Allergies don’t only make your eyes itchy and nose run – they can also hamper your hearing.

When your body is confronted with allergens such as pollen, drugs, some foods, grass or fur, the immune system produces antibodies that release histamine, which can cause allergic reactions. Audiology & Hearing Aid Center Arizona reminds you that these reactions can affect the outer, middle and inner ear.

The outer ear may itch or become red, while a fluid build-up in the middle ear can create earaches, and the inner ear reactions may include dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or even deafness, particularly for

Oticon is the oldest hearing aid manufacturer in the world, but don’t let that fool you – its Opn models continue to be at the forefront of improving listening experiences in the 21st century.

More than one million Opn hearing aids have been sold across the globe, in large part due to the brand’s innovative technology that has reshaped what is possible in living with hearing loss. The reviews are staggering: 96% of Opn users say they hear better with the hearing aids, while 81% say they also hear with less effort than they did previously.

The Opn is available in three

Hearing loss affects not only the person having trouble with sounds – it can have a significant impact on family members as well.

Consider these ways having relatives at your appointment could prove beneficial to all parties.
Better insight into the problem
A relative can point out that you have increasingly been turning up the volume on the television, for example. You may not be conscious of this tendency, but knowing this information can help your audiologist assess what environments cause the most problems and adjust your treatment accordingly.

Maybe you’re missing more communication with your family than you realize. Your loved one can

Your diet can affect your hearing, and your hearing can affect your diet.  Really!  Foods that are high I folic acid, magnesium, and zinc can help promote healthy hearing and prevent hearing loss.  Great foods include any dark leafy green – spinach, kale and brussel sprouts.
Magnesium improves the oxygen flow throughout blood vessels, and assists in inner ear functions.  Patients with a high magnesium diet expressed decreased tinnitus symptoms than those who consumed less in a recent study.
Folic Acid
Folic Acid is essential for cell regeneration and improving circulation, both of which are necessary for hearing functions.  Studies have shown connections

Do you spend your weekends going to sporting events or listening to live music?   The loudspeakers at these events can exceed 120 decibels. At that level, you can increase the risk of hearing loss and Tinnitus in less than a minute.  Tinnitus is the frequent ringing in the ears, and if you do experience it, you’re not alone – 50 million people in the United States are affected by it.
How To Prevent Tinnitus
A great way to deter the damages from the loud venues is to wear earplugs.  However, not all earplugs are created equal.  If your weekend hobbies include live

The world we live in is a noisy place.  It’s hard to get away from the sounds of car horns, emergency sirens, loud conversations at restaurants and activity in your own home.  When we struggle to hear, it affects how we communicate.  When communication is compromised, we miscommunicate.  With difficulty understanding, people tend to isolate themselves, which can lead to stress, anxiety, and depression.
How do you adapt to the sounds around you?
Hearing loss is the third most common health issue in America, with over one million people experiencing it in Arizona alone.  It is common, and many treatment options are

We are very excited to announce that our Deer Valley and Scottsdale Road location has moved to enjoy more space and convenience for our patients in the northeast Valley! Our office is now located just south of Pinnacle Peak Road on Miller Road at 7699 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 105, Scottsdale. It is over 1900 square feet and is very comfortable for our patients. It is easy to find and has ample parking. Our other two Scottsdale locations are still there for our patients in mid and south Scottsdale. Please come by and check it out. We would love

For over 35 years, I have had the opportunity to assist my patients to hear better and enjoy the sounds around them to their fullest. Over the past 6 months, I have personally struggled to hear in most noisy restaurants and my family and friends with softer speech. I have nodded in conversations where I was not sure what was being said. I would get home after an evening out with friends and wonder why I was so tired.

I have discovered that it was because I was working so hard to hear them. I know what it is like to

2017... a great New Year!! This is a time of change, hope and renewal. Many of us make New Year's resolutions about improving our health. How many make hearing healthcare a part of that resolution? How do we feel when going to a restaurant, social setting, or meeting and miss much of the conversation? Missing out on the important sounds of life affects our stress, frustration, memory and can even be connected to diabetes. A simple hearing screening can provide important information about our hearing health and how it can be corrected.

At Audiology and Hearing Aid Center, we started Mission

The 2016 Holiday Season is here and always seems to sneak up on us, but this year it came faster than usual. There is so much activity and personal business to attend to that it is easy to forget what this time of year really means. Holiday lights, candles, Christmas trees, and Menorahs represent the celebration of the season and a wonderful time to remember the special people in our lives: family, friends and for AHAC, our wonderful patients. Even with the hustle and bustle of the season happening all around us, it's important for us to take a moment

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