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Holiday Travel Tips for People who wear Hearing Aids
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on December 01, 2017
The holidays are typically one of the busiest travel seasons as millions of people hop in planes, trains and automobiles to visit family and friends. It can also be one of the more stressful times of the year. According to Prevention magazine, 90 percent of Americans report stressing over at least one aspect of the holidays — with traveling high on the...
14 Great Reasons to Wear Hearing Aids
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on November 02, 2017
Got hearing loss but don’t want to wear hearing aids? Today’s hearing aids have a lot more upside than just looking significantly more stylish than their predecessors. 1. You can hear again: Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. 2. Your spouse will be relieved: They’ll be grateful they won’t need to be your...
What are the most frequent causes of hearing loss?
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on October 03, 2017
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. That seems like a good time to remind everyone that exposure to loud noise is the leading cause of hearing loss. It’s also one of the few causes that people can actually do something about. Today, more than ever, we have access to the knowledge and resources needed to protect our hearing. We know what...
Everything you Need to Know About Hearing Aid Batteries
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on September 06, 2017
Batteries are one of the most important things when it comes to hearing aids. Hearing aids need a steady source of power from a quality hearing aid battery in order to run effectively and properly. A low battery or defective battery can significantly impair the performance of a hearing aid. Here are five things you should know about hearing aid batteries: How...
The Five Stages of Hearing Loss
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on July 27, 2017
Helping you hear better is our goal, and because that is our focus every single day you can be sure we’re familiar with the process people go through as hearing becomes a challenge. You can also be sure that we’re here to help no matter what stage you’re in. From a quick hearing test that can show you what level of hearing loss you might...
Who says you can't enjoy music because you have hearing loss?
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on June 28, 2017
Music is loved and appreciated worldwide for its ability to bring people together and soothe the soul. People who suffer from hearing loss often mourn the loss of the ability to hear and appreciate music the way they did when their hearing was better. Until recently, the best that hearing aids could offer in the way of music enjoyment was a second setting that was...
How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on May 31, 2017
Just like cars, hearing aids require a certain degree of routine maintenance to keep them functioning at optimal capacity. And while some maintenance items should be used only by the manufacturer or by us, there are many other preventative measures that you can complete regularly to ensure that your hearing aid is at full-functioning capacity! Below we examine...
8 Things Untreated Hearing Loss Can Impact
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on May 01, 2017
Hearing loss is as unique to each person as a fingerprint. No one person has the same type of loss in each ear, nor do people get hearing loss the same way. But, what everyone with hearing has in common are the 8 possible things that hearing loss can indirectly or directly affect. Vocabulary With untreated hearing loss, various sounds and letters lose...
3 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Hearing Care Follow-up Appointments
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on April 01, 2017
Like your car, teeth, and even your financial portfolio, your hearing aids and hearing health can benefit from routine care and maintenance. After a hearing aid fitting, your hearing healthcare professional will likely recommend follow-up appointments. These routine visits offer great opportunities to ask your hearing professional questions, have maintenance...
When NOT to Wear Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on March 01, 2017
I love how comfortable my hearing aids are, but sometimes I forget they are there. And while this is a wonderful thing — and there is little I can’t do while wearing hearing aids — there are a few times when remembering you have incredibly advanced technology in-or-on your ears is important. We all have “oops!” moments though. And...
How Does Heart Health Impact Hearing Health?
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on February 01, 2017
With February upon us and Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we decided to take a look at research concerning how heart health and hearing health are connected! Research data reveals a link between hearing health and cardiovascular health. In fact, the two often correspond, a healthy cardiovascular system appears to have a positive effect on hearing....
Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on January 01, 2017
“Immediate difference in clarity.” “The quality and performance is really beyond anything I’ve seen.” “Patients have experienced a significant improvement in sound quality when comparing hearing aids, even to recent technology.” “Patients have noticed improvement when listening to music and improvement for clarity of...
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