People with hearing loss are certainly aware of it. People without hearing loss may not be able to fully understand it.
The “it” is that there is a definite emotional effect or cost to hearing loss. Even with hearing aids, not being able to truly feel a part of things that our friends and family without hearing loss take for granted can leave us feeling isolated, sad or even depressed. These feelings can hit those with hearing loss particularly hard during the holidays.
Sometimes, hearing “Never mind, I’ll tell you later” after we ask for clarification – perhaps repeatedly – feels like
The science of hearing is constantly improving, being made better by technological advances used by many hearing aid manufacturers.
Audiology & Hearing Aid Center Arizona would like to highlight some of the remarkable Bluetooth capabilities made by hearing aid manufacturers we carry.
The Opn is one of the world’s most popular hearing aids, and for good reason. Fast enough to keep up with your brain’s ability to hear, the Opn improves your ability to understand speech by up to 30 percent as it processes sound in a 360-degree soundscape. Its Tinnitus SoundSupport helps manage the ringing and buzzing sounds while you’re able
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 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