Oliveira Audiology Blog

How to Use Veteran Compensation for Hearing Loss

10-05-2021

Military veterans in Laredo, Texas, may qualify for hearing loss benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans have to demonstrate service-connected hearing loss. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs will determine if the Veteran is eligible for hearing aid benefits. Hearing injury is the top medical issue related to military service among American veterans. It […]

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How Veterans Can Get Help for Hearing Loss

08-25-2021

Did you know that the top service-related medical issue for military veterans in the U.S. is a hearing injury? In fact, information from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that more than 2.7 million veterans suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears) – and that number only includes individuals whose […]

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What Is Hard of Hearing Vs. Deaf

08-25-2021

There are many terms used to describe hearing loss. Many people in Texas use terms such as hard of hearing, deaf, and hearing impaired interchangeably. However, they all mean different things, and some are considered more acceptable than others. Learning about the different terms, what they mean, and how they are used helps you describe […]

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What are CROS and BiCROS Hearing Devices?

07-02-2021

As you read our guide to CROS and BiCROS hearing devices, you’ll learn more about: Characteristics of each type of hearing device, including how they work and what they look like The key difference between CROS and BiCROS, as well as the latest improvements made for the creation of the Oticon CROS How to determine […]

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How Hearing Works

06-18-2021

You’re not an Audiologist, so you can’t diagnose yourself, but there are several reasons you should learn more about the ear and how hearing loss occurs. Understanding the functioning parts of the ear, including the inner ear, middle ear and outer ear can help you understand why you’re experiencing hearing loss. When you know some […]

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Hearing Aid Specialist vs Audiologist

06-18-2021

Key Takeaways:  Hearing loss affects anyone ranging from babies to adults, but an Audiologist and other professionals can help. Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists (H.I.S.)  are both professionals who can assist with different areas of hearing loss treatment. If you’re not sure what type of hearing loss you’re dealing with, an Audiologist is the professional […]

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How Hearing Aids Improve Your Quality of Life

03-25-2021

What you’ll learn; Hearing aids can improve your quality of life by helping you recognize speech frequencies and assisting you in being alert to safety situations. To stay mentally active while experiencing hearing loss, many individuals turn to hearing aids to keep them alert. The success of your job and your relationships could depend on […]

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What is an OAE Test?

01-12-2021

If you’ve become worried because you feel your young child can’t hear you, you might bring it up with the pediatrician. While your child’s primary care doctor can test the child’s hearing to a certain extent, he or she will typically recommend you see an Audiologist for an OAE hearing test in Laredo. If this […]

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Why Annual Hearing Tests Are Important

01-01-2021

Everyone knows the importance of visiting a doctor. You go when you’re sick, or there’s a specific issue you’re trying to figure out, and you go once per year for your annual checkup. You probably do the same thing with your dentist, going when you have a particular issue, as well as going twice yearly […]

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Hearing Aids and Summer: Do’s and Don’ts

09-01-2020

The summer season can be a wonderful time of year, but it also means putting a little extra effort into the care of your hearing aids. With warm temperatures, an increase in outdoor activities, and plenty of on-the-go fun, summertime presents some unique challenges to hearing aids. As you might already know, the two biggest […]

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