Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

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

The scene is set with savory dishes elaborately prepared, decorations festively adorning the room, and familiar tunes floating through the air. What could be missing this year? None other than the virtual platform where family members will arrive at the party!  This year’s family reunions …

Myths About Hearing Loss

Myths about Hearing Aids

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

Hearing aid technology changes so rapidly that many people rely on outdated myths. Although these stories might have been true at some point in the past, today’s hearing aids look very little like they did even a few years ago. With improvements in features and …

How do Hearing Aids Work?

How Do Hearing Aids Work?

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

In an increasingly technologically assisted world, we are surrounded by many objects whose functioning we do not completely understand. Just take, for instance, the smartphone. Although we might have a general sense of some of the technology, there is almost certainly a point at which …

A Link between Hearing Loss & Second-Hand Smoke

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

How can hearing loss be linked to something as seemingly unconnected as second-hand smoke? Many other seemingly disparate conditions have a link with hearing loss, as well. Some of these include heart disease, diabetes, and even dementia. While researchers are developing new ways to understand …

A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

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

If you have decided the time has come to buy hearing aids, then you have already won half the battle! Many people postpone getting the hearing loss treatment they need, all the while suffering damaging consequences to health and wellbeing. If you have taken the …

Celebrate World Alzheimer's Month with a Hearing Test

Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

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

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia together affect almost 50 million people worldwide, yet we have not yet found a cure. This ongoing struggle to solve a condition that afflicts so many makes it more important than ever to promote continued research and development.  …

Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

Household Items That Could Damage Your Hearing

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

When it comes to your hearing, there are two main causes of loss. The first is age-related hearing loss, otherwise known as Presbycusis. In this form of hearing loss, the natural inundation of sound into the ears takes its toll, and the tiny hair-like organelles …