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AI at Your Ears? The Future’s Here!

We’re Talking Hearing Tech Powered With Artificial Intelligence When thinking about the conveniences artificial intelligence can bring, innovations such as Netflix — a film- and TV-streaming service that can learn and make recommendations based on individual viewing preferences — might come to mind. Other machine-learning offerings such as adaptive thermostats, self-driving cars, voice-operated virtual assistants, […]

The Effect of Hearing Aids on Dementia

Treating your hearing loss benefits your life in ways you might not have considered, such as greater confidence, better physical health, and stronger relationships. Did you know it also has a positive impact on dementia?   Hearing Loss and Dementia In 2011 a landmark study by Frank Lin and colleagues clearly linked hearing loss and […]

Why Hearing Aids Aren’t a Straight-From-the-Box Solution

A couple of common questions we get are “Why do I need follow-up appointments?” and “Why am I still trying to adjust to my hearing aids?” Put simply, hearing loss is gradual, so your better-hearing journey will be, too. In fact, after the first subtle signs of hearing loss, the average person waits seven years […]

New Tech for a New Year

With hearing tech is in its heyday, we want to tell you about three AGX® series we’re excited about.   AGXR Q Available in replaceable-battery and rechargeable options, the AGXR is a standout. You hear more of what’s around you, what you hear is more nuanced, loud sounds aren’t distorted, and soft sounds don’t get […]

Online Hearing Tests: Can They Help?

From blood-pressure kiosks in retail stores and vision exams online to home kits that test for HIV, blood-sugar levels, colon cancer, and more, the do-it-yourself approach to health screening continues to expand as the demand for greater convenience and consumer empowerment grows. Even online hearing tests are a part of the DIY mix, but do […]

Putting Off That Hearing Test? Here’s Another Reason to Hear Your Best!

It’s no surprise that getting hearing help can make communicating and connecting with the world around you so much easier, but did you know that using hearing aids might also have a hand in cutting down emergency-room visits and hospital stays? In a study published earlier this year in the medical journal JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & […]

Keeping You Informed: Over-the-Counter Devices

With last summer’s passage of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, you may wonder how it affects your health care. As an AudigyCertified™ practice, we consider patient education an important part of delivering excellent service, so count on us for timely news to support your hearing wellness.   What does the law do? The […]

Childhood Hearing Loss and … BULLYING?

Hearing-impaired youth of school age appear to be bullied at a greater rate than their typical-hearing counterparts, according to a University of Texas at Dallas study published earlier this year in the journal Exceptional Children. The study, “Effect of Hearing Loss on Peer Victimization in School-Age Children,” surveyed 87 participants ages 7 to 18 who […]

And the Award Goes to…

A Remarkable Award for a Remarkable Doctor In March, Dr. Carter earned the Salyers Remarkable Award for exceptional service to patients at Audigy’s Owner Summit, an annual event that highlights innovations in hearing technology, regulatory changes, industry trends, and industry best practices. The award description reads, in part: “Forging deeper emotional bonds with your team […]

8 Notable African-Americans With Hearing Loss

With an estimated one in five Americans directly touched by hearing loss — a common chronic condition that spans race, gender, age, and socioeconomic status — some icons in pop culture and beyond have experienced this challenge in their own lives. As the nation celebrates Black History Month this February, take a look at these […]

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