Should you get a hearing test?

Do you ever feel like the people you’re talking to are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently? Or maybe you’re struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise?

Caring for Your Hearing Aids in Cold Weather

In places where it gets cold, it can be tough on a lot of things: automobiles, fingers and toes, and our psyche. But it doesn’t need to be hard on hearing aids, so long as you keep in mind a few things to do — and not do — when wearing hearing aids in cold weather.

Hearing Loss is More Common Than You Think

Because we’re a hearing technology company and our business is singularly focused on helping people hear the best they can, recent CDC statistics — that hearing loss is the United States’ third most common chronic physical condition and is more prevalent than diabetes or cancer — isn’t surprising to us. 

It it Hard to Adjust to Wearing New Hearing Aids?

Getting hearing aids to treat hearing loss is an important step, but it's not the finish line. Because unlike wearing glasses, the benefits aren't always immediate or obvious. Here are the five principles to hearing aid success.

Why Should You Get Your Hearing Checked?

If you’re proactive about your health and well-being — and more of us are today than ever before — then you may already test your hearing regularly. But if you don’t and you want to know why you should, keep reading. Here are the top 12 reasons you should get your hearing tested in 2021.

You Have Hearing Loss – Now What?

Most people who have hearing loss aren’t born with it. Instead, hearing loss creeps up on us over time, usually caused by exposure to loud noises, aging, or some combination of the two. In this blog, we’ll walk through what you should do if and when the inevitableness of hearing loss happens to you.

 Reconnect during this Better Hearing Month

As more of us get vaccinated, more places are opening up and more restrictions are going away. The ability to connect in real life is becoming a reality again, and key to reconnecting is better hearing.

Videoconferencing & Hearing Loss

Don’t let hearing loss prevent you from connecting virtually with those you love. We’ve put together some tips to make the best of your next video chat, whether it’s with your boss, your close friends or family.

Top 10 Things To Do With Your Smartphone-Connected Hearing Aid

The connection between smartphones and hearing aids brings a long list of incredible benefits. Here is our top 10 list of things you can do with your smartphone-connected hearing aids.

Justin Osmond on Hearing Aids

Justin Osmond was born with a severe-to-profound hearing loss and has been wearing hearing aids since he was 2 years old. Now, at age 44, he’s agreed to share his personal experience with hearing loss and hearing aids in a series of autobiographical blog posts

Daymon John Speaks Out About Hearing Loss

Shark Tank star and author of several best-selling books, including The Power of Broke, Daymond John wears Starkey hearing aids — red Livio AI hearing aids! He recently spoke at Starkey's 2020 Hearing Innovation Expo, and took part in this short Q & A on the side.

Tips for Wearing a Face Mask with Hearing Aids 

Wearing face masks can put a hearing aid wearer at a disadvantage. Here are some ways to make your mask and your heating aids coexist.

Stress Management Tips and Tactics

Managing stress is important to both physical and mental health. Here are some helpful hints for dealing with yours amidst the current crisis

Dos and Don'ts for Living With Tinnitus

When you first realize you have tinnitus, it can be difficult to know what to do. Here is a starter list of dos and don’ts for people dealing with tinnitus.

Hearing Health is Important for Young Adults Too

Even subtle hearing loss can alter the brain function of young adults. That's why it's important for you to get your hearing checked regularly even in your early years, just like you check your blood pressure and cholesterol.

Understanding Speech Discrimination Dysfunction

The inability to distinguish sounds is a form of hearing loss. If you can hear sounds, but not distinguish them, you may be suffering from this problem

Your Local Audiologist vs. Big Box Stores

When it comes acquiring hearing aids, it’s important to take your time and do your research to find the best device to satisfy your hearing needs. After all, a hearing aid is a complex and advanced medical device, not a temporary accessory to be picked up alongside your groceries.

Resolve to Hear Better in 2020

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions by taking charge of your hearing health today. Here are five ways to keep your better-hearing resolution going strong, and steps to take to make your resolution happen.

Reasons to Get Your Hearing Tested

Getting a hearing test is one of the ways to proactively manage your hearing health. When’s the last time you had a hearing test? Here are some very good reasons you should consider it.

October is Protect Your Hearing Month

There are times in our lives when we know it’s going to be loud— really loud. It may be at work. It may be on vacation. It can happen at home. This knowledge gives us the opportunity to plan ahead. We can protect ourselves from permanent hearing loss by taking precautions against noise and other hazards to our hearing.

Why it’s Important to Check Your Hearing Regularly

We are all concerned about our health and well-being! Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Whether it is diabetes, cancer, heart disease or hearing loss, we have become increasingly more focused on stopping illness through preventative healthcare. 

Properly Clean and Care for Your Hearing Aids

With any investment, there is a certain degree of maintenance required to be sure that money is being well spent and the purchase is well kept. A hearing aid is no different. There are many other preventative measures that you can complete regularly to ensure that your hearing aid is at full-functioning capacity.

Hearing Loss in Only One Ear

We use both of our ears to hear and if you hear poorly out of one ear, you will have big problems trying to locate the source of sounds and everything will sound very uneven. You won’t hear half as well, you’ll hear less. Even if you only have hearing loss in one ear, it is important to correct it with a hearing aid.

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Hearing loss is now associated with many physical conditions, and in the last few years, it has been proven that hearing loss is connected with cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What is Tinnitus and How to Treat It

Hearing aid technology has come a long way since its inception — from large, hand held horns, to compact devices one could actually fit over an ear. Later, rechargeable devices liberated hearing aid patients from the burden and expense of swapping out batteries.

Hearing Helps You Stay Happy and Healthy

Open any magazine and you’re bound to find an article on how to turn back the hands of time. Posts on health and wellness are among the most popular on social media. Many of us hope to age gracefully and happily by looking and feeling our best.  But is worrying about looking older delaying our decision to get hearing aids? 

Five Reasons to Treat Hearing Loss

You can cope, you’ve decided. You’ll just turn the TV up a little louder. Ask people to speak up or repeat what they said. And hey, the quiet can be kind of nice, to be honest. “Why should I treat it,” you wonder?

Benefits of Two Hearing Aids

Our ears were engineered to work together to allow for the best possible hearing and understanding. Binaural listening is impaired when one experiences a hearing loss in one or both ears.

Noise Can Damage More Than Your Hearing

A female scream. Squealing brakes. A baby crying. An electric drill. Nails on a blackboard. They all make the list. The top 10 list. The top 10 list of the most unpleasant sounds according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Dos and Don'ts for Choosing a Hearing Aid

Getting hearing aids is a big decision and a smart investment towards your future quality of life. Before you make the decision, consider these tips to help ensure you get the best hearing aids for your needs.

The connection between diabetes and hearing loss

The relationship between hearing loss and diabetes has long been debated. But research now concludes that hearing loss is more prevalent in adults with diabetes.

Fine Tune Hearing Aids From Anywhere

With our new telehealth program, Hearing Care Anywhere, Circa™ AI hearing aid wearers can request minor adjustments to their hearing aids from their hearing care professional — without needing to make an appointment or stop into their office.

Introducing Circa™ AI Hearing Aids

Circa™ AI is the world’s first hearing aid to provide both superior sound quality and the ability to track body and brain health. Featuring integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, Circa AI redefines what a hearing aid can do.

Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

There is a wide variety of hearing aid styles available in the market, especially in regards to their size and the way they're placed in or around your ear. When looking for hearing aids, all the information and options available can be overwhelming!

Why Do You Need a Hearing Aid Dryer?

Proper care and maintenance of your hearing aids is important and can reduce the number of repairs required during the life of your hearing aids. Storing your hearing aids in a safe, dry place overnight can help prevent hearing aid malfunction caused by moisture and debris.

What is Ear Infection Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can be caused by a number of different factors including aging, injury, noise exposure and heredity. Those factors affect the auditory nerve, causing a sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type of hearing loss. But did you know an ear infection can also cause hearing loss?

A New Year, a New Look

Hearing aid technology has come a long way since its inception — from large, hand held horns, to compact devices one could actually fit over an ear. Later, rechargeable devices liberated hearing aid patients from the burden and expense of swapping out batteries.

Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia

A study published in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, revealed that one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if people managed just nine lifestyle factors — one of which is managing hearing loss during midlife (between age 40-65).

A Daughter's Love for Her Father

The FOX10 Surprise Squad is an effort to give back to the local community while encouraging “random acts of kindness.” Through viewer nominations, people are chosen in the community that represent the best of us. Professional Hearing joined the Surprise Squad recently to help a daugher provide her father with the gift of hearing.

Mission Trips Bring Smiles, Tears

You've seen it before, scenes on TV, movies and other media that show someone deaf hearing for the first time — like the joy experienced by a child hearing his parent's voice for the first time — likely even shed a tear over such a scene. Patricia Russo, our owner, sees those emotions play out in our office at almost daily as she fits people of all ages with hearing aids.

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