Category Archives: Hearing Loss

Hearing Aid Satisfaction

Hearing aid satisfaction has gone from about 33% in 1984 to 80% in 2014. I know that most people would find this hard to believe because we all know someone who refuses to wear their hearing aids. Most of my … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift of Hearing

This Holiday Season, give the Gift of Hearing with our Annual Holiday Hearing Aid Exchange. Bring your old hearing aids to Broadwater Hearing Care between November 1st and December 31st. For each hearing aid you donate (up to two), receive … Continue reading

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Laser Training for Tinnitus

It sounds good, doesn’t it? This is another scam aimed at taking money from desperate people. Lasers are either harmless, like a laser pointer, or they damage tissue, like laser surgery. Lasers do not do anything to tinnitus. This is … Continue reading

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Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

Are Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids for You? There has been a lot in the news lately about over-the-counter hearing aids. Are they for you? Possibly, but they probably aren’t your best choice. First, everyone needs a hearing evaluation by a licensed … Continue reading

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, if you come in for a hearing consultation during the month of October, a donation will be made in your name to Women with Purpose. Women with Purpose is a non-profit organization in … Continue reading

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iPhone or Android?

Over the last two years, most hearing aid manufacturers have come out with Bluetooth enabled hearing devices. The technology has improved accessibility for hearing device wearers. With Bluetooth enabled hearing devices, you can stream calls, audiobooks, and music from you … Continue reading

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Hearing Device vs Noise Canceling Headphones

Why Isn’t Hearing Device Noise Management the Same as Noise Canceling Headphones? I often hear from my patient’s that they still hear background noise with their hearing devices. Wouldn’t it be nice if they worked like noise canceling headphones? There … Continue reading

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Event Sept 6 – Discussion on Hearing Protection

Join us on Sept. 6, 2017 – 3:00pm – for a Discussion about Hearing Protection. We will go over the various types of hearing protection available for different activities (concerts, bands, motor cycling, organized sports, mowing, shooting, etc.) and how … Continue reading

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How Can I Prevent Tinnitus?

Most people with tinnitus (noise in the ears) have hearing loss. Many people first notice tinnitus after attending a rock concert, loud sporting event or shooting. This is because the noise has overloaded the ears. (Just like too much sun … Continue reading

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Hearing and E-Cigarettes

Most people are under the impression that E-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes. As far as hearing is concerned, this isn’t true. There are many chemicals in both E-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes that can lead to hearing loss. Nicotine is … Continue reading

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