Learning to Say No with a Yes

Learning to Say No with a Yes
Saying no to a patient, is certainly one of the most difficult things for us, as hearing health care providers to do. At our practice, the answer is always a resounding, yes! No matter what. We personally accommodate individual needs and agendas by squeezing patients in to fit their schedules. We stay late, we start... Read more »

Welcome To The New Way of Working

  There have been a lot of firsts. Very few, if any of us were prepared to be working in a new and different way. It is so important to concentrate on what we can do. Not what we can’t do. We are doing what is possible and while it might look different, know that... Read more »

Now We Know How It Feels to Have a Hearing Loss

Now We Know How It Feels to Have a Hearing Loss
The experience of being home has certainly changed the way we live and the way we communicate. Socializing is now done at a distance and is limited at best. Modern technology has provided us the ability to communicate virtually. This wonderful resource certainly has challenges & not everyone has the luxury of connectivity. Video conferencing... Read more »
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Tinnitus Is On The Surge

I have tinnitus, and if you’re reading this, know that you are not alone. An estimated 25 million adults in the United States experience tinnitus. Tinnitus or unwanted ear noises can be brought on or aggravated by stress. The past few months have been filled with challenges and surprises at every turn. Most of us... Read more »

The Challenge of Video Conferencing With a Hearing Loss

The last few months have certainly been challenging. We are all creatures of habit and we have been forced to jump outside of our comfort zone. We’ve had to find new ways to complete even the most ordinary activities like going to the grocery store or putting gas in the car. Perhaps the most impactful... Read more »

Imagine the Challenges of Hearing Through a Mask

Imagine the Challenges of Hearing Through a Mask
Last week I left my house to pickup a prescription at the pharmacy drive through window while wearing a disposable paper mask. The pharmacy technician could not understand me, so to communicate effectively, I untied the mask. Granted, we were talking through a glass window, but this alerted me to the fact that if someone... Read more »
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Wearing a Mask with Hearing Aids

Wearing a Mask with Hearing Aids
Behind the ear hearing aids can pose a greater risk for loss. Removing glasses, flipping off a hat or hood, or removing a scarf are examples of how hearing aids can go flying off the ear. An active adult or child may forget to check that the hearing aid is still in place. Wearing a... Read more »

You can still connect with your Audiologist

You can still connect with your Audiologist
As we shelter in place, there are challenges to get even the simplest tasks done. The one thing to remember is that if you need help with your hearing aids, call your Audiologist. Even though we are not physically in the office, most issues can be resolved without a traditional office visit. Trouble shooting over... Read more »

What Happened To My Hearing?!

  The sense of hearing diminishes as we age. And I’m not talking about baby boomers and beyond. During early adulthood is when we start losing ultra-high-frequency sounds which are not important for daily communication. Sounds that are audible during our teenage years, slowly diminish as we age. A while back, I read about a... Read more »
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Don't Panic If Your Hearing Aids Fail You

Don't Panic If Your Hearing Aids Fail You
Life can be stressful, and certainly the past few weeks have placed us in a situation that we were not prepared for. Anxiety is heightened and many of us are worried about the health of our families, our businesses, and the economy. The list is long and the last thing a hearing aid wearer needs... Read more »