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New Starkey Technology

Breaking News — A Hearing Revolution Has Begun! Introducing the New The world’s first hearing aid to feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. Imagine a hearing aid that can: • Measure body and brain health • Translate languages • Receive adjustments from your provider remotely • Stream music, TV and phone calls • Reduce background […]

Hearing Aid Feedback

Have you ever heard someone’s hearing aid buzzing and whistling? Nobody wants their hearing aids to whistle. Hearing aid feedback happens for two reasons: either the hearing aid doesn’t fit correctly or there is too much power. In both cases, sound from the hearing aid leaks out of the ear and is re-amplified by the […]

High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension. That amounts to nearly one in three adults; furthermore, another one in three adults are living with elevated blood pressure results that are below the level considered to be high blood pressure […]

Saving Hearing Lives on the Bolivia and Peru Hearing Aid Mission

My Experience by: DeAnne Pacheco, TeleHear Clinical Director I had the honor of serving in a Starkey Hearing Foundation mission with the most amazingly dedicated, hard-working people. We completed four mission days in three cities: Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Cusco, Peru and Trujillo, Peru, where we fit nearly 2000 children and adults with hearing aids. I […]

Hearing Loss Studies: Life is Worth Hearing

Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues in the world. In the United States, 12 percent of the population, or 38 million people, have a significant hearing loss. Yet, only one out of every five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. Reduced hearing acuity can not only be […]

Verification and Validation: Are You Hearing As Well As You Should Be?

“Are you hearing as well as you should be?” seems like a simple question. Believe it or not, that is actually one of the hardest questions for my patients to answer. Typically, patients respond with, “I don’t know” or “How can I tell?” That is the main reason why verification and validation are some of […]

Hearing and Memory Loss

Did you know that your hearing, or lack thereof, can affect your memory? People with poor hearing often mistakenly feel that their hearing loss only affects their ability to hear other people. They do not realize that hearing loss has a far greater impact. Over the last ten years there have been numerous studies linking […]

Earwax and Hearing Loss

One of the most common causes of hearing loss is earwax, or cerumen, blocking sound from reaching the eardrum. This occurs when the wax is pushed back toward the eardrum or if the ears produce more wax than is needed. Earwax is also the most common cause of hearing aid malfunctions. A tiny amount of […]

Ask An Audiologist: What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is described as any abnormal ear noise and can arise in the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear or the brain.  It is not a disorder in and of itself, but rather a symptom and may be perceived as ringing, buzzing or humming. Some people describe it as a “clicking” or “pulsing” […]

Aural Rehabilitation Exercises

You have taken, or are planning to take, a wise first step, the investment in hearing instruments. Hearing aids help you to hear sounds which are interpreted by your brain. This brain stimulation is an important part of hearing health. The following aural rehabilitation exercises will allow you to increase brain stimulation and improve your […]

Mary DiBenedetto Testimonial

Date: December 5, 2014 I have been a patient at the Vernon Hear Again Center since 2005. They always have my best interest at heart from scheduling appointments to recommending options to suit my needs with the latest advancements in hearing technology. The staff is welcoming, knowledgeable and have made a positive impact in my […]

Protect The Hearing You Have!

Hearing loss is a gradual and normal part of the aging process. However, excessive noise exposure is still the primary cause. Once permanent hearing loss occurs, it cannot be reversed. Permanent hearing loss can occur almost instantly when exposed to excessive noise levels such as gun fire or a fire cracker exploding at close range. […]

Will Hearing Aids Restore My Hearing To Normal?

Before you begin a trial period with hearing aids, it’s important to have realistic expectations for how the devices can address your hearing loss. Avoid frustration and discouragement by understanding the level of benefit hearing instruments can and cannot provide. The level of benefit may be unique to each person based on their degree of […]

Two Is Better Than One!

The majority of my patients have hearing loss in both ears. Yet, I am always surprised at their reaction when I tell them they need two hearing aids to compensate for the loss they have in each ear! “Can’t I wear just one?” “Do I really need two?” My response to these questions is simple. […]

Retrain Your Brain!

Retrain Your Brain! Getting the most out of your hearing aids  Congratulations on taking the step to better hearing.  Good communication effects everything.  The National Council on Aging reports that hearing loss negatively impacts quality of life, personal relationships, communication ability and it can cause depression.  Although no hearing aid can restore hearing to normal, […]

7 Tips For Hearing Better At Your Favorite Restaurant

Following a conversation in a noisy restaurant can be a challenge for those who have normal hearing.  But when you have hearing loss, the clanging dishes, music, and voices in a large open area can make hearing when dining out nearly impossible.  In Zagat’s 2014 America’s Top Restaurants Survey, a noisy restaurant is the #1 […]

I Will Admit It – I Am A Hearing Aid Tech Geek!

I would definitely say that I am a hearing aid tech Geek!  I find the progress in hearing aids to be amazing.  I read all of my hearing journals, I stay on top of the newest advances and I believe in my heart that I help improve lives through better hearing.  My family gets to […]

Tips for Communicating With Someone Who is Hearing Impaired

Tips for Communicating With Someone Who is Hearing Impaired Does someone you know wear hearing aids but they still sometimes have difficulty understanding what is being said?  Hearing aids cannot fix the damage inside the ear, they simply amplify the damaged haircells.  So sometimes the person still may misinterprete what is being said.  There are […]

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