This article was written by Westone: the in-Ear Experts! Independence Day has come and gone, and with that came hot dogs, parades, and of course, fireworks. While a fireworks display is a beautiful thing to witness, they may be less than spectacular for your ears. On Fourth of July, keep in mind the potential damage… Continue reading Risk of Hearing Loss on 4th of July
It is well known that the power source for hearing aids are batteries. A patient recently ran out of batteries and asked us to mail some to their house. We sent them, only to realize we sent the usual disposable tabbed batteries and not rechargeable batteries! How embarrassing! We did not think to look if… Continue reading Disposable vs. Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries
October is Breast cancer awareness month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Oticon released their lovely ‘Hear in Pink’ MORE hearing aids. The Comprehensive hearing exam approved by Medicare and most other insurance companies requires audiologists to test the frequencies through air conduction from 250-8000 Hz, speech discrimination, and… Continue reading Hearing Loss & Cancer… Did you know?
I’ve had tinnitus for a long time. When I was in middle school, I used to think sirens were shrieking all night long. Then, in high school, I realized it was my head or ears creating these weird high pitch sounds. It wasn’t constant, and I noticed it only at nighttime. I didn’t tell anyone—I… Continue reading Looking at Tinnitus Differently
The last time you saw your dad something seemed off. He was always so engaged with everyone, but this time, it was as if he wasn’t always paying attention or was drifting away. Maybe he’s suffering from dementia? Maybe he just can’t hear so well? Maybe it’s both. If someone is having trouble understanding speech,… Continue reading Is it Dementia or Hearing Loss?
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