Why You Should Choose an Audiologist

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As reported recently by AZ Central, it may not be long before hearing aids are available to purchase over the counter. However, this may not be a good thing. Here in Arizona, the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing have been fighting this legislation, they believe it will do more harm than good. According to Michele Michaels, …

Eddy The Ear Explains Untreated Hearing Loss

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In this cute and informative video, Eddy the Ear is just your typical, average ear -experiencing some slight hearing loss. In this quirky clip, Eddy is simply trying to warn his human of the effects of untreated hearing loss on his human’s health and happiness. He explains that he can hear, but with “just a little help, things could be …

Text to 911 for People with Hearing Loss

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As technology develops, it can open up services and access for people with disabilities. TTY telephone devices have long helped to bridge communication gaps for people with deafness and hearing loss by using text based communication in place of an audio conversation. With the proliferation of cell phones, texting is a common and fluid part of phone conversations and can …

Why is Hearing Loss a Public Health Concern?

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Hearing loss has gone unrecognized as a public health concern for an incredibly long time. Despite its established link to mental and physical health problems and distinct impact on earning power and quality of life, hearing loss isn’t effectively handled as a part of comprehensive health care which often leaves persons with hearing impairment (as well as everyone they communicate …

5 Things to Know Before Buying Hearing Aids

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If you think you may have hearing loss, seeking help can make a huge difference in your life. The earlier hearing loss is detected, the more benefits can be gained from treatment. Before rushing in, however, it’s important to understand that there aren’t “one-size-fits-all” treatments for hearing loss. For the best solution to hearing impairment, hearing aids today are tailored …

How Hearing Aids Support Childhood Development

How Hearing Aids Support Childhood Development

As parents, we want to give our children every opportunity to succeed and strive to create a nurturing environment for them from the moment they’re born. In order to fully support a child with hearing loss, parents need to learn about helpful tools and techniques for communication, and also make sure that their infant receives treatment with hearing aids as …

Top 6 Things to Do Before Buying Hearing Aids

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If you’ve found yourself reading this article, chances are you’ve made the decision to look into getting hearing aids. Congratulations! You are on your way to improving your quality of life, recognizing sounds you forgot existed, and holding more meaningful conversations. Before grabbing your credit card, however, there are some important factors to consider before making the purchase. Understanding these …

5 Things That Could Cause Hearing Loss

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Today, hearing loss affects over 40 million people and that number is set to balloon to over 70 million in coming decades. Part of this increase is the consequence of living in a louder world, and a world that presents hazards to our hearing that we may not even recognize. Irreversible hearing loss is mainly caused by damage to the …

Kids & Swim Ear Plugs

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Summer season is here, and that means trips to the lake, the swimming pool down the block, or grandma’s backyard. Do your kids love the inflatable pool you bought last summer, or enjoy running through the sprinkler? It’s time to talk about swim ear plugs, and how to protect your children’s hearing in or out of the pool. Hold on. …

High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US. As with other medical conditions, hearing loss occurs with comorbidities. A comorbidity is the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases, or the presence of one or more additional disorders occurring simultaneously with a primary disorder. From the Mayo Clinic, high blood pressure is defined as “a common condition …

Communication: The Key to Connection

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May is a very special month at Arizona Balance & Hearing Aids – it’s officially Better Speech and Hearing Month! Better Speech and Hearing Month was established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and it is the perfect time to raise awareness around hearing and speech health issues, and to help people access care for their concerns. This year, the theme …

Iron Deficiency and Hearing Loss

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It has long been understood that iron plays a critical role in how the human body functions. Now, researchers have found a distinct link between iron deficiency and hearing loss. Late last year, a team from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine published their findings in the JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Examining data from over 305,000 adult participants, …

How a Tiny Device Can Change Your Life

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If you’ve noticed changes in your hearing, but have put off getting a hearing test, you are not alone. Hearing impairment is one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions worldwide, yet it takes an average of seven years for people experiencing hearing loss to seek treatment. Why do people wait so long? Seeking help for your hearing can help …

Traveling This Summer? Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

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Summer is right around the corner, and we’re excited at the prospect of vacations and travel. It may seem daunting to travel with hearing aids, amidst the activity in airports and the unknown of a new city, but we are here to provide some tips to alleviate the stress. Here at AZ Balance and Hearing Aids, we believe that hearing …

Hearing Loss Rates Rising in Younger Generation

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Hearing Loss Rates Rising in Younger Generations   One may not be surprised to learn that hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US, or that it effects one in three Americans over 65. However, what may come as a surprise to many is the alarming number of young adults who have hearing loss. According to …