Oliveira Audiology Blog

What to Know About Hearing Loss Solutions & Medicare


Hearing loss is a problem that disproportionately affects the older generation. Up to 25% of people between the ages of 65 and 75 have some hearing loss, with the condition affecting up to 50% of people older than 75. Because hearing loss is such a common condition, you may wonder how insurance covers exams and […]

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How Quickly Will My Hearing Loss Progress?


Hearing loss is a condition that affects millions of Americans. Most people start to experience hearing loss as they age, but certain health conditions, noise exposure, and even genetic predisposition, can expedite the issue. Hearing aids can help you compensate for hearing, but it is important to work with an audiologist to find the device […]

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Protect Your Hearing From Fireworks


In Texas, it is traditional to celebrate holidays such as the Fourth of July and New Year’s with fireworks. It is illegal to shoot them off within the Laredo city limits, but they can be used elsewhere within Webb County. However, it is important not only to be in compliance with the law when shooting […]

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What to Expect from Hearing Aids & Questions to Ask Your Provider


While there are many hearing aid options available in Texas, you almost always get better results from custom-made hearing aids that you obtain from an audiologist or hearing specialist than generic models that you purchase from other sources, such as an online retailer or a big box store. In either case, adjusting to new hearing […]

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Holiday Tips with Hearing Loss


Holidays are an important time of the year — that’s when we spend more time with our friends and family. If you’re living with hearing loss or impairment, navigating life can feel challenging. After all, you’re dealing with socializing, recreation, and travel. How can you handle these situations and remain as engaged and happy as […]

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How to Use Veteran Compensation for Hearing Loss


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


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?


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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CROS vs. BiCROS Hearing Devices


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


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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