Choosing a hearing aid can be an intimidating process, especially with so many styles and options to pick from. By comparing all of your options and knowing the pros and cons of each style, the selection process gets easier.

Are you looking for a discreet hearing aid? Maybe size isn’t a factor, and you are looking for something with more power. From completely invisible hearing aid styles, to those that fit behind your ears, there is a perfect device out there with your name on it.

Check out the video below to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each hearing aid style.

A medical historian, cardiologist and musicologist walk into a room...

It sounds like the set-up to a joke, but a team consisting of a medical historian, cardiologist and musicologist from the University of Michigan and University of Washington theorized that world-renowned composer Ludwig van Beethoven could have suffered from a cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).

Why do they think that? They listened to his music.

Due to Beethoven’s notable deafness, it’s suggested that he was more aware of his heartbeat and used it as an internal metronome. To prove  that, the team examined the rhythm of several of Beethoven’s compositions, and read the tempos as if they were a “musical electrocardiogram.”

Did you know cold weather requires extra protection for your hearing aids? Your ears aren’t the only thing compromised by winter temperatures.Follow these simple tips to help keep your hearing aids safe this winter.

• Set your hearing aids for noise reduction
Snow blowers and snowmobiles can produce sounds over 100 dB, so it’s important to make sure the memory settings on your hearing aids turn off the amplification features you normally use.

• Use earmuffs
Noise reduction earmuffs decrease sounds by as much as 30 dB, so they’re highly useful if you need to work outside with loud equipment and your hearing aids don’t have memory settings.

Looking to make an interesting snack for the kids when they get home from school? Try serving up some Q-tips with ear wax.  These little gems are sure to grab their attention, and hold them over until dinner time.

Ear Wax Snacks

Assembly is easy and the ingredients are inexpensive.  Here’s what you need:

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. Did you know hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States?

According to the American Academy of Audiology, approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss with more than half being under the age of 65.

 How can you tell if you have hearing loss? Here are a few signs to watch for: