Dementia and Hearing Loss

In the past decade several scientific studies have shown an association of hearing loss with onset of dementia.  With one in eight people over the age of 12 suffering from some level of hearing decline, the importance of this line of study is clear. How are these two seemingly separate conditions linked, though, and how does treatment […]

The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

According to the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention: “More than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don’t know they have it. More than 88 million US adults—over a third—have prediabetes, and more than 84% of them don’t know they have it. “ The Connection […]

How Treating Hearing Loss Impacts the Quality of Life

Hearing is a vital part of how we experience the world around us. All too often we take it for granted, focusing instead on the seemingly greater impact that vision provides. It is this attitude that prevents many people from seeking early treatment for hearing loss, not realizing how much it can improve their quality […]

Diagnosing Hearing Loss

Difficulty hearing is a common problem that increases with age. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) You should see your doctor or hearing specialist if you: Have trouble hearing over the telephone Find it hard to follow conversations when two or more people are talking Often ask people to repeat what they are […]

A Home Run for Better Hearing

The sound of a baseball hitting a bat, wind blowing through the leaves on a tree, your mom’s voice saying, “I love you” are simple pleasures in life. During the little league season in 2018, hearing instrument specialist Andrew Roth of Hear for You in Amsterdam and Ballston Spa, NY was coaching and noticed a […]

Tracking Body and Brain Health with Your Via AI Hearing Aids

Can your hearing aids track how many steps you’ve taken?  Can they tell you how many hours you’ve used them or how well you’ve engaged in communication? This is now possible with the new Via AI and Thrive Hearing app. Now, you can easily manage aspects of your wellness with the simple press of a […]

New Audibel Technology

Breaking News — A Hearing Revolution Has Begun!   Introducing the New     The world’s first hearing aid to feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence.   Imagine a hearing aid that can: • Measure body and brain health• Translate languages• Receive adjustments from your provider remotely• Stream music, TV and phone calls• Reduce background […]

Hearing Aid Feedback

Have you ever heard someone’s hearing aid buzzing and whistling? Nobody wants their hearing aids to whistle. Hearing aid feedback happens for two reasons: either the hearing aid doesn’t fit correctly or there is too much power. In both cases, sound from the hearing aid leaks out of the ear and is re-amplified by the […]

High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension. That amounts to nearly one in three adults; furthermore, another one in three adults are living with elevated blood pressure results that are below the level considered to be high blood pressure […]

Hearing Loss Studies: Life is Worth Hearing

Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues in the world. In the United States, 12 percent of the population, or 38 million people, have a significant hearing loss. Yet, only one out of every five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. Reduced hearing acuity can not only be […]

Verification and Validation: Are You Hearing As Well As You Should Be?

“Are you hearing as well as you should be?” seems like a simple question. Believe it or not, that is actually one of the hardest questions for my patients to answer. Typically, patients respond with, “I don’t know” or “How can I tell?” That is the main reason why verification and validation are some of […]

Hearing and Memory Loss

Did you know that your hearing, or lack thereof, can affect your memory? People with poor hearing often mistakenly feel that their hearing loss only affects their ability to hear other people. They do not realize that hearing loss has a far greater impact. Over the last ten years there have been numerous studies linking […]

Earwax and Hearing Loss

One of the most common causes of hearing loss is earwax, or cerumen, blocking sound from reaching the eardrum. This occurs when the wax is pushed back toward the eardrum or if the ears produce more wax than is needed. Earwax is also the most common cause of hearing aid malfunctions. A tiny amount of […]

Ask An Audiologist: What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is described as any abnormal ear noise and can arise in the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear or the brain.  It is not a disorder in and of itself, but rather a symptom and may be perceived as ringing, buzzing or humming. Some people describe it as a “clicking” or “pulsing” […]

Aural Rehabilitation Exercises

You have taken, or are planning to take, a wise first step, the investment in hearing instruments. Hearing aids help you to hear sounds which are interpreted by your brain. This brain stimulation is an important part of hearing health. The following aural rehabilitation exercises will allow you to increase brain stimulation and improve your […]

Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden hearing loss, should be considered a medical emergency. As professionals, we train our patients to see their family doctor at the onset of a sudden hearing loss, and if the doctor can’t immediately see the patient, to go to their nearest emergency room. Why is treatment […]

Why Are Hearing Aid Prices So Different?

Your family has been telling you over the last few years you need to get your hearing checked. Since then, you noticed you have been asking people to repeat themselves. You need to really strain to be able to understand conversations. The ringing in your ears appears to be getting louder. It seems like everyone […]

Hearing Loss and End-of-Life Care

“I know I should wear hearing aids, but why should I bother?  I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be around!” We hear this kind of response all the time in our many offices.  There is usually a moment of laughter and a casual disagreement of their objection.  The truth, according to new […]

Welcome to Starting Hear – The official blog of Hear For You!

Thanks for visiting our new blog!  In the days to come, we’ll feature useful information on a variety of topics related to better hearing and hearing care.      The facts about hearing loss in America are stunning:   1 in 3 people over the age of 60 have hearing loss. 1 in 6 Baby […]

Welcome to Our Hearing Health Blog

Welcome to our Blog, an online forum designed to educate, illuminate, share your experiences with hearing impairment. We understand that addressing a hearing loss can seem to be an unnerving concept initially, and we would like to help ease some of your anxieties by making the process enjoyable and hassle-free. You may see some posts […]

Stig S. Hearing Aid Testimonial

My name is Stig S.  For many years I have lived with severe hearing loss.  I didn’t think any hearing aid existed today that would upgrade what I had, and would also fit my budget.  The tube in my right hearing aid broke on a Friday afternoon and I decided to drive to Audibel on […]

Keith F. Hearing Aid Testimonial

This is my third hearing aid.  The first two of different brands I never really wore.  I think it was the after sale service that has made all the difference.  David at the West Jordan Audibel just keeps working until you are using your hearing aid.     Keith F

Wayne M. Hearing Aid Testimonial

The active ingredients of David Ruark’s “Audibel” Audiometric suite are his experienced skilled services, dependability and continuous follow up, following hearing aid(s) placement.  But you don’t have to take my word for it, listen for yourself.  I did and I’m totally convinced that you will agree.  Tell David, Wayne sent you!    Wayne M

Joseph B. Hearing Aid Testimonial

I have been dealing with Audibel hearing aids since March 16, 2011.  David Ruark has serviced my needs since then.  His service has been excellent.  The hearing aid instruments have given me satisfaction in meeting my needs.  The service from David has been outstanding in every way.  I am very pleased to recommend David and […]

Elvin R. Hearing Aid Testimonial

I have had Audibel hearing aids for many years, with great success.   When I relocated to Utah as an Engineer I met David Ruark at the West Jordan office.   I found David to be a “special individual.”   He cares for his clients.  He is warm, friendly and sincere.   He also has become a friend. […]

Marilyn A. Hearing Aid Testimonial

I had other hearing aids for years, but I kept thinking there must be something better.  Then I took the Audibel invitation to try theirs.  They are better!   David Ruark and his receptionist are very helpful and accommodating, even fitting me in if I have an emergency.  He tests and cleans the aids every time, […]

Beverly H. Hearing Aid Testimonial

These really help me hear much better.  I am really pleased with them.  It’s nice to be able to hear everyone.  I want to be sure and take them with me when I go! Beverly H

Blaine H. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“I am very pleased with my Audibel hearing aids. I tried two other brands of hearing aids, Audibel is much better. My wife Beverly has two Audibel hearing aids too!”  Blaine H.

John K. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“The success is not really my success, but I know due to the Audibel hearing aids, I can hear again!  The professionals at the West Jordan Center treated me well with follow up appointments that required adjustments to the new aids.  Thanks.”  John K.

Lois G. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“Dave, we appreciate how you take care of us with our hearing aids. You are so helpful with our problems and answer all of our questions. Thank you from Lois and family.”  Lois G.

Claron B. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“I purchased an Audibel Hearing Aid from David Ruark about 3 years ago.  I enjoy the hearing aid but also appreciate David and his assistant Gayla for their customer service.  David is very knowledgeable about the hearing aid and is great about checking it and taking care of any problems that come up.  I really […]

Richard H. Hearing Aid Testimonial

“No hearing aid can completely restore my hearing loss, but Audibel has taken a big step in that direction for me.  Count me in as a satisfied customer.”  Richard H.

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