Am I Too Old to Wear Hearing Aids?

We get this question a lot and the answer is always the same. No, you are not “too old” to wear hearing aids. The opposite also holds true, you’re never “too young” to wear hearing aids either.  Whether or not you wear hearing aids should be based on whether or not you have a hearing … Continued

Can Hearing Loss Cause Depression, Especially in Women?

According to a study published on March 6, 2014 hearing loss is associated with depression among American adults, especially women and those younger than age 70. In the new study, the research indicated that as hearing declined, the percentage of depressed adults increased — from about 5 percent in those who had no hearing problems to … Continued

Can Hearing Loss Impact Your Quality of Life?

If you have a hearing loss and are struggling with the idea of wearing a hearing aid or have been told by friends and family for years that you can’t hear and should be doing something about your hearing loss, then this article is for you. Please consider the following. Your hearing is not like … Continued

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 Should You Know About Hearing Aid Batteries?

A small zinc air battery powers the majority of today’s hearing aids. The small colored sticker on one side of the battery keeps the battery inactive until you remove the sticker. Once the sticker is removed from the back of the battery, oxygen in the air makes contact with the zinc in the battery, and … 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