On The Radio

Listen to Audiology Associates discuss various consumer hearing and balance care concerns on local radio!

Why is it best to pursue hearing aids sooner rather than later?

Highlights from this section include: If you feel like your quality of life is being jeopardized by not hearing, it is a great time to see if hearing loss is the reason and treat it using hearing aids. You do not want to wait until you truly need them Hearing issues...

How long do hearing aids last?

Highlights from this section include: Hearing aids last typically 5-7 years There are incremental technology changes within 1-2 years, but huge changes after 5-7 years It is good to reevaluate your hearing aids after 5-7 years The processor chip of the hearing aid...

What Factors Affect Hearing Aid Success?

  Highlights from this section include: How programming guides hearing aid use Collaboration between audiologist and patient The value of proper measurement Ear size effect on programming

Can Tinnitus Be Treated?

  Highlights from this section include: Cause of tinnitus helps determine treatment Why hearing aids are the best treatment for tinnitus Dietary changes for treatment

What Are the Signs of Hearing Loss?

  Highlights from this section include: Thinking people mumble Hearing loss at different frequencies Missing consonants Struggling to hear background noise

How Do I Deal With Background Noise?

  Highlights from this section include: Three levels of hearing aid technology Noise isolation abilities of higher end hearing aids Microphone adjustment with an app

How Are Hearing Aids Programmed?

  Highlights from this section include: The real ear measurement Algorithms to learn hearing needs Taking the guesswork out of hearing aid programming Dangers of incorrect programming

How often should I have my hearing checked?

Highlights of this segment include: On average, hearing loss due to the aging process typically occurs in the fifth decade of life Any time you notice a change in hearing, you should have it diagnosed and documented Hearing loss can indicate other medical issues, such...