Take Care of Your Hearing Aids

Since hearing aids are covered with body oils, traces of earwax, and perspiration, dogs can’t resist. If you leave your hearing aids within a dogs reach, he will eat them or chew them to bits. In most cases this causes extensive damage to the hearing aid(s) which is beyond the limits of standard repair warranties – otherwise a costly outcome, and a trip to the vet for poor Fido.
HEARING AID CARE PROTIP: Make sure you put your hearing aids away every time you take them off. Since hearing aids are covered with body oils, traces of earwax, and perspiration, dogs can’t resist giving them a little chew.  In most cases, this causes extensive damage to the hearing aid(s) which is beyond the limits of standard repair warranties – otherwise a costly outcome, and a trip to the vet for poor Fido.  Put them in a case, in a drawer, or in a sealed container, because placing them on a counter or nightstand is not enough.

Hearing aids are designed to provide many years of dependable service, but it’s inevitable that they occasionally experience problems. Your hearings aids are used daily in a harsh environment, subject to moisture, heat and earwax. Regular maintenance will extend the life of your investment and help prevent costly repairs and early replacement.

The most important preventative maintenance step you can take is to clean your hearing aids every day. Use a dry, soft cloth the wipe down your devices. Don’t use water, solvents, alcohol or cleaning fluids – all can damage your hearing aids.

After you remove your hearing aids, store them in a  case to avoid contact with dust and dirt. Continue reading Take Care of Your Hearing Aids

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5 Summer Tips for Hearing Aid Wearers

Summer HearingSummertime is upon us, and that means warm weather, sunny days, and plenty of time spent outdoors. But for hearing aid wearers, summer can present some problems. Consider having your hearing checked and your existing hearing aids serviced at Creekside Hearing Aid Service this season – call our staff at (707) 317-1891 today!

Sweat and water are the two biggest enemies of hearing aids during the summer, and sharp temperature changes can cause condensation and an increased propensity to sweat. Follow these 5 tips to care for your hearing aids during the summer months: Continue reading 5 Summer Tips for Hearing Aid Wearers

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The Importance of Hearing Wellness

Hearing Aid FittingDid you know studies have shown links between untreated hearing loss and health issues like heart disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes? Science has also revealed that living with untreated hearing loss increases the chances to develop a psychological issue such as depression and dementia.

It’s not just about your hearing; it’s your quality of life. At Creekside Hearing Aid Services, we’ve been helping more than 5,000 families in Vacaville, Dixon, Fairfield, and surrounding areas in California with their hearing needs since 1998. These families trust our staff to provide high-quality hearing tests, personalized fittings of hearing instruments, and many other hearing health services.

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Reconnecting A Family Through Hearing In Indonesia

After years of struggling with hearing loss, parents Anri and Nani came to see Starkey Hearing Foundation in Indonesia. After being fit, the parents were excited to finally hear their two children laugh and speak. We were so happy to connect this family to the world of sound — and each other! Take a look as they interact with their two young children through sound for the first time. Continue reading Reconnecting A Family Through Hearing In Indonesia

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The Dangers Of Not Wearing A Hearing Aid

Dangers of Not Wearing Hearing AidsMany people consider hearing loss to be an embarrassing medical condition, but did you know that it can also be dangerous to ignore the problem and not get help from a hearing aid?

Every day, there are thousands of people who are battling some form of ear function loss and a large portion of them will ignore the signs and symptoms until it interferes with their ability to maintain a normal life. Others will go and seek professional help so they can find out what is going on. No matter which group you fall into, there are some dangers you need to be aware of if you don’t get your ears checked. Continue reading The Dangers Of Not Wearing A Hearing Aid

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New Advances In Digital Hearing Aids Can Help Baby Boomers Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

Baby Boomers HearingWhether it’s using online banking, buying a new car, or being involved in health issues such as choosing digital hearing aids, today’s baby boomers are all about taking control and doing things themselves, at their own convenience.

The members of this generation have the desire and the ability to use the Internet comfortably, allowing them to research hearing aid technology on their own. This is something that separates them from past generations who may have simply gone to their doctors and been handed answers. Baby boomers want to research their medical issues. They have confidence in their own judgment and want to ask questions and be involved in any decisions that need to be made.

The members of this generation have the desire and the ability to use the Internet comfortably, allowing them to research hearing aid technology on their own. This is something that separates them from past generations who may have simply gone to their doctors and been handed answers.

Baby boomers want to research their medical issues. They have confidence in their own judgment and want to ask questions and be involved in any decisions that need to be made. Continue reading New Advances In Digital Hearing Aids Can Help Baby Boomers Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

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Common Causes Of Need For Hearing Aid Repair

hearing aid batteryAccording to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, an estimated 35 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Approximately 95 percent of these adults and children could benefit from wearing hearing aids. Some people pass because they are embarrassed to be seen wearing them and others do so because of cost. While costs can vary significantly, there are some very affordable options out there. Most importantly, proper care for and knowing when you may need to have

Some people pass because they are embarrassed to be seen wearing them and others do so because of cost. While costs can vary significantly, there are some very affordable options out there. Most importantly, proper care for and knowing when you may need to have routine hearing aid repair is essential in extending the life of your equipment, and ensuring proper hygiene. Continue reading Common Causes Of Need For Hearing Aid Repair

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How Hearing Aids Can Help

Whispering Grandkid into Hearing AidNow the third most common physical impairment after arthritis and heart disease, hearing loss affects nearly 50 million Americans.

That’s about 20 percent of the U.S. population or one in every five people. Although congenital issues are to blame in some cases, most folks lose their hearing gradually as they age. According to data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 47 percent of adults age 75 and older have an auditory impairment. The good news is that this condition can often be managed with hearing aids. Continue reading How Hearing Aids Can Help

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