Hearing Aid Batteries and What You Need to Know

A small zinc-air battery powers the majority of today’s hearing aids. The colored tab on one side of the battery keeps the battery inactive until you remove the tab. Once the sticker is removed from the back of the battery, oxygen in the air contacts the zinc within the battery, and the battery is “turned-on.” … Continued

What Causes Hearing Loss?

The auditory system (outer, middle and inner ear) is the sensory system for hearing.  And like any other sensory system in the body (vision, touch, smell) it is likely to change how well it works over time.  There are any number of reasons why your auditory system may not work as well tomorrow as it … Continued

Hearing Aids and Balance in Older Adults

From Medical News Today… A small study suggests that older people with hearing loss may find that their balance improves when they use hearing aids. The finding supports the idea that improving hearing in older people with hearing loss may help reduce their risk of falls. In The Laryngoscope journal, senior author Timothy E. Hullar says … Continued

Caring for Your Hearing Aid

Congratulations, you’ve chosen to do something about your hearing loss.  Here are a few tips to make sure your hearing aids work as well as they possibly can, day in and day out! Moisture/Water Water is an enemy of hearing aids. Moisture can destroy the microphone and the receiver of the hearing aid, clog the … Continued

Hearing Aids and Pets

No matter how much money you spend on toys for your pets, they will inevitably play with, chew or outright eat something you don’t want them too.  Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to your hearing aids. Dogs seem to prefer to chew and ultimately swallow all or part a hearing aid. Cats … Continued

10 reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked Now

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss.  You are not alone.  Hearing loss is one of the most common health problems in the United States, just behind arthritis and heart disease.  Unfortunately, the average person waits a considerably long time before deciding the issue is bad enough to warrant a … Continued

Hearing Protection for Hunter’s

Hunting season is in full swing in many areas. Among the many safety precautions that should be taken by hunters, protecting your hearing should be somewhere near the top of the list.  Exposure to sounds in excess of 85 dB can permanently damage your hearing.  The damage is dependent on the amount of time exposed … Continued