Protect Your Ears, It’s Loud Out There!

It’s important to protect your ears from loud noises that you may not even realize are causing harm. There are many different ways we are exposed to dangerous levels of sound, but it’s not enough to only worry about how loud the sounds are, you also need to pay attention to how long you are…


Protect Your Investments!

Thank you to A.U. Bankaitis of Oaktree Products, Inc. for this wonderful guest blog post! Did you know that over 75% of hearing aid repairs are caused by moisture and/or earwax buildup in the hearing instrument? Sounds very unfair especially if you live in a hot and humid area like Texas, lead an active life where you…


Songs for Sound

Songs for Sound , a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 360 million people worldwide suffering from hearing loss, brings its Hearoes tour and free hearing screenings to Texas Hill Country Oct. 10-14. These Songs for Sound awareness raising events will provide free hearing screenings, information, equipment demos and offer giveaways…

Hearing Health is Important During Summer

6 Tips for Summer Hearing Protection

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) and Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) are encouraging people of all ages to protect their hearing this summer so they can treasure the sounds of the season for a lifetime. Packing earplugs along with the sunscreen for summer outings is just one of six easy tips. While many noisy recreational activities…

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May is Better Hearing Month

May is Better Hearing Month in the United States.  We look forward to not only taking this opportunity to share hearing information and hearing health tips, but also to offer buy one get one free hearing aid batteries through the month!  Watch our blog and social media channels to learn more about how your hearing…

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Hearing and the Musician

Hearing the Sound of Music Beethoven wrote the 9th Symphony while having it; Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich of Local 424 (Richmond, CA) suffers from it; and so does Americana musician and songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard of Local 433 (Austin, TX). It does not discriminate and it crosses all musical genres. And what is it? It is…


Hearing Loss and Mental Health

  Since the mid-90’s medical studies have shown a high correlation between mental health and hearing loss in our senior population. However a recent study conducted by the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, (online, JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, March, 2014) shows new findings that the greater the hearing loss, the…