Category: Hearing Aids

I have a hard time getting my hearing aid in

If you currently wear hearing aids and have a hard time inserting them into your ear canal, here are a few tips. If an impression of your ear was taken for a hearing aid or earmold, it was designed for a perfect fit. A custom-built product is like a puzzle piece. If it’s not in... Read more »

Get The Care You Deserve

It’s not just a shiny, new hearing aid advertised at a great price. It’s not about a product that needs 100 people to test it, or a hearing aid that’s backed by a celebrity. We all know that a hearing aid is a piece of very expensive electronics. It’s only of value if it’s in... Read more »

Use It, Don't Lose It

As we age, there are so many changes to our bodies, ears included. Most often, hearing loss sneaks up on us. We are usually the last ones to notice that we need help. Someone asked me the other day, “Why should I get my hearing checked?” Here is the most important reason; untreated hearing loss... Read more »
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The Future of Hearing Aids Is Here

The Future of Hearing Aids Is Here
This is the most exciting time for anyone who wears a hearing aid. Technology has never been better and it changes rapidly. As an Audiologist who works with 6 major manufacturers, its getting pretty hard to keep up. Even the simplest solutions are packed with great features. Computer chips process at lightning rate speeds. Hearing... Read more »

Four Suggestions for Better Hearing

If you’re like me, missing the start of a conversation causes some embarrassment. It’s also harder to follow dialogue in noisy restaurants. Our ability to hear changes as we age. Add to that family history, noise exposure or any medical condition that’s related and voila, you have the recipe for reduced hearing. Here are a... Read more »

I Can't Find My Hearing Aid!

Losing a hearing aid is devastating. After all, you’ve made a significant financial investment in treating your hearing. Here are some suggestions to help in the event of a loss along with a few tips to prevent a loss from happening in the first place. Loss or damage insurance policies Most professionally fit hearing aids... Read more »
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Why Can't I Wear One Hearing Aid?

It always amazes me how frequently this question pops up. Who would ask for a monocle when both eyes need correction? Yet when it comes to ears, it’s a common request. Our hearing is at it’s best when the ears work as a team and there are three major benefits. The first is better hearing... Read more »

Big Secret: If You Clean Your Hearing Aids, You Will Hear Better!

If you or someone you know wears hearing aids, when was the last time they were cleaned? I know that this may seem trivial, but hearing aids that are maintained on a regular basis will allow for optimal performance.   Hearing Aid Cleaning Tips and Tricks There are steps you can take at home to... Read more »

Three Reasons Why Your Hearing Aid Whistles

Three Reasons Why Your Hearing Aid Whistles
A common complaint of hearing aid wearers is feedback or whistling. I’m sure we can all think of a time when we’ve seen someone fumbling with their hearing aid in an attempt to make the feedback stop. State-of-the-art technology has lessened this from happening, but even with the best technology feedback may be an occasional... Read more »
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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 »