Think back to when you were a child: Did you ever go too fast on a merry-go-round? That feeling of dizziness might have been a rush then, but it was a sensation that faded quickly. For millions of adults, dizziness is not a passing feeling — it’s a real issue that affects their everyday activities and quality of life.
Most hearing aids use sophisticated technology, and as professionals in the industry, we keep seeing trends in the technology improve. But sometimes, users have questions about battery life and battery quality which are important not to overlook.
It’s often assumed that people with hearing loss aren’t able to lead the full, normal lives that individuals who have regular hearing can — and that simply isn’t true. Advanced hearing aid technology means that hearing loss is manageable, and should not be treated as a career-ending disability.
Every day, we see patients at Associated Audiologists who have measurable hearing loss, but who may be hesitant to invest in the hearing aid technology they need to hear their best. What they may not consider is that the real cost of hearing loss goes far beyond the immediate price of the hearing aid technology or the audiologist’s evaluation.
As we age, our bodies undergo changes. It’s part of the natural life cycle — even if the effects of aging aren’t always pleasant or easy to accept. Hearing loss affects approximately one-third of U.S. citizens between the ages of 65 and 74, and nearly half of the over-75 population suffers some level of hearing loss.
When it comes to hearing aids, there is no “one size fits all.” Everyone’s ears are different shapes and sizes, so it follows that each person has specific needs and requirements of a hearing aid. Your audiologist will be able to help you select a hearing aid that works best for you.
May 16 kicks off Tinnitus Awareness Week, and so it only seems fitting that we dedicate time to an issue that affects roughly 20 million adults. For such a broad-reaching issue — one of the most common health conditions throughout the United States — tinnitus is often misunderstood by Americans.
It’s like a scene from a surreal dream: It’s another normal day and you’re in a crowd, walking down a busy sidewalk, when suddenly you hear a piercing, painful sound. You halt your steps to cover your ears, cringing in discomfort, and look around for the source of the disruptive noise, expecting people around you to be reacting similarly. Except they aren’t. They’re still walking, seemingly oblivious to the bothersome attack you’re experiencing.
Imagine that you’ve just installed new windows in your house. One morning, you’re in the kitchen making coffee, and gust of wind hits the house. Your entire kitchen window pops out of its frame, falling to the floor. What on earth? you think to yourself. These windows are brand-new, how can they possibly be faulty?
When people are considering purchasing new hearing aids, two of the most common questions we hear are, how much do hearing aids cost, and will my insurance cover them? Because every insurance plan differs, insurance coverage for hearing aids is a complex topic best addressed individually, but here are five tips to keep in mind: