Image of man shoveling snow.Winter’s extreme temperature and humidity swings between the outdoors and heated buildings can wreak havoc on your hearing aids.

Your devices require special care and attention during this season to combat the condensation that can form inside them due to the frequent temperature changes. Condensation can lead to static buildup or harm their functionality.

Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions in northern New Jersey offers the following tips to take care of your hearing aids this winter:

Image of Widex EVOKE F2 hearing aid and Iphone.Like most other modern devices, hearing aids are embracing technology, giving them capabilities that weren’t even considered not so long ago.

Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions carries a number of Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids that take hearing technology to another level, able to make a reduction in background noise and an improvement in directional amplification of sounds you want to hear.

Hearing aids are increasingly becoming more connected, relying more on smartphone hearing options to improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss. Wireless connectivity essentially turns hearing aids into personal earphones, capable of streaming straight from your smart device.

Image of woman suffering from allergiesAllergies striking in the fall season can sometimes lead to temporary hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

An allergy is a common autoimmune disease, which is the body’s overly aggressive response to an allergen. Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions, with six locations in New Jersey, reminds the public that up to 30 percent of American adults are affected by allergies, which can affect all three parts of the ear: outer, middle and inner.

Image of examples of common sounds and their decibel levels. Summer is a blast – sometimes literally.

The Fourth of July is a highlight of summer for people of all ages, bringing together friends and family for food, fun, and fireworks. Additionally, popular summer outings like concerts, parades and sporting events fill up our social calendars in the warmest months of the year.

These fun activities have a downside, however – the danger their noise levels pose to our hearing health. These events all have the potential to result in the following hearing conditions:

  • Tinnitus: Ringing or other noise in the ears, which can occur suddenly or gradually.
  • Temporary hearing loss:  Results in a slight decrease in hearing, typically for less than 24 hours.
  • Permanent hearing loss: Hearing loss that cannot be restored.

couple laughing 300x200Hearing loss is a family matter, as it affects everyone who regularly communicates with the person.

May is Better Hearing Month – it’s the perfect time to accompany your hard-of-hearing family member to a meeting with a hearing healthcare professional at one of our five Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions locations in New Jersey.

A 2014 study discovered that many family members attending audiology appointments show a strong desire to be involved in the patient’s care and share their experiences of their hearing impairment. The study findings suggested the importance and need for family-centered care in audiology services.

There are several benefits to attending a hearing screening with your loved one.