How Dental Health Affects Your Hearing

You may be surprised to learn that keeping a healthy mouth can also preserve your hearing. Your mouth is full of bacteria – some good, some bad. When you get an infection in your mouth, it can enter your bloodstream and end up in your ears and brain. The inflammation can cause narrowing of the blood vessels in any part of your body. If that happens near your ears, the blood supply to the delicate inner ear structure can be compromised causing hearing loss. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss every day and see your dentist every six months. See your audiologist if you notice hearing loss.

Hearing Device Purchasing Assistance

Don’t let financial constraints keep you from purchasing hearing devices. We offer two programs to help made aids more affordable. Care Credit is a financing plan. Through Care Credit you can pay your bill over a year with no interest. Audient is a program sponsored by the Lion’s Club. People with low income can purchase… Continue Reading

Hearing Well in Group Settings

There are several things you can do to improve your performance and satisfaction in group settings: – Sit close to the front and face the main speaker. – Have a pair of backup batteries on hand, just in case. – Ask the speaker to use a microphone if possible. – Reference printed materials if they… Continue Reading

The Effects of Hearing Loss on Your Spouse

If you have a hearing loss, it can not only have a negative impact on you, but it can negatively impact your spouse and your marriage. Research has shown a direct correlation between hearing device use and relationship satisfaction. If you own devices, use them and if you don’t own devices talk to your audiologist… Continue Reading

Poor Heart Health May Lead to Hearing Loss

The inner ear is extremely sensitive to blood flow, so obstruction in the arteries or veins can impact the peripheral and central auditory systems leading to hearing loss. A study of 1,600 patients with a history of cardiovascular disease showed they were 54% more likely to experience impaired cochlear function. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will… Continue Reading

Happiness from Hearing Aids

Many scientific studies in the past have confirmed the negative impacts associated with hearing loss, but there are positive impacts associated with hearing solutions, as well. Studies have supplied overwhelming data about how much of a difference hearing devices can make. 9 out of 10 hearing aid users report better Quality of Life 36% improved… Continue Reading

Two New Hearing Aid Options

Phonak and Oticon have both released new products this summer. Phonak has their Audeo B-R model which is a rechargeable receiver in the canal product. The charge in the battery will hold for up to 24 hours and the recharger has a cordless mode to made short term travel very easy. Oticon’s new Opn model… Continue Reading

Eat Well for Health Hearing

There are studies indicating that foods rich in certain nutrients can help boost hearing or, in some cases, prevent or delay hearing loss. Here are a few recommendations: – Research shows that individuals who eat two or more servings of fish per week are 42% less likely to develop age-related hearing loss (presbycusis). – People… Continue Reading

Hearing Aid Use Shown to Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline

Recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers reveal that hearing aid use reduces the rate of cognitive decline in the aging hearing impaired population. A group of scientists in France collected data over 25 years for a group of 3,670 seniors tracking levels of cognitive ability. Once analyzed, the results showed… Continue Reading

Tinnitus in America

The majority of patients who come in for a hearing test, report some kind of noise in their ears. Here is a definition of tinnitus from the American Tinnitus Association with some additional facts: “Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. While it is commonly referred to as “ringing… Continue Reading



Most of the stories featured in the newsletters also appear in the news section, but you can also download any of our past news letters as complete PDF files.

Fall 2014

  • Help! I Can’t Understand the TV
  • New Technology: Caption Telephones
  • Communication Reminders

Spring 2014

  • A History of Hearing Aids
  • Moisture Causes Many Hearing Aid Failures
  • Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Fall 2013

  • Hearing With Two Ears
  • California Telephone Access Program
  • Hearing Protection

Fall 2012

  • Annual Conference Update
  • Hearing Loss in the Hospital
  • Is the RIC Style Right for Me?

Winter 2012

  • The Hazards of Noise Exposure
  • Diet and Hearing Preservation
  • Hearing Aid Battery Recycling

Fall 2011

  • Hearing Science
  • Better Hearing Institute
  • Paying for New Hearing Aids

Spring 2011

  • Speechreading
  • Benefits of Binaural Amplification
  • What’s the Story with “Free” Hearing Tests?

Fal• l 2010

  • October is Protect Your Hearing Month
  • Introducing Lyric
  • Hearing Protection Devices

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