Why do you need an audiologist?

March 7, 2015 • Ask the Audiologists, In The News

An audiologist is a university-trained professional who specializes in prevention, identification and treatment of hearing loss. (more…)

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Ask the Audiologists… We Want to Know!

March 7, 2015 • Ask the Audiologists, In The News

Attention Hampden Hearing Center clients and clients-to-be… You’ll soon see this ad appear in the Springfield Republican and your town Reminder. As part of our on-going mission to provide the best hearing care available, we want to hear from you! If you or a loved one has hearing aids, or is experiencing any amount of […]

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Global Humanitarian Hearing Health Care Efforts

October 8, 2013 • Fall 2013, Newsletter

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified hearing loss as a serious worldwide health issue and estimates that more than 300 million people in the world have significant untreated hearing loss. (more…)

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Better Hearing Institute Warns on Do-it-yourself Hearing Care

October 27, 2011 • In The News

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is warning consumers of the inherent risks associated with purchasing over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all hearing aids instead of consulting a hearing healthcare professional. Hearing loss is sometimes the symptom of a serious underlying medical problem. All 50 states require that consumers use a credentialed hearing care professional to purchase hearing aids. BHI […]

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Here’s the Latest from Hampden Hearing Center

September 6, 2011 • Fall 2011, Newsletter

Have you called our office and heard a new voice on the telephone? Our practice welcomed two new office assistants, Maria and Sarah, in November. Carla now oversees the front office as office manager. The Front Office Team is happy to help you with scheduling appointments, providing batteries and supplies, submitting health insurance claims, and […]

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Don’t Let This Happen to You

September 6, 2011 • Fall 2011, Newsletter

The refusal to take advantage of help available in the form of devices such as hearing aids and eyeglasses is the second most common mistake older adults make in caring for their health, according to the Institute for Healthcare Advancement. Other common mistakes: Refusing to discuss intimate health problems with your doctor Not understanding the […]

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About Those Hearing Aid Ads

July 14, 2010 • Newsletter, Summer 2010

You may have noticed a lot of hearing aid advertisements and even received mailings these days offering “discount” prices, free hearing tests, free hearing aid cleaning and more. Good hearing healthcare Effective hearing healthcare is more than just purchasing hearing aids. You’re also choosing your hearing care provider, and we appreciate that you’ve chosen us. […]

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The Audiogram: A Guide to Your Hearing

July 14, 2010 • Newsletter, Summer 2010

When we test your hearing, the first part of the examination is usually a test of your hearing sensitivity. We use different tones, from low-pitched to high-pitched, to determine the softest level at which you can hear various sounds. The results of the hearing test are plotted on an audiogram (see below). The audiogram shows […]

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Ear Candling: More Harm Than Good

May 12, 2010 • Newsletter, Spring 2010

Ear candling—also known as ear coning—has its roots in ancient healing practices in China, Greece and Egypt. It is still advocated by some as an alternative health practice to remove earwax and to treat hay fever, headaches, sinusitis and tinnitus. There are thousands of references to ear candling online. One wholesale distributor reported sales of […]

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Medicare Benefit Includes Screening for Hearing Loss and Dizziness

May 12, 2010 • Newsletter, Spring 2010

Medicare beneficiaries are now entitled to a physical examination known as the “Welcome-to-Medicare“ exam. The medical examination includes a number of health care screenings, including screening for hearing loss and balance difficulties. The screening can be by a questionnaire rather than an actual test. If the results indicate possible hearing loss or dizziness, the physician […]

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