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April 22, 2024

Hearing Loss and Relationships

“He thinks I’m yelling, but I’m not. I’m trying to speak louder so he can hear me. But after raising my voice and repeating myself multiple times, he thinks I’m…
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April 15, 2024

Ototoxic Monitoring

It is well known that medications and various treatments can have side effects. For some medications and treatment regimens, these side effects can be ototoxic, meaning they cause a toxic…
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February 8, 2024

What to Expect During a Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting

Oro Valley Audiology is an authorized provider of high-quality and name-brand hearing aids in Tucson, AZ. Our audiologists in Tucson, AZ, are trained to assist you in hearing aid selection…
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January 28, 2024

Hearing Aid Accessories: Do I need them?

Oro Valley Audiology has a wide selection of hearing aid accessories in Tucson, AZ, to level up or complement your hearing aid experience. Many people know hearing aids can assist…
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January 1, 2024

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

What is the connection between diabetes and hearing loss? According to the CDC, there are more than 37 million Americans with diabetes and 96 million Americans with prediabetes. This means…
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December 20, 2023

Safe Toy Month

It’s the holiday season once again.  It seems this season comes around more quickly every year.  This is the time of year for pumpkin bread, apple pies, and (in my…
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October 1, 2023

Is it good to get your ears professionally cleaned?

The ears play a vital role in human communication. People learn and acquire new skills and information through listening.  There’s a common notion that the ears need to be cleaned…
September 27, 2023

Sound Balance: Exploring the Intersection of Hearing Loss and Falls

Did you know that those with hearing loss are at least 3 times more likely to fall compared to those with normal hearing?  There are many individuals affected by falls…
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September 24, 2023

Why They Are A Bad Mix: Moisture and Hearing Aids

As the humidity in the air starts to fluctuate, it is important to note how moisture can impact hearing aids. Hearing aids are an electronic device; like most electronics, they…
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August 31, 2023

How can you improve your hearing?

Hearing is a fundamental component of human communication. Knowing how to protect and improve your hearing can significantly boost your hearing health. Normally, the hearing process happens without any conscious…
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July 12, 2023

Hearing Aid Accessories… Do I need them?

Many people know hearing aids can assist a listener in hearing and communicating effectively. We have significant research and patient testimonials showing the positive impact hearing aids can have on…
June 16, 2023

Could COVID -19 brain fog be alleviated with auditory training?

Unfortunately, many individuals are still noticing effects weeks or months after a COVID-19 diagnosis. One of the reported lingering symptoms is known by many as “brain fog.” This can be…
May 25, 2023

5 Reasons to See an Audiologist before purchasing OTC hearing aids

Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids have officially entered the market. This may make some individuals curious if this is the right solution for them compared to traditional hearing aids through an…
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May 15, 2023

What are the five signs of hearing loss?

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders estimates that 25% of persons aged 65 to 74 have hearing loss (NIDCD). Hearing loss is a result of both aging…
April 27, 2023

How to Hear Better While Traveling

As summer rolls back around, many people are hitting the road for their next big family vacation or solo trip. Whether you are going somewhere exotic or snowbirding back to…
March 19, 2023

How long will my hearing aids last?

Hearing aids are a valuable investment in improving your quality of life. They help you stay connected with the world, participate in everyday activities, and maintain your independence. When you…
March 3, 2023

Do You Need Aural Rehabilitation?

What is aural rehabilitation and why is it important?    For those with hearing loss, hearing aids are incredibly helpful. Hearing aids allow previously inaudible speech sounds to be…
February 11, 2023

How does a hearing aid amplify sound?

A hearing aid amplifies sound by using a microphone to pick up sound waves and convert them into an electrical signal. The electrical signal is then amplified by an amplifier…
January 31, 2023

How Do Animals Hear?

Last year we discussed how humans hear – a complex system of converting soundwaves to fluid waves, then to electrical energy.  Of course, hearing is not unique to humans.  Most…
January 27, 2023

How does sound travel?

The next installment of our series on how sound travels! How does sound travel through our ears up to our brain? Sound waves enter the ear through the outer ear,…
January 19, 2023

Vision Impairment & Hearing Loss

Did you know that nearly 38 million Americans experience some form of hearing loss and that 1 in 3 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss?…
January 13, 2023

What is sound?

Understanding our hearing starts with our understanding of sound. Here is the first mini blog on how sound travels! How does sound travel? Sound travels through the transmission of vibrations…
December 21, 2022

What is Auditory Processing Disorder ?

Holistic audiology is a private practice that was created to better serve individuals in the areas of tinnitus, auditory processing, and to help treat the brain in regards to hearing.…
December 2, 2022

Holiday Season, Hearing Aid Edition

Is it just me, or are people getting into the holiday spirit a little earlier this year? Among all this excitement, I still try to slow down and appreciate time…
November 17, 2022

How Do You Hear?

Right now, what sounds do you hear around you? Traffic outside? The low hum of your refrigerator running? You are probably hearing sounds non-stop throughout the day. Your brain has…
September 10, 2022

Common Careers with Dangerous Noise Levels, Have You Worked In Noise?

Most of my patients know that exposure to loud sounds can cause temporary and permanent hearing loss.  According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), exposure to sounds of 90…
July 30, 2022

These 5 Common Complaints Might Reveal Hearing Loss

Most of our patients don’t understand how slowly hearing loss progresses. We commonly hear from 40-50-year-olds that they are “not old enough” to have treatable hearing loss. However, hearing loss…
July 22, 2022

Do All Hearing Aids Work The Same Way?

Once people know what our profession is, we often get asked this question: Do all hearing aids work the same way? The answer is yes and no. There are five…
July 15, 2022

Can I afford hearing aids?

As the patient, you are the only one that can determine if you are able to afford hearing aids. We should break down the cost of the hearing aids between…
July 8, 2022

Listening But Not Hearing

How Hearing Loss Affects Sound Processing July 18 is World Listening Day. To celebrate, I want to discuss the processes that allow us to experience the wonderful sounds around us.…
July 1, 2022

How To Find Out If You Need A Hearing Aid?

The question arises quite often on how do you know if you have a hearing loss? The answer is not black-and-white, but it must start with the diagnostic audiological exam.…
June 24, 2022

Is It Okay To Use Only One Hearing Aid?

For as long as I’ve been working in this industry, since 1991, I get the same question when recommending hearing aids. I know the public has gotten more educated on…
June 1, 2022

Everyday Sounds People Miss

Hearing loss progresses slowly. In its early stages, hearing loss is nearly imperceptible. The only clue that one’s hearing has changed may be the occasional misunderstanding of a word. As…
April 28, 2022

Brain Fog and Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Since 2020’s pandemic, our world has been evolving. Those who had COVID-19 may have experienced cough, shortness of breath, headache, fatigue, and fever. These symptoms are well known, but research…
March 25, 2022

Hearing Aids and Safety

We received an email from one of our patients titled saying, ”I want to express my sincere gratitude because from the first day that I went with you, I felt…
March 1, 2022

How Hearing Aids and Glasses Differ

We often find ourselves counseling patients regarding the difference between vision loss and hearing loss. Most patients feel as though amplification is an easy fix, just as their prescription eyewear.…
January 25, 2022

Finding Optimism in the Diagnosis

February is known for Valentine’s Day but did you know that February 3rd is National Optimist day? Optimism can be described as a reflection of hope and positivity during hard…
December 29, 2021

Sudden Idiopathic Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Our ability to hear is something we often take for granted. We don’t understand the wonder of hearing until the sounds around us are taken away. Although hearing loss is…
November 23, 2021

6 Communication Strategies to Help Hearing Aid Users

Good communication habits are vital in any relationship but especially when talking to someone with hearing aids. By acting strategically about where, when, and how to communicate, friends and relatives…
October 22, 2021

The Who, What, Where, When and How of a Central Auditory Processing Evaluation

Who can diagnose a Central Auditory Processing Disorder? Only an Audiologist can evaluate and diagnose a Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Processing is a complex task; those with auditory processing concerns…
September 27, 2021

Common Deceptions About Hearing Aids and How They Limit You

“Everybody has excuses. Champions don’t use them.” Every time I hear this quotation, I am reminded of how much our mindset influences our lives. The top athletes in the world…
September 17, 2021

Over the Counter Hearing Aids

What are over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids? In 2017 Over the Counter Hearing aid Act was signed into law and was to go to the FDA for clarification of regulations which…
August 31, 2021

Tinnitus Causes and Treatment

As an audiologist, I was trained to identify, diagnose, and manage or treat disorders of the inner ear. One of the most common disorders I help treat and manage is…
July 26, 2021

Common Misconceptions About Amplification

Have you ever said the following: “Hearing aids are too expensive,” “Hearing aids are all the same” or “Hearing loss is normal for my age”? These common misconceptions are dangerous…
June 22, 2021

One Hearing Aid or Two

“Do I need two hearing aids, or can I get by with just one?” This question is one I hear quite frequently from patients with hearing loss in both ears.…
May 24, 2021

Top 4 Reasons Your Hearing Aids Whistle

“Give a little whistle!” If you’ve ever watched Disney’s Pinnochio, you are likely familiar with the song that Jiminy Cricket sings, titled, “Give a Little Whistle.” In the movie, this…
April 30, 2021

Features of Assistive Listening Devices

May signifies an exciting time of the year for audiologists around the world. Flowers are blooming, the air is growing warmer, and Better Speech & Hearing Month has just begun.…
February 23, 2021

What You Don’t Know About Pets and Hearing Aids

I have had pets most of my life. We had a red short-haired Dachshund from when I was born until I was about 8. My Dad was so sad about…
January 28, 2021

Could your hip implant be causing your hearing loss?

Over the years, metal hip replacements have been found to cause hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance issues. Though issues may not occur shortly after the replacement, after some wear or…
January 14, 2021

The Audiologist’s Role in Brain Health

Today’s view of healthcare has the goal of early diagnosis with the intention to either treat or change our behaviors to reroute the outcome. Most adults have their yearly physical…
December 22, 2020

The Benefits of Regular Hearing Aid Use

Every new year is a new chapter in our lives—an opportunity to meet goals and self-improve. One of the ways you can improve this year is by using your hearing…
November 25, 2020

Thank You from Oro Valley Audiology!

This year has sure been a crazy one! Who would have known one year ago just how much our world would change? We’ve gone from a culture of handshakes and…
October 23, 2020

Don’t Fall To Isolation This Holiday Season: Tips to Staying Safely Connected

With the holidays approaching quickly, many people may not have the same excitement that typically comes along with the winter months. In years past, large gatherings and traveling to visit…
September 25, 2020

The Key to Happiness

Over the course of more than 75 years of studying happiness in adults, a Harvard study has revealed the “key” to happiness. In this study, the researchers have looked at…
August 27, 2020

Auditory Deprivation

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Use it or lose it?” It turns out, this phrase may be applicable to hearing loss, hearing aid use, and one’s ability to understand speech. …
July 14, 2020

Causes of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and How to Protect Your Hearing

“Are your hobbies noisy?” “Yes, I do a lot of yard work, and I also enjoy woodworking. Will that affect my hearing?” As an audiologist with 29 years of experience,…
June 4, 2020

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month 2020 – Oro Valley Audiology

Lately, I have been trying to take the time and really help my community understand the effects of hearing loss. Seeing as this month is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month,…
May 7, 2020

5 Keys for Auditory Rehabilitation

Audiologist Mark Ross once said, “When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire family has a hearing problem.” Auditory rehabilitation is important for those with hearing loss…
April 16, 2020

Journey Of Growth Beyond Resiliency

In this time of uncertainty, we grasp to find things we can control. For me, one of those things is my memories. I am finding myself thinking of my roots,…
March 20, 2020

New COVID-19 Update

At Oro Valley Audiology, our priority is always your wellness and safety as you address your hearing loss. Below are a few updates from your friends at Oro Valley Audiology:…
March 13, 2020

OVA COVID-19 Update

February 6, 2020

Heart Disease and Hearing

February is dedicated as American Heart month to encourage people to combat heart disease. With heart disease being the leading cause of death for both men and women, spreading awareness…
January 2, 2020

How Thyroid Health Affects Your Hearing

Each month, we have brought more awareness on how whole health of the body affects our hearing. When I talk about many of these issues or ask about case history…
December 3, 2019

Ear Wax Explorer

This month I will share my not so secret favorite thing about my Audiology practice. I love cerumen removal (Ear wax removal). My husband half-jokingly calls it a sickness of…
October 31, 2019

Hearing Loss in Diabetes Patients

With the growth in obesity, Type II Diabetes is steadily becoming more prevalent. According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas, diabetes is estimated to increase by 55% on a global level…
October 8, 2019

Fire Prevention Month

October is fire prevention month. While there are many ways to help reduce the likelihood of fires, one aspect of safety that is often overlooked is ensuring individuals with hearing…
September 16, 2019

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Hearing

September is a month full of  "awareness” for many organizations. These include World Alzheimer’s Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Healthy Aging Month, and Pain Awareness Month. These all have a…
August 7, 2019

The Importance of Hearing Screenings

Hearing screenings are extremely important for both children and adults, as hearing loss impacts all aspects of life. A study from 2015 found that an estimated 1 million people, ages…
July 9, 2019

#ThinkAudiology: Audiology Network

There are many towns, cities, and states that have passed cell phone hands-free laws and many more that will be in the near future. No state bans cell phone use…
July 3, 2019

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Awareness

July is a time of year filled with vacation, relaxation, and summer fun. With on July 4th comes the celebration of the birth of our country. This day often includes…
June 14, 2019

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month – Oro Valley Audiology

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Most people are looking for ways to live longer, healthier, quality-filled lives. We know we can achieve this in part by eating a…
May 17, 2019

Our Promise to You: Network Agreement

Dear Patient, Audiologists around the United States have formed a network of private practice clinics that want to help you with your hearing health care. Our network of audiologists got…
January 23, 2019

Hear in Tucson Offering Hearing Tests for Veterans

When you think about military-related injuries, you might think of PTSD, amputations, or bullet wounds, but one of those on-the-job hazards is virtually invisible. It’s loud. Soldiers are constantly exposed…
January 23, 2019

How humanitarian trips help patients back at home

Aside from the moral obligation to help those in need across the world, how does going on humanitarian trips help patients back in Tucson? Dr. Huch says humanitarian trips have…
January 23, 2019

Exhibition features art composed by Syrian refugee children

Beginning on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, you are invited to see an art exhibition featuring the work of Syrian refugee children. Experience original painting created on…

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