In addition to helping patients in our day to day operations, one of our big missions at Chicago Hearing Services is to be an educator about hearing health for the general public. That’s why we’re so excited anytime there’s an initiative that draws attention to this very important topic. One of the events that do […]
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Much has been said about the medical and practical downsides of hearing loss. However, one aspect of hearing loss that doesn’t get discussed that much is the isolation that happen as a result of the condition. Those with hearing loss almost always have trouble with communication. When such a problem develops, it’s typical for those […]
About 20 percent of Americans, 48 million people, report some degree of hearing loss. By age 65, the proportion of people with hearing loss is closer to one-third. That’s why it’s so important for everyone, young or old, to have a hearing wellness plan. Hearing loss tends to happen gradually, so it can be difficult […]
It’s never easy when a parent has hearing loss. There are a number of challenges standing in your way, and many families tend to live with the issue longer than they should before getting their loved one the treatment he or she needs. Some of the challenges children of aging parents face include: The gradual […]
For a long time, those with hearing impairments had a difficult time finding telephones that were designed with their needs in mind. Then, in 2011, new regulations made things easier. New rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission required cell phone manufacturers to design phones that are more useful for people who use hearing aids. […]
You’ve made a big step. You’ve talked with a loved one and convinced him or her that getting a hearing test and possibly being fitted with a hearing device would increase his or her quality of life. The next step is to find an audiology office that you can trust to take care of your […]
If you’ve never used a hearing device, you may be surprised to find out that the audiologist is a key part of every hearing success story. When you first visit an audiologist, you’ll undergo a series of tests that are designed to identify the type of hearing loss you’re experiencing, which audio frequencies you’re having […]
Hearable technology has made leaps and bounds in the past few years, and patients are the beneficiaries of these advances. At Chicago Hearing Services, we’re proud to offer a new hearing device that offers many of these new technologies into one convenient and easy to use pair of headphones. The device is called the Dash Pro, made […]
After clearing the hurdles of realizing you may have hearing loss, going to a Doctor of Audiology and getting a hearing test, and choosing a suitable hearing aid, comes the real challenge: figuring out how to pay for your new hearing device. Here’s what you need to know about hearing devices and insurance policies.
Because hearing loss usually occurs gradually and over time, it’s difficult for many people affected by it to realize that their hearing has changed and that they may benefit from using a hearing aid. However, knowing some of the common signs can help to diagnose hearing loss in yourself or in loved ones.