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July 1, 2016

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For millions of Americans with hearing loss, understanding speech in settings with multiple sound sources is very challenging and exhausting for the brain. Until now, hearing aid technology has focused on directionality and noise reduction systems working independently so wearers of these hearing aids can focus on sound sources in front of them. The latest hearing aid technology is changing that. Zenith Hearing Aid Centers are pleased to announce the arrival of the Oticon Opn™, a breakthrough hearing device that provides better speech understanding in noisy environments and is proven to make speech understanding easier on the brain for people who experience hearing loss. Opn is a revolutionary new hearing aid with BrainHearing™ technology, which allo

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January 25, 2016

Many people, even those with good hearing, have trouble hearing on the phone. One reason is that phones aren’t what they used to be. Cell phones are great inventions, but they don’t always sound great, and they’re often used in noisy environments like cars and grocery stores. Even today’s home phones may not sound as good as the old Bell Telephones from days gone by. For people with less-than-perfect hearing, the problem is even worse. Those who feel they’re not ready for hearing aids may find phone calls very frustrating. Even those with hearing aids may have trouble hearing someone with a “bad connection.” But there is help. The CaptionCall phone is a device that not only boosts the volume of a caller’s voice but also displays captions of the caller’s words on a screen so you can hear AND read hat they say. It works exactly like a regular phone but gives you the option to read the words if you like. The CaptionCall is a high-quality phone ($199 value) with a loud ringer, speakerphone, and large text for easy reading. Best of all – it’s FREE! The CaptionCall phone i

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January 15, 2016

Listen to your ears. They might be telling you something. If you’re experiencing hearing loss, pay attention to your whole health. The more we learn about hearing loss, the more we discover that it frequently co-exists with other health conditions. So pay attention to your entire wellbeing. Click here to read what the Better Hearing Institute has to say about hearing loss and other health issues.

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January 5, 2016

Determining your hearing loss and potential solutions begins with a hearing evaluation. The professionals at Zenith Hearing Aid Centers will first determine if anything visible in the ear is obstructing your hearing or could affect the test results. The overall results of your consultation will reveal many things: Whether you have hearing loss, which ear hears better, and how well you hear low-pitched (bass) and high-pitched (treble) sounds. The word tests help provide additional information on your ability to clearly understand speech when the volume is sufficient and comfortable. These results are important in diagnosing the nature of your hearing loss and best course of action. We’ll explain your test results to you and recommend the next steps you should take. When necessary, we will refer you to consult a physician, preferably an ear, nose and throat specialist, before we recommend hearing devices. If hearing devices are indicated, we’ll discuss which solutions would be best for you, considering your hearing needs, your lifestyle, and your budget. Fortunately, there is a wide ra

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December 15, 2015

Do you ever procrastinate? Has someone been “bugging you” to do something about your hearing? Well, you probably should listen. Besides being annoying to you and others, hearing loss can have more devastating effects. New studies from Johns Hopkins University indicate that the longer you put off doing something about your hearing, the higher your risk of developing dementia. The study by John Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging, published in the February 2011 Archives of Neurology, found that people with hearing loss were more likely to develop dementia than similar individuals with normal hearing. The study followed 639 dementia-free individuals from 1998-2004. Of them, 125 had mild hearing loss, 53 had moderate hearing loss and six had severe hearing loss. At the end of the study, 58 of the participants had developed dementia, including 37 who had Alzheimer’s. Both diseases were more prevalent in the participants with the most severe hearing loss. Hearing loss not only deprives one of our most important senses, it can also cause social isola

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