Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Imagine an ideal day spent with your significant other. What activities would you do together? Would the day involve exploring a new city, hosting a gathering of friends and family, taking a long walk or simply snuggling with a movie and popcorn at home? Now imagine a difficult day: one of you has gotten some bad news, is sick, or …

Great Things to Hear this Valentine's Day in Omaha

Great Things to Hear this Valentine’s Day in Omaha

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Living with hearing loss often offers an extra excuse to skip the lovefest and hunker down alone. That couldn’t be further from the best medicine, though! It’s well known that hearing loss, particularly untreated and undiagnosed, can lead to isolating behaviors. It’s human nature to avoid difficulty and …

Custom Hearing Solutions - The Different Configurations of Hearing Loss_ Unilateral vs. Bilateral

The Different Configurations of Hearing Loss: Unilateral vs. Bilateral

When a degree of hearing loss prompts a hearing test with an audiologist, the examination process will do more than simply decide whether hearing loss is or isn’t present. Using a variety of methods, an audiologist seeks to determine the depth, breadth and manifestation of each patient’s unique hearing health. Unilateral vs. Bilateral hearing loss is one measurement considered when …

Custom Hearing Solutions - A Link Between Cancer Treatment Drugs and Hearing Loss (1)

A Link Between Cancer Treatment Drugs and Hearing Loss

It has been known for a while now that certain medications are ototoxic, or damaging to the ears, particularly if taken long-term or in high doses. This list of ototoxic medications includes aspirin, anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, and Cisplatin, a common cancer-fighting chemotherapy drug. But because Cisplatin is so effective at targeting certain kinds of cancer, this drug–and other, similar …

Custom Hearing Solutions - New Hearing Aids for a New Year - Why You Should Upgrade

New Hearing Aids for a New Year: Why You Should Upgrade

Each New Year, many of us try to focus on ways we can improve ourselves, or “upgrade” our lives in some way. If you’re like us, you’ve tried the New Year’s resolutions that revolve around eating better and exercising more. While these are great New Year’s resolutions and practices we should implement in our daily lives no matter what month …

Custom Hearing Solutions - Invest in a Fire Alarm System Designed for People with Hearing Loss

Invest in a Fire Alarm System Designed for People with Hearing Loss

Many people think hearing loss isn’t that big of a deal, and being hard of hearing is just an inconvenience. But hearing loss is far more than having difficulty following conversations, or needing to turn up the volume on the TV. Living with untreated hearing loss affects your life in many ways, and can be a real safety hazard. Living …

Custom Hearing Solutions - How Winter Weather Can Affect Hearing

How Winter Weather Can Affect Hearing

Frozen windows, dressing in layers, hot drinks, snowy roads…some people welcome Jack Frost while others would prefer it stayed warm all year. But like it or not, winter is upon us here in Nebraska, in some places bringing with it extremely cold conditions. Keeping healthy in the winter is all about knowing how to take care of yourself–and that includes …

Custom Hearing Solutions - Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Omaha

Great Things to Hear This Holiday Season in Omaha

Take your little ones to the Omaha Children’s Museum this month to catch a bit of Santa’s Magic: an enchanting winter wonderland populated with friendly characters such as the Snow Queen, Holly the Elf, and Santa Claus himself. With snow indoors and a personalized chat with Santa, your kids can share their Christmas wishes (professional photos printed for purchase). With …

Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss

Enjoying the Holidays with Hearing Loss

It’s that magical time of the year again, when the temperature drops, lights go up and friends and family gather together to celebrate. For some of us, hearing loss keeps us from truly enjoying the beautiful holiday season the way that we used to. Hearing loss can make the holiday season feel overwhelming. There are, however, many tips for making …