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Stress Relief Tips and Tactics

During these uncertain times of COVID-19, many of us are feeling increased levels of stress — whether it’s stress about our health or the health of a loved one, stress about our finances or job, the future of the economy, or…(fill in your own stress here). Just know that these feelings are all completely valid. […]

I can hear but I can’t understand

One of the first things people with hearing loss observe is “I hear people fine, but I don’t understand what they are saying.” This is a consistent complaint of individuals who are experiencing the effects of a “sloping high frequency hearing loss.“ What’s happening and why do so many have this complaint? Hearing loss involves […]

Five things you should know about tinnitus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population, or nearly one in every six of us. So what is this condition that affects so many people — and what can tinnitus sufferers do about it? We cover the basics here. What […]

Why You Should Choose Personalized Care Over a Big Box Store

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. Additionally, having an acute understanding of […]

Resolve to Hear Better in 2019: Steps for Getting Your First Hearing Test

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution by taking charge of your hearing health today. By age 55, the odds of an individual experiencing hearing loss is 1 in 4. By age 65, that increases to 1 in 2. Hearing loss is among the most common sensory conditions experienced by aging Americans and […]

What Are the Different Types of Hearing Loss?

There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. Determining which type of hearing loss you or a loved one is experiencing is key to understanding its unique set of causes and treatment. Sensorineural Hearing Loss Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss. It accounts for 90 percent […]

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Your Hearing Aid

The technologies typically synonymous with Silicon Valley startups and major tech titans like artificial intelligence (AI), Bluetooth wearables, and geo-enabled smartphone applications are making their way into an unlikely suspect: hearing aids. These new AI-powered devices are a hearing aid, fitness tracker, mental health tracker, wellness coach, and foreign language translator in one. They make […]

Your First Hearing Exam

You’re Not Alone Over 47 million Americans experience hearing loss in the U.S., with 15 % falling into the age range of 45-64. If you are experiencing hearing loss symptoms, you might be ready for your first hearing exam. Locating a certified Audiologist and booking an appointment will guarantee you clear results and personalized care. […]

What Happens When You Ignore Your Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one the most common sensory conditions among aging Americans and is quickly becoming a serious health and social issue. Ignoring your hearing loss can have a serious impact on your social life, finances, and overall well-being. Many do not realize untreated hearing loss can accelerate cognitive decline – increasing our risk of […]

Which Hearing Aids Are Best For Me?

Addressing your hearing concerns is an important life decision. Whether you are just beginning to notice a change in your hearing or have been told you would benefit from wearing hearing aids, there is a lot to consider moving forward. The choice you make will depend on not only your level of hearing loss but […]

Men Who Want to Stay Active, Feel Younger, and Remain Socially and Professionally Engaged Should Address Hearing Loss

Better Hearing Institute Participates in National Men’s Health Week Washington, DC, May 23, 2013 – Hearing health affects a man’s  lifestyle, and if he wants to stay active, feel younger, and remain socially  and professionally engaged, he should address any hearing loss he may be  experiencing. This is the overriding message that the Better  Hearing Institute […]

Addressing Hearing Loss Proves Win-Win for Both Employer and Employee, BHI Advises During National Employee Wellness Month

Washington, DC, May 13, 2013 – Addressing hearing loss in the workplace is a smart business  strategy that benefits both employer and employee, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is advising during the 5th Annual National Employee  Wellness Month, which takes place in June. BHI is urging employers to include  hearing health as part of their workplace […]

Rock Concerts Put Teens’ Hearing At Risk

Exposure to loud music at a  rock concert often results in temporary hearing loss for teenagers, researchers  say. A small study by the House Research Institute revealed  that 72% of teens reported reduced hearing after attending a three-hour show.  This type of hearing loss typically  disappears within 48 hours, but if it occurs repeatedly, permanent […]

Diabetes-Hearing Loss Connection Spurs BHI to Urge Hearing Checks for World Diabetes Day, American Diabetes Month®

Hearing Loss Twice as Common in People with Diabetes Washington, DC, November 1, 2012 – The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging people with diabetes to get their hearing tested, and is offering a free, quick, and confidential online hearing check at so anyone can determine if they need a comprehensive hearing test by a […]

Staying at the top of your game

We feel our best when we do our best. At the top of our game is where we all want to be. This is as true in the workplace as it is on the basketball court. But to stay at the top of your game at work and in life, you need to stay primed […]

Simi Valley Hearing Aid Testimonial – Barbara G.

My grandchildren got tired of me asking “what did you say?” all the time. I went to see Dr. Malan at Ascent Hearing Center. He was very thorough with his testing. I got my first pair of hearing aids and my family is thrilled! “What did you say?” is no longer a part of my […]

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Increases Risk of Hearing Loss

ByBill  HendrickWebMD Health News Reviewed byLaura J. Martin, MD Nov. 15, 2010 — People who don’t use cigarettes but who regularly breathe in other people’s tobacco smoke are at increased risk of some degree of hearing loss, a new study finds. This had been surmised because previous research has indicated that smokers are at much […]

What sound? Popular music devices could be dialing up hearing losses

The popularity of personal music devices like iPods and other MP3 players and their lack of sound-limiting controls has a Harris Health System ear specialist concerned. These devices, when combined with attached ear buds and headphones, can generate sound levels up to 115 decibels, well above the highest level of 85 decibels recommended by most […]

Drugmakers Step Up Search For Hearing Loss Medicines

ZURICH/LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – When Swiss biotech firm  Auris Medical wanted to recruit patients to test its  experimental hearing loss drug, it decided to enlist partygoers  deafened by firecrackers on New Year’s Eve. In the weeks leading up to Dec. 31, 2005 it advertised in  the subway and on radio stations in Munich and […]

20Q: Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, and Listening Effort

From the desk of Gus Mueller I met up with an old friend of mine the other day, and learned that he had just purchased hearing aids. I recall him telling me some time ago that he was having problems at work, a management job which consisted of attending a lot of meetings. He has […]

Drugmakers Step Up Search For Hearing Loss Medicines

Reuters|                                                                                     Posted: 12/02/2012  3:41 am EST  |  Updated: 12/10/2012  3:03 pm EST By Caroline Copley and Ben Hirschler ZURICH/LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – When Swiss biotech firm  Auris Medical wanted to recruit patients to test its  experimental hearing loss drug, it decided to enlist partygoers  deafened by firecrackers on New Year’s Eve. In the […]

Top 5 Hearing Aid Tips for Winter

Tuesday, November 27th 2012 The leaves are down and the turkey has been carved. You’re getting ready to put up the holiday decorations and, in many parts of the country, that means throwing on a hat and gloves to accomplish outdoor chores. It also means protecting your hearing aids as colder weather and the loud […]

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