Category: Audiologist

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Hearing Aid Batteries

Everything You Wanted To Know About Hearing Aid Batteries and Were Afraid To Ask Anyone who wears a hearing aid needs a battery to power it. There finally are great rechargeable solutions. And if you’re lucky enough to wear Lyric, you’ll never have to change a battery! There are rechargeable batteries which are removable by... Read more »

Hearing Aids: Are you ready? We are.

We often hear, “My friends bought their hearing aids at a big box store. Why shouldn’t I do the same?” It’s just a piece of electronics you may say. Yes, the product is part of the equation. And if cost is your only focus, it’s a way to get started. From my perspective, success comes... Read more »

3 Easy Things You Can Do to Keep Your Ears Healthy

3 easy things you can do to keep your ears healthy! I tend to be proactive when it comes to my health and well being. If there’s anything I can do to lead a healthier life, I’m all in. It may come as a surprise to you, but, there are steps you can take for... Read more »

The First Step To Treating Hearing Loss

Taking the first step to treat your hearing can take you down many paths. You can make the choice to see an Audiologist or decide to select a product on your own, without the help of a professional. If you choose to select your own hearing device, that’s fine because an Audiologist can evaluate most... Read more »