Talking With a Family Member About Hearing Loss

It’s difficult to discuss hearing loss with family. How to help those you care about get the help they need. Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the person who has it. It also affects spouses, family members and friends. From frustration with having to repeat...

Your Brain and Hearing: Your Own Dynamic Duo

When you think of great partnerships, what comes to mind? Abbott and Costello? Sonny and Cher? Batman and Robin? How about your brain and hearing? While their functions are distinctly different, your hearing health depends on how well your brain and ears work...

Audiologist vs. Hearing Aid Dispenser

The difference between an audiologist and a hearing aid dispenser is often confusing. A hearing aid dispenser is an individual engaged in the fitting or selling of hearing aids to an individual with impaired hearing. A hearing aid dispenser is focused on the sale of a...

Summer Hearing Aid Care

Summer means warmer weather, lazy days on the beach, and an increase in hearing aid troubles! Moisture is the culprit for many hearing aid problems — excessive moisture due to high humidity and sweat can cause distortion, static and a host of other problems. To help...

Is Hearing Loss Hereditary?

Hearing loss can be inherited from one or both parents who may or may not experience hearing loss themselves. Estimates predict that nearly half of those with hearing loss have inherited it genetically. Genetic hearing loss can be present at birth or can show up later...