Hearing Matters

Common Reasons Why Patients Resist Hearing Aids

It is so easy to find excuses not to try something new. We all like staying in our comfort zone most of the time, and contemplating hearing aids is no exception. Would it surprise you to learn that patients resist hearing aids? Probably not, but have you ever thought about why? Here are 4 common [...]Read More

5 Fun Hobbies That Could Cause Irreversible Ear Damage

As we enter the gift-giving and celebration season, it’s a good time to think about what causes ear damage. Even though our ears’ purpose is to translate sound for us, too much sound is not a good thing. General conversation measures around 70 decibels but anything over 85 decibels can harm our hearing. Were you […]

Read More

The Connection Between Heart Health and Hearing Loss

We’ve all heard that heart disease is one of the most rampant killers in the U.S., causing roughly 25% of all deaths. That is a huge number of often preventable deaths. With a bit of self-care like improving your diet and adding some exercise to your day, the risk of heart disease drastically decreases. That’s […]

Read More

Common Medications That May Cause Hearing Loss

With all the medicines available to us – for everything from allergies to heartburn – it is important to be aware of some of the side effects for medicine you use regularly. Many people do not know that medications can be damaging to our hearing. Because our ears are quite sensitive to changes in our […]

Read More

Surprising Statistics on Hearing Loss

In our data-driven society, it’s becoming easier and easier to gather statistics about any topic, and hearing loss is no exception. Would it surprise you to learn that age-related hearing loss is on the rise? Probably not, given our awareness of the “baby boomer” generation rapidly reaching the 65+ age, but what about the individual […]

Read More

Helpful Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Whether it is your first set of hearing aids or a new type with better technology, expect an adjustment period to get used to them. Because hearing aids can improve your quality of life, it is important to continue wearing them, despite the initial time required to transition to better hearing. If you have any […]

Read More

Experiencing Sudden Hearing Loss? Here’s What to Do

Imagine waking up one morning and not being able to hear out of one ear, or hearing a sudden, loud “pop” and losing your hearing in that instant. Sounds like scary stuff, right? Unfortunately, it does happen sometimes, often to adults in their late 40s or early 50s. While there are any number of disorders […]

Read More

5 Signs It’s Time to Consider a Hearing Aid

As we’ve just celebrated the Fourth of July with beautifully colorful fireworks displays that often are quite loud, what better time is there to think about our hearing, which so many of us take for granted and rarely discuss? If you’ve ever wondered whether it might be time to consider a hearing aid, chances are, […]

Read More

Speech-in-Noise, What can we do about background noise?

By Ryan Hill, Au.D. Difficulty hearing speech in noise is the most common complaint of any person who has hearing loss whether or not they wear hearing aids. This is one of the most challenging aspects of our jobs as audiologists and also for the researchers and scientists who are working on new technology. The […]

Read More

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

By Ryan Hill, Au.D Happy May Day! In addition to May bringing spring flowers and Mother’s Day, May is also Better Hearing & Speech Month— something that is near and dear to our hearts. So, how do you get the best hearing possible? If you need hearing aids get them AND wear them! Help keep […]

Read More