Over the past forty years the greatest joy of our business is providing the gift of better hearing. Difficulty hearing is one of the most common conditions among older adults. Many people make lifestyle adjustments rather than seek help. With the new advances in technology now is an ideal time to consider an evaluation. At Hopco Hearing Center, we have made a commitment to professional service, quality products and low prices. Here are some factors to keep in mind:
Choice - There are over 200 manufacturers we can service. Everyone's hearing loss and lifestyle is different... So we offer a wide variety.
Follow-up - All aids come with a 60 day trial... We see you weekly during this time to assure your adjustments and the aids adjustment are satisfactory.
Continued Education - Every year we attend conventions and manufacturer seminars to keep up the latest fitting news and technology. We are members of nationally accredited American Speech and Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiologists and the International Hearing Society.
Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) is pleased to announce that it has completed enrollment on its first Meniere's disease (MD) clinical trial. MD is a neurotologic disease that involves episodic vertigo, fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss, and intermittent or constant tinnitus, and is thought to be due to a swelling or inflammation of the inner ear. Patients with MD may also complain of
Cochlear implants that have electrodes designed without wire perform better than those with wires for long-term hearing preservation, a Mount Sinai researcher has reported in a first-of-its-kind study. The research also determined that the best surgical approach for cochlear implant procedures did not involve drilling into the bone around the ear. The results, published in the June 23, 2017, online
Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper published in Ear and Hearing , researchers demonstrated for the first time how noise-induced hearing loss affects the brain's recognition of speech sounds. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) reaches
Hearing aids just got much more convenient. Oticon, Inc. today introduced the advantages of a rechargeable battery and on-demand tinnitus management to its Internet-connected Oticon Opn™ hearing aid. These features, among others, allow wearers to hear better all day—even in the noisiest environments—while relieving the annoyance of tinnitus and enjoying all the benefits of Internet connectivity. Powered by Oticon’s exclusive BrainHearing™ technology,
Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports . In one of the fascinating twists of evolution, the structures supporting the jaws of ancestral fish gave rise to three tiny bones in the mammalian middle ear: the malleus, incus,
Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine may have figured out what causes Meniere’s disease and how to attack it. According to Carol Foster, MD, from the department of otolaryngology and Robert Breeze, MD, a neurosurgeon, there is a strong association between Meniere’s disease and conditions involving temporary low blood flow in the brain such as migraine headaches. Meniere’s
Last night, at a grand event during the Patriotic Festival in Virginia Beach, VA, the Danish Minister of Defense Claus Hjort Frederiksen awarded GN Hearing’s US President Kim Lody the Diploma of the Danish Export Association & HRH Prince Henrik's Medal of Honor. This distinguished honor is awarded in recognition of an outstanding effort in promoting and marketing Danish products and services
Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, welcomed the news that the World Health Assembly (WHA) has today supported a resolution that provides a hearing health policy action plan and recognizes the benefits of prevention, intervention and treatment of hearing loss globally. The WHA, the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO), which includes senior
The Center for Operator Performance (COP) has revealed research that indicates some alarm tones standard on Distributed Control Systems (DCS) may be undetectable by older operators who have age-induced hearing loss, and particularly so in the presence of control room noise. A pilot study by Dr. John Casali and Dr. Kichol Lee of Virginia Tech University conducted spectral analyses of alarm sounds
The Starkey Hearing Foundation of United States of America has partnered with the Rotary Club of Dominica and the Ministry of Health to bring relief to the hearing impaired. The mission started last Wednesday with orientation and training for local health staff. The mission then moved on to the Portsmouth health district on Thursday where patients from the St. Joseph,