Absolute Hearing Solutions Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie's List Super Service Award
December 21, 2017
Absolute Hearing Solutions is delighted to announce that we have once again won the Angie’s Super Service Award. We are pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers, and treating each person as a unique individual with different hearing needs. Thank you to our clients for trusting in us and recommending us to the people in your life. Your trust is our greatest asset.
Dos and Don'ts When Caring for Wet Hearing Aids
December 14, 2017
While hearing devices are susceptible to damage from moisture, all is not lost if they do get wet. Hearing aid users who step into the shower or get caught in the rain while wearing their devices should follow these dos and don'ts to avoid needing a replacement.
WHO GIVES A HOOT
December 11, 2017
Who cares if barn owls retain their excellent hearing ability well into old age? We all should. Our ability to hear relies on small sensory cells in the inner ear, called “hair cells,” that convert sound vibration into electrical signals that are sent to the brain. Unfortunately, when these hair-like extensions become damaged due to loud noise, aging, or disease, they do not grow back. As a result, hearing is permanently lost. However, owls and other birds are able to regenerate hair cells, which helps them retain their hearing ability. If further research leads to the discovery of the mechanism by which barn owls replace dead hair cells, it may lead to new treatments for hearing loss in humans.
ACTIVE LIFESTYLE INSTRUMENTS
December 04, 2017
People with active lifestyles that include running, swimming, and hitting a golf ball or tennis ball may want to know if there are hearing instruments that they can wear while in the water or on the court, field, or course. The answer is “yes.” Consumers need only inquire about the International Protection Rating (IPR) of any instrument in which they have interest. On the basis of documented testing, a hearing instrument gets an “IP” rating with two numbers. The first of these numbers, which ranges between 1 and 6, gives an indication of the instrument’s ability to withstand dust and debris. The second number, which ranges between 1 and 8, shows the instrument’s ability to withstand moisture.
CAN YOU SLEEP THROUGH ANYTHING
November 27, 2017
We have all heard it said about some people that “noise doesn’t bother them, they can sleep through anything.” Well, yes and no. The fact is that, even though a person may not be awakened by loud noise, it still registers in the brain. Our evolutionary response to loud noise is one of fear and arousal. When a brain registers loud noise, the nervous system is alerted to possible peril. As a consequence of these constant nervous responses, our nervous systems become stressed out, and the incidence of heart attacks and high blood pressure rises. According to one study, people living in noisier neighborhoods have a 17 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease (including stroke and hypertension).