Horizon Audiology audiologists are proud providers of the Lyric invisible, long-wear hearing aids by Phonak!
Phonak continues to innovate the product with each new development, allowing us to provide patients with superior hearing care each time they choose Lyric.
We want to share this video with you celebrating Lyric’s 10 year anniversary. If you’re experiencing trouble hearing, but prefer an invisible hearing aid option, please visit one of our offices in East Windsor or Pennington to speak with an audiologist and learn if Lyric is right for you. Call us at 609-448-9730 or email email@example.com
Are you a Musician, Singer or Performer? Are you concerned with protecting your hearing and improving your performance ability? Professional musicians are 57% more likely to suffer from tinnitus (that annoying ringing in your ears) and 3.6 times more likely to suffer from noise-induced deafness. While some of these numbers are staggering, audiology is able to help! You may have seen a previous blog post about the benefits of Musician Ear Protection and Musician Monitors. We are offering incentives to improve your ability to protect your hearing.
Horizon Audiology is able to fit patients with musician ear protection and musician monitors. We have partnered with Westone to provide our clients with entry level through high-end musician ear plugs. The technology protects your ears and enhance your performance ability by blocking out distracting background noise. Most of all, it will ensure that your ability to communicate with friends, family and dedicated fans pre and post show goes unaffected! We are passionate about protecting our patient’s hearing and encourage you to make an appointment and learn how we can help you.
To that end, in the month of September, we are offering a 25% DISCOUNT on all Westone Musician products. Schedule an appointment in one of our East Windsor or Pennington locations and see how we can help to provide you with just the right technology for your listening needs. Call us in East Windsor at (609) 448-9730 or Pennington at (609) 303-0291. You can visit our website, Facebook, or Twitter to learn more! Life is Calling. Horizon Helps You Answer.
If you’re looking to learn more about audiology, hearing aids or hearing conditions, visit our YouTube page! You’ll be able to see videos that Dr. Brady, owner and director of Horizon Audiology, filmed and shares! Have something you’d like to know? You can request a video tutorial by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Do you find yourself asking, “Do I Need a Hearing Test”? You may be realizing you are turning the TV volume up louder than normal, or your family is urging you to schedule a visit. Regardless, scheduling your first hearing test may seem like an overwhelming decision. But it doesn’t have to be. At Horizon Audiology, we encourage all of our patients and adults over 60 in our area to get an annual hearing test, just as you get an annual dental and vision exam. Today, we’d like to share an article from the Better Hearing Institute about why you should consider getting your annual audiogram!
8 rousing reasons to put a hearing test at the top of your “done” list
Of all the life hacks for better living, taking care of your hearing is among the smartest — and it yields an incredible ROI. In short, getting a hearing test is worth it.
No matter what your age, untreated hearing loss can take its toll. The catch is, hearing loss is stealthy. It’s usually hard to notice at first. In fact, it tends to come on so gradually that it tricks you into oblivion. Then it robs you of more than you realize, sooner than you realize.
From pilfering away at your relationships and quality of life, to putting you at risk for other health conditions, untreated hearing loss is a silent thief. And don’t think for a minute that you’re too young to think about hearing loss — you’re not.
It’s a noisy world. You’re part of it. And the numbers show that hearing loss is becoming more common among younger adults — in their 20s and 30s. So make sure you value your hearing. It’s a treasure worth keeping.
To give you an extra push, here are eight reasons why you should get a hearing test today.
1. It may help your pocketbook. Research shows that middle-aged people with hearing loss have about a third more in health care payments than those without hearing loss. A study by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) shows that using hearing aids reduces the risk of income loss by 90 to 100 percent for those with milder hearing loss, and from 65 to 77 percent for those with severe to moderate hearing loss. People with untreated hearing loss lost as much as $30,000 in income annually, the study found.
2. Your mind may benefit. Research shows a link between hearing loss and dementia, leading experts to believe that interventions, like hearing aids, could potentially delay or prevent dementia. Certainly, notable researchers believe that addressing hearing loss may at least help protect cognitive function.
3. It could boost your job performance. Most hearing aid users in the workforce say it has helped their performance on the job. That’s right. Getting a hearing test could benefit all those employees (a whopping 30 percent) who suspect they have hearing loss but haven’t sought treatment.
4. Life’s challenges may not seem so intimidating. Research shows people with hearing loss who use hearing aids are more likely to tackle problems actively. Apparently, hearing your best brings greater confidence.
5. Your zest for life might get zestier. Most people who use hearing aids say it has a positive effect on their relationships. They’re more likely to have a strong social network, be optimistic, feel engaged in life, and even get more pleasure in doing things.
6. It could protect you against the blues. Hearing loss is linked to a greater risk of depression in adults, especially 18 to 69-year-olds. But studies also show that treating hearing loss can boost quality of life. BHI research shows that people with hearing loss who use hearing aids are less likely to feel down, depressed or hopeless.
7. You’ll probably be more likely to get the drift. Most people who use hearing aids say it helps their overall ability to communicate effectively in most situations. The majority who bought their hearing aids within the past five years say they’re pleased with their ability to hear in the workplace, at home with family members, in conversations in small and large groups, when watching TV with others, in lecture halls, theaters or concert halls, when riding in a car, and even when trying to follow conversations in the presence of noise.
8. Your heart and health may benefit. Cardiovascular and hearing health are linked. Some experts say the inner ear is so sensitive to blood flow that it’s possible that abnormalities in the cardiovascular system could be noted here earlier than in other less sensitive parts of the body. But it isn’t just about your heart. Hearing loss may signal or exacerbate other health conditions as well, including depression, sleep apnea, cognitive decline, and the risk of falling and hospitalization.
So do it for your health. Do it for your happiness. Get a hearing test.
To take a free, quick, and confidential online hearing check to help determine if you need a comprehensive hearing test by a hearing health care professional, visit www.BetterHearing.org.
We’ve also added a video where Dr. Brady shares advice on what you can expect from your audiologist at your appointment.
Here in New Jersey, we are often immersed in a loud environment. We are constantly bombarded by landscaping machines, car horns, the drone of an engine, screaming children, the music of family and friends, and more! Some of these noises, such as that from riding a snowmobile, can damage hearing in a surprisingly short amount of time, in this case 30 minutes! Add these sounds to our already busy lives, it’s no wonder that many of our staff and patients feel overwhelmed. We found an interesting article online from SoundHawk.com that we wanted to share with you, which talks about ways to have the best possible hearing capabilities throughout the aging process. We suggest you practice these strategies in addition to using good hearing protection and having a yearly hearing test, which is essential if you’re over the age of 55. These strategies are also useful to our patients who are new to hearing aids and feel bombarded by the sudden influx of noises they had been missing due to their hearing loss.
The first option suggests using meditation each day. You can begin with short sessions a few times per week or each morning, and extend the time if you find it helpful. The purpose of meditation is to utilize mindfulness and structured breathing to stay focused on useful sounds, and able to block out distracting background noise. Other solutions with similar results are sound isolation and noise filtering. Users can practice these exercises in a busier environment by focusing on important sounds to reteach the brain what they sound like, making them easier to recognize in the future. Oftentimes, our patients who have just received hearing aids feel overwhelmed by these noises they aren’t used to hearing, and these strategies may be helpful to calm their mind and reteach the brain about what a “normal” sounding environment sounds like.
Thank you to SoundHawk for the great article! You can read the full article, with extended instructions, here.We encourage our patients and other adults in the community to utilize these strategies, even if they require the added assistance of a hearing aid. They might even improve your overall wellness by helping you feel better too! If these strategies are helpful please let us know by leaving a review on our Facebook page. If you think you might require the assistance of a hearing aid, please call our office in East Windsor at (609) 448 9730 or in Pennington at (609) 303 0291. Our doctors would be happy to give you a hearing test and fit you with technology that best meets your listening needs.
Hearing Loss reduces interactions with loved ones.
Most people know that hearing loss has an impact on the ease of their day and interactions with family and friends. What you may find surprising though, is that it’s also been linked to diminished overall wellness, including worsening depression, anxiety and even dementia in patients who present with a severe loss. Patients without treatment often feel withdrawn from social activities and experience a disconnect from family and friends. Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in adults, just below arthritis and heart disease. Age related hearing loss impacts up to 1 in every 2 adults, and develops as a result of degeneration of the nerves that process hearing and changes to the structure and blood flow in the ear. If you are exposed to loud noises, have diabetes, poor circulation, or smoke, your risk is increased further.
Like your yearly vision and dental exams, all adults over the age of 55 need to receive a baseline hearing test each year. Early detection and continued treatment of hearing loss are essential in limiting the often debilitating side effects. The good news is that Horizon Audiology provides state of the art testing and hearing aids for every age, budget and loss to minimize the side effects of hearing loss. Horizon Audiology encourages patients to include us in their personal wellness routine. If you’re over the age of 55 please call our office to schedule a test in East Windsor or Pennington, New Jersey.
If our audiologists diagnose you with a loss, they’ll introduce you to the hearing technology that best meets your listening needs and work with you to easily integrate hearing aids into your everyday life. We use Real Ear, Speech Mapping and various testing to program your hearing aids to your exact loss and are proud to use unbundled pricing so you’re only charged for the services you require, providing you with maximum results at the minimum price.
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