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The 5 Emotional and Mental Benefit of Listening to Music

Recent studies have shown that listening to music improves our mood and emotions as well as our overall mental state. Each of us encounters music daily, whether it be while watching a television commercial while taking a ride in an elevator, or hearing your grandchildren sing. Here are the top […]

Why Is Ear Wax A Good Thing?

Doctor Joe Griffith, doctor of audiology and the owner of Accessible Hearing Aids would like to explain to you why ear wax is a good thing.  Ear wax has a protective function. Often it can indicate the state of your health.  Basically, ear wax has three functions: It keeps your […]

Does Hearing Loss Contribute to Dementia?

There are three main theories for how hearing loss may contribute to cognitive decline and dementia. Cognitive Load – Because the brain is constantly coping with degraded sounds because its resources are dedicated to processing those sounds, this impairs its other processes such as memory and thinking. Brain Atrophy – […]

Thanks to I-Phone Headphones, There May Be Less Stigma Associated With Hearing Aids

Have you noticed that more people are wearing wireless electronic devices in, or on, their ears? We can thank Apple for designing its latest iPhones without headphone jacks. This significant development may have a significant effect on lessening the stigma behind wearing hearing aids.  Let’s hope that the stigma of wearing hearing aids […]

What’s Involved In A Hearing Test

If you suspect you have hearing loss, perhaps you are wondering what you can do about it. Hearing tests can determine not only if you have hearing loss but also its severity. A hearing test will help define the type of hearing loss you are experiencing and the best way […]