When you think of Independence Day, the first thing that comes to mind is probably fireworks. Fireworks are exciting, but the problem is the excitement is often measured by the “loudness factor." Whether you are watching a professional fireworks show or have purchased your own fireworks, hearing loss is a real risk.
Today’s hearing aids help people with hearing loss better hear sounds and people from all directions, and they filter out noise. Many sit discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal and out of sight; and many are wireless, so they can interface easily with other high-tech devices like smartphones, home entertainment systems, conference-room speakerphones, and hearing loops. Some are even waterproof; and others are rechargeable.
Able Hearing has expanded its hearing aid technology offerings to include the revolutionary Stride™ from Unitron. The newest generation of Stride provides a sleek appearance for the behind-the-ear or in-the-ear styles or no appearance at all with the completely-in-canal style, as well as, exceptional hearing and speech understanding in every conversation no matter what noise is in the background.
Angela has been part of the Able Hearing team for over 2 years and has has recently become one of Able Hearing’s hearing specialists! Angela has worn many hats during her time with us. She has been the marketing manager for both locations and has also helped on the administrative duties, helping our valued clients.
As one of the most common chronic health conditions in the United States today, hearing loss affects baby boomers, Gen Xers and every other age group. And, when left unaddressed, hearing loss affects just about every aspect of a person’s life.
Hearing depends on small blood vessels and nerves in the inner ear. Studies have shown that people with diabetes have a higher rate of hearing loss than people without diabetes. Although the relationship between diabetes and hearing loss is still being investigated, researchers theorize that, over time, high blood glucose levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves of the inner ear, diminishing the ability to hear.