What Your Ears Can Tell You About Your Health

Your ears are crucial for hearing what’s going on around you, being part of the conversation, and even for balance. However, did you know that they can actually tell you a great deal about your overall health and even indicate risk factors for serious diseases? From their position to their color to the type of wax inside them, your ears actually say a great deal about your health.

Ear Wax

Most of us don’t give much thought to the wax in our ears, other than the need to clean it out regularly. However, the type of ear wax you have… Continue reading


Depression – Surprising News That May Help

Depression has become a problem among all age groups. Almost everyone knows someone who suffers with depression. See if you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself or someone else:

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  • Sadness or a feeling of emptiness
  • Decreased interest in life or enjoyment
  • Weight changes
  • Insomnia, or sleeping too much
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness or no value
  • Brain fog
  • Anxiety
  • Thoughts of death

We all suffer some of those symptoms from time to time. If you or someone you know has several of them, and they seem like they just don’t go away, it… Continue reading


Follow these Guidelines to Maximize the Benefits You Receive from your Hearing Devices

Your hearing devices may be the most technologically advanced device you own, but technology alone cannot guarantee long-term satisfaction. To maximize the benefits you receive from wearing hearing devices, it is important to follow these hearing health and maintenance guidelines.

Maintaining Your Hearing Health

  1. We recommend you have an audiogram every two years. By comparing the results of a new audiogram with an older one, we can determine if your hearing loss has worsened. If it has, your hearing devices can be reprogrammed to compensate for the additional loss.
  2. Wear your hearing devices daily to allow your brain time… Continue reading

Protect Your Investment in Hearing Devices: Five Essential Tips

If you’ve shopped for hearing devices recently, or already own a pair, you know that these devices are not cheap, although well worth their cost for the enhanced quality of life that comes with an improved ability to hear. With the average cost of hearing devices approaching $2500, it pays to protect your investment by following these tips:

Tip #1: Be aware of the temperature.

  • Avoid excessive heat and cold. Do not leave your hearing devices in a hot car in the summer or a cold car in the winter.
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Importance of Hearing Tests

We tend to take our hearing for granted, assuming it will always be there for us, even though hearing loss affects 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 or older. Hearing impairment develops so gradually that many aren’t aware of a problem until is has advanced beyond an hearing haveneasily treatable stage. This could be avoided if we treated our ears with the same care and attention paid to our eyes; much like routine vision exams, regular hearing exams are an excellent first line of defense. Early detection increases the odds of successful treatment.

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Untreated Hearing Loss May Lead to Dementia

A recent study by the U.S. National Institute on Aging showed a link between hearing loss and dementia. It found that patients older than 60 had a 35% higher risk of developing dementia if they suffered from hearing loss. The study, conducted over a four-year Hearing Havenperiod, monitored over 600 patients for signs of dementia. Data showed those with moderate to severe hearing loss developed degenerative cognitive disorders at a higher rate than others, concluding that for every additional loss of 10 decibels of hearing capacity, a patient’s risk for Alzheimer’s increased 20%.

While several theories for this correlation exist, more… Continue reading


“They’re NOT Your Mother’s Hearing Devices!”

Recent advances in hearing device technology are allowing those living with hearing loss to enjoy numerous benefits that were previously impossible. Some of the newest advances include:Hearing Haven

  • Size. Today’s hearing devices are extremely discrete, often smaller than a watch battery. Even behind-the-ear hearing devices are smaller than ever before, while some in-the-canal style instruments are 100% invisible.
  • Digital Technology. Digital technology has led to a more accurate simulation of the way the ear works. Sounds are more natural to the hearing device user, and have better clarity.
  • Automatic Adjustments. Hearing devices can automatically adjust to rapidly changing listening environments, eliminating… Continue reading

Refer a Friend! Receive $50

We have the best patients and to say thank you for all of your great referrals…

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Simply ask them to mention this coupon and your name when purchasing a new set of hearing aids.  We’ll send you $50!

With our affordable Hearing for Life programs, now is a great time to share YOUR experience and help them schedule their free hearing evaluation.  Just call (972) 394-4370 today!

Hearing Haven Audiology is trained to diagnose and treat hearing loss as well as find the right hearing aid to be fit your lifestyle.  Call us today for a free… Continue reading


Patient Story: “The Aids Never Worked!” He Said

I’ve always had hearing issues..as long as I can remember.  Hearing aids have been a part of my life.  I don’t know how I would have functioned without them.

Several years ago, my husband started showing signs of hearing loss.  Of course, that was the LAST thing he wouldHearing Haven_Patient Story FEB admit to!  The constant “What?”…”Huh?”…”What did he say?” was enough to drive anyone crazy.  After months of our children nagging him, he finally relented.  Off to the audiology clinic we go! Hearing Haven was precious.  They really know how to make you feel comfortable.… Continue reading


The Effects of Hearing Loss on the Spouse

If you are suffering from hearing loss, you’re not alone. While an estimated 36 million American adults experience some degree of hearing loss, those closest to you – your immediate family – are affected even if they don’t share your hearing impairment. Your spouse, in particular, may have a difficult time dealing with your hearing loss. Hearing_Haven_FEB_Hearing_Loss

Many spouses complain of a lack of communication.

They resent having to repeat themselves, and adopt strategies such as positioning themselves in front of their husband or wife when speaking, encouraging lip reading and relying on handwritten notes. The big effect is… Continue reading