Spring HearingI love springtime; the trees in bloom, different flowers of the season, enjoying more time under the sun.

As the season changes, let’s make sure you are hearing well!  We are offering a list of beneficial opportunities to improve your hearing health this season.  

Springtime helps to raise awareness about the significance of hearing healthcare because May is Better Speech and Hearing month. For millions of Americans, Better Speech and Hearing Month has increased awareness of the importance of hearing, how to protect it, and how to improve it.

For those of you wearing hearing aids, now is a good time to come in for a little “spring cleaning;” we’ll make sure your aids are cleaned, checked, and ready for all your upcoming activities. If it’s been more than a year since your last hearing test, this is a good opportunity to schedule an appointment for a new test as we may need to adjust your device.  

Music and Hearing LossTinnitus is a condition where sufferers experience ringing in the ears when no external, physical noise is present. An estimated 10-15% of the United States adult population experiences tinnitus frequency. Around 5% say it affects their quality of life.

You’re not alone if you have tinnitus symptoms – and you can take control of your condition and enjoy all of life’s sounds!

For instance, Beethoven developed tinnitus by 1800, which made it hard for the classical musician to hear melodic tones and enjoy conversations. But even Beethoven didn’t let tinnitus stop him! He used hearing aids like ear horns and became more socially active.

basketballMarch Madness is a great time for sports fans to cheer on their favorite college basketball teams by watching some exciting games for hours at a time. Enjoying numerous games in a noisy and cheerful environment while you root on your favorite teams is a highlight for many college basketball fans.

Unfortunately, all this cheering can result in hearing reduction.

Experts say contact with noise levels of 80-90 decibels for eight consecutive hours can result in serious damage in the inner hearing. Exciting plays can lead to noise levels this high or even louder as fans cheer on their teams.

Universal Hearing Care AwardThis past month, the team from Universal Hearing Care traveled coast to coast to attend the 2017 AHAA Convention in Orlando, Florida.

The purpose for the convention was to acquire a better understanding of the issues in the industry and how to better serve patients. 

From learning about optimizing patient care, improving practice efficiency and making the offices more patient-friendly, UHC returned with valuable insight to grow and improve.  

LyricYou’re invited to get the inside story on Lyric, the world’s first and only 100% invisible, extended wear hearing aid!

Universal Hearing Care in Tarzana, California – your certified Lyric audiologists – is hosting a FREE three-day Lyric special event from January 31 through February 2, 2017. We’re proudly offering:

  • FREE 45-day trial
  • FREE hearing screening
  • FREE Lyric consultation
  • And more!

Space is limited for our Lyric hearing aid event, so call us at 818.345.3200 to reserve your spot today!

Family HearingPerhaps you’ve noticed small signs that a family member is hard of hearing, like asking you to repeat yourself multiple times. It’s never easy to talk about health problems, particularly with relatives who are getting older. But how should you approach a loved one who is showing signs of hearing loss?

Signs of Hearing Loss

Does your loved one:

  • Say “what?” “excuse me,” or ask people to talk more slowly several times in a conversation?
  • Miss what people say if his/her back is turned?
  • Listen to the TV or radio at maximum volume?
  • Have trouble hearing in loud public places, like restaurants?
  • Have problems hearing the doorbell or phone ring?
  • Misunderstand directions (or make similar mistakes)?
  • “Forget” something you said?
  • Lean toward a person who is speaking?

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About 20% of the U.S. population, approximately 48 million Americans, experience hearing changes significant enough to impact their physical and mental health.

But for people with hearing loss who choose the effective and appropriate treatment option of hearing aids, there’s good news. These tiny marvels of technology have been shown to improve balance, alertness, and help support an active social and physical lifestyle. Here’s the start of a growing list of what hearing aids might do for you: