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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…

How to Choose a Hearing Aid

  In the ever-changing marketplace of technology, innovation and healthcare, one may not initially think that “hearing aids” are part of this evolution. However in the past decade the development of true hearing solutions for hearing loss have expanded to vastly improve communication in challenging noisy environments, reduced the need for volume controls, are Bluetooth…

How to Choose an Audiologist

  In today’s hearing healthcare world there are many choices for hearing providers.  Statistical facts are that the national average for noticing “some” hearing loss to ultimately seeking treatment for the hearing loss is typically 5-7 years. When the decision is finally made to improve everyday communication and lifestyle with better hearing, it is then…

Maria Shriver and Rob Lowe Talk Long Term Care

  It’s refreshing to see celebrities coming together to generate more attention to senior care and open the difficult discussion of long term care.  So often our industry sees many who are in long term care with no regard to their continued hearing health, which is very important in communication, especially in ongoing care situations.  With…