Hearing’s Contribution to Quality of Life

Quality of life can be defined as, “your personal satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which you live (as distinct from material comfort).  For example, “the new art museum is expected to improve your quality of life”. Quality of life is a broad multidimensional concept that usually includes subjective evaluations of … Continued


What is the Definition of Normal Hearing?

You had your hearing checked a few years ago and you were told at that time that you had normal to borderline normal hearing. You think it might be time to have it checked again because you’ve been noticing that you don’t hear as well as you used to.  You’re also wondering how you could’ve had … Continued


Hearing During an Emergency

We take our ability to hear for granted.  But, when we encounter new and unfamiliar situations, that’s the time we count on our ability to hear.  And there’s no more important time to make sure you can hear than when you are faced with an emergency situation. Most people with a hearing loss have had … Continued


Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Facts

The topics of hearing loss and hearing aids are already confusing enough for many individuals.  Adding to the confusion is a great deal of misinformation about hearing loss and hearing aids.  To help you to understand it all, here are a few facts about hearing loss and hearing aids. It isn’t just older individuals who … Continued


Our Newest Staff Member

We would like to proudly announce the newest member of our staff at Aim Hearing, Molly! She is an Australian Labradoodle who is bringing lots of love and joy wherever she goes! Her hobbies include; giving lots of kisses to everyone she meets, playing with her toys, and loving on Mom and Dad ( Dr. … Continued


Hearing Loss and Aphasia

Aphasia, as defined by the Mayo Clinic “is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. Aphasia can affect your ability to express and understand language, both verbal and written.  Aphasia typically occurs suddenly after a stroke or a head injury. But it can also come on gradually from a slowly growing brain … Continued


Should I Wear Hearing Aids Every Day?

“Should I wear my hearing aids every day?” is a question we’re asked many times.  Our patients will often equate their hearing aids to reading glasses.  They will tell us that, “I only wear my reading glasses when I know I’ll need them, can’t I do the same thing with my hearing aids?” ADJUSTING TO … Continued


Eating Fish Can Prevent Hearing Loss?

Approximately 36 million people in the United States have hearing loss. The causes of hearing loss can be divided into two broad categories, congenital hearing loss and acquired hearing loss Congenital hearing loss is defined as hearing loss present at or acquired soon after birth. Acquired deafness is defined as the loss of hearing that occurs … Continued


Tinnitus Explained

TINNITUS EXPLAINED Tinnitus (pronounced “tin-it-tus”) is an abnormal noise in the ear.  It is extremely common – nearly 36 million Americans have tinnitus.  More than half of the normal population has intermittent tinnitus.  About 6% of the general population has what they consider to be “severe” tinnitus.   Tinnitus may be in both ears or … Continued