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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Technology by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

What a challenge it is to sustain three important elements in our lives; our health, wealth and happiness. We seek connection in our lives through our relationships and our shared experiences. Many of us create wealth to invest in our education, home, and health. What we define as happiness rest largely upon our perceptions and value systems but the foundation …

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Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

In Hearing Loss, Lifestyle and Leisure by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Breaking bad habits is hard to do! We tend to shy away from situations that cause ourselves or others discomfort. We create techniques to save us from embarrassment such as forgetting someone’s name immediately after being introduced. We pretend to like a person in our social circles to keep the peace, show good manners and be civil-minded. Everyone finds ways …

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Difficulties with Communication Could Signal a Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Hearing impairment is one of the top three public health concerns in the US aside from cancer and diabetes. It is beginning to affect younger demographics due to noise pollution, personal practices, work, and home environments amongst a host of other factors. Hearing loss can exhibit itself in many ways. Unfortunately, we have a tendency to overlook the symptoms and …

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Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

In Hearing Technology by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Whether it is your laptop, your smartphone or your portable music speaker, many of your personal devices are probably powered by rechargeable batteries. By comparison, hearing aids have been slow on the uptake. But the recent introduction of lithium ion batteries has made rechargeable technology a much more attractive option for your hearing aid. Here are some of the important …

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Noise Pollution in US National Parks

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

There is no better way to de-stress than to spend a weekend camping in a national park. But the serenity of our great outdoor locations may be under threat, according to a research by academics from Colorado State University. Their research showed that in the United States, 63% of protected areas have been subjected to significant manmade noise. “We were surprised …

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All About Assistive Listening Devices

In Assistive listening devices by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

If you suffer from hearing loss, you’re probably already using hearing aids to improve your daily interactions with others. But there are other situations where you could probably do with further help. Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs), also known as Assistive Listening Systems (ALSs), are speakers that deliver sound right into the ear.  They work by separating speech from the background noise, which improves …

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Support an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

We have no problem putting our glasses on when we get up in the morning, or using safety glasses when they are needed at work or for our hobbies. Yet, people are still reluctant to take care of their ears and wear hearing aids if needed. Recent statistics still show Americans wait between five and seven years before addressing hearing …

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Meditation Could Help Alleviate Tinnitus

In Hearing Loss, tinnitus by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

“What’s that noise?” you ask – but no one else can hear it. That insidious whining, ringing, buzzing, clicking or whooshing in your ears is tinnitus. If you wear hearing aids, many have built-in functions to help escape the sound. If it’s a terrible bother, you should get a hearing evaluation at Ear-Tronics. We can evaluate your hearing aids to …

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All About Assistive Listening Devices

In Assistive listening devices, Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Assistive Listening Devices, or ALDs, give your hearing experience a little extra amplification when hearing aids aren’t enough. They are useful in challenging hearing situations when there is lots of extra noise, or it’s a large space – or both! At Ear-Tronics, we can help you out with ALDs. Let us make sure your hearing aids are functioning correctly, or …

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Working with Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Dr. Robert Hooper Au.D.

Dealing with a hearing loss while working can put you at a serious disadvantage in the workplace. This could explain why according to recent figures, those with severe hearing loss were twice as likely to be unemployed than their hearing peers. But with foresight, preparation and good old honesty, you can begin to thrive at work again. Here are the …