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 …

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 …

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Hearing aid technology changes so rapidly that many people rely on outdated myths.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 …