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Why You Shouldn’t Buy Hearing Aids From Us

Issue 17.17

We don’t think hearing aids are perfect. Hearing aids cannot completely bring your natural hearing ability back– but they can come really close. People come to our office and want to leave hearing like they are 18 again. That is not a reality. Over the last ten years, we have seen […]

Hearing & Balance Doctors of Utah Seeking Study Participants

Issue 49.16

Being current on new hearing aid technology is something the doctors at Hearing & Balance Doctors of Utah take seriously. With new technology from six major manufacturers constantly being introduced, this process takes time. Our doctors have a series of tests they put new technology through to verify actual performance. We […]

How To Succeed With Hearing Aids

Issue 29.16

“Is it possible to succeed with hearing aids?” This is a question we often receive at our clinic. Many of us know people that have struggled with hearing aids – maybe a parent, sibling, spouse, friend, or maybe even ourselves. Sometimes seeing the struggles of others makes people nervous to try […]

Hearing Aids Improve Brain Function

Issue 11.16

According to a recent study by Jamie Desjardins, PhD, an assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program at The University of Texas at El Paso, hearing aids improve brain function in people with hearing loss.

Even mild forms of hearing loss can affect the brain, as it takes so much more […]

Recent Educational Training

Issue 6.16

Three of our doctors were recently able to attend an educational training event in New York City. At Hearing & Balance Doctors, we are committed to staying current on the latest technology and advances in our field. There are literally thousands of hearing aids on the market and it is very […]

Tinnitus

Issue 3.16

I recently had a 56 year old man come to see me with tinnitus (ringing and high pitched steady noise) in both ears. And while he had a known and documented moderate hearing loss, he stated that this has been going on for several years but as of recent it had […]

We Are Different – In A Good Way

Issue 36.15

Every day we have the pleasure of welcoming new patients and friends into our office. It is always nice to see new faces. These new faces often come with stories of individual history of personal hearing problems and concerns. I love hearing each story and customizing solutions to each patient’s hearing […]

The Perfect Fit

Issue 32.15

There are many factors that create a successful hearing aid fit. We call this the perfect fit. While each patient is uniquely different, the process is similar for everyone. We begin by providing an otoscopic evaluation of the ear canal followed by thorough testing of both hearing and auditory processing abilities. […]

Hearing Loss Was The Worst… An Injured Veteran’s Story

Issue 17.15

The keynote speaker at this year’s Audiology NOW convention was a man by the name of Shilo Harris. Shilo is a Texas native who joined the military after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He was serving a tour of duty in Iraq when the Humvee he was riding in was hit […]

Hearing Loss, Dementia, & Staying Connected

Issue 12.15

Dr. Richard Luekenga, Dr. Ryan Whitaker & Dick Nourse, retired KSL channel 5 News Anchorman, took the time to educate a group of St. George locals about the relationship between how we hear and how we connect (cognitively and socially). This very important theme has been researched and studied by our […]