Hearing more than your old hearing aids allow

Electronic devices often last for many years of faithful service. However, at some point they inevitably become outdated. Engineers are constantly innovating, creating new devices with better performance and new features. If you’re still trusting your hearing to old hearing aids, you may be very surprised at what you would hear with newer ones. Most…

Does Hearing Care Slow the Onset of Dementia?

In our audiology practice, we see how hearing care helps people be happier, more active, and more connected to friends and family. A growing body of recent research indicates a strong link between hearing loss and the onset of dementia. Even when people are enjoying life with full hearing, there are many other factors contributing…

Made For All: SWORD in the Phonak Audéo B-Direct

Bluetooth connectivity is a must-have feature in today’s cell phones. Why hasn’t it shown up in hearing aids sooner? The new Phonak Audéo B-Direct breaks new ground with industry-standard Bluetooth technology and direct connection to virtually any modern phone. Made For All is great news for the 55% of smartphone users in the US not…

My Mom’s Hearing is Getting Worse – Am I Next? Part I

There are many causes of hearing loss, some environmental, and some due to genetics. A 30-year-old woman now has persistent ringing in one ear, sometimes enough to disturb hearing conversations in noisy settings. She sees her mother aged 60 is having more and more difficulty hearing almost all the time. She wonders if there is…

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Gift of Hearing from Estes Audiology Hearing Centers

The annual “Gift of Hearing” by Estes Audiology will award one set of hearing aids in each of the communities we serve to deserving individuals. Each year during the holiday season, Estes Audiology awards several sets of hearing aids to worthy individuals who suffer from hearing loss and lack financial resources to afford assistance. Estes…

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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…