Categories New Orleans Audiologists

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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 […]

Did you know hearing aids are tax-deductible?

With filing deadlines quickly approaching, you should be gathering all the information and receipts for your deductions. One of those deductions that you may not think of is your hearing aids.  If you itemize your medical deductions on your federal income tax, hearing aids are tax-deductible.  Here is some information to keep in […]

The Keys to Programming Your Hearing Aid

I often meet new patients at screenings for church groups or organizations, and a few of these new patients already wear hearing aids. I always like to ask, “How do you think your hearing aids are working currently?” and “When was the last time you saw your hearing health care […]

Are Your Hearing Aids Working?

Usually, when a patient reports that their hearing aids are not working, they also say that it has been a while since they have had their hearing aids serviced or adjusted. For the best results, you should have your hearing aid programmed by a certified audiologist. Here’s why:  1. No […]