OpnDevicehandAccording to the Hearing Loss Association of America, nearly 20% of Americans have impaired hearing. Hearing loss is a major public health issue that affects cognition, physical health, self-esteem, family relationships and more.

The staff at Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions understands the impact impaired hearing can have on your whole life, so we offer personalized hearing solutions to our patients in the Northern New Jersey area, including Clifton, Paramus, Mahwah, Pompton Lakes and Pompton Plains.

We also carry a variety of hearing aid devices from world-class brands such Oticon - a brand committed to delivering a natural hearing experience. Their newest device, Opn, is a state-of-the-art hearing aid that improves speech understanding, while simultaneously reducing listening efforts and enhancing conversation recall.

Exposure to loud noise can cause hearing loss that often takes the form of temporary or permanent tinnitus.

Tinnitus is described as a nagging buzzing, whistling, whining, or screeching noise in the head or ears that varies in intensity and can be intermittent or constant. The degree of loudness and even the type of sound is particular to each person. Some tinnitus sufferers describe the noise as being as piercing and sharp, such as the signal used in the emergency broadcast system.

Tinnitus afflicts 50 million people in the U.S., and it can be instigated or worsened by the sounds of summer like boats, firecrackers and lawnmowers. All of these sounds are produced at decibel levels that can increase or cause hearing loss and tinnitus.

Summer means warmer weather, lazy days on the beach, and an increase in hearing aid care challenges!

Moisture is the culprit for many hearing aid maintenance problems. Excessive moisture due to high humidity and sweat can cause distortion, static and a host of other issues. To help avoid the time and expense of a manufacturer repair, follow these tips:

Is your hearing health in tip top shape?

Healthy hearing plays a big part in your overall wellbeing. Did you know that good hearing helps you focus, assists with balance, and provides positive stimulation to the brain? It’s true. Ignoring even mild hearing loss can lead to unwanted physical consequences. Think you have a good reason for not treating your hearing loss? Your reasons might not be as sound as you think.

I feel too young for hearing aids:  You’re not alone! Today’s hearing aid wearers are comprised of mixed generations, with many being below the age of 65. Feeling young and in touch, social and active are what today's hearing technologies are all about. They’re designed to connect you to advanced technologies like cell phones, GPS devices and computers.  So don’t let old stereotypes hold you back from today’s hearing aids with discreet sizes and amazing features!

Your hearing plays a larger role in your life than you may believe.

One of the most common conditions found in adults, hearing loss affects 30 million to 48 million Americans.

According to a 2012 report in Healthy Hearing Magazine 1 in 3 people 60 or older has a life-diminishing hearing loss, and, unfortunately, most of them wait 5 to 15 years before seeking help. The longer the delay, the more you miss of life and the harder it can be to adjust to hearing aids.