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What to Expect During a Hearing Test in Waterloo, IA and More Hearing Test Information

September 24, 2018

Hearing is one of the five senses, and plays a major role in everyday life. However, many adults fail to check on their hearing, allowing it to worsen over time until they find they can’t hear much of anything at all. This is why it’s so important to get your hearing tested by an experienced professional. Hearing tests may sound a little intimidating, but the process is actually quick, simple and non-invasive. The average hearing test in Waterloo, IA will take around an hour to complete and will usually include a number of different tests to help get a full... View Article

Hands-Free Cell Phones Connect to Hearing Aids in Waterloo, IA

September 10, 2018

People who have worn hearing aids during the technological revolution of the last 20 years have probably experienced some form of frustration when it comes to today’s staple technology: cell phones. Because of the technology that both cell phones and hearing aids use to transmit signals and noise, hearing aid users may have heard buzzing sounds due to radio frequency interference. These sounds may make it difficult to use the phone, or even impossible if the sound is loud and frustrating enough. Recent mandates from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have required cell phone companies to create phones that are... View Article

How Long Hearing Aids in Waterloo, IA Last and the Factors That Impact Their Lifespan

August 29, 2018

If you are new to wearing hearing aids and this is your first time buying a pair, then our advice to you is to consider the lifespan of hearing aids before purchasing. How long do hearing aids in Waterloo, IA typically last? How many years a pair of hearing aids will last can vary, but on average, modern day high-quality hearing aids typically last three to seven years. Other big factors associated with the lifespan of your hearing devices include how often you use them and how you take care of them. There are several factors that can have an... View Article

The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

August 15, 2018

For some people, getting older means experiencing hearing loss and memory problems. Unfortunately, this is not an unusual combination for older folks—these two health issues are linked. Research provides evidence that having trouble with your hearing puts you in a higher risk category for developing dementia, a condition characterized by memory loss and issues with cognitive processes and thinking in general. However, it’s important to note that not all people with hearing loss will have dementia—it just means they are at higher risk for it. Fortunately, there are preventative steps you can take to lower your chances of dementia. You... View Article

Daily Hearing Aid Care

July 25, 2018

If you wear a hearing aid, you may be wondering what steps you can take to protect and preserve the amazing technology that provides you with improved hearing capabilities, in spite of previous hearing loss. There are several daily maintenance steps that you can take, in coordination with regular hearing aid cleaning in Waterloo, IA provided by a qualified professional, that will allow you to preserve the quality and strength of your hearing aids for as long as possible. While it may seem intimidating at first, hearing aid maintenance is actually nowhere near as scary as you might initially believe.... View Article

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February 15, 2018 Lucille Eckhoff
"Thank you for your service. I can now take ‘what’ out of my vocabulary"
February 15, 2018 Rocky Stone
"I’m lucky. Ron is my neighbor and I have never heard so well. Wow!"
February 15, 2018 Dottie Cleghorn
"Ron is my hearing aid man. He’s never too busy to see me if I have a serious problem. I have a severe loss and he has fitted me with the b..."
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"Thank you so much for repairing my hearing aid. I will turn 94 years old March 11 and I’m trying to get along with these hearing aids. Tha..."
February 15, 2018 Unity Point Advanced Care Team
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