NOT JUST MAILING IT
January 17, 2019
If you’ve ever thought about purchasing a hearing instrument through the mail or online, consider this: Today’s selection procedures utilize computers, which factor in hearing test results, loud sound tolerance, and multiple listening environments. The computer then indicates which models and settings would be most appropriate, after which the hearing instrument specialist fine-tunes adjustments based on the wearer’s personal preferences. The appropriateness of the fitting may be verified by the wearer listening to, and repeating, words presented in quiet or background noise. Then, a microphone placed in the ear canal may be used to measure the sound produced by the hearing instrument in the ear. All this requires a personal touch that cannot be duplicated by a one-size-fits-all device.
Absolute Hearing Solutions Earns Esteemed 2018 Angie's List Super Service Award
January 16, 2019
Absolute Hearing Solutions is delighted to announce that we have once again won the Angie’s Super Service Award. We have won this award in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and now in 2018. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers treating each person as a unique individual with different hearing needs. Our customers’ trust is our greatest asset, and we thank each one for their trust in us.
NOISE LINKED WITH HEART DISEASE
January 14, 2019
Because heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States, it is important to adopt measures that help prevent heart attacks. Aside from quitting smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising, avoiding noise may also help maintain a healthy heart. According to a recent study of 499 individuals who were free from cardiovascular disease and cancer at the study’s start, exposure to a high level of noise on a regular basis can inflict significant damage on the cardiovascular system. Researchers found that noise exposure caused elevated stress in the brain that can lead to inflammation in the blood vessels, which results in heart attack and stroke.
Dealing With Background Noise at Restaurants With Hearing Aids
January 14, 2019
Thanks to clinking glasses, kitchen noise, and sound-amplifying modern architecture, restaurants are louder than ever. According to a new Zagat National Dining Trends Survey, noise level is the top complaint restaurants get from patrons. For diners suffering from hearing loss, this can make for an unpleasant, stressful dinner. Here are some tips for dealing with that background noise while wearing a hearing aid.
THE ULTIMATE BENEFIT OF HEARING BETTER
December 31, 2018
For people over age 70 who have “clinically meaningful hearing loss,” proper fitting with a hearing instrument can not only improve their ability to hear the television and radio, but it can also significantly improve their social interaction with family and friends, thereby helping them avert depression and withdrawal that may otherwise accompany old age. In addition, hearing loss can place older individuals at such a disadvantage when it comes to hearing doctors’ instructions that it can put their lives at risk. According to a 2015 study, people age 70 and older with moderate-to-severe hearing loss had a 54% higher risk of mortality. Even mild hearing loss was associated with a 21% increased risk of dying from all causes.