Is It Time to Get Your Hearing Checked?

If the last time you had your hearing checked it was done by the school nurse, it’s time to get it checked again.  Most people tend to associate hearing loss with aging, but hearing loss can happen at any age.  According to the National Institutes of Health: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old … Continued

How to Troubleshoot a Hearing Aid

Hearing aids require care to ensure that they work properly.  If you notice a problem, here are a few tips on how to troubleshoot problems with your hearing aid. THE HEARING AID APPEARS TO BE DEAD OR WEAK Reason #1 Cause: Dead, weak, or wrong type of battery. Test: Substitute new battery. Remedy: Battery replaced. … Continued

Heart Disease and Hearing Loss

There are various known risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease, including diet and lifestyle, family history, and age, as well as conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and other vascular disease.  But what does all that have to do with your ears? THE LINK A growing body of research suggests that hearing loss and … Continued

Can a Hearing Aid Make My Hearing Worsen?

We’ll just get straight to the point.  No, a properly fit hearing aid will not make your hearing worse.  The key to the answer lies in the phrase “properly fit”.  There are several steps involved in ensuring that a hearing aid is fit properly. STEP 1 THE HEARING TEST AND PATIENT HISTORY STAGE Gathering information … Continued

What Does it Mean if I Have a Conductive Hearing Loss?

A conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not transmitted efficiently at some point along the pathway from the outer ear canal to the oval window.  The oval window separates the middle ear from the inner ear.  This pathway includes  the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and the ossicles (three small bones). A conductive hearing loss usually involves … Continued

Take Care of Your Hearing Aids in Cold Weather

If you live where it’s cold or might be traveling to a destination where cold weather is predicted and wear hearing aids, there are a few precautions you should take to avoid unnecessarily damaging your hearing aids. COLD WEATHER AND MOISTURE It’s time to shovel and yes it’s freezing cold, but odds are better than even … Continued