In The News: The Controversy of Potentially Fraudulent Service Animals in Phoenix

In The News: The Controversy of Potentially Fraudulent Service Animals in Phoenix

Animals generally and dogs specifically have been used by humans to complete specific tasks for tens of thousands of years. Throughout ancient human history dogs have helped hunters track down and catch prey, to tracking down wounded soldiers during wartimes. There are some ancient mentions of dogs acting as helpers for those with disabilities, such as ruins found in an …

New Year, New Hearing Aids: 4 Reasons to Upgrade Your Devices

New Year, New Hearing Aids: 4 Reasons to Upgrade Your Devices

It’s a new year – a great time to start afresh. Many Americans make resolutions in the new year, with a high concentration of them revolving around improving one’s health. At Arizona Balance and Hearing Aids, we think it’s important to include hearing health in that list of resolutions. For those of us who use hearing aids to treat hearing …

Awesome Hearing Aids from 2017: Oticon OPN, ReSound LiNX 3D, Widex Beyond Z, Signia Pure 13 BT

Awesome Hearing Aids from 2017: Oticon OPN, ReSound LiNX 3D, Widex Beyond Z, Signia Pure 13 BT

Every year new advancements take the hearing aid world by storm, and 2017 has been no exception. Whether it’s improvements in battery performance, connectivity features, or powerful programs that revolutionize the way you hear, we’re excited about each and every change. Here are a few of the awesome hearing aids from 2017 that you should know about. One of our …

Got the Holiday Blues? Maybe Treating Hearing Loss Will Help

Got the Holiday Blues? Maybe Treating Hearing Loss Will Help

We’re deep into holiday season, and it’s a busy time. It’s also important to take a moment to think about your health and well-being. Sure, for many people the holidays are an exciting time to catch up with loved ones. But, we must also remember that for some, the holidays can be a tough time. We don’t mean to bring …

Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Phoenix

Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Phoenix

Who needs a white Christmas when you’ve got blue skies and beautiful weather for the holidays? Here in Phoenix, Arizona Balance and Hearing Aids helps people reconnect to the sounds of their lives. To celebrate this holiday season, we’ve put together some picks of great things to hear in Phoenix this month. The desert at dusk is a sight to …

Understanding Unilateral Hearing Loss

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Unilateral hearing loss is a hearing loss that happens in only one ear. Most cases of hearing loss that occur due to normal aging or noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) are bilateral – or in both ears. Unilateral hearing loss is most often caused by abrupt head injuries, viral infections, Meniere’s disease, or after surgery to remove a brain tumor. …

Suggestions for Veterans Learning to Live with Hearing Loss

AZ Balance & Hearing Aids - Suggestions for Veterans Learning to Live with Hearing Loss

Veteran’s Day recently passed, but it’s important for us to celebrate our brave heroes every day, and be cognizant of the specific needs and struggles of veterans in our daily lives. According to the Veteran’s Administration, hearing loss and tinnitus are the most commonly experienced conditions amongst returning Veterans. Combine this with the fact that our population is aging and …

Veteran Heroes Suffer From Hearing Loss & Tinnitus at Alarming Rates

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November 11th is an extremely important day for all of us at Arizona Balance & Hearing Aids, as well as Americans across the country and abroad. Veteran’s Day is a significant and special time for us to honor the brave men and women who have risked their lives and sacrificed so much to protect our country and our freedom. The …

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Facts & Fictions about Hearing Loss

Hearing loss education has been gaining momentum over the past several decades, with more and more research pointing to the ways our hearing health affects much more than our ears. The impact of hearing impairment ripples out through people’s lives and is deeply connected to our overall mental and physical health. Yet despite this raising awareness, many myths about hearing …

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

If you’ve had your hearing aids for several years, compare your experience now to the time before you were fitted for them. Do you remember how muddled sounds were before? Do you remember straining to hear? If you’ve experience sound that is not as clear as usual with this current pair of hearing aids, it may be a sign that …

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

A Link Between Hearing Loss & Diabetes

Hearing loss ranks as one of the most common chronic public health issues in the country. This is perhaps in some respect due to the pervasiveness of age related hearing loss in people over the age of 65. Adjusting to life after a hearing loss can take a little time, but most people are able to lead full and meaningful …

Is Modern Life Harming Your Hearing?

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In many ways, technology has improved our standard of living. We have more access to information than ever before, with instant updates on our personal electronic devices. Technology has improved emergency response time, gotten better at predicting inclement weather, and has provided new forms of treatment in medical care. When it comes to hearing health, there have been significant technological …

Common Misconceptions about Hearing Aids

AZ Balance & Hearing Aids - Common Misconceptions about Hearing Aids

Many people who could benefit from hearing aids are discouraged from trying them by a number of misconceptions. Here are a few common misunderstandings about hearing devices, and why you shouldn’t be scared to take the plunge with these invaluable tools. The stigma of hearing loss being a sign of old age is quickly fading into the past. The fact …

Break the Habit of Pretending to Hear – and Get Your Hearing Tested!

AZ Balance & Hearing Aids - Break the Habit of Pretending to Hear - and Get Your Hearing Tested!

If you have experienced changes in your hearing, and the condition conditions to worsen, there may be the chance that you do not want anyone else to find out, not even your loved ones. After all, admitting you have hearing loss or, heaven forbid, actually wearing hearing aids, will make you seem so much older, right? Wrong! Pretending to hear …

Ways to Prevent Childhood Hearing Loss

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An estimated 360 million people across the world live with disabling hearing loss, and 32 million of these people are children. The World Health Organization (WHO), in their report titled “Childhood Hearing Loss: Act Now, Here’s How”, has revealed that 60 percent of cases of pediatric hearing loss are caused by preventable factors, and outlines the ways individuals and organizations …