Allergies and Hearing Loss: What Patients Need to Know for Spring

Sneezing and congestion may be the most obvious symptoms of seasonal allergies, but they can also cause lasting damage to hearing. Spring is known for two things: flowers and seasonal allergies. Your patients are probably familiar with the itching, sneezing, and congestion that come with the season, but they might not realize how it affects

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How to Tell If You Have a Hearing Loss

If you could prevent losing your hearing, would you? Of course you would! Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the most common type of hearing loss that we experience — and, ironically, the easiest to protect against. NIHL is the result of repeated exposure to loud noises that damage the delicate structures in the inner ear.

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Upgrading Your Hearing Technology

Upgrading your technology is a similar process to when you first chose better hearing, but there are differences to keep in mind when taking this important step, as it will make all the difference now and in the future.   Why and When Do I Need New Technology? Here are a few key factors to

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What To Expect During the Life of Your Technology

Congratulations! Now that you have passed your 75-day trial, you will continue to obtain better hearing. Here’s how you can ensure you’ve chosen the right team to help you hear better now and in the years ahead. Does your provider measure value by price alone? Our practice believes value is measured by how well we

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Hearing Loss Affects More than Your Hearing

It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of adults over the age of 65 have significant hearing loss. Past the age of 70, the likelihood of significant hearing loss reaches 83 percent. Increasingly, researchers are discovering that these hearing loss sufferers aren’t just hearing poorly, they may also be experiencing a wide range of other related

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Tailgate 2018 – Fun Enjoyed by All

The Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance team hosted an enjoyable tailgate party at Wahooz Family Fun Zone on November 16, 2018.  We had just shy of 200 people in attendance, enjoyed Mexican food and brownies and cheered the Boise State Broncos on to a 45-14 victory against University New Mexico Lobos.  Kids in attendance were

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Making Better Choices During Better Hearing and Speech Month

It’s no secret, but your hearing health matters! Especially in May, which is Better Hearing and Speech Month. It means the difference between hearing the most important parts of the conversation, such as medical information, dates, prices or can’t-miss work-related details and missing vital information. At other times it may mean not hearing every story

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Why Don’t More People Check Their Hearing on a Regular Basis?

We are always surprised that there are so many people out there who don’t hear well, but also don’t do anything about it. We are curious, why don’t more people get their hearing checked regularly? Is this supposed to be almost a duplicate paragraph of the first one? We had to investigate: The National Institute

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Are Audiobooks Good for the Brain & Your Hearing?

With the prevalence of book clubs, commutes and workouts – there is an ever-increasing rise in the use of Audiobooks. What we are wondering is, are they good for your brain and your hearing? Here’s what we found. As far as your hearing goes, listening to audiobooks is the same as listening to anything else.

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No big deal: Ending the stigma of hearing loss

It’s no big deal! Really. After all, it’s 2018. So isn’t it time that we end the stigma related to wearing hearing aids and hearing loss? Since inclusion has become pervasive in today’s society, why not let go of any negative images of hearing loss? Here at Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance we know that

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