Question: I’m concerned about loud noise damaging my hearing at work. Should I be? Answer: While aging is often the cause of hearing loss, loud noise exposure is another common reason for concern. Though common, noise induced hearing loss is one of the most preventable. By taking precautions, you can ensure your hearing is protected […]Read More
Hearing Aid Costs
Question: I need hearing aids but don’t want to pay so much for them. What are my choices? Answer: Rest assured we have options available that include basic hearing aids of the best technology at lower prices. We educate our patients about their options and help them find a quality device to fit every […]Read More
Falling and Hearing Loss
Question: Is there a connection between falling and hearing loss? Answer: A John Hopkins study from 2012 found that older adults with mild hearing loss were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling. Decreased hearing also contributes to decreased ability for spatial awareness (what is happening around you). In addition, […]Read More
Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017
Question: I’ve heard of the Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017. How will this affect my hearing healthcare? Answer: The FDA is only a few years from allowing Over the Counter (OTC) hearing aids for adults with self-perceived mild to moderate hearing loss. This enables self-treatment for a serious physical condition that […]Read More
May Is Better Hearing Month: Spring Into It With Less Noise, More Joy
Ahhh, spring! As power tools whir, ball games bloom, and concerts sprout, are your ears protected from the louder sounds of the season? Some noises pack a bigger punch than your ears should take, so for Better Hearing Month this May, we’re sharing three quick tips to keep harmful volumes at bay. TURN DOWN THE […]Read More
What happens during a hearing test? I am nervous about having my first test next week.
Question: What happens during a hearing test? I am nervous about having my first test next week. Answer: There is really no reason to be nervous. From the moment you enter our office, our focus is on you, your comfort, and your well-being. Respectful of your time, our doctors call you back as quickly as […]Read More
Are Hearing Aids in Other Countries Better Than What We Have in the US?
Ask An Expert Question: Are there hearing aids in other countries that are better or different than what we have in the US? Answer: There are no better hearing aids anywhere than what is available in our office. The best and most widely respected hearing aids manufactured are sold all over the world. In fact, […]Read More
Can You Program the Discounted Hearing Aid That Was Mailed to Me by My Insurance?
Ask An Expert Question: My health insurance plan offers a hearing aid at a discounted price that they will mail to me. If I get this aid, can you set it? Answer: Some insurance companies have made the controversial entry into the hearing aid world by offering direct-to-consumer hearing aids at discounted prices. Members are […]Read More
Can Vitamins and Supplements Harm or Help Hearing?
Ask An Expert Question: Are there any vitamins, herbal medicines or nutritional supplements that can either help or harm hearing? Answer: The body of knowledge about herbals and supplements continues to grow. There are numerous books on the topic; however, safety and efficacy has yet to be proven in clinical studies. These treatments are not […]Read More
Why Do I Have Trouble Understanding the TV, Even With Hearing Aids?
Ask An Expert Question: I have trouble understanding TV, even with my hearing aids. What do you think is wrong? Answer: The first thing to do is verify with your audiologist that your hearing aids are set precisely for your optimal benefit. Next, consider the distance from the TV to your ears. Your TV sound […]Read More