Tinnitus - The Uninvited Friend

When I think of tinnitus it reminds me of an unwanted dinner guest. The person that you did not expect to enter your home and unfortunately ended up sitting through a dinner you’ve hosted. They speak and act in a way that irritates you and your guests. You smile and are polite even though they... Read more »

Your Heart and Your Hearing

This may come as a surprise to you. Your heart and ears have a lot in common. The organ of hearing or cochlea requires a rich blood supply and needs to be bathed in the nutrients that are supplied by a healthy heart. When an Audiologist tests your hearing, there are patterns that suggest changes... Read more »

A Message to Clergy. We Can't Hear You!

A Message to Clergy. We Can't Hear You!
Many congregants will come to see an Audiologist because they cannot hear clearly at services. And yes, hearing aids help but it is not like putting on a pair of glasses. Hearing in a house of worship can pose challenges like high ceilings and reverberance. Here are a few suggestions to help improve communication for... Read more »
ChicagoNow Video
Advertisement:

Tips for Hearing the TV

Tips for Hearing the TV
Is there a friend or relative you talk to on the phone sometimes, and in the background their TV is blasting loud? Or do you like the TV louder than everyone around you? This is a call for help. Believe it or not, even a hearing aid wearer who is fit properly may have trouble... Read more »

Shopping for Hearing Aids: Be prepared

Shopping for Hearing Aids: Be prepared
As a consumer, it is difficult to know the right questions to ask. When someone calls our office for the first time, it’s common that the first question is about price or product. We get that. It’s usually all that the caller knows to ask. Our job is to educate so that you are an... Read more »

Tips For Hearing Better On The Phone

Whether you use a cell phone or land line, a common complaint is not hearing conversations clearly on the telephone. Most phones have a volume control but sometimes that’s not enough. When you hold a cell phone to your ear it makes a big difference where you place the phone. Cell phones have a very... Read more »
Advertisement:

The Big C and Hearing

  If you or a loved one has undergone treatment for cancer, it is important to know that a variety of radiation and chemotherapy procedures can put you at risk for changes in hearing. Oncologists and surgeons, if you are reading this, please don’t wait until your patients complain. If your patients are at risk,... Read more »

Bargain Priced Hearing Aids

Everything you wanted to know about bargain priced hearing aids and were afraid to ask. We all know the old adage “You get what you pay for”. This is true with inexpensive hearing aids. I’m talking about the kind that we see advertised for a few hundred dollars. Here’s what you need to know. These... Read more »

Flying and Ears

Tis the season to be flying. If your ears give you problems when you fly, here a few tips to help ease the discomfort. A little ear anatomy first. Your Eustachian tube connects your throat to your middle ear. Normally, the pressure in the middle ear space is the same as the outside air pressure.... Read more »
Advertisement:

The Best Time to Get Your Hearing Checked

We always get asked “When’s a good time to get my hearing checked?” There are a few basic guidelines but we have always been of the strong belief that hearing care should be personalized. If you are 50 years of age or older and you haven’t had a baseline evaluation, take the time to schedule... Read more »