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Tips for Revving Up Your Listening Skills in Noisy Environments This Summer

In Communication, Hearing Health, Noise Pollution by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

Isn’t it fascinating that amidst the hustle and bustle of your favorite coffee shop or during the lively chatter at your family reunion, you’re still able to tune into a friend’s story about their latest adventure? This underrated superpower is what we call the cocktail party effect. But what happens when this superpower starts to fade? You’re not alone. That’s where we, your hearing care …

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Dealing with Sweat – How to Keep Your Hearing Aids in Top Condition This Summer

In Hearing Aid Maintenance, Hearing Aids by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

With the warm embrace of summer comes the joy of sun-soaked adventures. But here’s a quick summer thought: you’re not the only one who needs to stay cool and dry. It’s easy to forget that your hearing aids, those tiny technological wonders, also need a little extra TLC in the summer months. The heat, sweat, and humidity of summer can take a toll on your …

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All About Clogged Ears

In Ear Health, Hearing Health by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

Welcome, friends, to a topic that doesn’t exactly make the rounds at dinner parties, yet affects many of us – clogged ears and hearing loss. That ‘underwater’ feeling in your ears? That slight muffling of sound that makes everything seem distant? Yup, we’re talking about that. Believe it or not, these signs could be more serious than you think and it’s crucial we don’t ignore …

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Unraveling the Power of Assistive Listening Devices

In Hearing Health, Hearing Technology by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

As we go about our daily lives, we often take for granted our ability to hear the world around us. The sweet chirping of birds, the rustling of leaves, the laughter of a loved one – these sounds enrich our lives in ways that we often overlook. But imagine for a moment what it would be like if these sounds gradually started to fade away. …

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Protecting Your Hearing at Concerts

In Hearing Health, Hearing Protection by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

As a music lover, you likely look forward to attending concerts and events to hear your favorite artists and experience the energy of the crowd. However, did you know that exposure to loud music and noise can damage your hearing? In fact, hearing loss is one of the most prevalent and preventable conditions in the world, with an estimated 1.1 billion young people at risk …

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How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid Accessories for Your Needs

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Technology by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

According to recent statistics, 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over have some trouble hearing, and about 28.8 million could benefit from using hearing aids. If you suspect you have hearing loss, you’re not alone, and you should seek help from a hearing professional as soon as possible. With the right hearing aids and accessories, you can manage your hearing loss and …

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People With Hearing Loss Want You to Remember These Things

In Communication, Hearing Loss by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss affects millions of people around the world. Whether it’s due to genetics, age, or exposure to loud noise, hearing loss can have a significant impact on a person’s life. People with hearing loss often face many challenges, from difficulty communicating with others to social isolation and loneliness. As a hearing professional, I’ve seen firsthand how hearing loss can affect people’s lives. That’s why …

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Overcoming Tinnitus in the Music Industry – Prevention and Relief for Musicians

In Tinnitus by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

If you’ve ever left a concert with a ringing in your ears, you’re not alone. But what if that ringing never stopped? Tinnitus affects roughly 10-15% of the general population, but in some industries, like the music industry, it’s far more prevalent. In fact, between 30-50% of musicians have experienced some degree of tinnitus. In this blog post, we’ll explore the causes of tinnitus in …

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Can Exercise Protect You from Hearing Loss – The Surprising Connection

In Hearing Loss, Hearing loss Prevention by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss can be a frustrating and isolating experience. It can affect your ability to communicate, enjoy music and nature, and feel safe in your environment. It can also increase your risk of cognitive decline, depression, and falls. That’s why it’s important to take care of your hearing health as early as possible, and to consider all the factors that can affect it. One of …

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Treating Hearing Loss Can Support Your Physical Ability & Well-Being

In Hearing Loss Treatment, Overall Health by Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A

“What was that?”  If this seems to be your tagline the last time you socialized then it may be time to have your hearing tested. All too often, people put off suspected hearing loss- on average, seven to ten years, in fact without understanding the risk. Hearing loss has not only been linked to increased issues in communication but surprisingly an impact on your Physical …