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Hearing Health Resolutions for 2017
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on December 21, 2016
With the New Year fast approaching, it’s a time for reflection and goal-setting. This year, make resolutions to protect and improve your hearing for better overall health and happiness. Here are four great starting points: Listen carefully. Always be conscious of how loud you’re listening to your television and music. Be careful not to turn up...
Hearing Tips for the Holidays
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on December 01, 2016
It’s the most wonderful time of the year ‘Tis the season to be jolly. But it’s also the season when hearing loss can become more obvious — and problematic. For most, the holiday season is packed with social activities. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, the calendar fills with work socials, family gatherings, shopping excursions and parties with friends and...
4 Tips When Talking to a Loved One about Hearing Loss this Holiday Season
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on November 21, 2016
Attempting to talk to a loved one about their hearing loss can be a difficult task. While it may be obvious that a loved one is suffering, and should get hearing help, research shows that, on average, hearing aid wearers wait over 10 years after their initial diagnosis to be fit with their first set of hearing aids. Holidays like Thanksgiving present a good...
4 Tips on Talking With a Loved One With Hearing Loss This Holiday Season
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on November 01, 2016
Attempting to talk to a loved one about their hearing loss can be a difficult task. While it may be obvious that a loved one is suffering, research shows that on average, hearing aid users wait over 10 years after their initial diagnosis to be fit with their first set of hearing aids. Holidays like Thanksgiving present a good opportunity to discuss a family...
Overcoming the Stigma of Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on October 19, 2016
Chances are you know someone with hearing loss. In the United States alone, over 34 million people, roughly 1 in 10, have some level of hearing impairment. Hearing loss not only affects the individual who has hearing loss but those around them as well. Hearing loss can adversely affect your ability to interact with the world around you, leading to embarrassment,...
Audiology Awareness & Hearing Protection Awareness Month
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on October 03, 2016
October celebrates Audiology Awareness Month. Hearing health has been linked to many aspects of overall health, yet only 1 in 4 adults receive hearing screenings during routine physical exams. That is surprising when nearly 74% of adults get their eyes examined every 2 years and 62% of adults visit a dentist each year*. So if other aspects of an individual’s...
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on September 14, 2016
Did you know that hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes compared to those without the disease? Experts say that one in three people with diabetes will develop hearing loss! The cause of diabetes-related hearing loss has been debated for several decades. Researchers theorize that hearing loss results from damage to blood vessels in the inner ear....
Can You Tell the Difference Between Hearing Loss and Alzheimer's?
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on September 01, 2016
Mary is 78, widowed, and lives alone. She definitely isn’t the person her kids and grandkids remember: she doesn’t like to go out, is anxious when she does, frequently seems confused, doesn’t respond to questions, or, when she does, responds with off-topic answers. John is 71, married, and lives with his 69-year old wife, Irene. John definitely...
Types and Causes of Hearing Loss
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on August 15, 2016
Hearing loss can feel like uncharted territory when you aren’t sure how or why it happened. Hearing loss can develop at any age and can be caused by many different factors. Did you know that only five percent of hearing loss in adults can be improved medically or surgically? The vast majority of American’s with hearing loss can be treated by hearing...
Overcoming Hearing Loss Stigma
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on August 05, 2016
One in 10 Americans experience some level of hearing loss and the impact of this condition affects the communities that surround those people as well. Hearing loss can negatively affect relationships, workplaces and social interactions. The fear of being isolated or viewed differently by their peers because of hearing loss leads many people to have a negative...
Ear Wax? Moisture? Don't Sweat it - You're Protected!
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on July 19, 2016
Ear Wax? Moisture? Don’t Sweat it – You’re Protected! If you have ever worn hearing aids before, you know that exposure to moisture, wax, oil or perspiration can result in poor functionality in the hearing aids. We’re excited to say that those days of being worried about moisture and wax are over! Our new improved moisture repellent...
Tips to Continue Hearing Your Best
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on June 13, 2016
Your hearing is very delicate; losing your hearing isn’t the same as breaking a bone. Bones can often be broken and repaired multiple times. Hearing loss occurs because of damaged hair cells in your ear, and once those hairs are damaged, they cannot be repaired - it’s permanent. In order to preserve your hearing, it is important to take...
What to Expect at Your Hearing Care Appointment
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on May 13, 2016
The most difficult step to improving your hearing is the first one: recognizing you need to find out more about your hearing loss and improving your situation. The next step is to schedule a complete hearing consultation. It is very important to see someone who specializes in hearing issues. This is where we can help! We have the training and equipment needed to...
Hear's to Mothers Everywhere!
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on May 06, 2016
It’s Mother’s Day this month — a terrific time to remember and give thanks for all the things our mothers did to make our childhood easier and more carefree. Cards, brunches and bouquets are the traditional way to honor Mom. But wouldn’t it be great if you could repay her by helping to make her life easier? We think we’ve got the perfect gift. Flowers are nice....
New NuEar Hearable and Wearable Solutions
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on April 15, 2016
We are excited to announce the release of some of our most advanced hearing solutions to date. Powered by the all-new Synergy platform and Acuity™ OS operating system, our launch includes the next generation of Made of iPhone hearing aids, iNOW; a wireless Invisible-In-the-Canal hearing aid, Miniscopic Synergy and a new family of 900sync™ hearing aids...
How We Hear
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on March 04, 2016
As one of the five senses, hearing is one of the human body’s most extraordinary processes. It is a complex system made up of delicate and synchronous parts. Read this blog to learn more about our ears and how they help us to hear. Sound begins with a vibration in the atmosphere. When a sound is made (whether from wind, a bell or a voice), it moves the air...
Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on March 01, 2016
Can treating hearing loss delay cognitive decline? As humans age, many things become inevitable: Our hair will gray, skin will wrinkle, and our eyesight, hearing and cognitive abilities won’t be what they once were. These changes to our body are normal and natural; tradeoffs to living a long and fulfilling life. This doesn’t mean we can’t prolong...
Charge Up Your Knowledge on Batteries
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on February 05, 2016
Batteries play a very important role in the life of a hearing aid. Batteries must provide a constant power supply for the hearing aids to operate efficiently and effectively. Read this blog to learn more about hearing aid batteries and how they work. Zinc air batteries are the most common type of battery for hearing aids on the market today. These batteries need...
Hearing and Your Heart
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Centers of Nashville on February 03, 2016
Hearing and your heart Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and when better to discuss matters of the heart? Though most conversations around the heart pertain to love this time of year, we’ll leave that topic to the relationship experts. Instead, we want to discuss the heart’s connection to hearing and hearing loss – a topic more in our...
The Best New Year's Resolution: Helping Your Loved One Hear Again
Posted by Owner Name on January 18, 2016
Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the person who has it. It also affects spouses, family members and friends. From frustration with having to repeat things over and over to heartbreak at seeing someone you care about isolate themselves from the people and activities they love, the negative effects of hearing loss cast a wide net. Convincing a loved one to...
Ten Questions About Hearing Loss to Ask Your Hearing Professional
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Centers of Nashville on January 08, 2016
On average, people tend to wait five to seven years between first experiencing hearing loss symptoms and actually seeking help. But research shows there are good reasons to begin hearing loss treatment sooner rather than later. Once you suspect you might be losing your hearing, it is important to see someone right away. Whether you are first learning about your...
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