Hearing Resources

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January 1, 2022

Add Improved Hearing to Your New Year’s Health Goals!

The New Year is a great opportunity to reset and make health-centered goals. At the top of many resolution lists, you often find diet and exercise intentions. We’re here to bring attention to another aspect of health that is so incredibly important: your hearing! Our hearing abilities are integral to how we navigate daily life and communicate with others. Commit…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 17, 2021

How Noise Pollution Can Affect Us

As you sit in the quiet of your own home, what can you hear right now? Is it just the twittering of soft bird sounds or maybe the slow flow of nearby traffic? There might be some construction noise in the distance or a lawnmower buzzing away next door. For many people, their surroundings are not as silent as they…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 17, 2021

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is more common than you might realize. As you move through life, it becomes more and more likely that you or someone you love may struggle to hear. If someone in your life shows signs of hearing loss, there are a number of ways you can support them and help them on their journey. Here are a few…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 17, 2021

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Professional musicians know how valuable their hearing is, yet the very music they make poses a consistent threat to their hearing. A new German study found that musicians are four times more likely to experience noise-induced hearing loss than the general population. Hearing loss can be a setback for anybody, let alone a musician. Noise-induced hearing loss causes permanent, irreversible…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 17, 2021

Q&A About Hearing Loss

The stigma of hearing loss discourages some people from asking questions about their condition. Another barrier to educating oneself about hearing impairment is the worry about asking a “silly” question. Let’s go beyond that and dispel some common myths about hearing loss. Hearing loss is a rapidly growing health concern, and being well-informed by asking questions that address your fears…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 13, 2021

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

From time to time, smiling, nodding, and pretending to follow a conversation is okay – particularly with strangers in noisy environments like concerts or train stations. However, this ‘social bluffing’ becomes a problem when it interferes with our social lives, job success, or when our pretending is creating misunderstandings with those closest to us.  Why Do We “Socially Bluff?” There…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-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

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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

Featured image for “Add Improved Hearing to Your New Year’s Health Goals!”
January 1, 2022

Add Improved Hearing to Your New Year’s Health Goals!

The New Year is a great opportunity to reset and make health-centered goals. At the top of many resolution lists, you often find diet and exercise intentions. We’re here to bring attention to another aspect of health that is so incredibly important: your hearing! Our hearing abilities are integral to how we navigate daily life and communicate with others. Commit…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “How Noise Pollution Can Affect Us”
December 17, 2021

How Noise Pollution Can Affect Us

As you sit in the quiet of your own home, what can you hear right now? Is it just the twittering of soft bird sounds or maybe the slow flow of nearby traffic? There might be some construction noise in the distance or a lawnmower buzzing away next door. For many people, their surroundings are not as silent as they…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 17, 2021

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is more common than you might realize. As you move through life, it becomes more and more likely that you or someone you love may struggle to hear. If someone in your life shows signs of hearing loss, there are a number of ways you can support them and help them on their journey. Here are a few…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 17, 2021

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Professional musicians know how valuable their hearing is, yet the very music they make poses a consistent threat to their hearing. A new German study found that musicians are four times more likely to experience noise-induced hearing loss than the general population. Hearing loss can be a setback for anybody, let alone a musician. Noise-induced hearing loss causes permanent, irreversible…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 17, 2021

Q&A About Hearing Loss

The stigma of hearing loss discourages some people from asking questions about their condition. Another barrier to educating oneself about hearing impairment is the worry about asking a “silly” question. Let’s go beyond that and dispel some common myths about hearing loss. Hearing loss is a rapidly growing health concern, and being well-informed by asking questions that address your fears…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

Featured image for “Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help”
December 13, 2021

Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

From time to time, smiling, nodding, and pretending to follow a conversation is okay – particularly with strangers in noisy environments like concerts or train stations. However, this ‘social bluffing’ becomes a problem when it interferes with our social lives, job success, or when our pretending is creating misunderstandings with those closest to us.  Why Do We “Socially Bluff?” There…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-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

Featured image for “Buying Hearing Aids From Costco Vs. UpState Hearing – What’s The Difference?”
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

Featured image for “Lyric Hearing Aids: Everything That You Need to Know”
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

Featured image for “Oticon Ruby Hearing Aids: Everything That You Need to Know”
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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14-Day Test-Drive All Hearing Technology

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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