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A Home Run for Better Hearing

The sound of a baseball hitting a bat, wind blowing through the leaves on a tree, your mom’s voice saying, “I love you” are simple pleasures in life. During the little league season in 2018, hearing instrument specialist Andrew Roth of Hear for You in Amsterdam and Ballston Spa, NY was coaching and noticed a […]

Tracking Body and Brain Health with Your Livio AI Hearing Aids

Can your hearing aids track how many steps you’ve taken?  Can they tell you how many hours you’ve used them or how well you’ve engaged in communication? This is now possible with the new Livio AI and Thrive Hearing app. Now, you can easily manage aspects of your wellness with the simple press of a […]

New Starkey Technology

Breaking News — A Hearing Revolution Has Begun! Introducing the New The world’s first hearing aid to feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. Imagine a hearing aid that can: • Measure body and brain health • Translate languages • Receive adjustments from your provider remotely • Stream music, TV and phone calls • Reduce background […]

Hearing Aid Feedback

Have you ever heard someone’s hearing aid buzzing and whistling? Nobody wants their hearing aids to whistle. Hearing aid feedback happens for two reasons: either the hearing aid doesn’t fit correctly or there is too much power. In both cases, sound from the hearing aid leaks out of the ear and is re-amplified by the […]

High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension. That amounts to nearly one in three adults; furthermore, another one in three adults are living with elevated blood pressure results that are below the level considered to be high blood pressure […]

Five Steps to Better Hearing

At Ascent Audiology & Hearing, our goal is to help you become acclimated to your new hearing aids. We strive to help you make this transition as quickly and as pleasantly as possible. If you have questions, or if there is anything you need while you go through the process of relearning to hear, please […]

Ringing in the Ears? Understanding Tinnitus

For many, there are no sounds of silence. Instead, even the quietest of moments, such as sleep, can be filled with buzzing, humming or ringing sounds. This unfortunate condition is called tinnitus and, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, it has affected nearly 25 million Americans to date. Presently, no […]

Hearing Loss on the Rise in Teens: Signs of hearing loss are often mistaken for other medical, social problems at all ages

Hearing loss in teenagers is on the rise, and recent reports about the increase in hearing problems among teenagers serve as a reminder that one can experience difficulty hearing at any age. Early hearing loss treatment is key to minimizing long-term impact for children, teens and seniors alike. However, hearing loss symptoms may vary greatly […]

Communication Strategies for Hearing Loss During the Holidays

The sounds of the holidays: joyous music and lively conversation, as family and friends get together are a cherished part of every holiday season. Unfortunately, if a loved one has trouble hearing, the noise of the occasion may cause the holidays to lose some of their luster. A person with hearing loss symptoms may have […]

Did You Know? Statistics on Hearing Loss.

Having a hearing loss today is not as uncommon as one may believe. However, it seems as if seeking treatment is less likely to occur with those who do have a hearing loss. The following statistics from the Better Hearing Institute below illustrate this gap between those with hearing losses and those who seek care. […]

Welcome to Our Hearing Health Blog

Welcome to Ascent Audiology DC’s Blog, an online forum designed to educate, illuminate, share your experiences with hearing impairment. We understand that addressing a hearing loss can seem to be an unnerving concept initially, and we would like to help ease some of your anxieties by making the process enjoyable and hassle-free. You may see […]

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