Top 5 Benefits of Wearing Custom Earplugs

Custom EarPlugs

Disposable earplugs lack the design to thoroughly protect your ear from hearing damage. Custom hearing protection provides you with the right design to suit your unique physical and acoustic requirements. Suited for Your Ear Shape and Needs As the name suggests, custom earplugs are made specifically for your ears. Your audiologist takes measurements and molds […]

What is Airplane Ear?

Man covering ears while in airplane

Also known as ear barotrauma, airplane ear is common among airline passengers. It can occur during an airplane’s ascent or descent. It’s easily remedied but can cause severe pain in some instances. What Causes Airplane Ear? The air pressure in and outside your ear is roughly the same. A slow change in air pressure allows […]

A Word from Owner Stuart Trembath

Trambath and Dockum

It’s with great sadness we share the news that Hearing Associates, P.C. founder, Gary Dockum, passed away on Sunday, February 6. Gary was a wonderful colleague, clinician and, most of all, a dear friend. He founded Hearing Associates nearly 35 years ago, and he and I worked together for 28 years before his retirement in […]

Troubleshooting Hearing Aid Bluetooth Connectivity

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If you have Bluetooth hearing aids, you know how easy it is to make and answer calls and listen to your favorite shows, movies and music. This technology conveniently streams audio right to your hearing aids, so you have more control over your listening environment. But what do you do if you lose connectivity or […]

How Hearing Loss Affects Learning in Children

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Untreated hearing loss can have long-term effects on your child’s development. So, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as you realize there may be a problem to give your child the best chance at developing their speech, language and socialization skills. Signs of Childhood Hearing Loss Newborn to nine months: Your child isn’t startled […]

Improve Your Hearing Health This Year

I will hear better this year

Are you considering making a New Year’s resolution but aren’t sure what to change? Consider focusing on better hearing health. Good hearing positively impacts all aspects of your life, from personal relationships to your earning power at work. Here are a few steps to boost your hearing and prevent future damage. Protect Your Hearing Assess […]

Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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Consider your daily life. How loud is your commute to work or your workplace itself? Our world is full of noise, and it can leave a lasting impact on your ears if you’re not careful. What is Noise-Induced Hearing Loss? Also known as NIHL, noise-induced hearing loss is caused by exposure to loud sounds. It […]

Four Reasons to Wear Your Hearing Aids Daily

Hearing aid fitting

You may feel like you only need to wear your hearing aids in certain listening environments, such as restaurants, parties and family functions. But not wearing your hearing aids at home deprives your brain of the stimulation it needs to relearn the sounds you’ve been missing. That’s why it’s essential to wear your hearing aids […]

The Prevalence of Hearing Loss in Veterans

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Active military personnel and veterans are at a disproportionate risk for hearing loss and tinnitus. Those conditions are the two most common disability claims filed by American veterans. In 2020, more than 1.3 million veterans received disability benefits for hearing loss and another 2.3 million filed claims linked to tinnitus. Connecting Military Service and Hearing […]

You May Be Missing Out with OTC Hearing Aids

OTC fitting

Hearing aids can be a costly investment, which is why over-the-counter hearing aids appeal to some people. “I hope OTC hearing devices will make hearing help available to more people,” said Stuart Trembath, owner and audiologist at Hearing Associates. “We will be happy to help you get the most out of these basic devices and […]