Over the Counter Hearing Aids

You may have seen over the counter hearing aids in the news recently as the OTC Hearing Aid Act was signed in to law. The law directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the sale of hearing devices that can be sold off the shelf without the assistance of a hearing professional. The…

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How to Choose a Hearing Aid Provider

With so many options out there how do you choose a hearing aid provider that is right for you? Here are 6 important considerations: Qualifications Look for board certified audiologists and hearing instrument specialists. Board certification means they are highly trained but more importantly they continue their training to make sure they are staying on top…

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5 Tips for Hearing Aid Success

Hearing aid success is both science (amazing technology) and art (your provider fitting you properly). There is one more important component to that success: you the patient. We talk about hearing loss treatment as a journey that takes you from your current state to a life of better hearing. Here are some tips to ensure…

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World Class Mountaineer Wears Hearing Aids

One of the first things new patients ask is can they exercise with hearing aids. The answer in most cases is absolutely!  Whether you like to ski, ride a bike, play golf, you can enjoy most of your favorite activities while wearing your new hearing aids. If NFL player Derrick Coleman wears hearing aids during…

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Heart and Hearing Health

February is American Heart Health Month. You’re probably wondering why hearing health providers want you to be aware of healthy heart habits. A National Institute of Health study gives us the answer. The study shows there is a 15% greater chance of developing hearing impairment when you have atherosclerosis (plaque buildup around your heart’s arteries),…

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How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?

After “Do I need a hearing aid?” we are asked this next question: “How much do hearing aids cost?” The short answer is it depends on what we want and need them to do. If we choose a stripped down basic car we know it will cost us less than fully loaded truck with extra…

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Give Yourself a Raise

Hearing loss is usually gradual and is first noticed by things like the TV volume turned up loud or frequently asking people to repeat themselves. The hearing difficulties lead to frequent miscommunication. In the workplace effective communication with coworkers and customers is crucial to the success of the organization. Quite frankly, poor hearing impacts our…

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