Summertime Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Living in Hawaii, it’s essential to know how to care for your hearing aids in the heat and humidity! There are several aspects that are important to consider when wearing your hearing devices in a hot climate. How summer, heat and moisture can affect hearing instruments Moisture plus humidity can equal a very bad combination for hearing aids. Moisture tends …

Connecting with Your Dad This Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, chances are you’ll be visiting your family for the weekend. Family is an important part of our lives, giving us a place where we can be ourselves and feel accepted. What’s the biggest barrier to easy communication with your family? Hearing loss! This Father’s Day, make sure your dad gets the most out …

How do Hearing Aids Work?

Your hearing aids accompany you every day, whether you’re going to the grocery store or the office. As with most of our electronics, hearing aids are user-friendly and simple to operate. Simply insert them and switch them on – and voila! Clear sound. But if you stop to think, hearing aids are incredible feats of technology. Hearing aids are small …

Healthy Hearing and Healthy Families

Healthy Hearing and Healthy Families It may be obvious from our name: here at Family Hearing Aid Center of Hawaii, we care about families. In this month of May, we are celebrating Better Speech and Hearing Month, organized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Better Speech and Hearing Month hopes to raise awareness about communication disorders and hearing …

Tips for Dining Out with Hearing Loss

Noise Levels in Today’s Restaurants Think back to the last time you ate out at a restaurant. How were the noise levels? If you found it difficult to hear your dining companion while eating out, you’re not alone. In fact, many restaurant critics and food magazines have reported on the phenomenon of rising noise levels in restaurants in the past …

Three Major Issues to Consider With Any Hearing Aid Purchase

1. Lifetime of On Going Maintenance & Service. Regardless of the brand or cost of your hearing aid living in Hawaii if you’re not getting your instruments cleaned and serviced at a minimum of every three months it is very likely you’re not hearing like you should with your hearing aids. What causes the deterioration? Ear wax accumulation inside your …

The Side Effects of Wearing Hearing Aids

By Osamu Manabe, BC-HIS Many are aware of the awesome benefit wearing hearing aids can bring, such as being able to hear conversations more clearly, enjoying social situation with family and friends and the safety benefits of being able to hear one’s surroundings properly. Yet, did you know that there are possible “side effects” of wearing hearing aids? Before I …

Risk of Cognitive Decline Reduced By Wearing Hearing Aids

It is well-established that untreated hearing loss can lead to an acceleration of cognitive problems. A just-published study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society is the first to show that wearing hearing aids reduces cognitive decline associated with hearing loss. The study, “Self-Reported Hearing Loss: Hearing Aids and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Adults: A 25-year Study”, followed 3,670 …

Better Hearing Boosts Happiness & Well-Being

When people put off getting their hearing tested and treating hearing loss, they think it’s just about hearing better. It’s not. It’s actually about living better. Research shows a link between untreated hearing loss and depression. And for World Mental Health Day on October 10th, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is encouraging people to get their hearing tested as part …

Hearing Aids: Staying Close with Mom & Dad

While some may shy away from hearing aids, they’re often the difference between having a relationship or none at all. To me, being closely connected with your family is what life’s about. I just visited my Mom and Dad. My mom just turned 88 and a couple of months ago my father turned 92. We’ve continued the best of times, because …