Many people take their senses for granted, assuming as long as they can see, hear, or smell enough, they’ll be able to navigate life okay. Any loss of the senses can have a bigger, more damaging effect on life, however. When a person loses their hearing, they often lose much more, including comprehension and connections with family members and loved ones. While hearing loss can happen naturally, it can also be caused by loud noises and events, certain illnesses, and even certain medications. Knowing how to care for your hearing is an important part of maintaining wellness over time. If you have questions or want to know more about your own hearing or that of a loved one, consult a healthcare professional who specializes in audiology. Protecting your hearing will have long-lasting benefits on your life and relationships.


Hearing loss affects individuals without regard to age, gender, or income—it doesn’t care if you’re a welder, a dentist, or a Supreme Court judge. Everyone is at risk for hearing loss, and when audition (hearing) decreases, so does cognition (comprehension). When we hear, we listen and comprehend; but interruptions to this flow can wreak havoc on a person’s life. Hearing loss causes a person to lose their sense of the world—they begin to question and doubt, ultimately losing comprehension. There are solutions, however, and only a qualified audiologist can provide the bridge to better hearing and a better life.

For more than 40 years, the Doctors of Audiology at Associated Hearing have been impacting patients’ lives by reconnecting those with hearing loss and tinnitus to their loved ones. Drs. Daniel Bode and Alaina Johnson use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to create customized treatment plans based upon the patient’s individual lifestyles and listening environments.

For a complimentary consultation, please call 504-833-4327 (Metairie) or 985-249-5225 (Covington) today to begin your journey to better hearing. Visit for more information.