Help A Family Member Get Their Hearing Tested

Posted by Lori on Monday January 4, 2016

When you begin to notice a family member struggling with their hearing, it’s instinct to want to jump in and help. But how do you be an advocate without being pushy or invasive? Here are some helpful tips to help encourage your family member to get their hearing tested while…

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How To Tell Others About Your Hearing Loss

Posted by Lori on Monday February 1, 2016

“It’s noisy in here.” “The wind is really strong.” “Your phone keeps breaking up and dropping your voice.” “Can you stop mumbling please?” We’ve all used these excuses before, and we've all learned that down the line, they really don’t do us any good. Admitting you have a hearing loss shouldn’t…

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Hearing Help: Why You Should See A Professional

Posted by Lori on Tuesday March 1, 2016

Hearing loss is commonly referred to as an invisible health condition, and early warning signs are often overlooked. Unlike other medical conditions, you can’t physically see the signs of hearing loss. Often the most difficult step in improving your hearing is recognizing you need help. Hearing loss can develop at…

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Introducing Muse: Hearing Aids Made for Life

Posted by Lori on Thursday April 14, 2016

It’s been proven, hearing health is directly connected to overall health and wellbeing. Studies have also shown that hearing aids can positively benefit those with hearing loss.  Introducing Muse hearing aids. Featuring hearing technology made for the next generation of hearing aid wearers, Muse offers a variety of styles, clarity…

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3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids

Posted by Lori on Monday May 2, 2016

“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 softer voices.” The above are just…

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Listening Fatigue

Posted by Lori on Wednesday June 1, 2016

Hearing loss is more than difficulty understanding speech and hearing sound. It also makes you extremely tired; listening takes a lot of effort and energy. People with normal hearing don’t really think about the fact that listening can be fatiguing and frustrating. The Better Hearing Institute estimates that societal costs of untreated hearing…

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What Wearers Are Saying About Our Newest Hearing Aids

Posted by Lori on Friday July 1, 2016

In March, we introduced our new hearing aids: Muse, Halo 2 and SoundLens Synergy. Built off an entirely new software platform and featuring our new, cutting-edge operating system, these are the first hearing aids ever designed to process music, speech and everyday sounds uniquely and simultaneously — in fact, they’re the…

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When Will My Hearing Aids Need Repairs?

Posted by Lori on Monday August 1, 2016

It is not uncommon for hearing aids to require some degree of service each year, which is why they are sold with warranties and repair coverage. But just how often each person’s hearing aids will need repair is difficult to predict. That’s because variables like usage, care, and even your…

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What Causes Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

Posted by Lori on Thursday September 1, 2016

90% of all hearing loss is sensorineural (pronounced “sensory-neural”), which is hearing loss caused by damage in the inner ear (cochlea) or to the nerve pathway from the inner ear to the brain.  Below are the most common causes of sensorineural hearing loss. Aging: As you age, hearing loss is…

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How will a hearing aid improve my quality of life?

Posted by Lori on Friday October 7, 2016

Treatment of hearing loss has been shown to improve: Communication in relationships Intimacy and warmth in family relationships Ease in communication Earning power Sense of control over your life Social participation Emotional stability Hearing aids can provide valuable benefits to improve your quality of life in a number of important…

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Can I Wear an Invisible Hearing Aid?

Posted by Lori on Wednesday November 2, 2016

Q: I was told I can’t wear an invisible hearing aid. Does that sound right? A: Starkey Hearing Technologies has been building custom hearing aids — the kind that fit inside your ear rather than behind it — for decades. In fact, they are the largest manufacturer of custom hearing aids…

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Guess what? You probably have hearing loss!

Posted by Lori on Thursday December 1, 2016

According to the National Academy on an Aging Society, hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions experienced by males 75 and older. Hearing, like all our senses, declines as we age, and can often be exacerbated by exposure to loud noises, other health issues, medications and more.…

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