Hearing Tips

For Wearers

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Always remove your hearing devices when you shower, swim, or sleep to avoid damaging them.

For Family

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Do not block your mouth when speaking to someone with hearing loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What causes hearing loss?

A. Hearing loss can occur from many different factors. Your hearing can decline naturally as part of the aging process. Infection, earwax blockage, head or neck trauma, and continued exposure to loud noises can also lead to hearing loss.

Hearing Myths

MYTH #1: There aren't many people who have true hearing difficulties, and if I or people close to me had hearing difficulties, it wouldn't affect anyone else.

FACT: Over 30 million Americans have some degree of hearing difficulty, so there's a good chance that someone close to you has hearing loss. A person with hearing loss can experience many negative feelings that strain relationships at home and at work. It's important to get annual hearing checkups to detect problems early.


MYTH #2: I would definitely know right away if I had hearing loss.

FACT: As much as we hope we can detect issues ourselves early, hearing loss often develops slowly over time. A simple hearing test can determine if any issues exist.


MYTH #3: Hearing aids cure hearing loss.

FACT: Hearing aids don't cure hearing loss. They're meant to help improve a person's listening experience as well as their relationships, mental well-being, and more.


MYTH #4: If someone has hearing loss, it just means that sounds aren't loud enough for him or her.

FACT: Loudness is only one aspect of hearing loss. There are many other factors to consider, such as being able to hear clearly in noisy environments or clarity of speech in general. Sometimes, it sounds like people are always mumbling. Hearing tests help determine the severity of the hearing loss and specific solutions that help the individual person.


MYTH #5: Hearing aids are bulky and ugly!

FACT: Today, hearing aids are technologically advanced and include options that are so small they're hardly noticeable, and they come with different color options. Some devices connect to smartphones, are water resistant, or automatically adjust as you enter different listening environments.


MYTH #6: Only old people wear hearing aids.

FACT: While it's true that age-related hearing loss is common, people of all ages can be affected by it. Many other factors, such as exposure to loud noise, bacterial infections, and certain medications, contribute to hearing loss.


MYTH #7: Hearing tests aren't covered by insurance.

FACT: Hearing tests are usually covered by most insurance plans with a physician’s referral. Contact us for information on what insurance plans we accept.

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