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What is mild hearing loss?
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Centers of MD and WV on October 10, 2019
Mild hearing loss may sound, umm, mild, but it’s quite the misnomer. Professionals classify any hearing thresholds between 25-40 dB to be a mild hearing loss. But short of measuring your hearing loss precisely, how can you tell if you have mild hearing loss? People with a mild hearing loss tend to be able to hear speech when someone is speaking close to...
Is hearing loss avoidable?
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Centers of MD and WV on October 04, 2019
Instead, I am going to write about what you can do to avoid the second-leading cause of hearing loss — noise-induced hearing loss. Did you know that one in four U.S. adults have noise-induced hearing loss? That’s a lot of people (at least 40 million)! The good news is that you can protect your hearing in most situations. And if you practice good...
Why it's important to check your hearing regularly
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Centers of MD and WV on September 13, 2019
We are all concerned about our health and well-being! Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Whether it is diabetes, cancer, heart disease or hearing loss, we have become increasingly more focused on stopping illness through preventative healthcare. It’s one reason why we’re living longer and why, if...
How wearing hearing aids can help enhance your safety
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Centers of MD and WV on September 06, 2019
You already know that hearing aids can improve hearing and communication. But did you know they can also enhance safety? Several studies have confirmed what many hearing healthcare experts and their patients already knew — that using hearing aids improves quality of life, and can provide the wearer with an increased sense of safety and independence. Here are...
Can I Wear Someone Else's Hearing Aids?
Posted by Audibel Hearing Aid Centers of MD and WV on August 28, 2019
I hear versions of this question often. A family member has passed and someone else wants to use their hearing aids. Or a friend is upgrading their hearing aids and has offered their current pair to you. Seems like a good idea, but it is not quite as simple as slipping on a pair of shoes. Let’s talk about some things to think about. Hearing aids are medical...
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