Myths About Hearing Aids

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

Hearing aids are invaluable technological devices that have been around long enough to build up their own mythology. Unfortunately, many of these myths are based on devices from a bygone era, and these assumptions might no longer remain true. Along with the many other technological …

How do Hearing Aids Work?

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Hearing Aids, Hearing Health

The amazing nature of hearing aid technology is an extension of the similarly astounding process of hearing in the human ear. By transforming air pressure into electricity, a process called “transduction,” the human body creates electrical signals that flow through the brain, making it possible …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Second Hand Smoke

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Hearing Loss

That smoking has a relationship with negative health effects will come as no surprise. Contrary to the false advertising of decades gone by, we now know that smoking is the most powerful lifestyle habit to correlate with serious health concerns. Smoking cessation campaigns are promoted …

March 3 is World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Hearing Health

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition in the United States, and is more prevalent than diabetes or cancer, affecting not just how people communicate but self-esteem, mental, emotional and physical health. This is why The World Health Organization (WHO) has named …

A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Hearing Aids

When the time comes to purchase a set of hearing aids, the choices might seem overwhelming. So many hearing aid manufacturing are producing devices with significant differences that you might wonder if you’re able to sift through the options. The good news is that your …

A Healthy Diet may Stave Off Age-related Hearing Loss

A Healthy Diet May Stave Off Age-related Hearing Loss

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Uncategorized

The list of benefits from a healthy diet is already long. Not only can good nutrition prevent disease and illness ranging from skin conditions to cardiovascular disease, but it can also bring vitality, energy, and a positive outlook by many accounts. Whether you think of …

Tips for Better Hearing in Noise

Tips for Better Hearing in Noise

Jeff Baller, Au.D., CCC-A Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks

If you think back to the last time you struggled to hear in a noisy environment, you might recall a perfect storm of difficulties. Some of the places we congregate not only have many people speaking at once, such as a restaurant, but they also …