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.

Help your hearing aids last longerThere are many factors to consider when purchasing hearing aids, and longevity is at the top of many people’s list.

Here are five items that can play a major role in how long your hearing aids will last.

Materials
Hearing aids are made with a variety of durable materials, but the best thing you can do is purchase hearing aids with a nano-coating. This coating protects your hearing aids from dust, moisture and other common elements that can damage your hearing aids.

Cleaning
Your hearing aids are exposed to moisture, extreme temperatures, dust and earwax each day, so properly cleaning them on a daily basis will help them last longer. You should also bring them in to Audio Help every 3-4 months to have them professionally cleaned.  

Hearing loss linked to poor heart health

Recent studies have shown that there may be a link between hearing health and heart health.

Though the exact correlation is unknown, evidence suggests that people with healthy cardiovascular systems tend to have better hearing. This is likely because of the increase blood flow in the inner ear. When the blood flow is restricted, hearing loss occurs.

One study even suggests that people with low-frequency hearing loss should be regarded as “at risk” for cardiovascular problems and should consider seeing a specialist.

Since early signs of hearing loss may also point to heart problems, audiologists are pushing people ages 40 and older to have their hearing tested as part of their routine medical care. If you’re a Gen Xers or Baby Boomer, it’s time to schedule a hearing test if you haven’t had one yet.

hearing aidsWhen someone is suffering from hearing loss, they often delay seeing an audiologist because of the negative misconceptions that surround hearing aids. The truth is that hearing aids can (literally) change the way you hear the world and improve your overall quality of life.

Here are some common myths about hearing aids that the experts at Audio Help would like to debunk, and share with you the truth about hearing aids.

Myth 1: Only old people need hearing aids

Better Hearing MonthMay is better hearing month, which means it is the perfect time of year to have your hearing checked if you have been experiencing hearing loss.

Roughly 20 percent of Americans have some degree of hearing loss, and that percentage increases to 33 percent in adults ages 65 and older. Despite how common hearing loss is, most people wait 7-10 years before having their hearing checked.

As the audiologists at Audio Help will tell you, this is far too long to wait.

Hearing loss may seem like a minor inconvenience to many, but the effects it can have on your health are quite serious. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and an overall reduction in cognitive brain function. This is why the audiologists at Audio Help suggest having your hearing checked at the first signs of hearing loss.

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