Optimal Hearing Blog

Our Optimal Hearing Blog covering Hearing Aids, Hearing Health and Wellness, Hearing Loss, Hearing Protection, Hearing Research and Technology, and Tinnitus.

Thankful for Hearing Aids

Thankful for hearing aids? Thanksgiving is a day filled with lots of family, food, and thanks. For hearing impaired individuals, the worst part of the day are the conversations. There [...]

Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing aids help you hear better, but they do not “fix” your hearing. Therefore, in certain situations, you may need an extra helping hand along with your hearing aids. At [...]

I can only hear through one ear!

Single-sided deafness, also known as unilateral hearing loss, is a very common disability. Cleveland Clinic states “about 60,000 people in the U.S. acquire single-sided deafness (SSD) every year and many [...]

Children, Bills, and Hearing Aids

Does Insurance Cover Hearing Aids? What your insurance covers is very dependent on the plan you have and the state you live in. When it comes to buying hearing aids, [...]

Blast Fireworks, Not Your Hearing

Fireworks and hearing loss has been a topic of controversy the past couple of years. The general consensus is they are too loud. Happy Fourth of July! Independence day means [...]

Interested in Becoming an Audiologist?

With graduation season approaching, talking about becoming an audiologist is fitting. What does it take? An audiologist “diagnoses and treats patients suffering from hearing, central auditory processing, and balance disorders” [...]