How Hearing Aids Help with Speech Recognition Conversation is the basis of human interaction. The back and forth of sentences between people is the key to building and maintaining relationships. During a conversation, understanding other people and responding appropriately is key. So if the ability to understand the other person is lost, conversation breaks down and sufferers usually feel disconnected … Read More
Best New Hearing Aids of 2016
Best New Hearing Aids of 2016 If 2015 was “Year of the Hearables” – dubbed so for the many advanced hearing instruments introduced – then 2016 is quickly catching up! Already this year, three major hearing aid manufacturers have released exciting new products. Whether you are new to hearing aids or are a seasoned wearer, these new hearing aids of … Read More
Are Hearing Aids Covered by Medicare?
Are Hearing Aids Covered By Medicare? A Common Need Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the U.S., affecting one third of people over the age of 65 and nearly one half of people over the age of 75. Although this condition is not strictly limited to the older population—it is a rapidly growing problem across all … Read More
Which Hearing Aids are Right For Me?
Which Hearing Aids are Right for Me? In the last decade, hearing aids have undergone a revolution, like other small electronic devices. These days, hearing aids are equipped with sophisticated, technologically advanced features to improve your hearing. While hearing aids will not restore your hearing completely, they are powerful enough to provide you with access to a large spectrum of … Read More
How to Support a Loved One with Hearing Loss in a Nursing Home
How to Support a Loved One with Hearing Loss in a Nursing Home Older Americans and Hearing Loss While hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US, the number of older Americans who experience hearing loss is staggering. One in three older Americans (age 65 and older) experience some degree of hearing loss, while 50% of … Read More
What Happens during a Hearing Exam?
What Happens during a Hearing Exam? Congratulations! By scheduling your free hearing evaluation, you’ve taken the first step toward better hearing health. Though the word “exam” may instill nervousness, we at Hearing Aid Associates assure you that a hearing exam is nothing to be afraid of. Hearing exams are painless and simple. Our guide takes you through the entire … Read More
The Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss
The Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss Most people will recognize changes in their hearing long before they decide to seek treatment. On average, people wait seven years to schedule an appointment with a hearing specialist and take a hearing exam. There are many factors that prohibit people from seeking treatment for hearing loss, from cost to anxiety. With so many … Read More
How to Talk to a Loved One About Hearing Loss
How to Talk to a Loved One About Hearing Loss Hearing loss is an intimate and personal topic for many who face it. Often times, people struggle to find the right words to say to their loved one who is experiencing hearing loss. For most of our lives, we are conditioned to assume our skills will improve at best, … Read More
Signs of Hearing Loss
Common Signs of Hearing Loss Sense of Hearing Our sense of hearing is always on. Most of us take our hearing for granted because it is an invisible, constant companion. Hearing helps us situate ourselves within our environment and connect to people around us. On average, it takes a person seven years between the time they first notice symptoms until … Read More