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Two Hearing Aids Are Better Than One

Two Hearing Aids Are Better Than One

We work with folks who are trying to figure out how to deal with their hearing loss. One of the most commonly asked questions is if they can adequately address their hearing problem with just one hearing aid. While a single hearing aid can help with hearing issues, wearing a pair of hearing aids offers far more significant benefits.

Age Related Hearing Loss Explained

Age Related Hearing Loss Explained

Information about Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss. People with presbycusis frequently have hearing loss in both ears (bilateral hearing loss). Because it happens gradually, people are often unaware that they are losing their hearing.

Tips for Travelling with Hearing Aids

Tips for Travelling with Hearing Aids

From packing and planning transportation to dealing with crowded airports, traveling can be stressful enough. Add hearing loss to the mix, and it can get tricky very fast. 

Understanding the Degrees of Hearing Loss

Understanding the Degrees of Hearing Loss

There are four grades of hearing loss, ranging from mild to profound. Evaluating your hearing can help you figure out what treatment options are appropriate for you and what hearing aids would best match your level of hearing loss.

Applied Hearing Solutions to Start Offering Lyric Hearing Aids Soon

Applied Hearing Solutions to Start Offering Lyric Hearing Aids Soon

We are in the final stages of certification and beta testing with current patients and starting July 6th, 2021, we'll start accepting new patients for the invisible, extended-wear Lyric hearing aid.

6 Reasons to Choose Applied Hearing Solutions

6 Reasons to Choose Applied Hearing Solutions

You might be overwhelmed when it comes to your hearing healthcare options in Phoenix, AZ, but here are 6 reasons why we think you should choose Applied Hearing Solutions. 

5 Reasons Someone Might Need Remote Programming

5 Reasons Someone Might Need Remote Programming

Demand for Telehealth services like remote programming is skyrocketing as people worldwide struggle with local and state restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many hearing aid users can now get some of the same hearing treatment from an app as they can from a face-to-face consultation.

Potential Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss

Potential Impact of Untreated Hearing Loss

Untreated hearing loss can cause more problems than just communication difficulties. Learn about some of the potential impacts of hearing loss.

Modern Hearing Aid Features

Modern Hearing Aid Features

From improving speech comprehension in noisy settings to blocking out wind noise, hearing aids have come a long way from the ones your grandfather used to have, and they are still evolving as technology progresses.

Common Causes of Hearing Loss

Common Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss occurs when our ability to understand the sounds around us is lost. There are many causes of hearing loss, and here we take a look at a few of the most common. Read on to find out more. 

What is more important? The hearing aid or the provider?

What is more important? The hearing aid or the provider?

The best of today's hearing aids are built to monitor body and brain health, remove feedback, and make it easier to understand conversation in noisy environments. Despite these technological advances, there is something else that is more important than the hearing aid when dealing with your hearing loss - your provider. Read on to find out why.

Applied Hearing Solutions Opens New Phoenix Clinic

Applied Hearing Solutions Opens New Phoenix Clinic

Earlier this year, Applied Hearing Solutions opened up a beautiful new clinic in North Phoenix. The new clinic is the culmination of over a year of planning, but Audiologist and clinic owner Dr. Cliff Olson is sure it was worth the effort. Read more and watch a video walkthrough of the new clinic.

Top New Hearing Aids

Top New Hearing Aids

Hearing aid manufacturers are constantly updating their products and launching new models and features. Learn about the Top New Hearing Aids of 2021, including the Paradise, More, One and others.

The difference between Audiologists & Hearing Instrument Specialists

The difference between Audiologists & Hearing Instrument Specialists

Professionals who diagnose and treat hearing loss can vary significantly in terms of training & education. Today, it is still customary for someone to get their hearing tested and a hearing aid fitted by someone and still not know their qualifications. So how do you know which professional to choose to treat your hearing loss? This is why understanding the differences between and Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Specialists are important to consider when treating your hearing loss.

What is an Audiologist?

What is an Audiologist?

You may have come across several different professional terms, including Audiologist, ENT, and Hearing Instrument Specialist, if you are in the early stages of treating your hearing loss. While all of them are interested in the ears, they have distinct differences.

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