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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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Which Hearing Aid Style is Right? standard

There are several different styles of hearing implants available for those who need them, and a big part of our role at Columbia Basin Hearing Center is to help you identify the type that might be right for you. The doctors at our hearing clinic have years of experience matching people with the perfect devices, and they’ll do the same for you. What are these different styles, and what might make them right for you? Let’s take a look. Behind-the-Ear These hearing devices are custom-made, and sit mostly in a shell behind the ear. A transparent tube hooks on top of the ear, and is then inserted in, creating an open fit that prevents wearers from feeling like there’s a ...

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Daily Care Tips for Hearing Aids standard

Hearing loss is a major detriment to many people, and one of the key items in hearing impairment treatment is the hearing aid. At Columbia Basin Hearing Center, we offer comprehensive hearing aid repairs and services to keep your hearing at the levels where it needs to be. There are a few parts of general hearing aid maintenance and upkeep that you can assist with, as well. Let’s go over some of the basic elements of daily care for a hearing aid. Battery Checks The batteries in a standard hearing aid will last about one or two weeks, though there are some types that will last longer. There are simple battery testers available to help you check yours – always ...

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The Basic Components of a Hearing Aid standard

As a leading hearing care center in Washington, we at Columbia Basin Hearing Center know everything there is to know about hearing aids and their various elements. These items can be a huge boost to quality of life for many people by helping them maintain hearing that may be leaving them as they age. We provide several different types of hearing aids for our clients, but each of them contain three universal elements: A microphone, a processor and a receiver. Let’s look at how each of these three parts works. Microphone The microphone is the first step in the process of improving your hearing. It can pick up sounds in the environment and convert them into electronic signals – later ...

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