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The Cost of Hearing Loss

There is no doubt that the loss of hearing can result in a variety of “costs.”  Regardless of what age you or your loved one was when diagnosed with a hearing impairment, the “costs” of hearing loss can quickly add up and go beyond the purely financial expenses of hearing aids, specialists’ visits, therapy, etc… [...]

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

One of the most preventable forms of hearing loss is noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).  This form of hearing loss occurs when tiny sensory hair cells in our inner ears are damaged by noises that are too loud and that last for too long.  Approximately 15% of Americans aged 20-69 years and 12.5% of children ages [...]

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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Did you know that hearing loss is the 3rd most prevalent chronic medical condition among older adults?  It is estimated that 21% of adults 48-59 years and 40-50% of adults over the age of 65 years have a measureable hearing impairment and the number rises to 83% of those over age 70.  Besides the obvious [...]

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Living with Vertigo… Home Therapy, Medications and Other Tips that Help:

Once they have been to a healthcare provider and received the diagnosis of “vertigo”, many people wonder what else they can do to help alleviate or even prevent the unpleasant effects of this common and unfortunately, often recurrent symptom. “Vertigo” is a symptom NOT a diagnosis, even though you may have been given this diagnosis [...]

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Different Types of Hearing Aids

They come in all shapes and sizes. Hearing aids vary in size according to style, features, and local market prices but almost all of them are so small and discrete that most people can hardly see them when worn.  Prices of hearing aids unfortunately are not always that small.  Prices of hearing aids can range [...]

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Hearing and Balance Institute of the Rockies Launches New Website

Lone Tree, CO (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Dr. Terri Ives, a board certified doctor of audiology in Lone Tree, CO, is pleased to announce the launch of her new website for current and potential patients. The new website is designed to showcase Hearing and Balance Institute of the Rockies for existing patients and potential new patients across [...]

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EOBs: What Medicare and Insurance Companies Don’t Tell You

Understanding Where the EOBs (Evidence of Benefits) Charges Come From If your like most Americans health insurance is hard to understand. It is hard to understand how the Government system of Medicare works, how insurance pays, doesn’t pay, and how much it pays. Most people have trouble understanding EOBs (Evidence Of Benefits). We have trouble [...]

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The High Cost of Hearing Aids

The High Cost of Hearing Aids Revealed I frequently hear people saying things like “wow, hearing aids cost a lot” or “hearing aids are too expensive”. So to take a better look at the high cost of hearing aids, I wanted to take a moment to point out some simple math: Every month the average [...]

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Over-the-Counter Dizziness Herbal Cures – Hype or Help?

Dizziness Herbal Cures and Remedies: is it safe to try one? Dizziness herbal cures are all over the Internet, TV, magazines and your local pharmacy.  You have been suffering from dizziness and want it to go away now. The labels sound wonderful.  The dizziness herbal cures promise relief from dizziness, nausea, vertigo if you buy them.  You think, [...]

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Prevent music induced hearing loss from iPods and mp3 players – but still love them!

At the Hearing and Balance Institute we fit primarily 30-50 year olds with hearing aids. Most of this is due to music induced hearing loss that could have been prevented.  I frequently find when performing a hearing evaluation on a young child (we are talking 8-10 years old here folks) a major noise induced hearing loss.  How do I [...]

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Diabetes Doubles Hearing Loss Risk

  People with Diabetes More Likely To Suffer Hearing Loss A study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that patients with diabetes are more than twice as likely to suffer hearing loss as those without diabetes.  In the study, National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers analyzed data from hearing tests administered in the [...]

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The Heart Health and Hearing Connection

  The inner ear is highly vascularized and extremely sensitive to disruptions in blood flow. Studies have shown that a healthy cardiovascular system has a positive effect on hearing.  Conversely, inadequate blood flow and trauma to the blood vessels of the inner ear can contribute to hearing loss. Some researchers hypothesize that because the inner [...]

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Kids Exposed to Secondhand Smoke Have Double the Risk of Hearing Loss

Despite years of graphic anti-smoking campaigns and public smoking bans, people continue to light up – especially at home, where more than half of American children and teenagers are exposed to secondhand smoke. Scientists believe that passive smoke either causes or exacerbates lung cancer, asthma, learning disabilities, heart disease and other conditions; and now a [...]

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Our Patients Love Their Hearing Aids!

Our patients LOVE their hearing aids. Many people are unhappy with the hearing aids they’re prescribed. At the Hearing and Balance Institute, 93.7% of our patients report being very happy with their hearing aids. Our expert Doctors of Audiology work with many different manufacturers, therefore we can offer hearing aids at a price level, technology [...]

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Affordable Hearing Aids

We make hearing aids affordable. We understand the financial investment in hearing aids can be daunting for some people. That’s why we offer quality hearing aids for every budget, as well as 0% interest payment plans. Don’t let money worries prevent you from getting the treatment you need. Losing your hearing can cost you much [...]

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Tinnitus Treatments Work!

Our tinnitus treatments actually work! A tinnitus evaluation is more than a routine hearing test. It requires specialized equipment and advanced knowledge and expertise that only our Doctors of Audiology provide. Our doctors will take the time to understand and identify the characteristics of your tinnitus so they can customize a proper, clinically proven and [...]

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Hearing & Balance Questions Answered!

Our patients get answers in one visit. Chances are if you’re at this website, you’ve already seen many specialists to find out why you’re experiencing dizziness or imbalance–and have yet to get answers. We can obtain an accurate diagnosis in one visit for over 90% of vertigo cases, thanks to our state-of-the-art dizziness and balance [...]

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