Common Questions About Hearing Loss

There are myths surrounding hearing loss and many people put off getting hearing evaluations and even when diagnosed with hearing loss put off getting hearing aids. Hearing tests at Neighborhood Hearing Aid Centers are painless, noninvasive and take about an hour and a half. Our professional staff is committed to making you comfortable during the test, fully discussing your treatment …

A Link Between Gout and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can be a natural part of aging, but for some loss of hearing comes faster than others. Numerous studies link health conditions to hearing loss and recently, a link has been discovered between gout and hearing loss. Regardless of your age, regular hearing tests should be part of your health regiment. Call Neighborhood Hearing Aid Center today to …

Links Between Hearing Loss & Alzheimer's Disease

Links Between Hearing Loss & Alzheimer’s Disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and with it comes an abundance of incredible information about how the Alzheimer’s disease affects individuals, families, and communities. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, which is an umbrella term that is used to describe a wide range of cognitive impairments. Here, we’ll take a look at how hearing loss is linked with …

Increase in Hearing Loss in Oil and Gas Drilling Sector

Data Show Increase in Hearing Loss in Oil and Gas Drilling Sector

The most recent data from a safety organization indicates more oil and gas drill workers are losing their hearing despite more safety education and use of ear protection. This shows its more important that ever if you are involved in those industries – or any industry with intermittent or constant loud noise – to get your hearing checked regularly at …

Dealing with Noise Pollution

Dealing with Noise Pollution

We live in an increasingly loud world. Our workplaces contain loud machinery; every day on the street we are exposed the sirens, large trucks, construction work, and more; when we relax we do so in front of blaring televisions or at movie theaters with ear-screeching sounds. You more than likely have not even noticed the loudness of you everyday life—it …

Exciting New Hearing Technology

Exciting New Hearing Technology this Summer

Hearing aid technologies have changed a lot since the first electric hearing aid hit the market in 1898. Created by Miller Reese Hutchison, the Aukouphone used a carbon transmitter to amplify sound for the hard of hearing. Hutchison was able to develop the Aukouphone in part because of rapid new developments in telephone and microphone technologies which allowed for sound …

Closed-caption Phones

Closed-caption Phones Open Up Doors for People with Hearing Loss

In this day and age, cellphone technologies are faster, stronger, and more technically advanced. Our cellphones are at once smaller and more efficient, and larger and capable of incredible computing power. For people with hearing loss, however, cellphone technologies do not necessarily improve communication. People with untreated hearing loss and those with moderate to severe hearing loss can in fact …

A Link between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

A Link between Hearing Loss and Second-Hand Smoke

We’re all familiar with the substantial list of health risks that go along with smoking, from cancer to cardiovascular disease. But if these well-known risks aren’t enough reason to quit smoking, or avoid cigarettes in the first place, there is now another factor to consider: the hearing health of our children. New research from Japan has revealed that exposure to …

Protecting Your Hearing During Summer Festival Season

Protecting Your Hearing During Summer Festival Season

Summer’s here and it seems like a weekend doesn’t go by without a music festival. From neighborhood street festivals to international three-stage extravaganzas, festivals draw fans from all over to connect with long days and nights of music and fun. Festivals can be a great time, but they can have a serious impact on your health –especially the way you …

How do Hearing Aids Work

How do Hearing Aids Work?

Hearing aids are modern marvels. Inside their small structure rests powerful relief for people suffering from hearing loss. All hearing aids work with processing and amplifying sound for the ear. Hearing aids feature four primary components: a microphone, an amplifier, a speaker (also called the receiver), and a battery. Let’s take a closer look at exactly how the hearing aid …