Friday, October 15, 2021

Adjust Your Hearing Aids for Spooky Fun This Halloween!

Are you a horror movie fan?

Looking forward to Halloween movie marathons?

a person eating popcorn | Hearing aid near Alma MI
Horror movies can be filled with screams and other loud sounds, so you’ll want to make sure your hearing aids are adjusted to your volume limit. Hearing aids amplify noise, but not all sounds at the same level. You can decide at which volume your hearing aids will amplify the loudest sounds before they become painful. If you’re not sure of your limit or want to be safe, you can lower the overall hearing aid volume in anticipation of louder sounds.

Make sure you can still hear your doorbell for trick or treaters!

Learn other ways to celebrate Halloween with hearing aids.

CCMC Hearing Care Provides Hearing Aids Near Alma, MI

Don’t miss the next “trick or treat!” 

Not sure if you need hearing aids?

At CCMC Hearing Care, you’ll receive an audiological screening to find your level of hearing loss, and if a hearing aid is right for you, you’ll be fitted for the type of hearing aid that suits your lifestyle. 

To get fitted for a hearing aid near Alma, MI, call CCMC Hearing Care today at 989-292-3572.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Tips for Trick or Treating with Hearing Aids

Are you spending Halloween with loved ones?

Plan on trick or treating with your grandchildren?

Here are two tips for trick or treating with hearing aids:

Make sure you’ve changed your hearing aid batteries or recharged them. You wouldn’t want to lose your hearing in the middle of the neighborhood at night! There are multiple types of hearing aid batteries that last for different time periods:

A parent trick or treating with a kid | Hearing aid near Alma MI

  • Size 10 — 3-7 days 
  • Size 312 — 3-10 days 
  • Size 13 — 6-14 days
  • Size 675 — 9-20 days

You may also want to use a hearing aid clip and cord to keep track of your hearing aids. If hearing aids aren’t fitted correctly, they could fall out and get damaged. If your hearing aids feel loose, CCMC Hearing Care can help fit them to your ear.

Learn more about hearing aids on our website!

CCMC Hearing Care Provides Hearing Aids Near Alma, MI

Don’t miss the next “trick or treat!” 

To get fitted for a hearing aid near Alma, MI, call CCMC Hearing Care today at 989-292-3572.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

How Loud Are Sporting Events?

Are you a sports fanatic?

Excited for football season?

Football players entering the field | Hearing test near St. Johns MI
While sporting events can be fun, they can also be loud.

According to a CDC study, at least 10 million adults under 70 experience hearing loss in one or both ears after exposure to loud noises. 

Hearing damage can occur if sounds are 85 decibels or higher:

  • Sporting events ‒ 94-110 dB 
  • Fireworks ‒ 140-160 dB 
  • Air horns ‒ 129 dB

Sporting events usually span multiple hours, so hearing these sounds for that extended amount of time could really affect your hearing.

These loud sounds can also rupture your ear drums. A ruptured ear drum can lead to hearing loss, infections, tinnitus, and vertigo. While these symptoms are usually temporary until the ear drum repairs itself, it may not heal naturally and require surgery.

See other ways loud sporting event sounds can hurt your hearing.

Hearing Tests Near St. Johns, MI

Keep hearing the sounds of sports! 

At CCMC Hearing Care, our hearing tests can determine the quality of your hearing and help us create a treatment plan for you. Before the test, we’ll also check to see if you have ear drum damage. Our hearing specialists can keep you hearing the sounds you love!

For hearing tests near St. Johns, MI, call CCMC Hearing Care today at 989-292-3572.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Are the Sounds of Sports Damaging Your Hearing?

Are you a grandparent who goes to your grandchildren’s games?

Are you protecting your ears?

Fall might be the most popular season for sports in America due to football alone, but there are many other sports that go on during this time too, such as soccer, field hockey, and volleyball. Attending these games can be fun and exciting, but they can also be loud!

Cheerleader at football game | hearing test near St. Johns MI

Make Some Noise!

At sporting events, you might hear:

  • The cheering crowd 
  • Cheerleaders 
  • The marching band 
  • Noisemakers: airhorns, megaphones, and cowbells
  • Fireworks

These loud sounds can cause noise-induced hearing loss and can even rupture your ear drum.

Noise-induced hearing loss can occur when you hear extremely loud sounds for a short time, or hear loud sounds over an extended period of time. As a result, the hair cells in your ears that turn sound vibrations into electrical signals to send to your brain will be damaged or could die. These hair cells do not regenerate.

Learn more about hearing loss on our website!

Hearing Tests Near St. Johns, MI

Keep hearing the sounds of sports! 

At CCMC Hearing Care, our hearing tests can determine the quality of your hearing and help us create a treatment plan for you. Before the test, we’ll also check to see if you have ear drum damage. Our hearing specialists can keep you hearing the sounds you love!

For hearing tests near St. Johns, MI, call CCMC Hearing Care today at 989-292-3572.


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Should You Get Your Ears Checked for Tinnitus?



Do you have a hard time falling asleep because of “noise” that doesn’t seem to have a source? 

If you hear a constant sound that those around you don’t, you may have tinnitus — an audiological and neurological condition that makes you experience a perception of sound when there isn’t actually an external source for the sound. 

You’re not alone! The American Tinnitus Association estimates that almost 50 million Americans experience tinnitus.

Most people think of tinnitus as a constant ringing in both ears, but it differs from person to person. It can affect one ear or both, can be constant or pulsing, and can sound like different types of noises, including ringing, whooshing, and clicking!

Whatever the sound — it can be annoying or disruptive. For some, it’s quiet enough that it’s barely noticeable. For others, it can be so loud it disrupts their sleep, concentration, or ability to hear other sounds. 

If you think you have tinnitus, call to have your ears checked in our Alma or St. Johns office. We’ve helped many people like you manage their tinnitus. 

Visit our website to learn more or to schedule an appointment.


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

What's That Ringing?



Are you bothered by a constant ringing or clicking that nobody else can hear? You might have tinnitus.

There’s no cure for tinnitus, but there are options for managing it. In many cases, treating the underlying cause will stop the disruptive sound. But for many other people, tinnitus is a lifelong condition. For them, current treatment may focus on improving their quality of life. Tools and treatments improve their listening skills and ease the cognitive and emotional burden of living with tinnitus. Treatments might include hearing aids, sound or behavioral therapies, and medications.

Each person experiences tinnitus differently. That’s why we customize treatment to your specific needs and lifestyle. The first step is getting your ears checked!

Visit our website to learn more or to schedule an appointment.


Monday, July 26, 2021

Are Your Headphones Causing Hidden Hearing Loss?



If you love music but don’t want to bother your roommates or your family, you probably enjoy using headphones. Aren’t they great? But be careful. When you crank up the volume, you can cause damage to the tiny hairs and nerve cells that transmit sound impulses to your brain. Over time, you may develop hearing loss.

Your hearing test might result in a normal hearing audiogram, even though you might notice you have trouble understanding people talking over background noise. 

This kind of hidden hearing loss is common, especially in people who have been regularly exposed to loud sounds. If you’ve had a normal hearing audiogram but still have trouble hearing, talk to our hearing specialists!

Learn more on our website!