Call Today. Hear Tomorrow!

512-282-4327

Read our reviews on:

  • North Office
  • South Office

Hearing Health Blog

Q.  When my extended family gathers in East Austin during the holidays to visit my parents, they both have a very hard time following the conversations.  It’s fairly noisy.  But they both have hearing aids.  Why can’t they hear us well?   A.  Noise has a negative impact on everyone’s ability to understand what is being said.  We talk even

Read More


Q.  My Dad’s hearing has been getting worse in recent years.  He admitted to me he is getting nervous about our upcoming family gatherings during the holidays because of how frustrated and disconnected he feels when he can’t follow conversations, especially with his grandkids.  Can hearing aids stop him from feeling that way? A.  Some of the most common symptoms

Read More


Q.  I use two different hearing aids from different manufacturers.  One aid is about 4 to 5 years older than the other.  They seem to work fine.  Should I be concerned that the aids do not match?   A.  There are no hazards to wearing mis-matched hearing aids.  Just like wearing two different socks, shoes, or gloves, using two different

Read More


Q.  My parents’ hearing has reached the point where my school age children do not enjoy spending time with them because of all the repetition and frustration that occurs.  They are in their early 70s and stay very active – they just don’t hear well.  They say hearing aids are for old(er) people.  What can I say that might encourage

Read More


Q.  Since I turned 65 last year, every hearing aid company on the planet sends me junk mail.  I see ads in magazines and the newspaper, too.  They all advertise really low prices, but some of my friends have paid almost $5,000 each for their ‘top-of-the-line’ hearing aids.  Why are hearing aid prices all over the board? A.  Like most

Read More


Q.  About 6-7 years ago I tried some hearing aids for a week, but still asked people to repeat things.  I tried some other hearing aids for a week about 2-3 years ago, and still asked people to repeat things.  Will hearing aids improve to the point where people won’t need to repeat things for me?   A.  I’m sorry

Read More


Q.  For the past number of years I have noticed the world around me get more confusing, less enjoyable, harder to follow, and more frustrating overall.  My kids and grandkids (and husband and friends) tell me it’s my hearing, because I often ask them to repeat things. I don’t want to look old by using hearing aids.  Are there some

Read More


Q.  It’s time for me to get a newer pair of hearing aids.  Is there any trade-in or resale value for my old pair?  They are 4 to 5 years old. A.  Many hearing aid centers will provide a trade-in incentive to new patients when they want to get new hearing aids.  And they often provide existing patients a nice

Read More


Q.  I have volunteered at my granddaughter’s school since she was in kindergarten.  She started 4 th grade, and my hearing loss has caught up with me.  Even the simplest conversation is now a hazard of missed words mixed in with my uncomfortable nods and smiles.  Could hearing aids help me in this type of environment?    A.  Hearing aids

Read More


Q.  My Dad has put off a hearing test and trying hearing aids for at least the past 5 to 7 years.  If he keeps waiting, does he risk not hearing well with hearing aids because his hearing has dropped even more?   A.  When you wait before using hearing aids, you face increased physical and mental decline because hearing

Read More