it is addressed, hearing loss is largely manageable. The vast majority of people with hearing loss can benefit from hearing aids. 8 out of 10 hearing aid users say they’re satisfied with the changes that have occurred in their lives specifically due to their hearing aids. Of course, those changes affect not only […]

Are Hearing Aids Expensive?

Expensive is a relative term. The cost of hearing aids has actually decreased over time, when compared to the rate of inflation. Today, hearing aids range from approximately $1,000 to $4,000 each, depending on the technology selected. Several factors contribute to the cost of hearing aids, including: research and development costs; customization of each device […]

Before You Buy Hearing Aids

Questions you may want to ask before you purchase hearing aids: Most people with poor eyesight would not consider trying to function without glasses or contacts, but some people who cannot hear well resign themselves to living in an increasingly quiet world.  Hearing usually fades gradually which makes it harder to realize how serious the […]

Cell Phones and Hearing Aids

Q. I am getting a new cell phone. How do I make sure it is compatible with my hearing aids? Cell phones create “Radio Frequency Emissions” when a call is placed. These emissions create an electromagnetic field, which hearing aids may or may not be able to shield. The electronics used for backlighting, display and […]

How do I know if I have hearing loss?

Aging, hereditary, exposure to loud noise, medications, infections, or disease, can cause hearing Loss. It negatively impacts quality of life, personal relationships and, of course, the ability to communicate.  You may have a hearing loss if… You hear people speaking but have trouble understanding their words. You don’t laugh at jokes because you missed the […]

Is there a hearing aid that restores hearing to a dead ear?

Q. I have one dead ear. Is there a hearing aid that restores hearing to a dead ear? A.  First, no hearing aid restores normal hearing. Yes, there is a hearing device that is used when the hearing loss in one ear is too severe to benefit from a hearing aid. These devices are called CROS […]

How do I care for my hearing aids?

Q. How do I care for my hearing aids? A. Examine your hearing aids daily. Clean them if necessary with the tools you were given. Don’t use any sharp objects or toothpicks in the openings. Wipe them off with a soft cloth or tissue if slippery or wet. Don’t use hairspray while wearing hearing aids. […]

What is the difference between a hearing screening and a hearing test?

A hearing screening indicates whether your hearing is within normal limits or not. The quick procedure determines whether a complete hearing test is necessary. Several tones are presented within the range of normal hearing. If all of the tones are heard, hearing is determined to be within normal limits. If any of the tones are […]

Hearing Aids: Questions to ask before you buy

Questions you may want to ask before you purchase hearing aids: Will my hearing be tested by a licensed audiologist, or by a hearing instrument specialist who has a high school diploma and sales training? Ask to see their credentials. Will I have more than one option to choose from, or do they represent only […]

What Is An Audiologist?

An Audiologist is the professional who specializes in evaluating and treating people with hearing loss. Audiologists have extensive training and skills to evaluate the hearing of adults, infants and children of all ages.  Audiologists conduct a wide variety of tests to determine the exact nature of an individual’s hearing problem.  Audiologists present a variety of […]

How Helpful Are Hearing Aids?

A Veteran’s Administration study of nearly 200 adults found that hearing aids are “very successful treatments for reversing the social, emotional and communication dysfunction caused by hearing impairment.” The people in the study had a mild or moderate hearing loss, and none had used hearing aids previously.  Six weeks after being fit with hearing aids, each […]

Realistic Expectations

Some of you may have heard friends or relatives talk about realistic expectations regarding what hearing aids can do.  Realistic expectations also apply to a hearing aid’s lifetime.  Hearing aids are small, intricate electronic devices, with hundreds of parts and circuits.  They are worn on the body and are exposed to ear wax (cerumen), body […]

The Goal: Hearing As Well As Possible

If you have a hearing loss, you know better than anyone else the problems caused by not hearing well.  We live in a world that can be difficult for someone with a hearing loss. You also know that we don’t cure hearing loss.  But the hearing help available today can be pretty remarkable.  Our goal is to make sure you’re […]