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Tips for Selecting a Quality Hearing Aid standard

If you’re suffering from hearing loss, you aren’t alone. More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss. Hearing aids can help relieve the consequences of hearing loss and help significantly increase quality of life for those with this condition. If you think you may need a hearing aid, your first step is to talk with a Doctor of Audiology to do further testing and explore treatment options. Types of hearing loss as well as individual needs vary widely, and because of this treatment can vary from person to person. Here are the top things to do if you are ready to treat your hearing loss- 1. Choose your hearing care professional wisely. Not all professionals that ...

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Tech Talk on Thursday video

When finding the right hearing aids, a lot of people don't even know where to start looking. There are so many different kinds, so many different price points, and so many fancy terms out there that we like ti use in our industry. It can be really overwhelming. Let us clear up your confusion and your hearing by inviting you to our Tech Talk this Thursday at 6:00pm in our office at 4015 W Clearwater Ave in Kennewick, ...

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Hearing Loss and Heart Health standard

By Dr. Shannon Aiello, Au.D. If you are missing the sweet nothings your loved one is whispering this Valentine’s Day, it may be time to check your hearing, for many reason. Many people attribute hearing loss to aging, however mounting research is showing strong correlation between hearing loss and other associated medical conditions. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this month we will focus on hearing loss and heart health. The connection between heart and hearing health What connection does your heart have to your ears? Your fun fact for the days is that the ears are very vascular, meaning they need a lot of blood flow for healthy performance and function. Many studies have shown that good circulation plays a ...

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Visible Signs of Hearing Loss standard

Up to two out of every three people with hearing loss are both undiagnosed and untreated, and at Columbia Basin Hearing Center, a big part of our goal is to decrease this number significantly. Detection and reporting of hearing loss is the first vital step on the path to recovery through a hearing clinic, hearing implants or other techniques. If you are experiencing hearing loss, both you and close friends or loved ones are a big part of this identification process. Here are some common visible signs of hearing loss. Loud Volume If a close friend or loved one points out that you seem to frequently be raising the volume on the TV or the radio, or seem to have ...

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Types and Signs of Tinnitus standard

One of the most important roles for any hearing clinic is the diagnosis and management of tinnitus, a condition that affects over 15 million people a year. Tinnitus is a condition where you’ll hear sound despite there being no sound actually present. At Columbia Basin Hearing Center, our tinnitus clinic offers assistance and treatment options for people with tinnitus. Here are some signs that you may have tinnitus, along with the types and common diagnosis processes. Types of Tinnitus There are two broad types of tinnitus possible: Subjective tinnitus: This is the most common type of tinnitus, and it refers to tinnitus that’s only heard by the person suffering from it. It can be caused by problems in the outer, ...

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