How Hearing Aids Improve Speech & Memory
Untreated hearing loss is linked to a number of emotional problems and health conditions, including social withdrawal, feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety and cognitive decline. Unfortunately, only one in five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. Recent research shows that wearing hearing aids has benefits not just for hearing, but also…Read More
Can Hearing Aids Improve Your Quality of Life?
Hearing loss is a widespread condition, affecting more than 48 million Americans. Even though it is the third most common physical condition for Americans, only about 20 percent seek treatment. But hearing aids can do a lot more than simply improve your ability to hear; they can increase your quality of life through the following…Read More
Tips for Wearing a Facemask with Hearing Aids
In July, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention declared face coverings a “critical tool” in stopping the spread of COVID-19. While a medical necessity to help contain the surge, face coverings present a unique set of problems for those with hearing loss. Below are five tips on how you can stay safe during the…Read More
What Is a Decibel?
Chances are you have heard the term decibel thrown around when talking about loud noises and hearing loss. But what does it really mean? Understanding how audiologists measure sounds can help you be more aware of your surroundings and protect your hearing health. The Intensity of Sound Energy that travels in waves in known as…Read More
Why You’re Not Wearing Your Hearing Aids
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that only 20 percent of people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wear them. The reason many people with hearing loss choose not to follow through on their audiologist-recommended treatment may surprise you. Lack of Confidence Hearing aids barely resemble the devices worn by your parents and…Read More
How to Hear Soft Speech 20% Better Than with Your Old Hearing Aids!
Oticon has long made excellent, very successful hearing devices. This time, they have made some changes to their products that are a significant evolution and didn’t increase prices. The newest, high-tech hearing devices, the Opn S 1, have made the following improvements over their last high-tech hearing devices: Improved ability to understand soft speech by…Read More
Hearing Aid Insurance Coverage: What Questions to Ask and What to Avoid
Most insurance companies still have exclusion policies in regards to hearing aids, meaning they will not cover hearing aids or anything hearing aid related like follow-ups, repairs and supplies. Some insurance policies do have coverage, but they have many restrictions and red tape. Here are some things you need to know to be able to…Read More
Smart Buying Decisions: How Hearing Aids Give You a Great Return on Your Investment
If you’re one of the nearly 40 million Americans who experience hearing loss, maybe it’s time to consider investing in your hearing health. Research shows that the rewards can be substantial. In fact, identifying and addressing hearing loss has been shown to positively influence virtually every aspect of an individual’s life—helping people personally, professionally, and…Read More
What is the Process to Get Hearing Testing or Hearing Aids
I get this question so often that I thought it would be prudent to write a short post about exactly what the process is like for those who may be a little nervous about their first audiology appointment. 1. The first step is to call and make an appointment. Some clinics do have walk-in hours,…Read More
Hearing Aids and Health Insurance – How to Select an Insurance Plan
Depending on your particular insurance plan, hearing exams, devices, repairs, and batteries may not be a covered benefit. If you have an employer-sponsored plan, your employer may have purchased a specific “rider” that does cover hearing healthcare. However, the person you are speaking to about your benefits may not know that and may not think…Read More