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By: Emily Steffel, AuD Q: Are there different types of hearing loss? How can these types of loss be treated? A:  There are three different types of hearing loss. The first is sensorineural hearing loss.  Sensorineural hearing loss is hearing loss that stems from either the hair cells of the cochlea (inner ear), the nerve that runs from the cochlea

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By, Laura Mergen, AuD May is Better Hearing Month! What a great time to think about your hearing health. Here are 6 Good Reasons to Have Your Hearing Tested! You’re having a hard time hearing sometimes. A hearing test will diagnose a hearing loss if you have one. If you do have a hearing loss, a hearing test can tell

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By, Margaret Christiansen, Au.D As technology has advanced in hearing aids, it is becoming increasing common for hearing aids to have the ability to wirelessly connect to smart phones.  Options are available that allow both iPhone and Android users the ability to connect to their hearing aids, often without the need for any additional devices or lanyards.  This allows any

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By, Emily Steffel, AuD Q: - I just bought a set of hearing aids. How long will they last? Can I do anything to help them last? A: - The life span of a hearing aid can vary greatly. On average hearing aids are typically replaced about every 4-5 years, with some being replaced as soon as 2-3 years and

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By, Kevin Kock, AuD For many, purchasing hearing aids might feel overwhelming or even confusing. There seems to be plenty of advertisements online or in the papers and all seem to be providing different information. For some, these conflicting messages add to the confusion. As a licensed audiologist, one of my favorite things to do is to empower patients with

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By, Margaret Christiansen, Au.D. Getting new hearing aids is exciting but it can come with some surprises if you don’t know what to expect.  When you first get your hearing aids, your world is going to be filled with sounds you have been missing!  Conversations will be easier to hear and understand, television volumes will go down and you’ll be

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By, Kevin Kock, AuD The Holiday season is a time for friends, family, and fun. The sweet aroma of cookies and cakes fill the house with joy. Laughter echoes throughout the house as loved ones gather and share precious memories. But for many people with hearing loss, the Holiday season can come with frustration. The punchline of a joke might

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By, Kevin Kock, AuD Since the start of COVID, many patients and families have been saying the same thing: “I cannot understand you with that mask on!” As a licensed audiologist, my response is that masks cover up visual cues (i.e. reading lips or facial expressions) that some people rely on. Not only do masks cover up people’s lips, there

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By, Emily Steffel, AuD Yes.  Virtually anyone with hearing loss has the potential to benefit from hearing aids.  Hearing aids provide assistance with hearing and understanding speech, allowing the person to lead a life more connected with the world around them.  In addition to helping a person better understand conversations occurring around them, studies have shown that a connection exists

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Q: Are there different styles or types of hearing aids? A: There are many styles of hearing aids, designed to provide patients ease of use, choice, and comfort.  When we talk about hearing aid styles, we break them up into 2 main style groups: “in-the -ear” and the “behind-the ear”.  From there we further break them down by size or

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