How Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory in Seniors

Deep within the center of your brain there’s a small structure known as the hippocampus. Smaller than your little finger, it plays a vital role in learning and memory. Without it you’d only be able to remember old memories, not form new ones. Unfortunately, it does shrink as you age, which is why many seniors suffer from dementia. It doesn’t have to be this way though, there’s good news when you want to improve memory in senior citizens. Seeing What Research Says About Exercising There Read More +

Why Good Dental Health Care is so Important for the Elderly

As we grow older, we tend to let things slide, but senior dental health shouldn’t be one of them since it affects your entire body. Instead, seniors need someone to either remind or help them prioritize their oral health. Otherwise we commonly encounter issues like dry mouth and periodontal disease. There are several reasons why we should take these issues just as seriously as we take caring for seniors’ hearts. Heart Disease Research shows there’s a connection between gum and heart diseases. Taking care of Read More +

How and Why to Find Hearing Aids Near Me

Locating a hearing aid office near you can be such a helpful resource. If you’re experiencing hearing loss and are considering hearing aids, having someone local to you who can answer all your questions and help you adjust to wearing your new devices is imperative. Do I need a local hearing aid company if I am a new hearing aid customer? If you are a first time hearing aid patient you will want to experience the personal touch that comes with meeting a professional hearing Read More +

The Secret

The true “secret” in regards to successful hearing aid fittings is actually the person doing the “hands on” fitting and programming of the hearing aids. If we’re talking about a decent top tier or 2nd tier hearing aid, it can generally be made to sound very well, provided the hearing aid professional has a clue about programming it. According to factory reps who have visited us during the past year, they report that over 2/3 of the hearing aid professionals they come in contact with Read More +

The Case for Rechargeable Batteries

Recently we have started carrying the ZPower Rechargeable battery system for our ReSound, Widex and Oticon lines of hearing aids. The reason for this is basically one of convenience for our patients. All of our patients receive a free lifetime supply of batteries with every new hearing system, but sometimes “free batteries” aren’t the answer due to a patient’s physical limitations (neuropathy, arthritis, etc…). Let me make a note here that most of today’s hearing aid batteries, available from us, your local drug store or Read More +

It’s All About Hard Work!

Countryside Hearing is continuing to grow and we have been blessed with what is one of the best fitting success rates in the industry at 98% (successful fittings of hearing aids – the national average is 81%). Looking at it another way, our hearing aid return rate of 2% is over 9 times better than the industry average of 19% return of hearing aids (from unsatisfied patients). At the end of the day, it’s about working hard to make our patients happy and keeping them Read More +

The Countryside Hearing Difference

Countryside Hearing is Family Owned and Operated since 1979. Be very careful about dealing with anyone who hasn’t been around for a while. Companies often come and go in this industry so please don’t get stuck by doing business with someone who is “here today and gone tomorrow”. In the past year, there have been at least four hearing aid offices simply close up shop within our part of Pinellas County. Countryside Hearing is BBB Accredited and A+ Rated. You should always check with the Read More +

It’s all about Service!

When investing in hearing aids, the obvious isn’t always quite so obvious. What I’m speaking to specifically is the subject of hearing aid service. The vast majority of hearing aid companies seek to simply sell you hearing aids and move on to the next sale. (This is very common as most of the hearing aid specialists and audiologists you meet will be working on a 15% to 25% commission. They get paid only when they sell you something, not when they service something). Others look Read More +