Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Of the many types of hearing loss, two are by far the most common. The first is called age-related hearing loss, and it occurs with the natural process of growing older. Almost everyone who reaches the senior years above age 70 will have some form of age-related hearing loss. The other most common type of hearing loss is noise-induced. When a person has noise-induced hearing loss, the ears have suffered damage from being exposed to … Continue reading “Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss”

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

The travel industry has had a challenging year, with lockdowns, border closures, and aircraft cancellations contributing to poor tourism rates. Nonetheless, according to one recent poll, as many as 72 percent of Americans want to travel in 2021, indicating that this year will be a pivotal year for tourism. If you have hearing loss and are looking to hit a plane, train or automobile this year, read on. Traveling is stressful in and of itself, … Continue reading “Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids”

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

Congrats to you if you are getting hearing aids for the first time! Many people procrastinate on seeking treatment for hearing loss for an average of seven years. Taking care of your hearing loss is a big step in bettering your overall health and happiness. If you’ve ever bought and worn a pair of real leather boots, you’ll know that they won’t fit perfectly right out of the box. When you initially put your new … Continue reading “Adjusting to New Hearing Aids”

Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting

Before you delve into the intricacies and unknowns of what to expect during your hearing consultation and fitting, give yourself pat on the back! Confronting hearing loss and choosing to take proactive steps to mitigate its effects on your full and vibrant life is a big deal. Though we almost universally acknowledged the importance of hearing health and the privilege of communicating, many people with hearing loss do not take action when their hearing begins … Continue reading “Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting”

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

It is estimated that hearing loss affects approximately 466 million people or 6.1% worldwide. It is especially prominent for an older generation due to the natural breakdown of the cell’s inner ear over a lifetime. In fact, it is projected that one in three people over 65 have hearing loss but by the time this demographic reaches 75, the chance of hearing loss is estimated to be one in two. Even so, hearing loss does … Continue reading “Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss”

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Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Austin Hearing Services Due to the events of the last few days, Austin Hearing Services is closely monitoring the Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation and taking further precautionary action. Austin Hearing Services is aware of the problems created by the Corona virus Disease (COVID-19). Our first priority is the health and safety of our Customers, and Staff. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been personally impacted by the Corona Virus and hope that they … Continue reading “Corona Virus (COVID-19)”

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Flying can make Tinnitus Worse

Flying can make Tinnitus Worse Hello Frequent Flyers do you suffer from tinnitus? Is it worse while or after you fly? Here are a few tips to help you avoid “airplane ear” and help stop the ringing in your ears. Since the dawn of civilization, we’ve lived in a mobile society. Cavemen used to follow the herds and would constantly travel looking for food sources until they finally settled down. Today, we’re much luckier since … Continue reading “Flying can make Tinnitus Worse”

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Earwax can actually be Healthy

Earwax can actually be Healthy and Earwax / Cerumen is vital for protecting your hearing. Excessive ear wax can accumulate and lead to itchiness, pain, a feeling of fullness, diminished hearing, and even coughing. Here, the best and safest ways to keep it in balance. “Everybody has sticky, oily earwax in our ear canals”. Everybody has sticky, oily earwax in our ear canals. Normally, it naturally migrates from inside your ear canal outward to eventually … Continue reading “Earwax can actually be Healthy”

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Pulsatile Tinnitus

Tinnitus | Austin, TX | Austin Hearing Services | Audiology Pulsatile Tinnitus What is Pulsatile Tinnitus? When are Noises in Your Ears More than Just “Noises”? By Dr. Margaret Hutchison, PhD Many people experience spontaneous noises their ears appear to make on their own, or Tinnitus. More than half of all adults experience this at some time; this is usually not a symptom of something more sinister. However, there are things that people experience that … Continue reading “Pulsatile Tinnitus”

Over the Counter Hearing Aids

Over The Counter Hearing Aids,

Over The Counter Hearing Aids Over The Counter Hearing Aids The new law promises some aids will be more affordable in the future For years, hearing loss customers with mild to moderate hearing loss have had no options for relief except to purchase hearing aids. Hearing aids start at about $1,500 each. Over-the-counter Hearing aids, such as personal sound amplifiers (known as PSAPs) priced at a range of 100.00 to 500.00 per pair. There is … Continue reading “Over The Counter Hearing Aids,”