Hearing Health Blog

Health and Hearing Go Hand-in-hand.

Q: How is my hearing affected by other health issues I have?   A: Many health issues create temporary or permanent changes in your hearing.  Let me mention a few of the most common ones. First, good blood flow.  Issues with blood pressure and blood sugar issues can affect your hearing.  Likewise, allergies and sinus […]

High Fidelity with Easy Maintenance.

Q: I have heard hearing aids are hard to keep working – are they?   A: It’s easy to keep hearing aids working.  Using good batteries and changing them when necessary is simple and straightforward. The wide majority of ‘problems’ our patients call us about are ear wax related.  Ear wax is created in the […]

Modern Hearing Aids are Marvels

Q: What has changed recently in hearing aid technology?   A: Today’s hearing aids are really high-tech “systems.” They use a multitude of performance platforms to enhance a person’s hearing experience. High-speed processors use sophisticated acoustic software that can be wirelessly adjusted during a fitting appointment. In the most advanced systems, the right and left […]

Hearing Help vs Harmed Health

Q:  Should I be concerned if I don’t correct my hearing?   A:  Hearing better is in fact healthier for you!  The National Council on Aging conducted a recent study with over 2,300 hearing impaired adults.  By far, the study found that those with untreated hearing loss were more likely to report a variety of […]

2nd Life for Hearing Aids.

Q:  What can I do with my Mom’s hearing aids?   A:  Please bring them in.  My practice has a number of ways we can use your Mother’s hearing aids to help others hear better.  First, if we originally fit your mother with her hearing aids, we will program them for another family member.  Second, […]

You’re never too old to hear!

Q:  When is someone too old to hear better?   A:  Age does not matter at all.  The oldest patient I have worked with is 108 years old.  And she counts on her hearing aids to work well and help her hear better every day.  I recall a vivid appointment with a couple in their […]

Internet sales and mail order.

Q:  Is it alright to order hearing aids from mail order catalogs or internet sites?   A:  Our patients often ask this question.  My reply is always, “Buyer beware.”  With a hearing aid, if you cannot test it out before you buy it, chances are your time and money will be misspent. Some catalogs and […]

21st century hearing aids are simply amazing!

  Q: What is on the leading edge in hearing aid technology?   A: Leading-edge technology in hearing aids involves three main components: 1) wireless communication, 2) two ears processing as one; and 3) up-to-date care. The newest hearing aids are really hearing systems. Each aid receives a constant flow of information from the other […]

How do I know?

Q:  How do I know if I need hearing aids?   A: To re-phrase your question, “How will you know if hearing aids can help you?”  To know for certain, you need to wear them.    Before you wear them, you need to have your ears checked for injury or a blockage from wax.  Once […]