Arizona Hearing Center Blog

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Should I Get a Hearing Test?

February 26, 2018

Hearing loss can be detrimental to many aspects of your life so it is best to keep your hearing in check and get help when hearing loss arises. Many people, however, don’t realize that they are losing their hearing. Getting hearing tests periodically can help to catch the hearing loss early and take the necessary steps to manage it.

What Is a Comprehensive Audiological Evaluation?

October 10, 2017

You may remember doing hearing tests in school. Back then, they stuck headphones on your head and told you to raise your hand every time you heard a beep.

How To Communicate When You Can't Hear

October 2, 2017

It’s always awkward when you can’t hear someone. There is a variety of reasons you might have difficulty hearing: they’re speaking too softly, the environment is too loud, you forgot your hearing aids, or maybe you just can’t hear.

Is Popping Your Ears Bad For You?

September 30, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard before that popping your ears is damaging to your ears. On the other hand, popping your ears can also make your ears feel better during pressure changes, like when a plane starts its descent.

What is Naida Link?

August 1, 2016

If you're an Advanced Bionics (AB) cochlear implant recipient, you may already be aware that AB is owned by the same company that owns Phonak. This has allowed for AB and Phonak to collaborate on technology compatibility, and now, one of the most recent fruits of the AB/Phonak collaboration is the Naida Link hearing aid.

5 Reasons to Treat Your Hearing Loss Now

July 29, 2016

“I’ve been living with this hearing loss for a long time. Just let me think about it,” patients often say – but living with hearing loss for a long time is more reason to act quickly than wait and think.

Is There a Correlation Between Memory Loss and Hearing Loss?

July 13, 2016

The leading cause of preventable hearing loss is noise exposure. While hearing loss from aging, called presbycusis, cannot be prevented, hearing is a sense worth protecting from noise.

Estimates indicate that two-thirds of people over the age of 70 have hearing impairment significant enough to cause communication challenges. However, hearing loss does not simply impact the elderly. Professionals are seeing more and more young adults and teenagers with the onset of noise-induced hearing loss.  

3 Ways to Protect Your Kids from Swimmer's Ear

July 11, 2016

In the summer, waterlogged children are at risk of getting swimmer’s ear, but there are easy ways to prevent it. The most reliable method is to stop children from submerging their heads under water altogether – but this isn’t always the most practical option.