Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues in the world. In the United States, 12 percent of the population, or 38 million people, have a significant hearing loss. Yet, only one out of every five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. Reduced hearing acuity can not only be […]
“Are you hearing as well as you should be?” seems like a simple question. Believe it or not, that is actually one of the hardest questions for my patients to answer. Typically, patients respond with, “I don’t know” or “How can I tell?” That is the main reason why verification and validation are some of […]
Did you know that your hearing, or lack thereof, can affect your memory? People with poor hearing often mistakenly feel that their hearing loss only affects their ability to hear other people. They do not realize that hearing loss has a far greater impact. Over the last ten years there have been numerous studies linking […]
One of the most common causes of hearing loss is earwax, or cerumen, blocking sound from reaching the eardrum. This occurs when the wax is pushed back toward the eardrum or if the ears produce more wax than is needed. Earwax is also the most common cause of hearing aid malfunctions. A tiny amount of […]
Tinnitus is described as any abnormal ear noise and can arise in the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear or the brain. It is not a disorder in and of itself, but rather a symptom and may be perceived as ringing, buzzing or humming. Some people describe it as a “clicking” or “pulsing” […]
You have taken, or are planning to take, a wise first step, the investment in hearing instruments. Hearing aids help you to hear sounds which are interpreted by your brain. This brain stimulation is an important part of hearing health. The following aural rehabilitation exercises will allow you to increase brain stimulation and improve your […]
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden hearing loss, should be considered a medical emergency. As professionals, we train our patients to see their family doctor at the onset of a sudden hearing loss, and if the doctor can’t immediately see the patient, to go to their nearest emergency room. Why is treatment […]
Your family has been telling you over the last few years you need to get your hearing checked. Since then, you noticed you have been asking people to repeat themselves. You need to really strain to be able to understand conversations. The ringing in your ears appears to be getting louder. It seems like everyone […]
“I know I should wear hearing aids, but why should I bother? I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be around!” We hear this kind of response all the time in our many offices. There is usually a moment of laughter and a casual disagreement of their objection. The truth, according to new […]
Thanks for visiting our new blog! In the days to come, we’ll feature useful information on a variety of topics related to better hearing and hearing health care. The facts about hearing loss in America are stunning: 1 in 3 people over the age of 60 have hearing loss. 1 in 6 […]
Welcome to our Blog, an online forum designed to educate, illuminate, share your experiences with hearing impairment. We understand that addressing a hearing loss can seem to be an unnerving concept initially, and we would like to help ease some of your anxieties by making the process enjoyable and hassle-free. You may see some posts […]
From: Dale Copelan Conrad, MT The service is very good and I’ve been very satisfied with my NuEar hearing aids.
From: Edmund Mortensen Malta, MT With these hearing aids, I can stand by a running tractor and talk to my son at the same time with no hearing problems.
From: Maxine Naber Havre, MT When I need adjustments the service is good, without any hassle from the staff. I would recommend HAI to any of my friends.
From: Jack Furst Cascade, MT My wife said I needed a hearing test. I am very satisfied with the service I received in both Helena and Great Falls office. I can enjoy watching TV now with my wife. Now she asks me to turn the TV up a little.
From: Mary Faith Hoeffner Lincoln, MT The services HAI provides are wonderful.
From: Del Herron Great Falls, MT I wore hearing aids for 15 years and had 3 sets. In April 2003 I purchased digital hearing aids from Hearing Aid Institute and this is the first set I’ve been able to hear with.
From: Andrew Paliga Great Falls, MT I put off purchasing hearing aids for a long time and struggled. I finally was convinced that I needed hearing aids when I couldn’t hear the bank teller. That day I went to the Hearing Aid Institute office and purchased hearing aids. I have been wearing them for years […]
From: Dave Wilson Great Falls, MT “I think I may have a hearing problem.” I confided in a friend who wears hearing aids. “No,” he told me. “I have a hearing problem, you’re DEAF!” Shortly afterwards some co-workers asked me if I could hear what they were telling me. When I asked why, they told […]