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


Take Care of Your Hearing Aids in Cold Weather

If you live where it’s cold or might be traveling to a destination where cold weather is predicted and wear hearing aids, there are a few precautions you should take to avoid unnecessarily damaging your hearing aids. COLD WEATHER AND MOISTURE It’s time to shovel and yes it’s freezing cold, but odds are better than even … Continued


Is Hearing Loss Impacting Your Relationships?

If you are married to, live with or love someone who has a hearing loss this article is for you.  Being in a relationship can at times be trying.  Being in a relationship with someone who has a hearing loss that they refuse to do anything about can at times be impossible.  Never are you … Continued


Make Better Hearing This New Year’s Resolution

This is the time of year when we make our list of resolutions for the New Year. We reflect back on the past year and take note of the areas we’d like to change.  Here are a few of the top New Year’s Resolutions people make every year. TOP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Lose Weight Volunteer … Continued


Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis, is There a Connection?

Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens the bones to the point that they become fragile and break easily. Women and men with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist, but any bone can be affected. In the United States, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or … Continued