Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or a loved one is facing memory loss, confusion, reduced concentration, or problems performing simple or routine tasks, you be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and this month it’s our goal to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as reducing the stigma facing those suffering from any form of dementia. …

Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

We’ve all experienced a struggle to communicate with someone who has hearing loss. One the one hand, you want to do as much as you can to make hearing as easy as possible. You only want to help solve the problems that arise due to hearing loss on the part of your family member or loved one. On the other …

The Hidden Dangers of Hearing Loss

The Hidden Dangers of Hearing Loss

Though it is an invisible condition, the consequences of untreated hearing loss are real and can affect many different parts of your life. Since we collect sound with our ears and process the sound in our brain, over time and without hearing assistance, we can lose the ability to understand the spoken word, as well as other sounds in our …

Two Hearing Aids are Better Than One

Two Hearing Aids are Better Than One

At Preferred Hearing Centers, we often work with people who are deciding how to manage their hearing loss. One question that comes up frequently is whether they can effectively treat their hearing issue with just a single hearing aid. While a single hearing aid can offer some support for hearing problems, we think the benefits of wearing a set of …

How Hearing Loss Creates Isolation

How Hearing Loss Creates Isolation

Are you struggling to hear in conversations? Can you hear your grandkids playing in the yard, or catch the telephone ringing? If you’ve been having a lot more misunderstandings recently, and are missing more and more words, then the sad reality is that your hearing is deteriorating. As hearing loss continues to get worse, missing a few words here and …

Accommodating a Loved One with Hearing Loss

Accommodating a Loved One with Hearing Loss

When it becomes clear that your loved one is experiencing hearing loss, you may have already been noticing signs for a while. Our efforts to accommodate a family member or loved one’s hearing loss tends to stop short at speaking more loudly, but there are many more ways to bridge the gap between hearing and understanding. Although raising the volume …

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

When it comes to picking the perfect hearing device, you have a lot to consider. From programs and features designed to cater to different hearing needs to different brands and models of hearing aids, there’s a lot to take in. To help you make this important decision, here are some of the pros and cons of our most popular hearing …

Preferred Hearing Centers - A Guide to Working with Hearing Loss

A Guide to Working with Hearing Loss

The workday may pose its fair share of challenges for hard of hearing employees. The concentration required for communication all day can lead to feelings of discouragement and exhaustion, but with preparation, flexibility and openness, this can be avoided. Read on for some simple tips on how to thrive in the workplace with hearing loss. 
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Preferred Hearing Centers - Hearing Hazards in Everyday Life

Hearing Hazards in Everyday Life

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of hearing loss. It falls under the category of sensorineural hearing loss, which occurs due to damage to hair cells of the inner ear. Our inner ear hair cells are responsible for translating sounds waves into neural signals that are registered by the brain as sound. Damage to inner ear …

Preferred Hearing Centers - Smart Listening_ Smartphone Apps to Assist with Hearing Loss

Smartphone Apps to Assist with Hearing Loss

Contemporary hearing aids are getting more intelligent by the day. Unlike hearing aids of the past, today’s devices are digital, allowing them to run complex programs to help you hear. Powerful computer chips in your hearing aids analyze and change the sounds you hear, customizing them to fit your unique hearing needs so you can hear more and worry less. …