“EARS” TO HEARING INDEPENDENCE!

As the summer swings into full sizzle, our thoughts just naturally turn to the theme of Independence. Try as we might NOT to, we often take our basic freedoms for granted, and often we don’t realize how much we enjoy something until it’s gone. That’s human nature…and it’s especially true with our sense of hearing. As we age, we find …

Earwax May Be the Culprit of Hearing Loss among Assisted Living Residents

Earwax May Be the Culprit of Hearing Loss among Assisted Living Residents

At Custom Hearing Solutions, most of the hearing loss we see is permanent noise and age related hearing loss, but it is also important to remember that sometimes a hearing issue can be temporary. An example of this is hearing loss that is caused by excessive or impacted earwax and it is more common than you may think. What Is …

Scientists Have Discovered the Protein That Enables Hearing and Balance

Scientists Have Discovered the Protein That Enables Hearing and Balance

It took 40 years, but scientists at Harvard Medical School (led by Jeffrey Holt, PHD) have finally worked out in detail how hearing is so important to our balance. They have discovered that a protein called TMC1 transmits sound and head motion into electronic signals, which are then used by the brain to maintain hearing and balance. This discovery follows …

Hearing Loss and Alzheimer's Disease: An Important Connection

Hearing Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease: An Important Connection

It’s World’s Alzheimer’s Month, which makes it a great time to address the subject of hearing loss. As more and more research suggests, the two conditions are strongly associated with each other, and treating hearing loss could have a significant effect on healthy brain function. Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition affecting older adults, after arthritis and …

Sound amplifiers aren’t hearing aids

Sound amplifiers aren’t hearing aids

Hearing technology has grown and expanded in leaps and bounds over the past several decades, developing innovative new ways to effectively treat permanent hearing loss. While reliable companies in the business of hearing aids continue to increase the power and adaptability of new hearing aids, the market has also exploded with untested and unreliable options. When it comes to treating …

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make Problems Worse

Avoiding Hearing Tests Could Make Problems Worse

Let’s face it, no one likes bad news. And avoiding a hearing test is like, well, not getting bad news. But if you already suspect that you may have hearing loss, why wouldn’t you get a painless and comprehensive evaluation at Customer Hearing Solutions? Hearing loss is a widespread problem In the United States, hearing loss is the third most …

Bananas Are Found to Support Hearing Health

Bananas Are Found to Support Hearing Health

We’re learning more and more about the healing benefits of plants and nutrients. Adding superfoods into our diets can help to balance and protect against a multitude of disease and illness. But if we told you that bananas were a superfood that supports hearing health would you think we were…bananas? It’s one of the more accessible and versatile fruits on …

Your Rights and Hearing Loss

Your Rights and Hearing Loss

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal to discriminate against individuals with hearing loss. There are certainly challenges associated with hearing loss, but the ADA makes sure employers, landlords and the owners of public venues do their best to accommodate those with hearing issues. At Custom Hearing Solutions we help individuals who have hearing loss, but we also ...
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 ...