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October 21, 2021

Controlling Earwax Improves Hearing Aid Performance

Your body uses a variety of means to clear out toxins in order for you to remain healthy. Removing toxins from your ears is the purpose behind earwax, which is naturally beneficial. However, if you wear hearing aids, earwax can create instrument performance and longevity issues. To get the most benefit from your hearing aids while allowing your body to do…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 17, 2021

Buying Hearing Aids From Costco Vs. UpState Hearing – What’s The Difference?

When it comes to investing in better hearing, there are a lot of options available on the market and it can be difficult knowing where to go. With a Costco store not too far from our offices, we are regularly asked: “What’s the difference between buying hearing aids from UpState Hearing compared to buying them from Costco?” They want to…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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July 16, 2021

Here Is How To Choose The Best Hearing Aid For You

When we first meet with patients who are struggling with their hearing, the most common question we get is “What hearing aids are the best?” Unfortunately, that is one of the few questions we cannot answer so easily. As one of the most trusted hearing care experts in Northern California, we have to admit that it’s still a difficult question. It’s…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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June 4, 2021

Lyric Hearing Aids: Everything That You Need to Know

After caring for the hearing healthcare of Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Susanville, and Weaverville for many years, we have dealt with all the different circumstances of the local people. From people who are eager and ready to address a hearing challenge, to people who are more reluctant due to reasons involving the fear of looking old, or the thought of…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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June 4, 2021

Oticon Ruby Hearing Aids: Everything That You Need to Know

Choosing which hearing aid technology is right for you can be a difficult decision. While we try our best to recommend certain types of devices based on your lifestyle, background, and listening preferences, most of the time, the end result is based on which device you are gravitating toward. Throughout our many years of practicing, we often hear the same…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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June 4, 2021

Phonak CROS Hearing Aids: Everything That You Need to Know

Let’s face it, deciding which type of hearing aid technology is right for you can be difficult, especially if you don’t know too much about the market. With so many different factors to include, such as real ear measurements, hearing aid fitting, listening preferences, and device functionality, sometimes making your decision can take longer than expected. As California’s most trusted…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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May 10, 2021

Oticon More Reviews: A Comprehensive And Independent Review By Patients In California

On January 13th, world-renowned manufacturer Oticon launched their much-anticipated new hearing technology, the Oticon MORE hearing aid. But as you may have noticed, we haven’t said much about it publically. The reason is, although the initial reviews online have been glowingly positive, before we recommend any technology, we first wanted a small number of our trusted patients to trial it and hear…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

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April 14, 2021

Introducing The Signia Active Pro

Today, we can finally announce the release of the revolutionary Signia Active Pro. In today’s market, everyone aims for a solution that makes them feel younger, not older. They want a hearing aid that enhances their life, allowing them to feel like an even better version of themselves. The Signia Active Pro is the panacea to this problem. Combining a sleek…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 16, 2021

The Best Hearing Aid Cleaning Service in California

At UpState Hearing Instruments, we have more than 60 years of collective experience, and we care as much today as we did on our first day of opening. It’s our immense pride to serve the local community, and it’s our ongoing determination to ensure that no-one in our community suffers ill-health as a result of their hearing. As experienced hearing…

Christa Atwood, HIS

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March 1, 2021

Offering Hearing Aid Repairs in Northern California

Hearing aids are very delicate pieces of technology. While they’re built to deliver clear and coherent sound quality for many years, they are prone to general wear and tear. This is not necessarily due to a lack of maintenance, but it could be as a result of a manufacturer issue or clogged-up microphone. The good news is that Ken, our hearing…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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February 18, 2021

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are an essential part of living with hearing loss. Like other devices, they have a finite lifespan, but how do you know when it is time to upgrade? Here are some things to consider: What is the Typical Lifespan of Hearing Aids? On average, most hearing aids last three to five years. With proper maintenance, you can usually keep a…

Scott A. Morris, HIS

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February 16, 2021

Broken Hearing Aid? Are Repairs Expensive?

If your hearing aid is broken or not working, you may question whether it is worth the cost of repair or whether you should go with replacement instead. Here is some information that might help. How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Hearing Aid? The cost of repairing a hearing aid is highly variable, so it’s essential to diagnose…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

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October 21, 2021

Controlling Earwax Improves Hearing Aid Performance

Your body uses a variety of means to clear out toxins in order for you to remain healthy. Removing toxins from your ears is the purpose behind earwax, which is naturally beneficial. However, if you wear hearing aids, earwax can create instrument performance and longevity issues. To get the most benefit from your hearing aids while allowing your body to do…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 17, 2021

Buying Hearing Aids From Costco Vs. UpState Hearing – What’s The Difference?

When it comes to investing in better hearing, there are a lot of options available on the market and it can be difficult knowing where to go. With a Costco store not too far from our offices, we are regularly asked: “What’s the difference between buying hearing aids from UpState Hearing compared to buying them from Costco?” They want to…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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July 16, 2021

Here Is How To Choose The Best Hearing Aid For You

When we first meet with patients who are struggling with their hearing, the most common question we get is “What hearing aids are the best?” Unfortunately, that is one of the few questions we cannot answer so easily. As one of the most trusted hearing care experts in Northern California, we have to admit that it’s still a difficult question. It’s…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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June 4, 2021

Lyric Hearing Aids: Everything That You Need to Know

After caring for the hearing healthcare of Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Susanville, and Weaverville for many years, we have dealt with all the different circumstances of the local people. From people who are eager and ready to address a hearing challenge, to people who are more reluctant due to reasons involving the fear of looking old, or the thought of…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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June 4, 2021

Oticon Ruby Hearing Aids: Everything That You Need to Know

Choosing which hearing aid technology is right for you can be a difficult decision. While we try our best to recommend certain types of devices based on your lifestyle, background, and listening preferences, most of the time, the end result is based on which device you are gravitating toward. Throughout our many years of practicing, we often hear the same…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “Phonak CROS Hearing Aids: Everything That You Need to Know”
June 4, 2021

Phonak CROS Hearing Aids: Everything That You Need to Know

Let’s face it, deciding which type of hearing aid technology is right for you can be difficult, especially if you don’t know too much about the market. With so many different factors to include, such as real ear measurements, hearing aid fitting, listening preferences, and device functionality, sometimes making your decision can take longer than expected. As California’s most trusted…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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May 10, 2021

Oticon More Reviews: A Comprehensive And Independent Review By Patients In California

On January 13th, world-renowned manufacturer Oticon launched their much-anticipated new hearing technology, the Oticon MORE hearing aid. But as you may have noticed, we haven’t said much about it publically. The reason is, although the initial reviews online have been glowingly positive, before we recommend any technology, we first wanted a small number of our trusted patients to trial it and hear…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

Featured image for “Introducing The Signia Active Pro”
April 14, 2021

Introducing The Signia Active Pro

Today, we can finally announce the release of the revolutionary Signia Active Pro. In today’s market, everyone aims for a solution that makes them feel younger, not older. They want a hearing aid that enhances their life, allowing them to feel like an even better version of themselves. The Signia Active Pro is the panacea to this problem. Combining a sleek…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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March 16, 2021

The Best Hearing Aid Cleaning Service in California

At UpState Hearing Instruments, we have more than 60 years of collective experience, and we care as much today as we did on our first day of opening. It’s our immense pride to serve the local community, and it’s our ongoing determination to ensure that no-one in our community suffers ill-health as a result of their hearing. As experienced hearing…

Christa Atwood, HIS

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March 1, 2021

Offering Hearing Aid Repairs in Northern California

Hearing aids are very delicate pieces of technology. While they’re built to deliver clear and coherent sound quality for many years, they are prone to general wear and tear. This is not necessarily due to a lack of maintenance, but it could be as a result of a manufacturer issue or clogged-up microphone. The good news is that Ken, our hearing…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?”
February 18, 2021

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are an essential part of living with hearing loss. Like other devices, they have a finite lifespan, but how do you know when it is time to upgrade? Here are some things to consider: What is the Typical Lifespan of Hearing Aids? On average, most hearing aids last three to five years. With proper maintenance, you can usually keep a…

Scott A. Morris, HIS

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February 16, 2021

Broken Hearing Aid? Are Repairs Expensive?

If your hearing aid is broken or not working, you may question whether it is worth the cost of repair or whether you should go with replacement instead. Here is some information that might help. How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Hearing Aid? The cost of repairing a hearing aid is highly variable, so it’s essential to diagnose…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

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You wouldn’t buy a car without having a test-drive, and we don’t expect you to invest in better hearing without first experiencing the difference for yourself.

UpState Hearing Instruments proudly offer 14-day test-drives on all hearing technology, giving you the confidence that you’re making the right decision.

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