Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Treatment, Tips & Tricks

We’re all concerned about our overall health, go to the doctor for annual physicals, and carefully monitor ourselves for any signs of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or cancer. We even get regular vision exams, and wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without our reading glasses. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the same approach to their hearing health, and … Read More

Best Hearing Aid Apps for Android

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Those of us who use Android devices may feel like we belong to an exclusive little club in a world of Apple iOS users. Android smartphones have always been an alternative to iPhones due to their flexibility with customization, apps, and features. In the world of hearing aids, however, iPhones lead the way in terms of connectivity. Starting with early … Read More

Patients with Untreated Hearing Loss Incur Higher Health Care Costs Over Time

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss, News

Over the years, a growing body of research has provided us with significant information on the correlations of our overall health and well-being and untreated hearing loss. From Dr. Frank Lin and his team at Johns Hopkins, we’ve learned that there is a correlation between untreated hearing loss and an increased risk for developing dementia. Other studies have shown that … Read More

Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss

For most people, the holidays conjure up warm and fuzzy feelings of fireplaces, mistletoe, and gatherings of family and friends. For people with hearing loss, however, the holidays can bring up feelings of isolation and frustration. People with hearing loss often experience the most difficulty when trying to understand and decipher speech – especially in noisy environments. Cue the holiday … Read More

New Study Shows that 1 in 10 Adults in the US Suffer from Tinnitus

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Loss, Tinnitus

If you live with the annoying symptoms of tinnitus, you are not alone. A new study out of the University of California, Irvine has found that about 9.6% of the 75,764 adult respondents in the US have experienced tinnitus in the last 12 months. Of those who experience tinnitus, 27% have had symptoms for over 15 years and 36% report … Read More

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships

November and its pumpkin spices, gorgeous colored leaves and holiday spirit are finally upon us. As we begin to cuddle up to our fires and make plans with our friends and family this holiday season, it’s important to take some time to also honor and acknowledge Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. In 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan named November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. … Read More

Meditation Could Help Alleviate Tinnitus       

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Tinnitus, Uncategorized

If you’re among the millions of Americans who experience tinnitus regularly, you know what a distraction is can be. A constant ringing, buzzing or hissing in your ear makes it hard to concentrate and stay focused, derailing your thoughts and provoking anxiety. Unfortunately, most tinnitus is caused by damage to the auditory system that can’t be undone. There are, however, … Read More

Tired of Loud Restaurants? This App Will Help

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks

Going out to eat is a great way to try new food and connect with friends and family over a wonderful meal. Restaurants, though, are notoriously difficult spots for those of us who use hearing aids or have untreated hearing loss. Restaurants are often full of the noise of happy diners in conversation, backed by bustling waiters and the clatter … Read More

Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids in 2018

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aid Batteries, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Throughout the past few years, there has been an increased interest in rechargeable hearing aids. This makes perfect sense, especially considering all of the positive benefits of switching to rechargeable devices. Just like your phone or laptop, rechargeable hearing aids can be powered-up each night as you sleep, allowing you to enjoy an entire day of improved hearing without fussing … Read More