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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 […]

The Connection Between Hearing Health and Overall Health

  Did you have your hearing tested during your last annual exam? Most doctors do not provide routine hearing screenings as part of an annual physical exam. However, the link between your hearing health and overall health is so strong that many people are rethinking skipping over this often overlooked part of your health. Hearing […]

Hearing Loss and the Holidays

It’s the time of year everyone enjoys- The holiday season. The holidays are a time of togetherness, a time to share in beloved family holiday traditions that have been around for generations. Turkey and stuffing aside, one of the biggest Thanksgiving traditions for my family was always the Thanksgiving Day football game. While the Detroit […]

Halo, Our Made for iPhone Hearing Aid, Wins International Award

Fourth Consecutive Year Product Designs Have Been Recognized. Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is proud to announce that Halo™, its Made for iPhone® hearing aid, has been honored with a red dot award: product design 2014. This is the fourth consecutive year Starkey Hearing Technologies has won this award, […]

What is the Best Hearing Aid for You?

What is the Best Hearing Aid for You? There is nothing more important to the manufacturers of hearing aids and hearing healthcare professionals than your satisfaction with their product and services. The industry is people-oriented in that it allows significant interaction and communication between the person with the hearing loss and the hearing healthcare professional […]

When a Loved One Resists Help for Their Hearing Loss

When we think of helping a loved one with hearing loss who declines use of hearing aids, we often think of how important it is to repeat ourselves, speak clearly, speak louder or interpret what others say if they cannot hear the message. But when we do these good deeds for loved ones with a […]

You’re getting older. Are your listening demands decreasing?

Activities and lifestyle are important considerations for potential hearing aid users because of the variability in listening environments that they may encounter. Individuals who work or have active social lives may be more likely to benefit from advanced hearing aids and added features like directionality and noise reduction than individuals with less social lifestyles in […]

BASIC FACTS ON HEARING LOSS

• Men are more likely than women to experience hearing loss. • 1 in 5 Americans have hearing loss in at least one ear. This is 48 million people and far exceeds previous hearing care industry estimates of approximately 25 million. • 20% of the US population aged 12 years and older has hearing difficulties […]

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 […]

Can Better Hearing Help Delay Dementia?

Today, dementia afflicts one in 10 Americans over 70 years in age, and that number is projected to substantially increase over the next few decades.  According to a FoxNews.com article, Could Hearing Aids Delay Dementia?, a recent series of studies conducted at John Hopkins Medicine have revealed that treating hearing loss may provide some benefit […]

How the Open Road Can Harm Your Hearing

Everyone enjoys driving down the open road with your car windows down or sliding the top off of a convertible.  It’s relaxing and refreshing.  However, precautions should be taken to avoid harming your hearing at the same time while enjoying the wind in your hair on the open road.  According to Better Hearing Institute, recent […]

FIVE STEPS TO BETTER HEARING

At Ascent Audiology & Hearing, our goal is to help you become acclimated to your new hearing aids. We strive to help you make this transition as quickly and as pleasantly as possible. If you have questions, or if there is anything you need while you go through the process of relearning to hear, please […]

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