Family HearingThe Easter holiday can be a great time for families to get together and visit one another. But for people with hearing loss, spring time get-togethers can be a stressful, even with hearing aids.

While everyone else is enjoying group conversations, people with hearing loss may be having a difficult time following conversations and hearing what everyone is saying.

If you are hosting a get-together this year, here are some tips for accommodating a loved one with hearing loss:

TinnitusA positive attitude goes a long way in preserving your mental and physical health. Relaxation techniques, sports and social activities can help you take better control of your life – even if you suffer from tinnitus.

What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a subjective experience where the sufferer hears sound when there’s no physical sound source present. People experience it as ear-ringing, which might sound like hissing, rushing, roaring or chirping.

It’s estimated that 50 million Americans have some degree of tinnitus. Of those sufferers, only 12 million seek auditory help.

Stuart Trembath

Community Kitchen of North Iowa

November 11, 2016 – MASON CITY – Hearing Associates donated $13,800 to the Community Kitchen of North Iowa Wednesday evening.

“This week, we had the opportunity to give back to the community as a staff. We were humbled and blessed by the people we were able to serve at Community Kitchen for their supper meal,” says Hearing Associates owner and audiologist, Stuart Trembath.

DizzyWhat is videonystagmography (VNG)?

For those who struggle with their equilibrium and balance, VNG is a simple and painless diagnostic procedure that accurately determines the cause of dizziness.

The tests use a camera to track rapid eye movements in response to positional changes and visual cues. Neural pathways connect balance mechanisms of the inner ear to the eye, and quick eye movements are often a sign of a balance mechanism disorder.

Moxi FamilyHearing Associates in Mason City, Iowa, understands that everyone has favorite sounds. Ones that make us smile, like birds chirping. Ones that we cherish, like the laughter of a loved one. That’s why we offer an array of state-of-the-art hearing aids from the top manufacturers worldwide, like Unitron. Our expertise, technology and care will bring you from silence to better hearing.

Hearing Associates is pleased to offer Unitron’s newest hearing aid, the Moxi Now. This device is both comfortable and powerful for the wearer. In fact, it’s the world’s smallest wireless receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid. Despite its size, the hearing device is packed with features.