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Adapting to Hearing Aids: a Guide for Loved Ones

When someone close to you decides to make the life changing decision to buy hearing aids, it is an exciting time for everyone in their lives. It is important to remember adapting to hearing aids requires time and patience. Lucky for them, there is no one better to...

Noise Pollution Causes Hearing Loss

Sound is an essential part of our lives. From hearing the birds chirp to the sound of a smoke alarm being able to hear is a wonderful thing. Noise on the other hand, is usually used to refer to unpleasant or unwanted sounds. The modern world is full of so much noise...

Driving with Hearing Loss

Driving with hearing loss is not illegal. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can get a drivers license at 16 just like anyone else. However, like many other activities for people with hearing loss some extra precautions should be taken. Driving is mainly done with...
Choosing A Hearing Aid Style

Choosing A Hearing Aid Style

Shopping for a hearing aid can be a confusing process when there are so many places you can turn to research your options.Choosing a hearing aid style is just one step in the process. One important thing to keep in mind is that hearing aids aren’t one-size-fits-all,...
Making Sense of Your Audiogram

Making Sense of Your Audiogram

An audiogram is the standard test to measure and understand a person’s hearing loss. An audiogram is a graph that shows the softest sounds a person can hear at different pitches or frequencies. Each sound a person hears has a different pitch and loudness. An audiogram...

How a Hearing Aid Works

Hearing aids are tiny electronic devices designed to amplify sounds so those with hearing loss can hear and communicate. Now-a-days hearings aids come in a variety of shapes and sizes with an array of features and accessories.  All hearing aids consist of 4 basic...
Southwestern Named Top Workplace, Again!

Southwestern Named Top Workplace, Again!

Southwestern Hearing Centers was awarded a Top Workplace honor for the second consecutive year by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. After winning in 2016, we celebrated with a company wide picnic. Then we also implemented several programs to ensure continued employee well...

Summer Sounds Have the Potential to Damage Your Hearing

With summer comes a chorus of sweet outdoor sounds, but not all of them are music to your ears. Lawn mowers, power tools, target shooting, concerts and fireworks all have one thing in common, the potential to damage your hearing. Prolonged exposure to sounds that...