What is the Loudest Sound in the World?

What is the Loudest Sound in the World?

At Neighborhood Hearing Aid Center, this is an interesting question for us. With the understanding that noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms, we thought we’d investigate! Excessive Noise Can Cause Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Hearing loss can happen to anyone of any age. 12.5% of children and teenagers 6-19 years old and 17% of adults 20-29 years …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Many of us often take for granted our ability to hear and remember small details. We do not think about how difficult it must be for some people to remember where they are, what they are doing, or where they last put their keys. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease affect millions of people around the world each year. There is little …

Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

Nearly 48 million Americans have some type of hearing loss that affects the communication, relationships, health and even the careers of those who have it. If you have hearing loss, you might wonder if there are treatments that can restore your lost hearing. Treatment for sensorineural hearing loss If you’ve been diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss, you’re in good company. …

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

According to a new report from Brunel University in London, people who treat their hearing loss with hearing aids or other hearing solutions such as implants are happier, healthier and wealthier, with a better overall quality of life than people who do not treat their hearing loss. This scientific report “Hearing Loss – Numbers and Costs” by Professor Emerita Bridget …

When to Get New Hearing Aids

When to Get New Hearing Aids

Hearing specialists typically recommend replacing hearing aids every five to seven years – which is the average lifespan of a pair of hearing aids. The absolute longest that hearing aids last before becoming expired is seven years but often your needs or lifestyle change well before this. Below we will outline some things to consider when deciding if its time …

Sensitivity to Noise as We Age

Sensitivity to Noise as We Age

There’s no way to get around it, things change and we change as we get older. It takes a little longer to mow the lawn, do housework, get ready in the morning and recharge. Things that bothered us before, we let slide. Things that didn’t bother us before, we may now find very annoying. One of the things you may …

In the Loop: Get the Most out of Your Hearing with Hearing Loop Technology

In the Loop: Get the Most out of Your Hearing with Hearing Loop Technology

Sometimes even with the best of hearing aid models, you may need a little extra help in certain environments with background noise. There also may be certain environments that are so large, with lots of space that would cause echoing, that you may need a little extra something. You can use a hearing loop with your hearing aids. You can …

The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

There’s no better time to help yourself hear better than now. Hearing aids can improve your personal and professional life through better communication and the advances in Bluetooth hearing aids can keep you connected to your audio devices. We are well-versed in technological advances in hearing aids at Neighborhood Hearing Aid Centers and we offer free hearing tests. Call today …

Ear Candles: Effective or Dangerous?

Ear Candles: Effective or Dangerous?

  Best known as an alternative approach for earwax removal, ear candling involves placing a hollow, wax-covered candle in the ear. Proponents claim that lighting one end of the cone creates a suction that pulls earwax out of the ear.  How do ear candles work? Ear candles are hollow cones made of fabric covered in paraffin wax, beeswax, or soy wax, and …

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

Balance disorders are disturbances that cause an individual to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy, and can often make people feel as though the room is spinning, or floating. Our inner ears are key in maintaining our balance.  If you are feeling dizziness or having trouble staying balanced it could be an issue, we can help you with at Neighborhood Hearing Aid …