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September 27, 2021

Common Deceptions About Hearing Aids and How They Limit You

“Everybody has excuses. Champions don’t use them.” Every time I hear this quotation, I am reminded of how much our mindset influences our lives. The top athletes in the world…
September 17, 2021

Over the Counter Hearing Aids

What are over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids? In 2017 Over the Counter Hearing aid Act was signed into law and was to go to the FDA for clarification of regulations which…
August 31, 2021

Tinnitus Causes and Treatment

As an audiologist, I was trained to identify, diagnose, and manage or treat disorders of the inner ear. One of the most common disorders I help treat and manage is…
July 26, 2021

Common Misconceptions About Amplification

Have you ever said the following: “Hearing aids are too expensive,” “Hearing aids are all the same” or “Hearing loss is normal for my age”? These common misconceptions are dangerous…
June 22, 2021

One Hearing Aid or Two

“Do I need two hearing aids, or can I get by with just one?” This question is one I hear quite frequently from patients with hearing loss in both ears.…
May 24, 2021

Top 4 Reasons Your Hearing Aids Whistle

“Give a little whistle!” If you’ve ever watched Disney’s Pinnochio, you are likely familiar with the song that Jiminy Cricket sings, titled, “Give a Little Whistle.” In the movie, this…
April 30, 2021

Features of Assistive Listening Devices

May signifies an exciting time of the year for audiologists around the world. Flowers are blooming, the air is growing warmer, and Better Speech & Hearing Month has just begun.…
February 23, 2021

What You Don’t Know About Pets and Hearing Aids

I have had pets most of my life. We had a red short-haired Dachshund from when I was born until I was about 8. My Dad was so sad about…
January 28, 2021

Could your hip implant be causing your hearing loss?

Over the years, metal hip replacements have been found to cause hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance issues. Though issues may not occur shortly after the replacement, after some wear or…
January 14, 2021

The Audiologist’s Role in Brain Health

Today’s view of healthcare has the goal of early diagnosis with the intention to either treat or change our behaviors to reroute the outcome. Most adults have their yearly physical…
December 22, 2020

The Benefits of Regular Hearing Aid Use

Every new year is a new chapter in our lives—an opportunity to meet goals and self-improve. One of the ways you can improve this year is by using your hearing…
November 25, 2020

Thank You from Oro Valley Audiology!

This year has sure been a crazy one! Who would have known one year ago just how much our world would change? We’ve gone from a culture of handshakes and…
October 23, 2020

Don’t Fall To Isolation This Holiday Season: Tips to Staying Safely Connected

With the holidays approaching quickly, many people may not have the same excitement that typically comes along with the winter months. In years past, large gatherings and traveling to visit…
September 25, 2020

The Key to Happiness

Over the course of more than 75 years of studying happiness in adults, a Harvard study has revealed the “key” to happiness. In this study, the researchers have looked at…
August 27, 2020

Auditory Deprivation

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Use it or lose it?” It turns out, this phrase may be applicable to hearing loss, hearing aid use, and one’s ability to understand speech. …
July 29, 2020

What to Expect During a Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting

Many patients have come to our office disappointed by a device they purchased from a large retailer or from a discounted service their insurance provided. Many times, patients do not…
July 14, 2020

Causes of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and How to Protect Your Hearing

“Are your hobbies noisy?” “Yes, I do a lot of yard work, and I also enjoy woodworking. Will that affect my hearing?” As an audiologist with 29 years of experience,…
June 4, 2020

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Lately, I have been trying to take the time and really help my community understand the effects of hearing loss. Seeing as this month is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month,…
May 7, 2020

5 Keys for Auditory Rehabilitation

Audiologist Mark Ross once said, “When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire family has a hearing problem.” Auditory rehabilitation is important for those with hearing loss…
April 16, 2020

Journey Of Growth Beyond Resiliency

In this time of uncertainty, we grasp to find things we can control. For me, one of those things is my memories. I am finding myself thinking of my roots,…
March 20, 2020

New COVID-19 Update

At Oro Valley Audiology, our priority is always your wellness and safety as you address your hearing loss. Below are a few updates from your friends at Oro Valley Audiology:…
February 6, 2020

Heart Disease and Hearing

February is dedicated as American Heart month to encourage people to combat heart disease. With heart disease being the leading cause of death for both men and women, spreading awareness…
January 2, 2020

How Thyroid Health Affects Your Hearing

Each month, we have brought more awareness on how whole health of the body affects our hearing. When I talk about many of these issues or ask about case history…
December 3, 2019

Ear Wax Explorer

This month I will share my not so secret favorite thing about my Audiology practice. I love cerumen removal (Ear wax removal). My husband half-jokingly calls it a sickness of…
October 31, 2019

Hearing Loss in Diabetes Patients

With the growth in obesity, Type II Diabetes is steadily becoming more prevalent. According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas, diabetes is estimated to increase by 55% on a global level…
October 8, 2019

Fire Prevention Month

October is fire prevention month. While there are many ways to help reduce the likelihood of fires, one aspect of safety that is often overlooked is ensuring individuals with hearing…
September 16, 2019

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Hearing

September is a month full of  "awareness” for many organizations. These include World Alzheimer’s Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Healthy Aging Month, and Pain Awareness Month. These all have a…
August 7, 2019

The Importance of Hearing Screenings

Hearing screenings are extremely important for both children and adults, as hearing loss impacts all aspects of life. A study from 2015 found that an estimated 1 million people, ages…
July 9, 2019

#ThinkAudiology: Audiology Network

There are many towns, cities, and states that have passed cell phone hands-free laws and many more that will be in the near future. No state bans cell phone use…
July 3, 2019

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Awareness

July is a time of year filled with vacation, relaxation, and summer fun. With on July 4th comes the celebration of the birth of our country. This day often includes…
June 14, 2019

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Most people are looking for ways to live longer, healthier, quality-filled lives. We know we can achieve this in part by eating a…
May 17, 2019

Our Promise to You: Network Agreement

Dear Patient, Audiologists around the United States have formed a network of private practice clinics that want to help you with your hearing health care. Our network of audiologists got…
January 23, 2019

Hear in Tucson Offering Hearing Tests for Veterans

When you think about military-related injuries, you might think of PTSD, amputations, or bullet wounds, but one of those on-the-job hazards is virtually invisible. It’s loud. Soldiers are constantly exposed…
January 23, 2019

How humanitarian trips help patients back at home

Aside from the moral obligation to help those in need across the world, how does going on humanitarian trips help patients back in Tucson? Dr. Huch says humanitarian trips have…
January 23, 2019

Exhibition features art composed by Syrian refugee children

Beginning on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, you are invited to see an art exhibition featuring the work of Syrian refugee children. Experience original painting created on…

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