Invisible Hearing Aids

No magic involved. There are invisible hearing aids. Research shows us that when asked, 60% of potential hearing aid wearers want an invisible solution. That means that most of us wish for a hearing device that no one else can see. Don’t let anyone tell you that this is not possible, especially if you have... Read more »

Hearing Aid Advertising

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. When I open up the Chicago Tribune most days, there are numerous one page ads for hearing aids. Buyer beware. Much of what you see is to get you to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment. Yes, most businesses advertise because it is... Read more »

Make The Right Choice. Choose Ear Protection.

While watching the History Channel a few weeks ago, we came across a series called “Forged and Fire”. It’s a challenge for blacksmiths, bladesmiths and the like to create weapons and blades. The contestants are judged on creativity and durability of their workmanship. The audiologist in me is thinking, “Where are their earplugs? Why aren’t... Read more »
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Get In The Loop. The Hearing Loop.

When you see this logo, the room you are about to enter has a hearing loop. A hearing loop is an amazing way to help you hear with greater ease. A hearing loop is simply an unbroken wire that connects to a sound system, allowing you to hear every word. You will find this available... Read more »

Changes in Hearing Sneak Up on Us.....

We don’t always notice that our hearing has changed. But trust me, everyone else around you does. Until you hear what you are missing, it’s hard to understand. I have a patient who came in for regular hearing checks. He didn’t do anything to correct his hearing until he turned around one day and saw... Read more »

Let's Get This Party Started

I was recently at a party where the music was ear piercing loud. My brother in law called me a buzz kill as I measured the volume of music with a sound level meter app on my phone. It’s no joke. You can do permanent damage listening to loud music. I only wish I knew... Read more »

What To Expect From A Hearing Test

A hearing evaluation is harmless. Have no fear.   There are no needles involved and you don’t have to study for it. It’s time that you schedule a baseline evaluation. The audiologist will take a thorough case history. Your ears will be examined. You will step into a soundproof booth. Headphones will be inserted or... Read more »

Take Care of Those Ears

Most of us are familiar with the term macular degeneration. It’s a scary word that refers to damage to the eye. Damage that can’t be fixed.   Damage to the organ of hearing is also irreversible. When the fibers or cells die, they do not regenerate. We can’t change genetics or the aging process, but... Read more »

Audiology Wants You...

How would you feel if every time you needed to get your eyes checked at the optometrist, you had to ask for written order from your physician? Well, that’s exactly how my profession works once you reach the age of 65. Somehow, Audiology got lost in the Medicare Part B shuffle. Every time anyone with... Read more »

Can anyone else hear these crickets?

With the onset of dizziness a few years back, I remember making my husband crazy looking for crickets in our house. I was certain that there were crickets. Of course, I was the only one who heard them and it took searching every corner to realize that they weren’t anywhere but in my own head.... Read more »