Winter Tips for MaintainingIf you wear hearing aids, it’s important to know how to prevent weather related damage. The staff at Audio Help has put together some tips to help you avoid damage commonly caused by winter weather.

Avoid Moisture

Just as fog develops on glasses when you go into a warm building after being in the cold, moisture can also develop on your hearing aids. To prevent this, wear a winter hat made of a breathable material that can cover your ears and absorb excess moisture.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:09

Hearing the Holidays

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Hearing The HolidaysThe holiday season is a time to get together with family and friends, share stories and enjoy a holiday meal. However, for those experiencing hearing loss, large family gatherings can be more stressful than joyful.

Determining If There Is a Hearing Issue

If you notice a friend or family member is struggling to have a conversation, is asking for words to be repeated, or simply isn’t talking to anyone, she may be experiencing hearing issues.

Protect Your Hearing PhotoOctober is “National Audiology Awareness Month” and “National Protect Your Hearing Month,” making this a great opportunity to start thinking about your auditory health. 

It’s important to understand your hearing needs, so consider scheduling a hearing evaluation. Even if you don’t think you have hearing loss, a hearing test gives you a baseline of your hearing health, and helps you recognize the signs and symptoms of hearing loss should they arise. 

Friday, 27 October 2017 10:05

Is It Time To Visit An Audiologist?

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Is It Time PhotoWhen you hear the word “audiologist” you may immediately think “hearing loss” or “hearing aids.”  While they can help you with those items, audiologists can also assist with ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and balance issues. 

If you find that you’re turning the volume up on the TV more and more, or you’re having a harder time following conversations, it may be time to have a hearing test. 

Tinnitus PhotoTinnitus is one of the most common hearing ailments in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people.

The staff at Audio Help wants you to know the cause, symptoms and a popular treatment option for this burdensome condition.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 16:47

Know the Difference Between Each Style of Hearing Aid

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Different Hearing Aids PhotoWhen looking at hearing aids, it’s important to know which styles are available and which ones are best for your type of hearing loss.

Below is an outline the various styles we offer here at Audio Help and which type of hearing loss each hearing aid can assist with the most.

Friday, 18 August 2017 09:08

Do I really need hearing aids?

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Audio Help Blog Aug 2017 DoYou might think you’re getting along just fine without hearing aids, but the staff at Audio Help Hearing Centers wants you to know your hearing loss is having a negative effect on your health and relationship. That’s why it’s important for you to be fitted with hearing aids

Here’s how hearing aids can improve your life:

You’ll socialize more

When you can’t hear, you avoid situations where there’s a lot of noise. Restaurants, group outings and religious ceremonies are the most common items people skip when they struggle to hear.

hearing aid care tipsSweat, water and extreme temperature changes can all wreak havoc on your hearing aids. That’s why it’s important to take extra special care of your hearing aids during the summer months, when they’re more susceptible to being exposed to these elements.

Here are five summer hearing aid care tips for you to follow this summer:

  1. Have your hearing aids coated with HydraShield®, a nano-coating that protects your hearing aids from moisture, debris and ear wax.
  2. Don’t wear your hearing aids while exercising outside, especially if it’s raining. This will prevent sweat and water from damaging your devices.
  3. Open the battery door at night so it can fully dry.
  4. Don’t store your hearing aids in humid places such as in your car or outdoor storage units.
  5. Take your hearing aids out while applying sunscreen and make sure the sunscreen is fully absorbed before putting them back in your ears.

If your hearing aids have been damaged by the summer weather, contact any of Audio Help Hearing Center’s New York City offices so our staff can examine your devices and see if they can be repaired.

see an audiologistWith the constant (and loud) noises that are a part of everyday life in New York City, having your hearing tested by an audiologist at Audio Help Hearing Centers should be at the top your next to-do list.

Those noises can slowly deteriorate your hearing without you noticing. As a result, many people are fitted with a hearing aid years after they first started losing their hearing. This delay can be detrimental to your health and well-being.

Here are just a few reasons you should schedule an appointment with an audiologist:

Good hearing health can lead to great overall well-being
When you can’t hear, your stress levels increase and cognitive health decreases. Your overall well-being can improve by being fitted with hearing aids and following advice from an audiologist to improve your hearing health and overall well-being.

Audio Help Blog August 2017Accidents happen. But when it involves your hearing aid, those accidents can be expensive.

Audio Help Hearing Center has some tips that can help you salvage your hearing aids if you encounter one of these common disasters.

You lose your hearing aid outside
This commonly happens during the winter months when you wear snow caps and head bands over your ears. It’s not unusual for your hearing aid to get caught and yanked out when you remove these items.

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