Berks Hearing Professionals

  • 321 N. Furnace Street, Suite 90 
    Birdsboro, PA 19508
    (610) 404-8025 
  • 560 Van Reed Road, Suite 205 
    Wyomissing, PA 19610
    (610) 750-6107 

Hearing Health Blog

Hearing aids become a vital part of your day-to-day activities. That’s why it’s incredibly important to keep your hearing aids in optimal condition so that you get the most benefit from them, but not everyone understands when they’re actually broken or when they simply need repairs . To many people, as long as it’s producing sound and helping them hear,

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Untreated hearing loss can severely impact communication, making it difficult to understand what’s going on around you and interact with others. For this reason, many individuals with hearing loss withdraw from social situations and the things that they once enjoyed. When individuals withdraw, their cognitive health is impacted. Participating in conversation and social gatherings keeps the mind active. When participation

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              In an effort to examine the link between a form of age-related hearing loss (involving the inner ear and hearing nerves) and the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), researchers examined 1,604 people with an average age of 75 years. (MCI is a type of cognitive decline that is noticeable, but not sufficiently significant to interfere with

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Exposure to loud noises is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, particularly in those under 65. Sound is measured in decibels and any noise louder than 85 decibels puts your hearing at risk. The risk of hearing loss is greater the longer you are exposed or the louder the sound. However, most people don’t measure decibels on

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Rechargeable hearing aid options have become more readily available with a promise of ease and convenience for consumers. Recent innovations have allowed for hassle free use and a charge that lasts all day, without giving up on other important features. All of the six major hearing aid manufacturers now have rechargeable hearing aid options. While the rechargeable aids only come

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Once you have been told that you need hearing aids, you will need to go for an appointment to have your hearing aids fitted . Your audiologist will fit your hearing aids to make sure that you are getting the best results from them and make sure that they are comfortable in your ear. You should not hesitate to ask

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              In most cases, hearing loss occurs in both ears at roughly the same rate. This means that people who visit the hearing instrument specialist with the expectation that they will need only one instrument may need to adjust their thinking. Patients with “bilateral” (two ear) hearing loss who attempt to correct the problem with only one hearing instrument

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The term over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids has become more and more prominent in the media recently. In 2017, the FDA passed a law that allows hearing devices to be sold over the counter. This means that in the next few years, hearing devices will be available for purchase without intervention from a professional. With the release of these products on

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If you are already wearing hearing aids, then you will know that they are an important investment to make. Hearing aids don’t usually come cheap, which means that when it comes to replacing them as they age, you may be resistant to do so. However, what it’s important to bear in mind is that when your hearing aids don’t work

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Trying to find the best and most appropriate hearing health care professional can be a daunting task. There are many titles that one may come across when doing their research; audiologist, hearing aid dispenser, and hearing instrument specialist are among the various names out there. It is important to gain awareness on the differences between these individuals to ensure the

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