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4 Important Sounds You’re Missing With Hearing Loss

Here’s something most people are surprised to learn: in the majority of cases of hearing loss, people can hear a number of sounds without any problem, and have difficulty only with particular sounds. Specifically, if you have difficulty only with high-pitched sounds, you may have the most common kind of hearing loss, called high-frequency hearing […]

The Health Benefits of Better Hearing

It’s often said that we don’t fully appreciate the things we have until they’re gone, and this seems to be specifically true of our ability to hear. Hearing loss is not only tough to detect; it’s also hard to appreciate just how much hearing improves our lives. As one of our chief senses, along with […]

6 Encouraging Things Wearing Hearing Aids Says About You

It remains a puzzle as to why wearing glasses—which improve vision impairment—is perceived as an indication of intelligence, while wearing hearing aids—which correct hearing impairment—has been perceived as an indication of old age. Perhaps it’s about time the stigma of hearing loss is reversed, and we redefine what it means for our bodies to interact […]

When Should I Upgrade My Hearing Aids?

When should I upgrade my hearing aids? This is a frequent question we hear from our patients, and the answer demands some thought. While hearing aids normally have a life-span of 3-7 years, there are several cases in which you may desire to upgrade earlier. Here are 4 reasons you may want to consider a […]

10 Cool Ways to Control Your Hearing Aids With the Apple Watch

By Joho345 (Own work) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons Imagine being able to manipulate the volume, treble, and bass on your hearing aids as discretely and effortlessly as checking the time on your wrist. Or imagine fine-tuning your hearing aids for any listening situation without ever having to touch your hearing aids. Sound too […]

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Treat Your Hearing Loss

We all put things off, regularly talking ourselves out of complex or unpleasant activities in favor of something more enjoyable or fun. Distractions abound as we tell ourselves that we will eventually get around to whatever we’re currently trying to avoid. Sometimes, procrastination is relatively harmless. We might plan to clear out the basement, for […]

How Insects are Revolutionizing Hearing Aids

Present day hearing aids have come a long way; current models are remarkably effective and include incredible digital capabilities, such as wireless connectivity, that significantly enhance a person’s ability to hear along with their overall quality of life. But there is still room for improvement. Particularly, in some instances hearing aids have some difficulty with […]

6 Ways Your Brain Transforms Sound Into Emotion

It has long been accepted that there are strong connections among sound, music, emotion, and memory, and that our personal experiences and preferences determine the type and intensity of emotional response we have to distinct sounds. For example, research has revealed these prevalent associations between particular sounds and emotions: The sound of a thunderstorm evokes […]

6 Ways to Lose Your Hearing

The ironic part of hearing loss is that we don’t tend to begin appreciating our favorite sounds until after we’ve lost the capability to clearly hear them. We don’t pause to think about, for instance, how much we value a good conversation with a friend until we have to continually ask them to repeat themselves. […]

Why Choose a Local Hearing Care Provider?

The hearing healthcare industry has two barriers that prevent individuals from acquiring healthier hearing: The inability to detect hearing loss in the first place (because of its slow onset), and The temptation to find a quick, easy, and inexpensive remedy. Regrettably, countless people who have overcome the first barrier have been lured into the supposedly […]