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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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January 18, 2021

Our Winner: Hear for The Holidays Giveaway!

Back in November, we launched our season competition, Hear for the Holidays. This was your chance to nominate someone special and deserving of hearing care by simply filling out a form on our website explaining why. After receiving a torrent of heartfelt and emotional stories, we were moved by every one of them. Not only did we enjoy reading all…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 18, 2020

Are You Experiencing Sound And Connection Issues With Your iPhone 12?

If you’re a hearing aid user who has sound and connection issues with your new iPhone 12, you’re not alone. Many users are complaining about the problems that accompany pairing hearing aids with the iPhone 12. Although I’ve been a hearing care professional in California for years, I started my relationship with UpState Hearing Instruments as a patient. I have…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

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November 24, 2020

Can a hearing loss be cured?

A common question that new people to UpState Hearing Instruments regularly ask me is, “Are there any ways to cure a hearing loss?” First of all, This is a Completely Normal Question. Hearing loss isn’t often discussed publicly, and for that reason, people usually don’t have an in-depth knowledge of its causes or treatments. With this in mind, I’m going…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

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November 24, 2020

Can Hearing Loss Be Genetic?

If someone in your family has a hearing loss, could you also get something similar? The answer is yes, potentially. Hearing impairments can be passed down from generation to generation, like many physical conditions. However, your genetics are just one of several reasons why you might witness a hearing loss. To inform you about why you might be struggling to…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

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October 19, 2020

Our Step By Step Guide To Keeping You Safe

At UpState Hearing Instruments, our number one priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our patients; it’s important that our community, during the global crisis, continue to follow our easy 6 stage guide to protect yourself and the most vulnerable people in the local area. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we at UpState Hearing Instruments have implemented a 6…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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October 15, 2020

Is Hearing Loss More Common Than You Think?

For several reasons, you can feel uncomfortable telling others about a hearing loss when you first find out. But would this change if you found out that millions of people were experiencing the same thing as you? According to Healthy Hearing website, hearing loss is actually the third most common physical condition in the US, with only arthritis and heart disease placed…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 30, 2020

What Can I Expect at a Hearing Assessment

Your hearing health is essential to maintaining better overall well-being as well as enjoying a higher quality of living. For individuals experiencing hearing loss, better hearing begins with identifying and correcting the problem. Many people avoid having a hearing assessment due to misunderstandings of the process. Others who have scheduled an appointment might feel a bit intimidated about the unknown.…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 30, 2020

How Do I Know if My Insurance Covers Hearing Aids?

We Can Check Your Insurance Coverage Finding out whether or not you have insurance coverage is a challenge for most because wading through all of the information and jargon is both difficult and frustrating. To better serve our clients and provide them with the best opportunity to enjoy the benefits of hearing aids, UpState Hearing Instruments can check your insurance…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 30, 2020

Will Hearing Aids Help My Tinnitus?

Ringing, buzzing, hissing, and humming sounds are all descriptions of how various individuals describe tinnitus. Though it does not cause hearing loss, close to 80% of people suffering from tinnitus also have hearing loss, demonstrating that the two conditions tend to go hand in hand. There are many techniques used to manage tinnitus. Hearing aids are among them because they…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 20, 2020

Making Your Hearing Aids Work for You: A Troubleshooting Guide

Greater independence and a more rewarding lifestyle are among the many benefits provided through the use of advanced technology hearing aids. However, just like other types of technology, the performance of your hearing aids require proper care. Most issues encountered by hearing aid users arise from simple causes, which can be solved using simple solutions. As a part of our…

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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January 18, 2021

Our Winner: Hear for The Holidays Giveaway!

Back in November, we launched our season competition, Hear for the Holidays. This was your chance to nominate someone special and deserving of hearing care by simply filling out a form on our website explaining why. After receiving a torrent of heartfelt and emotional stories, we were moved by every one of them. Not only did we enjoy reading all…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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December 18, 2020

Are You Experiencing Sound And Connection Issues With Your iPhone 12?

If you’re a hearing aid user who has sound and connection issues with your new iPhone 12, you’re not alone. Many users are complaining about the problems that accompany pairing hearing aids with the iPhone 12. Although I’ve been a hearing care professional in California for years, I started my relationship with UpState Hearing Instruments as a patient. I have…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

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November 24, 2020

Can a hearing loss be cured?

A common question that new people to UpState Hearing Instruments regularly ask me is, “Are there any ways to cure a hearing loss?” First of all, This is a Completely Normal Question. Hearing loss isn’t often discussed publicly, and for that reason, people usually don’t have an in-depth knowledge of its causes or treatments. With this in mind, I’m going…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

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November 24, 2020

Can Hearing Loss Be Genetic?

If someone in your family has a hearing loss, could you also get something similar? The answer is yes, potentially. Hearing impairments can be passed down from generation to generation, like many physical conditions. However, your genetics are just one of several reasons why you might witness a hearing loss. To inform you about why you might be struggling to…

Joshua Fockler, HIS

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October 19, 2020

Our Step By Step Guide To Keeping You Safe

At UpState Hearing Instruments, our number one priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our patients; it’s important that our community, during the global crisis, continue to follow our easy 6 stage guide to protect yourself and the most vulnerable people in the local area. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we at UpState Hearing Instruments have implemented a 6…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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October 15, 2020

Is Hearing Loss More Common Than You Think?

For several reasons, you can feel uncomfortable telling others about a hearing loss when you first find out. But would this change if you found out that millions of people were experiencing the same thing as you? According to Healthy Hearing website, hearing loss is actually the third most common physical condition in the US, with only arthritis and heart disease placed…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 30, 2020

What Can I Expect at a Hearing Assessment

Your hearing health is essential to maintaining better overall well-being as well as enjoying a higher quality of living. For individuals experiencing hearing loss, better hearing begins with identifying and correcting the problem. Many people avoid having a hearing assessment due to misunderstandings of the process. Others who have scheduled an appointment might feel a bit intimidated about the unknown.…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 30, 2020

How Do I Know if My Insurance Covers Hearing Aids?

We Can Check Your Insurance Coverage Finding out whether or not you have insurance coverage is a challenge for most because wading through all of the information and jargon is both difficult and frustrating. To better serve our clients and provide them with the best opportunity to enjoy the benefits of hearing aids, UpState Hearing Instruments can check your insurance…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 30, 2020

Will Hearing Aids Help My Tinnitus?

Ringing, buzzing, hissing, and humming sounds are all descriptions of how various individuals describe tinnitus. Though it does not cause hearing loss, close to 80% of people suffering from tinnitus also have hearing loss, demonstrating that the two conditions tend to go hand in hand. There are many techniques used to manage tinnitus. Hearing aids are among them because they…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

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September 20, 2020

Making Your Hearing Aids Work for You: A Troubleshooting Guide

Greater independence and a more rewarding lifestyle are among the many benefits provided through the use of advanced technology hearing aids. However, just like other types of technology, the performance of your hearing aids require proper care. Most issues encountered by hearing aid users arise from simple causes, which can be solved using simple solutions. As a part of our…

Kenneth H. Wood, BC-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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