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How Hearing Aids Can Improve Your Life

Hearing affects so many other aspects of our lives, there is more at stake than just having occasional difficulty in conversations. And with the recent advancements in hearing technology, you may be able to find a piece of technology that is very discrete and dramatically improves your quality of life. Below are some of the […]

Hearing Aid Repairs: What Can You Expect

You depend on your hearing aids to get through your day. When they need repairs, you don’t want to rely on a company that simply ships out all its repairs to a factory across the country or around the world. We are able to do almost all of our patients’ hearing aid repairs right here […]

You Are Not Alone – Celebrities with Hearing Loss

Many people who suffer from hearing loss often feel like they are alone in their struggle. But in reality, many types of hearing loss are extremely common, and they even affect some of the most famous and successful people on the planet. Here are some examples of celebrities who face the realities of hearing loss […]

Noise is not alone in causing Tinnitus

Noise is a key cause of tinnitus but not the only one. Middle ear and sinus infections cause almost as many cases of tinnitus and serious neck injuries increase the risk of suffering from tinnitus by more than one third. These were the conclusions based on an Australian study, conducted among 2,015 people over the […]

6 Ways to Customize Your Hearing Protection

Protecting your hearing is an important aspect of engaging in numerous everyday activities and hobbies. Sometimes though, the one-size-fits-all, generic options out there might not work for a variety of reasons, and you might find yourself tempted to forgo hearing protection. With today’s technological advances, however, there are a number of custom options to choose […]

Firearms, Hearing Aids and Hearing Loss – What You Need to Know

As is the case with most new experiences, it can take some time for someone who has recently suffered from hearing loss to adjust to wearing hearing aids during day-to-day activities. This adjustment period can be especially challenging if the person wearing the hearing aids enjoys hunting or shooting firearms recreationally. The Impact of Firearm Noise […]

Patient Story: J.J. Levison

Like all senses, hearing often plays a critical role in daily life. Unfortunately, many patients, like J.J. Levison, ignore common hearing problems because they don’t like the idea of wearing hearing aids, haven’t found the right pair of hearing aids, or have developed coping skills, like lip-reading. The good news is that Affordable Hearing Centers […]

How Often Should You Tune Up Your Hearing Aid?

If your hearing aid doesn’t seem quite as effective lately, you might need a routine check-up. Just like going to the dentist or taking your dog for a wellness checkup, you and your hearing aids need periodic check-ups for best performance. The best way to make sure you’re hearing everything you should is to practice […]

Traveling with Hearing Aids

Traveling with a hearing aid means you need to make some extra preparations. These tips will help ensure that you are prepared for whatever surprises travel throws your way. When flying, keep your necessities in your carry-on bag The last thing you want is for your vital accessories to be tucked away deep within a […]

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Prevention

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) occurs when the ear’s sensitive structures become damaged by loud noises (such as music) over time. Even quick exposure to an extremely loud noise can result in some degree of NIHL, though it can take a while for the hearing loss itself to become noticeable. More than likely, if you have ever […]

Untreated Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

Hearing loss can have a direct impact to your mental and social health. Recent research has linked hearing loss with depression. One study (Gopinath et al, 2009) found that within the older adult population with hearing loss, estimates of depression suggest that up to 20% of older adults with hearing loss report a clinically relevant […]

Hearing Aids Open Doors to a Better Quality of Life

You may have heard the slogan that Better hearing is better living. It does have a catchy sound to it, but there is more to sayings like this than smooth sounding marketing phrases.  What is hearing, especially for those who grew up with good hearing? With normal hearing levels, children at six years of age […]

Do I Need an Annual Hearing Test?

Most adults — as part of their health regimen — schedule regular checkups with their doctors, dentists and optometrists. Not only does the need to see medical practitioners tend to increase as we age (this author can vouch for that), it’s good advice to stay ahead of potential issues, too. But what about our hearing? How do […]

Caring for Your Hearing Aids During the Summer

Moisture is the enemy of any type of hearing aids, and summer brings in a wide variety of new ways for moisture to get to yours. Besides added perspiration and danger from humidity damage, summer means swimming or sports for many people. In fact, most summer activities, from sitting at the beach to applying bug […]

Ruthies Story: A Caretakers Perspective

When you oversee caring for your parents, you want to make sure they receive the best care possible. We recently heard a story from Ruthie, a caretaker for her elderly mother, and wanted to share it. Below is her story about finding the best care for her mother and the impact good care had on […]

Understanding the degrees of hearing loss

Contributed by Debbie Clason, staff writer, Healthy HearingLast updated February 24, 2020. edited by Dennis Van Vliet May 25, 2021 In simple terms, the severity of your hearing loss is measured in two ways—how loud something needs to be before you can hear it, and which frequencies are harder for you to hear (such as higher-pitched women’s voices compared to […]

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