Better Hearing Center of Austin

Better Hearing Center of Austin is a small, hands-on, family run practice focused on helping you hear better. We offer patients the most up-to-date technology and comprehensive exams.

Our hearing healthcare practice is grounded on providing excellent patient care and thorough information by an expert staff, using the most advanced technology and methods available. New patients learn a great deal about their ears and hearing level. They can also hear what it sounds like to regain clarity and distinction when they listen to hearing aids that are programmed for their loss. We invi

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Better Hearing Center of Austin updated their website address. 03/03/2022

Better Hearing Center of Austin updated their website address.

Better Hearing Center of Austin updated their website address.

Hearing Resolution for 2022 – Part 3 of 3 - Better Hearing Center of Austin 01/25/2022

Hearing Resolution for 2022 – Part 3 of 3 - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. My parents have accused each other of not hearing well for the past 3 to 4 years. Over Christmas my Mom said one of her 2022 resolutions was to get them both to hear better. What steps should she take?

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Hearing Resolution for 2022 – Part 3 of 3 - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  My parents have accused each other of not hearing well for the past 3 to 4 years.  Over Christmas my Mom said one of her 2022 resolutions was to get them both to hear better.  What steps should she take? A.  Let’s address your question in three parts: 1) Personal Behaviors, 2) Hearing Eval...

01/17/2022

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Q. My parents have accused each other of not hearing well for the past 3 to 4 years. Over Christmas my Mom said one of her 2022 resolutions was to get them both to hear better. What steps should she take?

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Hearing Resolution for 2022 - Part 1 of 3 - Better Hearing Center of Austin 01/10/2022

Hearing Resolution for 2022 - Part 1 of 3 - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. My parents have accused each other of not hearing well for the past 3 to 4 years. Over Christmas my Mom said one of her 2022 resolutions was to get them both to hear better. What steps should she take?

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Hearing Resolution for 2022 - Part 1 of 3 - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  My parents have accused each other of not hearing well for the past 3 to 4 years.  Over Christmas my Mom said one of her 2022 resolutions was to get them both to hear better.  What steps should she take? A.  Let’s address your question in three parts: 1) Personal Behaviors, 2) Hearing Eval...

Hearing Aids are Beeping - Better Hearing Center of Austin 01/10/2022

Hearing Aids are Beeping - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. Over Christmas my hearing aids would beep at odd times. What is causing them to beep?

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Hearing Aids are Beeping - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  Over Christmas my hearing aids would beep at odd times.  What is causing them to beep? A.  First, if your hearing aids use batteries, check the battery package.  You want 2-3 years remaining before their expiration date.  Do the aids beep after 4-6 days with new batteries?  You might be he...

Poor Hearing = Holiday Frustration - Better Hearing Center of Austin 12/29/2021

Poor Hearing = Holiday Frustration - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. When our large family gathers in East Austin during the holidays and most Sundays, we all experience a lot of frustration because my parents cannot hear us well at all. Should they get hearing aids to hear us better?

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Poor Hearing = Holiday Frustration - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  When our large family gathers in East Austin during the holidays and most Sundays, we all experience a lot of frustration because my parents cannot hear us well at all.  Should they get hearing aids to hear us better? A.  When you were growing up, your parents probably had days when they felt...

"Ho-Ho-What?" - Better Hearing Center of Austin 12/22/2021

"Ho-Ho-What?" - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. Our grandchildren in Austin love it when we give them their ‘Santa and Mrs. Claus’ presents. In the past 2-3 years, Santa’s hearing has declined noticeably. He will ‘Ho-Ho-Ho’ year-round when he doesn’t know-know-know what one of the grandkids just said. Is it time for Mrs. Claus to get some hearing aids for him?

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"Ho-Ho-What?" - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  Our grandchildren in Austin love it when we give them their ‘Santa and Mrs. Claus’ presents.   In the past 2-3 years, Santa’s hearing has declined noticeably.  He will ‘Ho-Ho-Ho’ year-round when he doesn’t know-know-know what one of the grandkids just said.  Is it time for Mrs. ...

12/08/2021

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Q. Either my husband’s selective hearing has been getting worse, or his hearing has, or both. What are some simple steps I can take to get him to hear me better?

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11/24/2021

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Q. I plan to update my 5-year old hearing aids that I bought in central Austin. There are so many hearing centers in town now. Is it worth shopping around to find out more about the hearing aids that are available?

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11/17/2021

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Q. As a teenager, my left ear was exposed to a very close shotgun blast. I am in my early 40’s and don’t think I hear anything out of that ear anymore. Can a hearing aid help my left ear?

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One Deaf Ear, One Hearing Aid? Part 1 of 2 - Better Hearing Center of Austin 11/10/2021

One Deaf Ear, One Hearing Aid? Part 1 of 2 - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. As a teenager, my left ear was exposed to a very close shotgun blast. I am in my early 40’s and don’t think I hear anything out of that ear anymore. Can a hearing aid help my left ear?

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One Deaf Ear, One Hearing Aid? Part 1 of 2 - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  As a teenager, my left ear was exposed to a very close shotgun blast.  I am in my early 40’s and don’t think I hear anything out of that ear anymore.  Can a hearing aid help my left ear? A.  Exposure to a single profound noise can damage your hearing.  And more damage can […]

Hearing Aid Supply Chain - Better Hearing Center of Austin 11/04/2021

Hearing Aid Supply Chain - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. I need to hear better before the holidays. My new glasses are delayed 3-4 additional weeks because of the global supply chain issues with my lenses. How long does it take to get new hearing aids?

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Hearing Aid Supply Chain - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  I need to hear better before the holidays.  My new glasses are delayed 3-4 additional weeks because of the global supply chain issues with my lenses.  How long does it take to get new hearing aids? A.  This year there have been almost no delays for receiver-in-the-ear hearing aids, which are...

10/27/2021

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Q. My parents need hearing aids and live in South Austin. Can you recommend some easy to understand resources to help them learn more about hearing loss and hearing aids?

click here for the answer: https://betterhearingofaustin.com/south-austin-hearing-aids/

10/20/2021

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Q. I walk with friends in my Leander neighborhood. They wear their aids all the time. But I am concerned mine will get damp or wet when I perspire. Is it okay for me to wear my hearing aids during our walks?

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"What?!?" and Hearing Aids - Better Hearing Center of Austin 10/13/2021

"What?!?" and Hearing Aids - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. My wife is always asking me “What?!?” because she cannot hear me. It’s been getting worse over the past couple of years. Does she need hearing aids?

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"What?!?" and Hearing Aids - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  My wife is always asking me “What?!?” because she cannot hear me.  It’s been getting worse over the past couple of years.  Does she need hearing aids? A.  Here is an exercise to try.  First, make sure you are talking with your wife from the same room.  Also make sure the TV, radio or...

Using One Hearing Aid - Better Hearing Center of Austin 10/06/2021

Using One Hearing Aid - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. My hearing aids are about 4-years old. Back in June I think I lost the right one when I was taking off my mask in an H-E-B parking lot. I haven’t used the left one since then. Is it okay to wear the left one on its own?

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Using One Hearing Aid - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  My hearing aids are about 4-years old.  Back in June I think I lost the right one when I was taking off my mask in an H-E-B parking lot.  I haven’t used the left one since then.  Is it okay to wear the left one on its own? A.  There is no danger wearing […]

Hearing Aid Myth (5 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin 09/30/2021

Hearing Aid Myth (5 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. I have heard the super expensive hearing aids aren’t really any different than the cheap ones I see in magazines, online, and on TV. Is that true?

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Hearing Aid Myth (5 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  I have heard the super expensive hearing aids aren’t really any different than the cheap ones I see in magazines, online, and on TV.  Is that true? A.  There are a multitude of differences between the hearing products available through TV promos, online sites, and magazine ads and the heari...

09/22/2021

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Q. Are the new high-tech, Bluetooth hearing aids too difficult to learn how to use?

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Hearing Aid Myth (3 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin 09/15/2021

Hearing Aid Myth (3 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. Aren’t hearing aids uncomfortable and make lots of squealing noises that other people can hear?

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Hearing Aid Myth (3 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  Aren’t hearing aids uncomfortable and make lots of squealing noises that other people can hear? A.  It sounds like you are concerned about how hearing aids feel and sound – which are good concerns.  When hearing aids are not fit properly, they can be uncomfortable, and they can create fee...

Hearing Aid Myth (2 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin 09/08/2021

Hearing Aid Myth (2 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. Won’t using hearing aids make me look old and feeble?

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Hearing Aid Myth (2 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  Won’t using hearing aids make me look old and feeble? A.  Actually, though it may seem odd, the reverse is more true.  Not treating your hearing loss makes you seem more out of touch and in need of help with repeated conversations.    Each person has their own self-impression and their se...

Hearing Aid Myth (1 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin 09/03/2021

Hearing Aid Myth (1 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. Hearing aids just make everything around me louder, don’t they?

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Hearing Aid Myth (1 of 5) - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  Hearing aids just make everything around me louder, don’t they? A.  No, they do not.   True hearing aids that are custom programmed for you in a hearing center will amplify the parts of certain sounds you miss.  This selective increase in very specific sounds allows you to hear voices much...

One Ear Bud is Louder - Better Hearing Center of Austin 09/03/2021

One Ear Bud is Louder - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. After 18 months of Zoom calls throughout the day with my right ear bud in, I notice when I have my routine East Austin coffee at Texas Coffee Traders that my left ear bud is louder than my right one. Is my right ear ready for a hearing aid?

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One Ear Bud is Louder - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  After 18 months of Zoom calls throughout the day with my right ear bud in, I notice when I have my routine East Austin coffee at Texas Coffee Traders that my left ear bud is louder than my right one.  Is my right ear ready for a hearing aid? A.  The difference you notice […]

A Musician with Hearing Aids - Better Hearing Center of Austin 09/03/2021

A Musician with Hearing Aids - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. After playing gigs for almost 20 years, the pandemic dried up my live music playing in and around Austin. So I recorded and released new songs from home. My friends say the sound levels are off. Would hearing aids help me create music with more balanced sound levels?

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A Musician with Hearing Aids - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  After playing gigs for almost 20 years, the pandemic dried up my live music playing in and around Austin.  So I recorded and released new songs from home. My friends say the sound levels are off.  Would hearing aids help me create music with more balanced sound levels? A.  This is a nuanced ...

Ambient Noises vs. Voices - Better Hearing Center of Austin 08/11/2021

Ambient Noises vs. Voices - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. Why is it that with my new hearing aids on I feel like background sounds are too strong and voices are too weak?

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Ambient Noises vs. Voices - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  Why is it that with my new hearing aids on I feel like background sounds are too strong and voices are too weak? A.  Noise stinks!  When you use new hearing aids, it might take a week or two for your brain’s natural noise filtering ability to adjust to the new sounds you hear.  […]

Cochlear Implant vs. Hearing Aid - Better Hearing Center of Austin 07/30/2021

Cochlear Implant vs. Hearing Aid - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. I have used 4-5 different pairs of hearing aids over the past 20 or so years from a few different hearing centers in Austin. My loss keeps getting worse. When will I need to get cochlear implants?

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Cochlear Implant vs. Hearing Aid - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  I have used 4-5 different pairs of hearing aids over the past 20 or so years from a few different hearing centers in Austin. My loss keeps getting worse.  When will I need to get cochlear implants? A.  My practice does not work with cochlear implants, but many of our patients wear one and [.....

Hearing Aids and Noisy Places - Better Hearing Center of Austin 07/21/2021

Hearing Aids and Noisy Places - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. About 15-20 of our good friends have a monthly gathering in South Austin. With all the cross talk and background noise, I have a very hard time understanding people. Can anything be done to my hearing aids to help?

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Hearing Aids and Noisy Places - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  About 15-20 of our good friends have a monthly gathering in South Austin.  With all the cross talk and background noise, I have a very hard time understanding people.  Can anything be done to my hearing aids to help? A.  Noise always makes it more difficult to have conversations – whether ...

Hearing Aid Maintenance - Pt. 2 - Better Hearing Center of Austin 07/21/2021

Hearing Aid Maintenance - Pt. 2 - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. My hearing center gave me some tools, parts and a lighted magnifier so I can clean my hearing aids myself. My sight is not very good, even with the magnifier. Is there some other way to know if wax is blocking my hearing aid?

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Hearing Aid Maintenance - Pt. 2 - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  My hearing center gave me some tools, parts and a lighted magnifier so I can clean my hearing aids myself.  My sight is not very good, even with the magnifier.  Is there some other way to know if wax is blocking my hearing aid? A.  Kudos to your hearing center for giving you some […]

Hearing Aid Maintenance - PT. 1 - Better Hearing Center of Austin 07/09/2021

Hearing Aid Maintenance - PT. 1 - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. My Dad complains that one of his hearing aids stops working every few months. He takes it to his hearing center. Five minutes and $25 later when they bring it back to him in the waiting room, it is working like new. What is going on?

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Hearing Aid Maintenance - PT. 1 - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  My Dad complains that one of his hearing aids stops working every few months.  He takes it to his hearing center.  Five minutes and $25 later when they bring it back to him in the waiting room, it is working like new.  What is going on? A.  From what you describe, it sounds like […]

Trouble Hearing TV and Phone Calls - Better Hearing Center of Austin 07/01/2021

Trouble Hearing TV and Phone Calls - Better Hearing Center of Austin

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Q. My hearing aids are about 5 years old. When I got them, hearing phone calls and the TV was fairly good. Over the past year or two that has become much worse. Do new hearing aids work better with TV and phones?

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Trouble Hearing TV and Phone Calls - Better Hearing Center of Austin Q.  My hearing aids are about 5 years old.  When I got them, hearing phone calls and the TV was fairly good.  Over the past year or two that has become much worse.  Do new hearing aids work better with TV and phones? A.  Yes.  Hearing aid companies usually introduce new hearing aids for three ...

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