View Post

How Untreated Hearing Loss Interferes with Your Relationships

You may have suspected you have some degree of hearing loss for years, but never thought it was serious enough to act upon. This is all too common- in fact on average it takes people seven to ten years to take action around hearing loss and can lead to disastrous complications which are often hard to reverse. One of the …

View Post

Start Your New Year with Better Hearing!

The new year is almost here and for many this is a time for reflection. What do you think you could improve in your life in the upcoming year? For many it could be an investment in strengthening the relationships which help us feel connected and give us purpose. For others, we could improve our cognitive health while others typically …

View Post

This November, Test Your Hearing in Honor of American Diabetes Month

Did you know there is a simple step you can take to honor American Diabetes Month? In addition to contributing your resources to diabetes-related causes and offering support to those in your life with elevated blood glucose, one easy way to contribute is to get a hearing test. This contribution is rooted in the connection between diabetes and hearing loss, …

View Post

Tips for Cleaning Your Hearing Aids

If you are a new owner of a pair of hearing aids, congratulations! These devices can have a profound effect not only on your experience of the sounding world but also on the health of your relationships, body, and mind. When you consistently wear hearing aids, you can promote better cognitive health as you age, as well. With these important …

View Post

Understanding Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Of the many types of hearing loss, sensorineural is by far the most common. What are the defining features of this type of hearing loss? How do you know what kind of hearing loss you have? Is there a cure for sensorineural hearing loss? Each of these questions has a complex answer, but we can do our best to unpack …

View Post

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise is one of the most important environmental health risks today because it is everywhere. Loud sounds, loud music, and noise are now an everyday part of life. High noise levels at work are still a problem in every part of the world. The rise of personal audio devices and smartphones, often used for long periods at loud volumes, adds …

View Post

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Congratulations if you’ve recently purchased hearing aids! You are moving toward improved communication and hearing, and you will probably discover advantages for driving as well. Hearing aids can significantly increase driving safety, but they can also require some getting accustomed to.  When you start using hearing aids while driving, you could find that you suddenly become sensitive to a variety …

View Post

Connect with Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss Treatment

Better Speech and Hearing Month is an opportunity to raise awareness, provide information, and lead activities to promote hearing health for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and many other affiliated organizations.  According to ASHA, this year’s theme is “Connecting People.” It’s never been more critical to maintain our lines of …

View Post

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Where are you on your journey to better hearing? Some of us have been treating hearing loss for years and have just upgraded to a new pair of hearing aids. Others are new to the experience of using hearing aids to address hearing loss.  Wherever you are on this journey, take a moment to congratulate yourself! Taking a hearing test …

View Post

Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

It’s an exciting time to be getting ready for your hearing aids! Hearing aids are a critical investment in your long-term health. These devices transform hearing and communication.  Hearing aids take some getting used to since your auditory system has to retrain how to process sounds that you haven’t heard in a long time. Your hearing aid fitting appointment is …