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Hearing Health Resolutions for 2017
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on December 21, 2016
With the New Year fast approaching, it’s a time for reflection and goal-setting. This year, make resolutions to protect and improve your hearing for better overall health and happiness. Here are four great starting points: Listen carefully. Always be conscious of how loud you’re listening to your television and music. Be careful not to turn up...
Hearing Instrument Technologies for Easier Living
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on November 30, 2016
Hearing instruments have advanced dramatically, even in just the last couple of years. They’re high-tech, tiny and discreet, easy to use, and perform far better than ever before. In fact, a national survey showed that the vast majority of people who purchased hearing Instruments in the last year are glad they did (91%). They would even recommend getting...
4 Tips When Talking to a Loved One about Hearing Loss this Holiday Season
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on November 21, 2016
Attempting to talk to a loved one about their hearing loss can be a difficult task. While it may be obvious that a loved one is suffering, and should get hearing help, research shows that, on average, hearing aid wearers wait over 10 years after their initial diagnosis to be fit with their first set of hearing aids. Holidays like Thanksgiving present a good...
Rock Concerts Put Teens and Others Hearing at Risk
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on November 01, 2016
Rock Concerts Put Teens and Others Hearing at Risk Exposure to loud music at a rock concert often results in temporary hearing loss for teenagers, researchers say. A study by the House Research Institute revealed that 72% of teens reported reduced hearing after attending a three-hour show. This type of hearing loss typically disappears within 48 hours, but if it...
Overcoming the Stigma of Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on October 19, 2016
Chances are you know someone with hearing loss. In the United States alone, over 34 million people, roughly 1 in 10, have some level of hearing impairment. Hearing loss not only affects the individual who has hearing loss but those around them as well. Hearing loss can adversely affect your ability to interact with the world around you, leading to embarrassment,...
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on September 14, 2016
Did you know that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes compared to those without the disease? Experts say that one in three people with diabetes will develop hearing loss! The cause of diabetes-related hearing loss has been debated for several decades. Researchers theorize that hearing loss results from damage to blood vessels in the inner ear....
Stress? Check you hearing it could help!
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on August 23, 2016
The intensive listening effort demanded by untreated hearing loss can be very stressful. Experts believe that even if you have a mild hearing loss that is not being treated, cognitive load increases significantly. Research shows that unaddressed hearing loss is frequently associated with other physical, mental and emotional health issues that diminish everyday...
Types and Causes of Hearing Loss
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on August 15, 2016
Hearing loss can feel like uncharted territory when you aren’t sure how or why it happened. Hearing loss can develop at any age and can be caused by many different factors. Did you know that only five percent of hearing loss in adults can be improved medically or surgically? The vast majority of American’s with hearing loss can be treated by hearing...
Ear Wax? Moisture? Don't Sweat it - You're Protected!
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on July 19, 2016
Ear Wax? Moisture? Don’t Sweat it – You’re Protected! If you have ever worn hearing aids before, you know that exposure to moisture, wax, oil or perspiration can result in poor functionality in the hearing aids. We’re excited to say that those days of being worried about moisture and wax are over! Our new improved moisture repellent...
Tips to Continue Hearing Your Best
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on June 13, 2016
Your hearing is very delicate; losing your hearing isn’t the same as breaking a bone. Bones can often be broken and repaired multiple times. Hearing loss occurs because of damaged hair cells in your ear, and once those hairs are damaged, they cannot be repaired - it’s permanent. In order to preserve your hearing, it is important to take...
What to Expect at Your Hearing Care Appointment
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on May 13, 2016
The most difficult step to improving your hearing is the first one: recognizing you need to find out more about your hearing loss and improving your situation. The next step is to schedule a complete hearing consultation. It is very important to see someone who specializes in hearing issues. This is where we can help! We have the training and equipment needed to...
New NuEar Hearable and Wearable Solutions
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on April 15, 2016
We are excited to announce the release of some of our most advanced hearing solutions to date. Powered by the all-new Synergy platform and Acuity™ OS operating system, our launch includes the next generation of Made of iPhone hearing aids, iNOW; a wireless Invisible-In-the-Canal hearing aid, Miniscopic Synergy and a new family of 900sync™ hearing aids...
How We Hear
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on March 04, 2016
As one of the five senses, hearing is one of the human body’s most extraordinary processes. It is a complex system made up of delicate and synchronous parts. Read this blog to learn more about our ears and how they help us to hear. Sound begins with a vibration in the atmosphere. When a sound is made (whether from wind, a bell or a voice), it moves the air...
Charge Up Your Knowledge on Batteries
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on February 05, 2016
Batteries play a very important role in the life of a hearing aid. Batteries must provide a constant power supply for the hearing aids to operate efficiently and effectively. Read this blog to learn more about hearing aid batteries and how they work. Zinc air batteries are the most common type of battery for hearing aids on the market today. These batteries need...
The Best New Year's Resolution: Helping Your Loved One Hear Again
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on January 18, 2016
Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the person who has it. It also affects spouses, family members and friends. From frustration with having to repeat things over and over to heartbreak at seeing someone you care about isolate themselves from the people and activities they love, the negative effects of hearing loss cast a wide net. Convincing a loved one to...
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