Tips for Managing Your Tinnitus

Tips for Managing Your Tinnitus

Tinnitus is that annoying and persistent ringing; buzzing or clicking you may hear in one or both of your ears. For some, it is a high-pitched ringing that occurs 24/7. For others, tinnitus can sound as loud as a chainsaw and come and go for no apparent reason at all. Others still report a loud banging sound that is consistent …

Untreated Hearing Loss May Make You Accident-Prone

Untreated Hearing Loss May Make You Accident-Prone

Have you noticed you’ve been a bit more accident prone than normal lately? It might not just be a random onset of clumsiness. Experiencing more accidents may actually indicate an issue with your hearing. In fact, a new study found a direct and convincing correlation between self-reported hearing loss and risk of injury producing accidents. The study was published in …

In the News: Phoenix Police Officers Train to Communicate with Hard of Hearing People

In the News: Phoenix Police Officers Train to Communicate with Hard of Hearing People

For the very first time, the Phoenix Police Department and the Arizona Commission for Deaf and the Hard of Hearing have teamed up to improve relations between police officers and the deaf and hearing impaired community. The training opportunity gave officers the chance to get specialized training on how to handle tactile situations with a person who has a hearing …

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Dealing with Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Our world is getting louder, without a doubt, and amidst all that noise, our hearing is at risk. Unfortunately, we often become acclimated to noise pollution without recognizing the hazard it poses to our ongoing hearing health. Noise pollution affects our hearing in the long and short term. Immediately we may notice a decreased ability to focus and concentrate around …

Difficulties with Communication Could Signal Hearing Loss

Difficulties with Communication Could Signal Hearing Loss

If you answered “yes” – then it does seem communication issues are affecting your life. [/cs_text][x_custom_headline level="h2" looks_like="h4" accent="false"]“I’ll just deal with it”[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Sure, you can keep turning up the TV and the radio, but what about the arguments when family members turn them down because they are too loud? Gradual hearing loss creeps into your every-day life and starts impacting …

The Link Between Hearing Loss & Happiness

The Link Between Hearing Loss & Happiness

Did you know that hearing loss can come between you and happiness? Leaving your hearing loss untreated can have some serious unintended consequences. It can negatively affecting your mental health and impede your quality of life. It can all be traced back to how large a role communication plays in our lives. Not being able to communicate adequately can lead …

Get the HearingFitness App for Your Oticon Hearing Aids

Get the HearingFitness App for Your Oticon Hearing Aids

Oticon has officially become the first hearing aid brand to earn an CES Innovation Award for their revolutionary new HearingFitness App. The new app has been released this year and was designed to work in conjunction with Oticon’s Opn hearing aids. The app aims to give users encouragement and advice on hearing better, hearing protection and healthier living. The HearingFitness …

Arizona Makes Legislative Meetings Accessible to People with Hearing Loss

Arizona Makes Legislative Meetings Accessible to People with Hearing Loss

The Arizona Legislature has a pretty good reputation when it comes to accommodating those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment. Last year, the legislature installed hearing loop technology throughout the Capitol. At the time, Arizona was only the second state legislature in the nation to make this upgrade to their buildings. Hearing loop technology allows hearing aid and …

Great Things to Do in Phoenix This Valentine’s Day

Great Things to Do in Phoenix This Valentine’s Day

For most of the country, Valentine’s Day means cold nights in front of hot fires. For us Phoenicians, February brings warm days and pleasant nights – perfect for celebrating the month of love with our special someone or our friends and family. There are plenty of events to delight all of your senses this Valentine’s Day in Phoenix, however, we …

New Insights into Progressive Hearing Loss

New Insights into Progressive Hearing Loss

Many cases of hearing loss – either due to natural aging or noise induced – are also progressive. The simple definition of progressive hearing loss is hearing loss that gradually becomes worse over time. Most people who have hearing loss have a progressive form. Progressive hearing loss happens when more and more sound-detecting sensory hair cells within the inner ear …

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 …