Notes From the Experts

Protect Ears to Avoid Tinnitus

Posted on: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 @ 2:12 pm

Ringing in the ear

Protect ears against loud noises to help avoid tinnitus later Many people have experienced the temporary buzzing or ringing in their ears at the conclusion of a loud concert, or after a thunderous fireworks explosion. But if you’re experiencing these sounds in your ears all the time when there was – or is – no …

Understanding 4 Types of Tinnitus

Posted on: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 4:47 pm

Sound waves

Audiologists have established there are four types of tinnitus. Some are temporary or treatable, while others are permanent or can only be managed, not cured. Subjective tinnitus is the most common type, accounting for 95% of cases. It can only be heard by the person affected and is usually the result of exposure to loud …

Insurance or 3rd Party Discount Service?

Posted on: Thursday, July 27th, 2017 @ 1:42 pm


Maybe you are one of the lucky ones out there that has an insurance plan in which hearing aids are covered (or partially).  So now that you are aware that you have a hearing benefit, have you tried to check with your insurance company to see what the benefit is?  So you call for your …

Hearing Loss Takes a Health Toll

Posted on: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

Conversation between doctor and patient

Hearing loss in older adults increases the risk for hospitalization and poor health, a new study has found, even taking into account other risk factors. Researchers analyzed data on 529 men and women over 70 with normal hearing, comparing them with 1,140 whose hearing was impaired, most with mild or moderate hearing loss. The data …

How Does Hearing Loss Affect Your Quality of Life

Posted on: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 @ 11:00 am


Hearing impairment interferes with all voice communications.  This can lead to insecurity in many spheres of life.  The insecurity oftne results in external and internal withdrawl. Hearing loss may cause limitations in other situations as well incuding: Frequent requests to repeat during individual converstaions Unable to participate in larger group converstaions Curtailment of recreational listening …

Protect Your Hearing from Fireworks

Posted on: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

July 4th Fireworks

Remember to Protect Your Hearing this July4th Whether you are shooting fireworks in your drive-way or watching a public display, you could be at risk of having some hearing damage. Fireworks produce a sound output that is in the 150 to 175 decibel range. Each year, many people experience some damage to their hearing as …

Introducing the New Phonak Audeo B-R

Posted on: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 @ 1:06 pm

Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Free yourself from the hassles of disposable batteries! Phonak Audéo B-R combines superior hearing performance with groundbreaking battery technology. The quickest charging, longest lasting rechargeable hearing aid.  With the flexibility to recharge whenever and wherever, you can fully enjoy life’s moments with no interruption.  

Resistant to Hearing Aids

Posted on: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 @ 10:46 am


Why Won’t They Get Hearing Aids? By SUSAN SELIGER APRIL 5, 2012 While visiting my parents recently, I overheard a conversation between them that went something like this. Mom, in the dining room: “Did you take out the trash?” Dad, in the living room: “I have plenty of cash. What do you need money for?” …

Vacationing with Hearing Aids

Posted on: Thursday, May 25th, 2017 @ 3:28 pm


Tips and Tricks for Vacationing with Hearing Aids Believe it or not, hearing aids can actually make traveling easier! You may think your hearing aids will make vacation travel more complicated, but the opposite is true. For example, consider the time you may spend in airport terminals or on a museum tour struggling to hear …

Better Hearing Event

Posted on: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 @ 9:40 am

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BETTER HEARING LUNCHEON When:  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Time:  11:30AM Where:  The Press Room @ The Herald Mail 100 Summit Avenue Hagerstown, MD  21740 Join us as we explore how hearing affects overall health and cognition. Plus, why it is so important that hearing loss is addressed! SPACES ARE LIMITED!   RSVP  REQUIRED @ 301-745-4820 …