Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:38

When Should I Upgrade My Hearing Aids?

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hearing aid from behind ear

If you wear glasses, you are accustomed to updating your glasses every year or two. Whether you need new lenses or want a fresh look, you typically don’t give it a second thought when updating your glasses.

But what about your hearing aids?

A properly maintained hearing device can be effective for 3-7 years. However, there may be times when it is necessary to upgrade earlier.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:11

Vestibular Services at Audio Help

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dizzinessIn addition to managing hearing loss and tinnitus, Audio Help is also able to assist patients experiencing issues with balance and dizziness. Dr. Jennifer Donath is certified by the American Institute of Balance and provides vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation services at Audio Help.

What is Vestibular Dysfunction?

The vestibular system centralizes around the inner ear and brain, and helps control balance and eye motion. This system can become damaged through illness, injury or the aging process.

rechargeable batteriesAt the end of 2017, nearly every hearing aid manufacturer provides rechargeable hearing devices. The experts at Audio Help explain why you can consider the rechargeable option if you’re in the market for new hearing aids.

Save Money on Batteries

After the initial investment of the new hearing aid and the docking station, you will not need to purchase additional batteries. It also saves you a trip to the store when all you needed was a package of batteries.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:50

Hear the New Year Right!

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Hear The New Year RightAs the New Year approaches, many begin to think about their New Year’s Resolutions, and changes that they want to make. Some of the top New Year’s Resolutions are quitting smoking, changing their diet, exercising more, or learning something new.

Another thing to consider when making changes for your health and wellbeing, are your auditory needs. Whether you are wearing hearing aids, are experiencing tinnitus, or don’t think you have any hearing issues at all; your hearing heath is a benefit to everyone around you.

Get Tested. A hearing assessment should be a part of your annual wellness exams, just as going to your primary care doctor, the dentist, or the eye doctor. Even if there isn’t a serious issue now, having a base line understanding of your hearing needs now will help you identify issues if things change.

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.

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