Listen Up: Hearing Aids Have Changed!

Listen Up: Hearing Aids Have Changed!
Hearing aids are not what they used to be. I can’t tell you how excited we get when a new patient approaches us looking to improve their hearing or when our existing patients are ready to replace their current devices. And just like computers, technology changes rapidly. If you have a smart phone, we can... Read more »

Take Care Of Yourself And Your Hearing

  If you are a woman and you are grossly overweight you are at risk for hearing loss. If you are a smoker, you increase your risk of hearing loss by 70%. If you have cardiac disease, your chances of having hearing loss increase significantly. Diabetes and some medications can put you at risk for... Read more »

No Secrets Here.....

If you’re holding back from scheduling an appointment for a hearing evaluation, you’ll love this news. The FDA has approved a hearing test that can be done in the privacy of your own home. And to top that off, last week the FDA also approved the sale of Bose hearing aids that can be purchased... Read more »
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Earwax: A Pretty Gross Subject

Earwax: A Pretty Gross Subject
This is part of what I do all day long; I clean ears. It’s within an audiologist’s scope of practice. I usually get a chuckle when I tell my patients that cleaning ears is a much better job than selling shoes—even from shoe sales associates. People with loads of wax in their ears often ask,... Read more »

Do I Look Old?

  Why are you not coming in to get your hearing checked? Research tells us that it equates to growing old. I get that. Ask my husband, he’ll tell you that I frequently find something new to complain about. It’s often another pill to take, an ache or new doctor to see. And please don’t... Read more »

Turn It to the Left

Turn It to the Left
25% of school age children have hearing loss. Are you surprised? Gone are the days when after school, kids ran around outside, sat down with a board game, or played with a deck of cards. In most homes, kids are connected. They listen to media through their headphones at levels that are way too loud.... Read more »
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Personal Attention

Over the counter hearing aids will enter the marketplace and give consumers another choice. And along with that, our buying habits have changed. Amazon can get you exactly what you need, often with same day delivery. We can buy almost anything on the internet. The one thing that you can’t pick off of a shelf... Read more »

Hearing Loss and Diabetes: Yes, There's a Connection

Hearing Loss and Diabetes: Yes, There's a Connection
I bet that you can think of at least one person you know with Diabetes. And here’s something that might come as a surprise; diabetes puts you at risk for changes in your hearing. Even the folks at the Center for Disease Control had no resources or understanding of the connection when approached several years... Read more »

The Future Is Here

The Future Is Here
With the coming onslaught of over-the-counter hearing aids, we will see many products developed and released by companies new to the industry. I’ve been in this business long enough to watch manufacturers come and go. I have a personal connection and interest because back in the day, I worked for one of them. Consider 3M,... Read more »
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You Can Still Love The Way Music Sounds With Ear Protection

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to snag tickets to see the Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field. Sitting in the upper deck, my jaw dropped watching how many people were not wearing ear protection. I know that many of you reading this think about the spongy foam plugs that muffle sounds when inserted. Those... Read more »