Hearing Tips

Electric Cochlear Implants: Functions and Benefits

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 20, 2014

There are numerous technologies available to hearing impaired people. Yes, hearing aids are the most common and popular option for hearing loss, this doesn’t address the worst of hearing problems suffered by many people. For that, cochlear implants are becoming even more popular for individuals all over the planet for both adults and children. These more »




Advancements in Digital Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 13, 2014

In the last two hundred years, many advancements have been made in the realm of personal sound amplification. Digital hearing aids, which allow audiologists to program each device according to the user’s specific degree of hearing loss, can now be adjusted for volume accordingly. Today’s hearing aids are unique in that they can remove distracting more »




10 Ways Good Hearing can Help Keep Seniors Young

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 9, 2014

Hearing health is one of the areas of health that many people are willing to overlook as they get older because other health matters seem more pressing. Yet, many people do not realize that maintaining a high level of hearing health throughout your life can lead to extraordinary benefits in your later life. Specifically, good more »




The Multiple Functions Of Digital Earplugs

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 29, 2014

There are thousands of people putting their overall health at risk every day and do not even realize it. According to recent research, having negatively impacted levels of hearing may lead to other forms of more serious ailments and leave you susceptible to illnesses that can be severe. That is why more people are looking more »




Hearing Loss and Diabetes

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 22, 2014

More work has to be done to further a conclusive link, but there has been a connection found between hearing loss and those who have diabetes. You may be astounded to note that 30 million people have diabetes and 34.5 million people have hearing loss across the nation. Many are connected. A hard link has more »




Hearing Loops: What They Are And How They Work

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 15, 2014

Hearing loops are gaining an incredible amount of support in the community of people with hearing loss. Though they are reliant upon preexisting technology in order to function, they are still seen as a useful and novel addition to the resources available for people who suffer from hearing impairment. Even though they are popular in more »




The Evolution Of Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 8, 2014

Hearing aids have been one of the most useful inventions of all time. People with hearing loss and impairment have been able to use them to live a normal life in our modern society. However, before the age of digital hearing aids that can funnel out background noise, there were still attempts to help people more »




Why A Professional Audiologist Can Help More Than Big Box Stores

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 24, 2014

One of the biggest problems that is facing professional medicine is the fact that people are going to stores like Costco for their health requirements rather than going to an actual doctor. This is troubling for many reasons, but mostly because it shows that people are not aware of the differences between professional care and more »




What’s Revolutionizing the Hearing Aid Industry? 3D Printers!

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 17, 2014

Didn’t think hearing aids could be cool? Well, they can! They’re made through the process of 3D printing, which isn’t an entirely new concept. It’s actually been in deployment for years when it comes to making custom fit hearing aids. Perhaps you’ve heard of its alternative name of additive manufacturing. This type of 3D printing more »




Foods That Can Prevent Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 10, 2014

One of the integral bodily functions that can diminish as you age is your ability to hear. There is a veritable bevy of ways in which we can exacerbate this and do irreparable harm to the auditory system such as the exposure to loud noises in our day to day activities. This can be as more »




New Studies Linking Hearing Loss and Depression

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 3, 2014

It turns out that there are more reasons to seek treatment for hearing loss than ever before. While everyone is familiar with the basic problems that are caused by hearing loss, it has now been linked to depression in a new study. This complex and massive examination that was undertaken by the National Institute on more »




How Musicians Can Decrease the Likelihood of Future NIHL

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 29, 2014

What do Neil Young, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Ludwig van Beethoven have in common, besides all being musicians? They all suffered permanent hearing loss, directly as a result of playing their music. I often work with musicians who have experienced hearing damage as a result of their longtime love of playing music. Exposure to more »




Picking Hearing Aid Compatible Cell Phones

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 24, 2014

In the past, the complex electronics of cell phones often interacted poorly with the electronics of hearing aids, resulting in interference between the two devices that was perceived as static, screeching or whistling noises, or lost words. Fortunately, improvements in technology and new government regulations have made the issue “Will this phone work together with more »




How Come I Only Have Problems Hearing in Crowded Rooms?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 19, 2014

Patients commonly inquire why hearing in crowds of people is particularly challenging for them. They report that they don’t seem to have any problem hearing people and understanding what they say when they are speaking to them one-on-one, or even in small groups. But when they find themselves in a large crowd they often find more »




Common Hearing Aid Buying Mistakes Made by First Time Customers

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 14, 2014

The selection and purchase of a first hearing aid can be an overwhelming task for anyone. The publication Consumer Reports followed a dozen people over a period of six months as they shopped for their first hearing aid, and reported on it. What they found was less than satisfying, because they found that two-thirds of more »




Detecting Indications of Hearing Loss in a Family Member

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 30, 2014

Hearing loss comes in many forms – it may occur gradually (for example, as the result of aging) or suddenly (as the result of an injury or trauma). The hearing loss itself may be temporary or permanent, and can range from mild (having difficulty understanding casual conversation) to severe (complete deafness). A single ear can more »




Improving Home Safety for Hearing Impaired Loved Ones

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 25, 2014

One subject which is seldom discussed with regards to hearing loss is how to keep people who have it safe in their homes. For instance, suppose that a fire breaks out in your home; if you are like most of us you have smoke detectors to sound a warning so that you and your family more »




Typical Battery Performance for Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 18, 2014

Although it might seem to be a simple question to ask how long hearing aid batteries will last, it isn’t. How long hearing aid batteries will last is dependent upon quite a few factors. How long a battery lasts depends on who manufactured the battery, and will vary between different models from the same manufacturer. more »




The Basics of Digital vs Analog Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 11, 2014

A little bit of history and an explanation of how analog devices work vs how digital devices work is essential to understand the distinctions between analog and digital hearing aids. Analog hearing aids appeared first, and were the standard in most hearing aids for many years. Then with the arrival of digital signal processing (DSP) more »




Safeguarding Against Hearing Problems Among Marching Band Musicians

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 28, 2014

Roughly six million teenagers in the United States suffer some type of loss of hearing, and this number has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. Besides the use of high-volume portable music players and mobile phones, experts say that teens’ involvement in marching band is yet another possible cause of damage to hearing. Marching more »




Stay Safe Behind the Wheel: Suggestions for Driving Safely with Hearing Problems

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 21, 2014

People depend on their hearing in a number of situations, making it difficult to carry out some basic tasks if your hearing is impaired. Driving a vehicle is one situation that can cause difficulties for many people affected by impaired hearing. Luckily, just because you have problems with hearing does not mean that safe driving more »




On Hearing Loss and Military Service: Five Astonishing Facts

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 16, 2014

When considering post-combat injuries in veterans, PTSD, missing limbs, and brain damage may come to mind. What many often don’t consider is hearing loss as a severe combat injury. Here are 5 facts you may not know about hearing loss among veterans. The most common post-service malady happens to be hearing damage or loss. – more »




Hearing Loss Among Young Children: 5 Facts That May Shock You

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 11, 2014

Loss of hearing can occur during childhood, adolescents, or even at birth. In fact, nearly 12 percent of kids age 6 through 19 have noise induced hearing loss according to the American Academy of Audiology. The birth defect occurring most frequently in our country is hearing loss. Nearly 12,000 children are born each year with more »




The Role of Genetics and Genes in Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 28, 2014

Undoubtedly illness and injury can cause hearing loss, but could genetics also contribute? Yes. Hearing loss can have a genetic cause. Believe it or not, experts agree that most hearing loss is due to some form of genetic irregularity. Additionally, hearing loss is regarded as the most common birth defect in the developed world. Essential more »




Consumer Guide to Telecoil in Digital Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 21, 2014

What’s a telecoil and what does it do? Maybe the hearing aid you are wearing has one or maybe you’ve been looking for a new hearing aid and have seen the term used. A telecoil is a tiny coil of wire that can provide you with a number of benefits. Continue reading to get a more »




What is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 14, 2014

Much of your ability to hear is controlled by miniature nerve endings in your inner ear. If these nerve endings (or other parts of the inner ear) are harmed, the result is sensorineural hearing impairment. Typically, sensorineural deafness doesn’t lead to a complete inability to hear. In fact, in many cases only particular sounds become more »




Yes, You Can Get a Hearing Loop Installed at Your Favorite Theatre or Church

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 7, 2014

The majority of public places and businesses have made their buildings wheelchair accessible, a highly visible challenge, but may be unaware of the less visible challenges faced by people who have difficulty hearing. That’s where hearing loops come in. Venues with hearing loops provide much clearer speech and sound directly to the telecoils inside hearing more »




Things to Know When Considering Receiver in Canal (RIC) Type Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 27, 2014

Looking for the best hearing aids will expose you to a variety of styles, including receiver-in-canal (RIC). There are a number of advantages unique to RIC units, as well as many commonalities with behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. This article serves as a brief introduction of the main pros and cons of the receiver in canal more »




Mar 22 2014 – Austin Hearing Services Discusses Tinnitus Treatment Protocols in Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 22, 2014

Excerpt: “With rates of tinnitus on the rise, finding effective treatment options to manage the condition is essential. The experts at Austin Hearing Services share their expanded tinnitus therapy options available in Austin, TX.” Read full article at: http://www.prreach.com/austin-hearing-services-discusses-tinnitus-treatment-protocols-in-austin-tx




Discover How Multiple Listening Programs Help Make the Most of Today’s Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 21, 2014

Listening to a person who is seated next to you in a quiet room is not the same as following a spirited discussion around a busy restaurant table. In order to keep up with variations in your listening environment, the majority of digital hearing aids include a variety of listening programs. Having the ability to more »




Managing the Signs and Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 14, 2014

If you find yourself having vertigo, tinnitus, and intermittent hearing loss, you may be suffering from Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that may cause disruptions in your hearing and balance.Despite the fact that doctors cannot yet cure this condition, there are nonetheless things you can do to minimize the symptoms and more »




How Does a Hearing Loop System Operate?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 8, 2014

Hearing aids are incredibly effective at improving a person’s ability to hear, but when worn in a crowded atmosphere they can easily overwhelm the wearer with unnecessary noise. Concert halls, auditoriums, theaters, and places of worship are particularly problematic for the hard of hearing. Fortunately, hearing loops systems provide a solution to this disadvantage, allowing more »




Selecting the Best Ear Plugs

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : February 27, 2014

To preserve your ability to hear, begin with the basics – earplugs. When these small devices are inserted into your ear canal, disruptive or dangerous sounds are blocked out. There are many types of ear plugs on the market, making shopping confusing for some people, but with a little knowledge you can find the right more »




Are In The Ear Type Hearing Aids a Good Match for You? Read About the Benefits and Drawbacks

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : February 21, 2014

When looking for a hearing aid a loved one or for yourself you will be confronted by a range of designs and features, and one of the most common is In-the-Ear (ITE). These hearing aids are a great choice for people with mild to moderate hearing loss as they are small, comfortable, and fit securely more »




Organizations Devoted to Advancing Hearing Health

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : February 17, 2014

You want to help people struggling with hearing loss, but the choice of charities is tremendous. Selecting which charities to support financial is based on several factors including the cause itself, the reputation of the organization and the intended use of the funds. You can become a part of one of many national and international more »




What You Can Do With the Digital Noise Reduction Feature Standard in Many Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : February 13, 2014

Whether its a crowded restaurant or sidewalk, you can confront overwhelming amounts of noise almost anywhere. People who use hearing aids are particularly sensitive to this problem as it becomes difficult to differentiate between meaningless noise and important sound. Digital noise reduction technology embedded inside hearing aids is one approach to combating this problem. It more »




The Performance Versus Pretty Appearance Debate: Understanding the True Pros and Cons of Completely-in-Canal Model Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 29, 2014

Completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids are the smallest of all the hearing aid options. They are intended for individuals with mild to moderately-severe cases of hearing loss and are different than other options because they are custom fitted to the inside of your ear canal. CIC hearing aids offer several pros for the wearer, as well more »




Which Forms of Vertigo or Dizziness Can Benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 22, 2014

Over ninety million people (42% of the United State population) experience feelings of dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance during their lifetime; for many of them, this encounter becomes a long-term condition. In the elderly, dizziness is the most common reason that people over seventy five visit a doctor, and for people over sixty five, more »




Causes and Treatment Methods for Ringing-in-the-Ears (Tinnitus) in Kids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 15, 2014

Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears) is a well-known problem among older people, but there are no age restrictions associated with this disorder. Children are equally at risk for this potentially debilitating disorder. While adults can usually determine that the sounds they are hearing are abnormal, many kids assume the noise is a regular part of more »




Making Use of the Directional Microphone Standard in Some Modern Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 8, 2014

Hearing aids are a useful tool when addressing hearing loss and are continuously getting better. Each technological innovation delivers more functions and features in a smaller space. The directional microphone is one of these new features. This device allows its users to have a more natural listening experience, making it a popular addition to many more »




The Treatment and Causes for Conductive Hearing Loss: Key Things to Know

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 28, 2013

When a person has difficulty hearing because of the ear’s inability to conduct sound waves, he is suffering from conductive hearing loss. This variety of hearing loss can come from an obstruction in the ear canal, but also from a malformation or congenital absence in the ear. Quite a few varieties of conductive hearing loss more »




Best Hearing Aids for Children – Hearing Specialists’ Recommendations

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 21, 2013

It’s an unfortunate fact that many young children experience loss of hearing, however, with the ideal style of hearing aid this doesn’t have to slow them down. If you will be in the process of looking to choose a hearing aid for your boy or girl, the amount of styles and sizes on the market more »




Prevalent Drugs and Medications that are Toxic to Your Hearing

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 14, 2013

You probably already know of many drugs that can lead to liver damage, increase rates of infection, and set off countless additional side effects. But were you aware that there are specific prescription drugs that can be bad for your ears? These types of drugs are called ototoxic medications. Both prescription and over-the-counter may be more »




Pluses and Minuses of Open Fit Style Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 7, 2013

There are so many different hearing aids on the market today, it may seem difficult to tell which type is the best option for you or someone you care about. Keep reading to find out more about one kind of hearing aid that is becoming increasingly popular: open fit hearing aids. Open fit hearing aids more »




Bluetooth Technology is Available in Many Digital Hearing Aids – Understanding the Basics

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 30, 2013

For those who have bought a new hearing aid in the last couple of years, there is a chance that it is equipped with Bluetooth capability. While Bluetooth was initially designed for use with cellular phones, its applications have expanded to include home phones, televisions and computers. When your hearing aid features Bluetooth, you are more »




The Installation of a Residential Hearing Loop

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 23, 2013

A hearing loop is an excellent way to listen to your favorite shows on TV without disturbing the rest of your family – congrats on your new investment! It might have been a hard decision to choose which model to buy, but it’s an easy task to set up your hearing loop at home. You more »




Understanding the Options in Electronic Hearing Protection

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 16, 2013

Twenty-six million Americans — including men, women and kids — suffer from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), as reported by the (NIH). NIHL is caused by exposure to unsafe noise levels of 85 decibels or more, and can be either temporary or permanent. For example, steady loud sounds including city traffic are about this decibel level, more »




Are BTE Style Hearing Aids a Good Match for You? Examine the Advantages and Disadvantages

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 9, 2013

There are numerous styles of hearing aids available for individuals who have difficulty hearing. Among the most popular styles is the behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid, which as with any other product has a number of strengths and weaknesses. Continue reading for help deciding whether or not a behind-the-ear hearing aid is likely to meet your more »




Does the Loud Music at Live Concerts Harm Your Hearing?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 30, 2013

If you’ve previously attended a modern rock concert and found yourself thinking, “That music is just too darned loud,” it doesn’t necessarily indicate that you’re getting old. This reaction could be your body’s way of telling you that you are at risk of hearing impairment. If, after you have left the concert, and for the more »




Several Astonishing Data about Hearing Loss in the United States

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 23, 2013

Trying to find some basic facts and statistics to finally get a loved one to get a hearing test or be fitted for a hearing aid? People often resist seeking assistance for hearing problems, but chatting with them about the causes, effects and prevalence of hearing problems may help. These basic facts and figures could more »




What are the Various Types of Hearing Loss?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 16, 2013

There are several different types of hearing loss, determined by which part of the auditory is affected. The hearing loss may be sensorineural, conductive, mixed, functional or central. Certain types of hearing loss are more treatable than others, and we can show you your choices after an assessment. Sensorineural hearing loss – This type of more »




An Ear Wax Primer – Excessive Ear Wax Really Can Impact Your Hearing

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 9, 2013

The canals of our ears are covered with hair follicles and glands that create an oily wax known as cerumen, or ear wax. The purpose of this wax is to line the inner surface of the ear canal and protect it by collecting bacteria, dirt and dust, and miroorganisms. Ear wax also helps to prevent more »




Which Foods Contribute to Good Hearing?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 28, 2013

As kids, most of us were probably told to eat our carrots for good eyesight. But what about foods that are beneficial to ears and hearing? Did anyone ever tell you about those? Nowadays we can tell our children what to eat for healthy hearing, and also smart for us to follow our own recommendations! more »




Clean Your Ears and Remove Wax the Safe Way to Prevent Permanent Damage

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 22, 2013

Congestion of the outer ear canal as the result of a build up of ear wax is one of the most prevalent causes of short-term hearing loss. If you are reasonably confident that ear wax is the cause of your temporary hearing loss, you most likely want to clean your ears. The real question is more »




How is Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) Identified and What Treatments are Available?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 16, 2013

There are several reasons why Central Auditory Processing Disorder, abbreviated CAPD, is difficult to diagnose correctly. First, the problem is not based on the ears’ inability to hear sounds, especially speech, but on the brain’s inability to interpret and process them correctly; this fact can confound standard hearing tests that measure childrens’ capacity to hear more »




Balance Order FAQ

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 15, 2013

What is a balance disorder?
A balance disorder can cause you to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy, or to have a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating. The source for this disorder can be linked to the brain, the nervous system and to an organ in the inner ear called the labyrinth. An important part of our vestibular (balance) system, the labyrinth interacts with other systems in the body, such as the visual system (eyes) and skeletal system (bones and joints) system, to maintain the body’s position. more »





Cochlear Implants FAQ

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 15, 2013

Now I wake up each morning to the sound of birds

A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. The implant consists of an external portion that sits behind the ear and a second portion that is surgically placed under the skin. An implant has the following parts: more »





Current Research into Balance Disorders

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 15, 2013

Research on balance disorders is ongoing. Recent findings from studies supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) suggest that the vestibular system plays an important role in modulating blood pressure. The information from these studies has potential clinical relevance in understanding and managing orthostatic hypotension (lowered blood pressure related to a change in body posture).

Additional studies of the otolithic organs, the detectors of linear movement, are exploring how these organs differentiate between downward (gravitational) motion from linear (forward-to-aft, side-to-side) motion. more »





Hearing Aid Research News

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 15, 2013

Researchers are looking at ways to apply new signal processing strategies to the design of hearing aids. Signal processing is the method used to modify normal sound waves into amplified sound that is the best possible match to the remaining hearing for a hearing aid user. NIDCD-funded researchers also are studying how hearing aids can more »




How the Balance System Works

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 15, 2013

Movement of fluid in the semicircular canals signals the brain about the direction and speed of head rotation. In other words, it lets the brain know if you are nodding your head up and down or looking right to left. Each semicircular canal has a bulbous end that contains hair cells. Rotation of the head causes a flow of fluid, which in turn causes displacement of the top portion of the hair cells that are embedded in the jelly-like cupula. more »





How You Hear

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 15, 2013

Discover how to clear the way for better hearing.

Hearing begins when soundwaves enter the outer ear (the visible portion of the ear located on the outside of the head) and are channeled down the auditory canal, a tube-like passageway lined with tiny hairs and small glands that produce ear wax. more »





Listening and Communication Enhancement Program

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 15, 2013

Lace

Whether you wear hearing instruments, are just acquiring devices, or simply wish to improve your listening skills, LACE – Listening and Communication Enhancement – training will help you get the most out of the sounds of life. Because it is a computerized, internet-based program, we can track your results and discuss them with you. more »





Preventing Occupational Hearing Loss at Work and Play

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 15, 2013

Benjamin Franklin got it right when he said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Just as you would take preventative measures to protect yourself from heart disease or diabetes, it pays to protect yourself from occupational hearing loss and hearing problems caused by exposure to loud music, power motors, and sport weapons. more »





Finding the Right Hearing Aid Battery Size and Type for Your Device

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 11, 2013

“Which size of hearing aid battery do I purchase?” is a difficult question give a single answer to, because there are many different models of hearing aids, and each requires a battery that fits it and contains enough energy to operate it. If you already use a hearing aid, review the device’s owners manual or more »




Just What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and What to Do if You Have It

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : August 27, 2013

Vertigo, defined as a sensation of movement in which the person or the person’s surroundings appear to whirl dizzily, can be a rather uncomfortable experience. Vertigo can affect balance, contributing to falls which can be dangerous in the elderly, and may be coupled with dizziness, a feeling that you’re spinning or falling, and in serious more »




Perforated Eardrums: Prevention, Signs and Treatment Methods

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : August 20, 2013

Eardrums are important, serving two significant roles in hearing. First and foremost they vibrate in response to sound waves. Additionally they create a barrier that protects the inner ear from infection. Your inner ear is a protected, sterile environment when your eardrum is fully intact, but if it has been ruptured or torn, bacteria may more »




Jobs which Often Expose You to Damaging Noise Levels

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : August 13, 2013

Could excessively noisy environments at work be affecting your hearing? Noise-induced hearing loss is the single most common reason for hearing loss. Certain jobs are simply louder than others, and employees in those fields should be reasonably worried about their hearing.The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 30 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise more »




Hearing Aid Types, Options and Acronyms

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : August 6, 2013

Comparing hearing aids can be difficult if you are not familiar with the large number of acronyms commonly used to describe basic types. This collection encompasses the majority of the acronyms you will come across when investigating hearing aids and offers a brief explanation of each one. The ideal approach to fully grasp the distinctions more »




Things to Know About Guns, Shooting Ranges and Your Hearing

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 27, 2013

America’s passion for guns is almost unique across the globe; we were raised with movies and TV about police and cowboys and heroes who were all totin’ guns and shooting them regularly. These visuals appear to have made a lasting impression, because many millions still enjoy firing guns, either while hunting or at ranges. The more »




Do Not Rely on a PSA if You Have Hearing Problems

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 20, 2013

What is the exact difference between a personal sound amplifier (PSA) and a hearing aid? One big difference is that the personal sound amplifier is being heavily marketed in recent months generating a lot of confusion. You don’t see similar advertisements for hearing aids in part because they are medical devices according to the Food more »




The Role of Speech Bananas in Hearing Loss Assessments and Hearing Tests

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 13, 2013

To begin with an effort at humor, the “speech banana” is not related to the good old vaudeville joke, “Speak up…I can’t hear you…I’ve got a banana in my ear.” It’s a reference to the placement of sounds in an audiogram – a visual representation of a person’s hearing ability inside a range of volumes more »




Kids’ Headphones – Shopping Guidance for Parents

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 6, 2013

When you have children, at some point they will ask you to purchase them headphones that they can use with their music players, game systems and computers. No huge shock there. After all, headphones often offer a superior experience when used with various entertainment and learning multimedia. Because the question is inevitable, here are some more »




Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention of Swimmer’s Ear

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 27, 2013

Acute external otitis or otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear canal – the part outside the eardrum. Virtually all people recognize it by its common name – swimmer’s ear. It was given the name “swimmer’s ear” because it is routinely caused by water remaining in the outer ear after swimming, which creates more »




Considerations in the Hearing Aid Repair or Replace Decision

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 20, 2013

“Should I replace or repair a damaged hearing aid?” is one of the more common questions we are asked. The candid answer needs to be, “Depends.” Choosing between repair or replace doesn’t have a one correct answer. It truly depends upon the situation and the requirements of the individual asking the question. For starters, it more »




A Primer on Sound Therapy for Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 13, 2013

Like most matters in life, the sounds we hear influence us based on the quantity and quality of them. Most of us, for example, enjoy listening to music. However, if we are at a noisy rock concert or are listening to the music over earbuds turned up to an ear-splitting volume, the exact same music more »




Figuring Out the Connections Between Hearing Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 6, 2013

If you have some type of hearing loss, do you ever notice that listening to people talk is work, and that you need to try hard to understand what people say? This sense of having to work to understand people is common even among people who wear hearing aids, because the aids need to be more »




Regenerating Hair Cells in the Ears is One Potential Route for Reversing Some Types of Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 28, 2013

Many of the problems that cause hearing loss for our patients cannot be reversed which is frustrating for our hearing professionals. One of the primary reasons for hearing loss, for example, is damage to the tiny hair cells in our inner ears that vibrate in reaction to sounds. What we think of as hearing are more »




Do Hearing Aids Amplify High Decibel Noises Damaging Hearing Further?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 21, 2013

Patients in the process of being fitted for a hearing aid in order to hear quiet sounds often ask what the hearing aid is going to do with noises which are still excessively loud. The answer to this logical question is quite reassuring. Put simply, as long as they are properly fitted and adjusted today’s more »




How Hearing Specialists Categorize Hearing Problems

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 14, 2013

Understanding the way we hear is the first step in understanding the many causes of hearing problems and the distinct types of hearing loss. Including the eardrum and the ear canal, the outer ear is the part of the ear on the outside of the head which receives sounds. The eardrum is also considered part more »




Principle Variables Which Affect Hearing Aid Battery Life

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 7, 2013

The question of precisely how long hearing aid batteries should be expected to last is not as simple to respond to as it seems, because battery life is dependent upon numerous factors. Battery life will depend on the model of your hearing aid, and can vary widely even in different models created by the exact more »




Selecting a Mobile Phone that will be Compatible with Your Hearing Aid

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 30, 2013

Hearing aids have not previously always worked effectively with cellular phones, because of electronic interference between the 2 devices that triggered static, whistling or screeching noises, or lost words. Thankfully, improvements in technology and new government regulations have made the question “Will this cell phone work with my hearing aid?” easier to answer. The regulations more »




Inability to Hear High-Pitched Voices is a Symptom of High Frequency Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 23, 2013

One of the indicators of high-frequency hearing loss is the inability to hear women’s and children’s voice clearly. Men’s voices tend to fall into the frequency range of 85 to 180 Hz, while women’s and kid’s voices have a frequency range of 165 to 255 Hz. On top of that, the volume of women’s and more »




What Exactly is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy and Who Can Benefit from It?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 16, 2013

Tinnitus is widespread in the United States with an estimated 50 million sufferers over the age of 50. Tinnitus sufferers hear continuous sounds in their heads that others cannot hear such as clicking, buzzing, ringing, humming or whistling. Tinnitus is commonly known by its slang name – ringing-in-the-ears. For some tinnitus sufferers, this constant barrage more »




One Hearing Aid or Two: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Option

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 9, 2013

Given the price of excellent quality hearing aids, many people logically wonder if they really need two hearing aids, or if they can make do with one. Virtually all hearing professionals will state that the many benefits of using two hearing aids greatly exceed the extra expense, but to be fair let’s begin with the more »




A Quick Introduction to Central Auditory Processing Disorder

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 26, 2013

Central Auditory Processing Disorder, or CAPD, is a hearing disorder in which the trouble lies not with the ears, but with the brain. People with Central Auditory Processing Disorder have no difficulty hearing sounds – especially speech – but, their brains don’t interpret the sound inputs correctly. That’s why the disorder is sometimes summarized as more »




Home Safety Advice for Those with Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 19, 2013

One subject that is rarely mentioned with regards to hearing loss is how to keep people who have suffered it safe in their own homes. For instance, suppose that a fire breaks out in your home; if you’re like most of us you have smoke alarms to sound an alert so that you and your more »




Common Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 12, 2013

Hearing loss comes in many forms – it might develop gradually (for example, due to aging) or all of a sudden (as the result of an injury or trauma). The hearing loss itself may be transient or permanent, and can range from mild (having trouble understanding casual conversation) to severe (complete deafness). Either a single more »




Quick Analog versus Digital Hearing Aids Comparison

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 5, 2013

A little bit of background and an explanation of how analog devices work versus how digital devices work is essential to understand the differences between analog and digital hearing aids. Analog technology emerged first, and consequently the majority of hearing aids were analog until digital signal processing (DSP) was invented, after which digital hearing aids more »




A Look at Hearing in Insects, Cats and the Rest of the Animal World

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : February 27, 2013

Were you aware that researchers have yet to discover a vertebrate species which cannot hear? That’s unlike a considerable variety of amphibians, fishes, reptiles and mammals that are blind. While hearing is essential, animals don’t need ears to hear; vertebrates have ears, but invertebrates often use other kinds of sense organs to hear. Insects have more »




A Primer on Basic Hearing Aid Accessories

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : February 20, 2013

Being a new hearing aid owner, you may be interested in the various accessories and add-ons that are available. In this post we offer an introduction to common hearing aid accessories that you may be considering. Certain add-ons work only with a particular hearing aid model, but these broad suggestions are suitable for just about more »




Military Service Resulting in Tinnitus and Hearing Loss – What Can Be Done?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : February 13, 2013

Hearing impairment is pervasive in America, with an estimated 20 percent of the population having experienced it, but veterans who’ve served in war zones have experienced significantly higher rates of hearing difficulties. Hearing loss and tinnitus are now the most frequent service-related disabilities among soldiers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2011, over 800,000 more »




Warning Signs to Look For if you Believe a Child Has Difficulty Hearing

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : February 6, 2013

Based on statistics from the National Institutes of Health, out of every one thousand babies in the United States, 2 to 3 are born deaf or with impaired hearing. Childhood hearing loss may be brought on by developmental abnormalities in the ear, by a middle ear infection known as otitis media, by injury or exposure more »




Crowded Situations, Ambiant Noise and Your Hearing

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 29, 2013

Patients frequently ask why hearing in crowds of people is particularly challenging for them. When they are talking to people one-on-one, or in small groups of people there is no problem, and they seem to hear just fine. But in a crowd, such as a noisy party or in large public gatherings, suddenly it becomes more »




Three Suggestions for Your Old Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 22, 2013

We are routinely asked about what to do with unwanted, used hearing aids. This question arises more than you might expect for a variety of reasons. You may have just replaced your previous one with a newer unit, you might have gotten a cochlear implant and thus don’t need yours any more, or it might more »




Are Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries a Good Option?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 15, 2013

Rechargeable hearing aid batteries are a fantastic option – in principle. But are they sensible in the real world? Early rechargeable hearing aid batteries were so large that they could only be used in over-the-ear type aids; they also took hours to recharge and then didn’t hold a charge for very long. Early adopters could more »




Hearing Aids from the 17th Century to the Present

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 8, 2013

The oldest hearing aid is probably instinctual, cupping one hand behind the ear and using it to capture noises and thus hear them more clearly. The earliest technological hearing aids were used by sailors in the early 1600s, which took the form of a long trumpet inserted into the ear and used to hear other more »




Signs and Symptoms of Tinnitus

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 27, 2012

Tinnitus (pronounced either tin-NYE-tus or TIN-ni-tus according to the American Tinnitus Association) is defined as hearing sounds that in most cases no one else can hear. Experienced generally more often by men over the age of 50, tinnitus appears to be age-related. It affects an estimated 50 million Americans, and for unknown reasons, it also more »




My Hearing is Getting Worse – Why?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 20, 2012

Why? It’s the number question by our patients. The definition of hearing loss is simple: you are unable to hear normal conversations. It’s also extremely common with over 22 million hearing impaired Americans and 10 million suffering from hearing loss. As to the possible causes of hearing loss, the most common is aging, known technically more »




Hints for First-Time Hearing Aid Buyers

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 14, 2012

Shopping for and selecting your first hearing aid is a daunting task, and not just for you. The publication Consumer Reports followed a dozen people over a period of six months as they shopped for their first hearing aid, and reported on it. Their report was dismaying: two-thirds of the aids purchased ended up being more »




Protecting Your Ears and Hearing if You Are an Amateur or Professional Musician

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 7, 2012

Jeff Beck, Neil Young, Ludwig van Beethoven and Barbra Streisand – what trait do these diverse musicians all share? All of these musicians experienced – as a result of playing the music they love – permanent hearing loss. I often work with musicians who have experienced hearing damage as a result of their longtime love more »




Audiogram Summary – Creating and Analyzing an Audiogram

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 28, 2012

To measure the extent of your hearing loss you may be asked to take a comprehensive hearing test. An audiogram is the result of that test in the form of a graph. The audiometry test is very quick and comfortable. The test measures your ability to hear sounds at various decibel levels and frequencies. On more »




Looking into Tinnitus Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Plans

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 21, 2012

Nearly 50 million Americans between 60 and 75 are experiencing a hearing disorder identified as tinnitus. More common in men than women, the principal characteristic of ringing in the ears is hearing sounds that no one else can hear. These sounds may be experienced as eminating from the ear itself, or from inside the head. more »




Shopping for a Cell Phone that is Compatible with Your Hearing Aid

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 15, 2012

In the past, the complex electronics of mobile phones often interacted badly with the electronics of hearing aids, resulting in interference between the two devices that was perceived as static, screeching or whistling noises, or missing words. Fortunately, advances in technology and new government regulations have made the question “Will this phone work with my more »




Four Things Every Hearing Owner Must Know about Maintenance and Care

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 9, 2012

Chances are, you’ve spent enough money on your hearing aid to consider it an investment, not just a casual purchase. It has given you great value, enabling you to hear the world around you better. But as with many things, we sometimes take the things that bring the most meaning to our lives for granted, more »




Ear Wax Basics – Too Much Ear Wax Really Can Affect Your Hearing

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 30, 2012

The canals of our ears are lined with hair follicles as well as glands that produce an oily wax known as cerumen, or ear wax. The reason for this wax is to coat the inner surface of the ear canal and protect it by collecting bacteria, dust and dirt, and miroorganisms. Ear wax also helps more »




Hearing Loss Stats that may Surprise You

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 24, 2012

Do you have a family member or friend that really needs a hearing aid (or at least a hearing test) but is resistant to your suggestions? Chatting about some of the data related to the prevalence, causes and effects of hearing loss may finally get them to make that very first appointment. These facts and more »




Hearing Loss Can Have Completely Different Root Causes

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 17, 2012

There are a few different types of hearing loss, depending on which part of the auditory pathway has been affected. The hearing loss may be sensorineural, conductive, central, mixed or functional. The first step in developing a treatment plan is to correctly diagnose the type of hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss Sensorineural hearing loss is more »




True or False – Loud Music at Concerts Hurts Your Hearing

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 12, 2012

If you’ve ever been at a live concert and thought “This music is just too darned loud,” it doesn’t necessarily indicate that you have gotten too old for this type of entertainment. It could mean that your body is attempting to tell you something – that you are in a place that may harm your more »




What Are The Advantages of Digital Hearing Aids?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 15, 2012

Both hearing professionals and consumers often agree that digital hearing aids are far superior to their analog cousins, but some people are still a bit apprehensive about the idea. Although some people are unsure about switching to digital hearing aids simply because they are digitalized, experts say that the digital technology is not the only more »




Determining Whether or Not the Sound is Dangerous

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : August 28, 2012

Everyone will have a varying degree when it comes to how sensitive they are to various noises. As a rule, noises can cause damage to your hearing if you are no farther than an arm’s length away and you are shouting just to be heard. If the noise is causing pain in your ears, you more »




Austin Hearing Services Patient Testimonial

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 20, 2012

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Hearing Aid Testimonial | Austin Hearing Services

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 12, 2012

Listen in as a patient shares her experience with Dr. Hutchison at Austin Hearing Services. 6805 North Capital of Texas Hwy Ste 265 Austin TX 78731,(512) 851-0847 Visit us at Austin Hearing Services




Deafness Can Happen All of a Sudden

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 11, 2012

Sudden deafness is a rapid loss of an individual’s hearing. It can happen to anyone all at one time or it may be over a period of three days. If this happens, it needs to be addressed as a medical emergency. Anyone who experiences sudden loss of hearing needs to visit a professional immediately. Doctor’s more »




Severe Hearing Loss and How to Overcome It

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 21, 2012

Hearing aids work by taking the sounds in the environment and amplifying them to make them easier for the ear to hear. The more intense the loss of hearing is the higher degree of amplification one will need. There are multiple styles of including: o Behind the Ear – this model consists of a plastic more »




Wearing Two Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 14, 2012

Wearing two aids is reported to provide a much better listening experience when the hearing loss is two sided. Several advantages exist when wearing two aids. Some of these include: better listening in noisy or reverberant listening environments. Binaural fitting lessens issues with the natural “head shadow” effect. Without amplification, most listeners will turn their more »




Hearing Loss Types

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 5, 2012

There are various types of hearing loss that affect people in different ways. These categories are determined by the cause and location of the hearing difficulty. To understand this, one must first understand how the ear is formed. The ear is made up of three different sections: the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. more »




A Good Hearing Specialist

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 23, 2012

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A Good Hearing Specialist

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 13, 2012

Do you seem that you are more easily confused while having conversations lately? Perhaps you have to get others to keep repeating themselves. Your family probably complains about the volume of the television. It could be Hearing Loss. Thousands of people every year suffer hearing loss from any number of reasons. Also many thousands of more »




Join Austin Hearing Services Amy’s Ice Cream Social

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 25, 2012

Title: Join Austin Hearing Services Amy’s Ice Cream Social Location: 6805 N Cap. of Texas Highway Ste. 265 Austin, Texas 78731 Link out: Click here Description: Come join us for a day of Amy’s Ice Cream, Games, and a Raffle for Free Hearing Aids. May 29th and 30th. From 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Bring more »




Join Austin Hearing Services Amy’s Ice Cream Social

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 25, 2012

Title: Join Austin Hearing Services Amy’s Ice Cream Social Location: 6805 N Cap. of Texas Highway Ste. 265 Austin, Texas 78731 Link out: Click here Description: Come join us for a day of Amy’s Ice Cream, Games, and a Raffle for Free Hearing Aids. May 14th and 15th. From 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Bring more »




Is My Hearing Loss Due to Noise Exposure

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 23, 2012

Logically, it makes sense: those who have worked around high noise levels for many years and have trouble hearing must have a hearing loss that is caused strictly by noise exposure at work, right? Visit Austin Hearing Services 6805 North Capital of Texas Hwy Ste 265 Austin TX 78731, (512) 851-0847




Is My Hearing Loss Due to Noise Exposure?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 16, 2012

Logically, it makes sense: those who have worked around high noise levels for many years and have trouble hearing must have a hearing loss that is caused strictly by noise exposure at work, right? In actuality, other factors can play a role in how much hearing loss a person will have over the course of more »




Is Two Better Than One | The Benefits Of Binaural Amplification

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 20, 2012

It has been recommended that you purchase two hearing aids, but do you really need two? Are two really better than one? Well, that depends, but if you have hearing loss in both ears, this is probably so. Wearing two aids is called “binaural amplification”, while wearing one is called, “monaural amplification”. Binaural amplification has more »




Is Two Better Than One – The Benefits of Binaural Amplification

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 15, 2012

It has been recommended that you purchase two hearing aids, but do you really need two? Are two really better than one? Well, that depends, but if you have hearing loss in both ears, this is probably so. Wearing two aids is called “binaural amplification”, while wearing one is called, “monaural amplification”. Binaural amplification has more »




BTE Hearing Aids | Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : February 7, 2012

“Austin Texas, Austin Hearing Services announces its concern for the possible confusion of consumers in the light of some recently released over the counter hearing aids. It is concerned that people may be misled, perhaps not intentionally, but because they are not completely familiar with the specialized field of personal electronics, such as hearing aids.” more »




BTE Hearing Aids | Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 17, 2011

It’s been over 50 years since Siemens debuted the worlds first BTE hearing aids. In that time, the iconic style is the first image that comes to mind when most people think of a listening device. This is due to it’s prominent placement on the rear of the ear as well the long standing success more »




The Classic Hearing Aid: BTE

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 14, 2011

It’s been over 50 years since Siemens debuted the worlds first BTE hearing aids. In that time, the iconic style is the first image that comes to mind when most people think of a listening device. This is due to it’s prominent placement on the rear of the ear as well the long standing success more »




The Link Between Chronic Disease and Hearing Loss: Are you at risk?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 17, 2011

The Better Hearing Institute has developed a new syndicated article summarizing the link between chronic diseases and hearing loss. It has been released to 15,000 media outlets. This opinion editorial is now available for download. Hearing health professionals may modify the article to promote their practice. Here is the article in its entirety. (ARA) – more »




Come Join Us For Our Open House

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 16, 2011

Our Open House November 16 thru 18 There will be light refreshments; a drawing will be held each day for a TV Listening System by Sennheiser, the grand prize winner will get a pair of hearing aids. The days are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday next week the 16, 17 18, possibly the 19th, from 10:00 more »




Toilet Paper and Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 10, 2011

5 HUGE reasons you should NOT buy your hearing aids at the same place you buy bulk toilet paper. 1.     Life and Death.  Ok, that’s over dramatic, but it is true that your hearing is part of your overall health. I recently reviewed an audiogram that had been done by a warehouse store, and was more »




Buying Your Own Hearing Aids | Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : November 9, 2011

Austin Texas, Austin Hearing Services announces its concern for the possible confusion of consumers in the light of some recently released over the counter hearing aids. It is concerned that people may be misled, perhaps not intentionally, but because they are not completely familiar with the specialized field of personal electronics, such as hearing aids. more »




Austin Hearing Services Warnings on Do-it-Yourself Hearing Care

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 28, 2011

 “Austin Texas, Austin Hearing Services announces its concern for the possible confusion of consumers in the light of some recently released over the counter hearing aids. It is concerned that people may be misled, perhaps not intentionally, but because they are not completely familiar with the specialized field of personal electronics, such as hearing aids.” more »




Austin Hearing Services Testimonial | Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 26, 2011

Listen in as a patient shares his experience with them. Watch the video below to learn more. Call Us Today (512) 851-0871 6805 N Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78731




Widex Hearing Aids | Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 21, 2011

Listen in as a patient shares his experience having Widex hearing aids with Austin Hearing Services. Call Us Today (512) 851-0847 6805 N Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78731




Hearing Aid Cost Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 19, 2011

If you think your hearing loss has little or no effect on your lifestyle, think again. Americans with impaired hearing make less money than those with normal hearing, according to a national study conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). Call Us Today (512) 851-0847 6805 N Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78731




Unitron Passport Hearing Aids Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 11, 2011

Unitron is an innovative and technology driven company which produces a broad range of advanced hearing aids. The Unitron hearing device is considered to be a premium product in the Unitron family of products. It provides ideal listening experience. Watch the video to learn more. Call Us Today (512) 851-0847 6805 N Capital of Texas more »




Unitron Passport

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 11, 2011

Unitron is an innovative and technology driven company which produces a broad range of advanced hearing aids.  They have been in operation for almost half a century and well known for their commitment to product quality and the advanced features on all their products.  The Unitron Passport is no exception to this as you’ll soon more »




The Wallet’s a Little Thinner for Those with Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 7, 2011

If you think your hearing loss has little or no effect on your lifestyle, think again. Americans with impaired hearing make less money than those with normal hearing, according to a national study conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI).  Conversely, the study also reveals that the amount of income lost is reduced when those more »




Just Sharing Some Family Fun

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : September 8, 2011

Here is a dance number at Summer Camp 2010. Call Us Today (512) 851-0847 6805 N Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78731




Hearing Aids Sale! Fantastic Savings! Great Value!

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : August 22, 2011

Until September 30, 2011, you can get the following deep discounts for the following hearing aids: $500.00 off the usual price for PREMIUM HEARING AIDS $300.00 off the usual price for ADVANCED HEARING AIDS $200.00 off the usual price for ENTRY-LEVEL HEARING AIDS ***These prices reflect discounts from our already very competitive prices, not MSRP, more »




Hearing Loss Help | Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 15, 2011

The Panasonic JZ hearing aid is one that has evolved over the last 50 years when Panasonic began making aids for hearing loss. It has the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. If you are looking for a state of the art aid that you can fully depend on, than Panasonic JZ can be the perfect more »




Hearing Aids Help | Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 15, 2011

When you are choosing hearing aids, listening environments should be of the highest importance. You want to make sure that you choose a hearing aid that is made for the settings that you are most commonly in. If you are in social situations often the hearing aid you are using now might not be doing more »




Hearing Health | Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 15, 2011

If you have been troubled over your hearing loss, or even depressed, you should check out the many devices that are made for Assistive Listening and are simple amplifiers. They can help you to hear and understand others and this can help to give you a way to take back some of the life you more »




The Panasonic JZ Hearing Aid

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 28, 2011

The Panasonic JZ hearing aid is one that has evolved over the last 50 years when Panasonic first began making aids for hearing loss.  If you are looking for a state of the art, simple to use and operate aid that you can fully depend on, then the Panasonic  JZ , which has the Good more »




Hearing Aid Auction

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 17, 2011

One pair of digital, behind-the-ear GN ReSound Live 5 hearing aids, which may be fit with a slim tube, open fitting, plus three follow-up visits (retail value $1595.00 to $2300.00 and are priced at mid-range). One pair of digital, behind-the-ear Widex Mind 440 hearing aids, which are high-end hearing aids and have a retail value more »




Wi Series Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 13, 2011

Austin, Texas — Austin Hearing Services is proud to announce that it is one of the first to offer Starkey’s Wi Series hearing aids. Loaded with Starkey’s most cutting-edge technology, Wi Series hearing aids are designed to make listening easy and enjoyable again. It features their latest noise reduction and speech preservation system, which is more »




Hearing Aid Help Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 28, 2011

The bone conduction hearing aid, or BAHA, is used when people can not tolerate any type of in the ear attachment, or are born without external ear canals. Some people who have chronic outer ear infections find that BAHAs are the only option that allows them to heal. Call Us Today (512) 851-0847 6805 N more »




Hearing Aids Specialist Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 28, 2011

A behind the ear hearing aid can be a great option if you are experiencing some hearing problems. They are especially helpful for people who may have normal hearing in low frequencies, but have a hearing loss in the mid-to high frequencies. People who have experienced problems with occlusion (barrel-like sound, or sounding like you more »




Hearing Audiology Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 28, 2011

Hearing aids are some of the most commonly used treatments to address hearing related problems. Since hearing loss can affect people of all ages, hearing aids for children can present special challenges and difficulties. Call Us Today (512) 851-0847 6805 N Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78731




Hearing Loss Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 28, 2011

A digital hearing aid may change your life for the better. You should be able to participate in conversations again and can stay connected to the important people in your life, either at home or at work. The right hearing aid can give you your life back to you and allow you to enjoy it the more »




Hearing Aids for Children

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 27, 2011

Hearing aids are some of the most commonly used treatments to address hearing related problems. Since hearing loss can affect people of all ages, hearing aids for children can present special challenges and difficulties. Here’s why: Hearing aids are difficult to fit on young children who may not be able to report what they are more »




ExSilent Hearing Aids | Austin Texas

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 18, 2011

Austin Hearing Services is proud to announce its relationship with ExSilent Hearing Aids. ExSilent was first to introduce the smallest hearing aid in the world that is invisible, digital and modular. Now, developers from ExSilent have designed the first-ever hearing aid with AirTAP functionality, the Qleaf Pro. This functionality makes it much easier for hearing more »




What Is The Bone Conduction Hearing Aid?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 18, 2011

Hearing aids have come a long way over the past few years. A specialized type of hearing aid, the bone conduction hearing aid, or BAHA, is used when people can not tolerate any type of in the ear attachment, or are born without external ear canals. Some people who have chronic outer ear infections find more »




The Behind The Ear Hearing Aid May Be A Good Choice

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 12, 2011

A behind the ear hearing aid can be a great option if you are experiencing some hearing problems. They are especially helpful for people who may have normal hearing in low frequencies, but have a hearing loss in the mid- to high frequencies. People who have experienced problems with occlusion (barrel-like sound, or sounding like more »




The Futuristic Digital Hearing Aid

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 8, 2011

 As we baby boomers continue to grow older, more and more of are affected by hearing loss. This need by a group of people who have been far more likely to accept new technologies has helped to launch some great products including ever more sophisticated digital hearing aids. These are a completely different hearing instrument more »




Interview with Dr. Margaret Hutchison Part 2 | Austin Hearing Services

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 5, 2011

Dr. Hutchison has been an audiologist since 1983. She presented at the society for Neuroscience in Toronto, Ontario in 1988. She has been cited in Notable Woman of Texas (1984). She likes rehabilitative audiology because she can develop a relationship over time with her patients. She adores her three beautiful granddaughters, ages 6 to 10 more »




Interview with Dr. Margaret Hutchison Part 1 | Austin Hearing Services

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 5, 2011

Austin Hearing Services was founded in 1999 by Dr. Margaret Hutchison. She has done both clinical and research work. Margaret was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Human Development and Communication Disorders from the University of Dallas Texas in 1996. She has a number of publications and presentations, including “Auditory Temporal Integration and the more »




David’s Testimonial | Hearing Loss Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 1, 2011

Hearing Loss See a professional that will provide you with the right kind of help. To know what kind of hearing loss you have is very important. There is a specific hearing aid for different loss of hearing conditions. This is why getting a hearing test is important. Hearing aids are important because they give more »




Laura Testimonial | Hearing Loss Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 1, 2011

Hearing Loss Hearing aids are important because they give sound back to those who have been without it. Finding an audiologist that you can trust is a MUST! Knowing what kind of hearing loss you have is also very important. Don't hesitate to have your hearing tested to understand the severity of your condition. Watch more »




Hearing Exam – Early Detection | Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 1, 2011

A hearing exam is an important diagnostic tool in identifying the degree and type of hearing impairment. The best kind of exams use a variety of different tests and diagnostic equipment. Most good exams will use an audiometer to test how well your ears respond to different pure tones. A hearing exam is an important more »




Hearing Tests | Identify & Diagnose problems

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 1, 2011

Hearing testing is a way of evaluating the hearing function of a person. There are several types of hearing tests used. Hearing tests can help to identify potential problems and potentially help prevent them from getting worse. Watch the video to learn more.  Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com Visit our YouTube channel more »




High Frequency Hearing Loss Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 1, 2011

High Frequency Hearing Loss As we age, the ability to discern sounds in the upper frequency range deteriorates. High frequency hearing loss can make it difficult to hear speech sounds like F, S, T, or TH. Fortunately, there are solutions. Modern digital hearing aids are designed with features to help restore the ability to hear more »




Hearing Loss Buda TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 28, 2011

Hearing Loss Tinnitus causes a ringing sound in the ears. It makes it hard to hear other things going on around you.The damage from the hearing loss can cause tinnitus. Listen in as a patient shares his experience with Austin Hearing Services. He suffers from tinnitus. This causes a ringing sound in your ears   more »




Buy Hearing Aids Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 28, 2011

Alera Hearing Aids by ReSound Dr. Margaret Hutchison talks about Alera by Resound. Alera hearing aids are great for people with active lifestyles. They are protected from moisture. They sound very natural. ReSound has very high quality equipment. Watch the video to learn more. Schedule an appointment today.   Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our more »




Hearing Aids Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 28, 2011

AMP Hearing Aids AMP is more affordable, helping to ease price hesitations. AMP sounds great, featuring advanced digital processing that differentiates it from other invisible instruments. Watch the video below to learn more. Schedule an appointment today. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com Visit our YouTube channel to see our other videos and more »




Hearing Aids Lakeway TX | Meet Dr Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D.

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 15, 2011

Hearing Aids Lakeway TX Dr Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. talks about her practice and why she decided to go into private practice. Schedule your appointment today! Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com Visit our YouTube channel to see our other videos and for more information Hearing Aids Lakeway TX




Dr. Margaret Hutchison Presents I-pad to Contest Winner | Hearing Aids Lakeway TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 15, 2011

Hearing Aids Lakeway TX   Many people suffer from some type of hearing impairment and may not even realize the extent to which their hearing has deteriorated. A hearing exam is an important diagnostic tool in identifying the degree and type of hearing impairment. In this way proper treatments can be implemented to address the more »




Hearing Exam – Early Detection is Key

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 11, 2011

Many people suffer from some type of hearing impairment and may not even realize the extent to which their hearing has deteriorated.  A hearing exam is an important diagnostic tool in identifying the degree and type of hearing impairment.  In this way proper treatments can be implemented to address the problem. There are many kinds more »




Hearing Testing – Identify and Diagnose Problems

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 3, 2011

Hearing Testing Hearing testing is an important and effective way to determine if a patient is undergoing any type of hearing loss or problem. Here are some of the more common types of testing and how they are administered. Hearing testing is a way of evaluating the hearing function of a person. These tests can more »




Demonstration Hearing Aids For Sale

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : January 1, 2011

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High Frequency Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 31, 2010

Normally a healthy person of around 20 years of age can hear in the frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. As we age, the ability to discern sounds in the upper frequency range deteriorates. As a matter of fact, for the average middle aged man this upper range drops to around 12,000 Hz. more »




What You Need to Know About HIPS–Hearing Instrument Protection and Security Products

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 31, 2010

Hearing Instrument Protectors People who wear Hearing Aids are often reminded to be aware of various other types of equipment that can make their investment safer and add to their enjoyment of their aids. Hearing instrument protectors can be purchased through your Audiologist. Types of Hearing Instrument Protectors The Deflector: This is molded plastic shelf more »




Different Ways of Hearing Loss Treatment

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 4, 2010

Hearing Loss Treatment There are various treatments available for hearing loss. The treatments, however, depend on the cause of the loss. There are two basic types of hearing loss; Conductive and Sensorineural. In general, hearing loss that is termed “Conductive Hearing Loss” is more likely to be able to be treated medically. Many types of more »




DISC Coming Soon | Deep Insertion Stock CIC

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 3, 2010

DISC Coming Soon | Deep Insertion Stock CIC Dr. Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. will be trained on the new DISC-Deep Insertion Stock CIC hearing aid this coming January. A new model called a DISC–Deep Insertion Stock CIC device is coming soon. •         Four-channel compression device •         Incorporates an adaptive Feedback Cancellation system •         Device is designed more »




Hearing Better May Mean Earning More

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 3, 2010

Hearing Loss Source: Better Hearing Institute – BetterHearing.org Hearing Better May Mean Earning More (NAPS)—People with untreated hearing loss may see their income decrease by as much as $30,000 a year, according to a national survey by the Better Hearing Institute. But hearing aids were shown to reduce the risk of income loss by 90 more »




Spotlight On Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : December 3, 2010

Spotlight On Hearing Loss Dr. Vincent Cerf–Chief Internet Evangelist for Google talks to us about Hearing Loss. We received permission to use this video from BetterHearing. Feel free to visit their website for more information. (The following presentation has been aired on Public Television stations nationwide.)   Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com more »




ReSound Alera and ReSound Unite Open House

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 19, 2010

Advanced Hearing Aid Technology Hits the Market–Resound Alera and Resound Unite First Wireless Hearing Aid with No Strings Attached…Austin Hearing Services is pleased to offer patients ReSound Alera and ReSound Unite accessories the next generation in hearing technology and the first truly wireless hearing aid. Austin, Texas, October 19, 2010 – Austin Hearing Services will more »




Recreational Noise and Its Potential Risk to Hearing

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 14, 2010

Recreational Noise and It's Potential Risk to Hearing Reprinted with permission from the Author–Brian Fligor, ScD Many people engage in recreational activities. Most of them do not have hearing loss. There is a world of difference in the wear-and-tear caused by shooting a single round on a .22 caliber rifle compared to weekly target shooting more »




How To Insert and Remove HearLens Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : October 12, 2010

HearLens Hearing Aids Hearlens hearing aids are deep-fitting fully digital which is meant to be placed and removed as needed by the patient. It fits fairly close to the ear drum, so occlusion (barrel-sounds) and feedback should not be a problem. Watch the video below where we show you how to insert/remove your  HearLens Hearing more »




Advantages and Disadvantages In Different Styles Hearing Aids Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : August 21, 2010

Different Styles Hearing Aids Austin TX There are many different styles of hearing aids available. Trying to decide on the right style for you can be hard to do. You need to know the advantages and disadvantages in different styles.     Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about different more »




Moderate Hearing Loss

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : August 17, 2010

Moderate Hearing Loss There are many people all over the world these days that suffer from moderate hearing loss, but many people don’t know what they should do if they suspect this is what they are suffering from. There are some important steps that need to be taken before you will be able to find more »




What Should You Do If You Suspect You Have Moderate Hearing Loss?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : August 16, 2010

Moderate Hearing Loss The most common hearing loss by degree seen by Audiologists is a “Moderate Hearing Loss”. People all over the world suffer from moderate hearing loss, but many people don’t know what they should do if they suspect this. “Moderate Hearing Loss” may be defined as a loss that has some hearing thresholds more »




Assistive Listening Devices

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 30, 2010

Do you have a hard time hearing the voices or things happening around you? Your best solution may be to use Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) They are basically used to help people hear better in different types of situations. Watch the video to learn more. Schedule your appointment today. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our more »




Loop Systems Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 30, 2010

Loop Systems Austin TX Dr. Margaret Hutchison at Austin Hearing Services talks about Loop Systems hearing aids. Watch the video to see how it works and why is this important. This can be a good choice hearing aid for you.. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about loop systems, or more »




Hearing Aid Test Buda TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 30, 2010

Hearing Aid Test Dr. Margaret Hutchison tours us around the Austin Hearing Services especially where the hearing testing is done. She talks how the hearing testing is performed. Watch the video below to learn more. Schedule an appointment today and have your hearing tested. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com Visit our YouTube more »




Could Assistive Listening Devices Be Your Solution For Hearing Well Again?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 30, 2010

Assistive Listening Devices Do you have a hard time hearing the voices or things happening around you? Your best solution may be to use Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs). What exactly are these devices? They are basically used to help people hear better in different types of situations, or to help them identify situations in which more »




FM Systems Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 30, 2010

FM Systems Austin TX Dr. Margaret Hutchison talks about FM Hearing Systems. She explains how it works and how can it be beneficial to your hearing. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about FM Systems, or to see our other videos, please visit our YouTube.




Phonak Hearing Aid Event

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 30, 2010

Phonak Hearing Aid Event We are anticipating a busy Fall season here at Austin Hearing Services and invite you to "Kick-off Your Fall" and let us help you get ready for the upcoming Holidays. We are offering a special promotion of a free iCom or myPilot with the purchase of the following Phonak Hearing Instruments: more »




Assistive Listening Device Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 30, 2010

Assistive Listening Device Austin TX Dr. Margaret Hutchison of Austin Hearing Services talks about Assistive Listening Devices. Learn more information and tips about assistive listening device as you watch the videos. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about Assistive Listening Device, or to see our other videos, please visit our more »




Assistive Listening Device

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : July 9, 2010

Assistive Listening Device You're Invited When: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Time: Noon-2:00 PM CST Phone: 512-656-3611 R.S.V.P. Where: Austin Hearing Services' Clinic 6805 N Capitol of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78731 Olivia Bills, Au.D. from the State Dept of Rehabilitative Services will speak about the STAP program which allows folks who have documented hearing losses more »




Hearing Aid Marketing Training Buda TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 17, 2010

Hearing Aid Marketing Training Buda TX Today Nancy and I met with Holly Powell and talked about some marketing that we can do to help us serve our customers in an around the Austin, Tx area. We are always looking for ways to better serve our patients. K back to work–write more soon.




Is There Really A Simple Solution To Help You Find The Best Hearing Aid?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 8, 2010

Best Hearing Aid There are many people every day looking for the best hearing aid to suit them and their lifestyle. Finding the best one for you in particular is not always an easy thing to do. There is a really simple solution though that will help make it much easier. The simple solution is more »




Could Phonak Hearing Aids Be Your Best Option For Hearing Well?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 5, 2010

Phonak Hearing Aids Phonak has a wide range of hearing aids that suits many types of hearing problems. Phonak hearing aids are gainig in popularity with many people because they effectively help make listening much easier.   Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about Phonak Hearing Aids, or to see more »




A simple Solution to Find the Best Hearing Aid For You?

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : June 5, 2010

 Best Hearing Aid There's no easy way to find the best hearing aid that will be of the most use for you. Here are some helpful hints that you can follow to make you search a lot easier. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about  Best Hearing Aid , or more »




Call Us and Make an Appointment Today – Hearing Aids Austin Tx

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 25, 2010

Hearing Aids Austin Tx Make an appointment today with Austin Hearing Services and be provided with the right kind of solution for your hearing problem. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about hearing aids, or to see our other videos, please visit our YouTube.




Hearing Check Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 24, 2010

Hearing Check Austin TX Do you have to say "come again", "sorry can you repeat that" well these are some of the warning signs of hearing loss. Watch our video about getting your hearing checked. Schedule your appointment today. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com Visit our YouTube channel to see our other more »




Don Testimonial Austin Hearing Services

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 23, 2010

Don Testimonial Austin Hearing Services 6805 North Capital of Texas Hwy Ste 265, Austin TX 78731 Don't let your hearing loss limit your everyday life. Affecting moments shared with family and friends. Watch as Don gives his testimonial about his experience. Schedule your appointment today.   Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more »




Jon testimonial – Austin Hearing Services

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 22, 2010

Jon testimonial – Austin Hearing Services Research shows that people wait for a minimum of 7 years before they actually get help for their hearing problems. During those seven years, you would already have missed out on so much… is it really worth it? Call now and get help. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our more »




Loop System-Austin Hearing Services

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 21, 2010

Loop System-Austin Hearing Services 6805 North Capital of Texas Hwy Ste 265, Austin TX 78731 Dr. Margaret Hutchison talks about why people go for the "Loop System"? They are becoming more common in the United States. Watch the video to learn more. Schedule your appointment today. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com Visit more »




Advantages and Disadvantages in Different Styles of Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 20, 2010

Different Styles of Hearing Aids There are many different styles of hearing aids available these days and trying to decide on the right style for you can be hard to do. That is why you need to know the advantages and disadvantages in different styles of hearing aids. This can help you make a smarter more »




Why Phonak Hearing Aids Could Be The Best Choice For You

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 7, 2010

Phonak Hearing Aids When you are looking for hearing aids these days, there are many different brands and styles that you can choose from. This can make it seem like a daunting task to find the best ones for you in particular. One that you want to research and learn about is the Phonak hearing more »




Phonak Hearing Aids Austin TX

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 2, 2010

Phonak Hearing Aids Austin TX Find out why Phonak could be the right hearing aid for you. Here are the most important reasons why Phonak hearing aids could be your best choice to help you hear life and you again. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about Phonak Hearing Aids, more »




ITC Hearing Aids Reviews Austin Tx

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : May 1, 2010

ITC Hearing Aids Reviews Austin Tx Would you like more information about In the canal hearing aids? Watch our video. In-the Canal ITC Hearing Aids provide those who have been without sound a chance to hear again and it is important that if you are investing in a hearing aid you get the one that more »




Hearing Aid Reviews Austin Tx

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 30, 2010

Hearing Aid Reviews Austin Tx Hearing aids are important because they allow someone to be able to hear again and it is something that you should not take lightly. Want more information about the different hearing aid styles? Check out this video. Read complete post about Hearing Aid Reviews Austin TX Call Today (512) 851-0847 more »




Hearing Aid Batteries Austin Tx

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 29, 2010

  Step by step guide to changing batteries for hearing aids. Hearing aids are crucial for many people to be able to live their lives with audio and without the aids they would be unable to hear anything at all.   Read complete post about Hearing Aid Batteries Austin Tx Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit more »




10 Reasons to Choose Hearing Aids Austin Tx

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 28, 2010

10 Reasons to Choose Hearing Aids Austin Tx What to know the 10 best reasons to choose us for your hearing aids needs and services? Check out our video. Reconnect through better hearing and celebrate the sound of life. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about Hearing Aids, or to more »




Hearing Loops Austin Texas

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 6, 2010

Hearing Loops Austin Texas Check out our latest video–where Dr. Margaret Hutchison from Austin Hearing Services talks about Hearing Loops. They are becoming more popular in the United States. Watch the video to learn more information and tips. Call Today (512) 851-0847 Visit Our Website: http://austinhearingservices.com For more information about hearing loops, or to see more »




Hearing Aids Austin Texas

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : April 6, 2010

Check out our videos on YouTube–with more to come. We invite our friends and customers to comment and add us as friends. Dr. Margaret Hutchison talks about simple techniques on how to take care of your hearing aids. This will help to keep your hearing running for a long period of time. Call Today (512) more »




How to Find Affordable Hearing Aids

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 28, 2010

Affordable Hearing Aids Hearing aids are important because they give sound back to people who have been without it but they are also expensive and people have trouble being able to afford them. This article will tell you how to find affordable hearing aids. If you are unable to afford the expensive hearing aid models more »




Hearing Aid Styles Review

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 28, 2010

Hearing Aid Styles Review Hearing aids are important because they allow someone to be able to hear again and it is something that you should not take lightly. However, there are many different styles of hearing aids and you need to get the one that is best for you. So, below you can find a more »




Step-By-Step Guide for Replacing Hearing Aid Batteries

By: Margaret Hutchison, Ph.D. : March 28, 2010

Replacing Hearing Aid Batteries Hearing aids are crucial for many people to be able to live their lives with audio and without the aids they would be unable to hear anything at all. One crucial piece to a hearing aid is the batteries and replacing them is important but also intimidating. Below you will find more »