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5 Tips for Better Hearing with Hearing Aids
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on December 01, 2015
Unlike eyeglasses, which, when put on, provide immediate, positive results, hearing aids typically require a short transition period before benefits are fully realized. Most people need a month or two to get used to how the hearing aids sound and feel, and it can be frustrating at first as new sounds are heard or older sounds are crisper, stronger and seem, at...
Benefits of Active Aging
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on November 05, 2015
There’s an old saying that with age comes wisdom. But so too does hearing loss and possibly cognitive decline. A recent study by Australian Hearing found that younger generations appreciate the wisdom of older generations with more than 90-percent of the young people surveyed viewed seniors as a trusted source of wisdom and advice. The study also found that...
Warning Signs Of Hearing Loss
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on October 01, 2015
Hearing loss is commonly referred to as an invisible health condition and early signs of hearing loss are often overlooked. Unlike other medical conditions, you can’t physically see the signs of hearing loss. Because the changes often occur gradually, it is quite common for individuals with hearing loss to find ways to cope and grow accustomed to reduced...
Hunting and Hearing Loss
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on September 01, 2015
Hunting and shooting are one of the most popular past-times for men in America. But, shooting any type of firearm without the proper hearing protection can result in severe damage to your hearing, whether temporary or permanent. A study by the University of Wisconsin found that men aged 48 to 92 who hunted regularly were more likely to experience high-frequency...
Beat the Heat of Summer with Hydrashield 2
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on August 01, 2015
Inspiration for innovative solutions to improve hearing aid performance comes in many forms. Our cutting-edge way to keep moisture out of hearing aids actually came from a plant. To develop HydraShield®2, our proprietary nano-coating used in hearing aids, engineers studied the self-cleaning system lotus plants use to keep leaves dry. The rough, waxy texture on...
A New Way to Relax for Tinnitus Sufferers
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on July 01, 2015
Tinnitus can be annoying, frustrating and even nerving at times. While there is no cure currently, a brand new mobile app from Starkey Hearing Technologies offers the ability to create personalized tinnitus management sounds. This mobile app, called Relax, works with both iOs and Android™ devices to give users twelve unique relief sounds along with education...
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on June 02, 2015
According to Wikipedia.org, “life hacking” refers to any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty method that increases productivity or efficiency, in any walk of life. Or simply anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner. In a world full of important (and often unimportant) sounds, anyone with normal or impaired hearing can...
Healthy Hearing Tips - Preventing Hearing Loss
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on May 01, 2015
May is Better Hearing Month, and this year, we are all about hearing protection. Losing your hearing isn’t the same as breaking a bone, which often can be broken and repaired multiple times. Hearing loss can’t be repaired. It’s permanent. Once you have lost even a fraction of your hearing, there is no going back. In order to preserve your...
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on April 01, 2015
Did you know that hearing aids are mini wearable computers? It’s true! When you think about the devices that way, there are a few things you should think about when caring for them this spring. As with any computer, water exposure can damage the hearing aid’s battery – one of the most important parts to any hearing aid. This doesn’t mean you...
Helping a Loved One with Hearing Loss
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on February 01, 2015
Many people communicate their love for one another through words whether it is a compliment, song, or simply saying, “I love you.” February is also a great time to express love and support for someone by helping them deal with their hearing loss. It can often be a tough subject to address with a loved one, but your support can go a long way in helping...
"I have Hearing Aids - Now What?"
Posted by Rick Giles, ACA, BC-HIS on January 01, 2015
Congratulations, you have officially taken that next step to improve the way you hear by purchasing hearing aids! Prior to wearing hearing aids, you may not have heard the beautiful sounds surrounding you, but now you are clearly hearing them. In your journey to better hearing, are you still thinking, “Now what?” Here are some tips to keep moving...
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Your Ears and Traveling Passport? Check. Luggage? Check. Ear Plugs..? With spring quickly approaching, many are traveling to warmer climates to get away from the cold, or returning home from spending their winter in the sunshine. There is a lot to remember when traveling, but something commonly forgotten is protecting their ears. When flying in an airplane, the...
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