You’re Invited to a Two-Day Hearing Expo Event!

Oticon’s Digital Technology Expert, Norm Greenleaf will be in our St George & Cedar City clinics on February 13 – 15, 2018 to demonstrate the new Oticon Opn and answer your questions. We are confident you will find this opportunity to be a positive one, and we look forward to helping you take another step toward better, more natural hearing. If for some reason you are unable to attend but know someone who may benefit from this experience, please pass this information along.

Are There Hearing Tests Just for Kids?

The only way to identify and diagnose hearing loss in a young child is through an infant hearing screening.
Below are tests your child’s St. George hearing doctor will perform at such a screening.

The Worst Hearing Loss Advice

How many of you are plagued by unsolicited advice? People just love to offer up their opinions as facts. There is no better example of this than information about hearing loss. Below is some of the best worst advice we have ever received about hearing loss.

How Do You Measure Sound?

Sound travels in waves and is measured in frequency and amplitude. Amplitude is the measurement of how forceful a wave is. Measured in decibels (dB), the louder the sound is, the higher the decibel number will be. Normal conversation clocks in around 65 dB.

How Do You Hear?

Have you ever wondered how you can hear a bird chirping? Hearing is something most of us take for granted, much like breathing. Understanding the process is important for keeping your hearing healthy.

Concussions and Hearing Loss

The leading causes of concussions in Utah are car crashes, falls and contact sports. This type of traumatic brain injury is caused by a sudden acceleration or deceleration to the head.

The Importance of Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is extremely common; nearly 48 million people in Utah and throughout the United States suffer from this condition. For most of these individuals, a hearing aid can be used to treat their hearing loss. But unfortunately, many individuals simply choose to forgo this tried and true treatment for good ol’ fashion denial that anything is wrong.

How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid

I don’t know about you, but I have enough trouble choosing a $3 tube of toothpaste; don’t get me started on how stressful it is making a real decision. This would include buying a car, house or hearing aid. There are 48 million people in Utah and throughout the country with hearing loss. Most of these individuals could benefit from the use of a hearing aid while only 20 percent of those actually use one. Why? Some audiologists believe it is because the process seems too daunting. Here at Advanced Hearing & Balance this is not the case.

Types of Hearing Loss

Most people know at least one person with hearing loss. This is because it is common; we mean really common. Turns out, it is the third most common physical condition in Utah and throughout the country, behind only arthritis and heart disease. For a condition this common it should come as no surprise that there are a number of possible causes.

The History of Hearing Aids

Hearing loss is not a new condition. People have been suffering from it for centuries. Up until the 16th century, it was commonly accepted that individuals with hearing loss also suffered from multiple other disabilities; this led to them being heavily discriminated against. It was not until a Spanish monk named Pedro Ponce taught a nobleman’s deaf sons how to read, write, speak and do math that this fact was disproven.