Category: Hearing Health

Love Your Ears

Your ears deserve attention. After all, hearing is one of your most important senses and if you think about it, hearing connects us to the world. Our ears allow us to stay safe in our environment. Hearing the blast of a horn, loud crash or even the drop of a glass causes us to make... Read more »

Protect Your Hearing For the 4th!

With the 4th of July approaching, here’s my plug for ear protection, (no pun intended). This is a time when you know that you will be watching fireworks, so don’t forget to pack ear plugs. And use them! It doesn’t take much to destroy your hearing. There are written formulas for how loud sound needs... Read more »

Yes, I'm an Audiologist

When I dropped off lab coats at the cleaner this week, I was greeted by a new employee. As he unloaded my bundle he pretended to give himself a shot in the backside, and then asked me where I worked. When I replied, he cupped his ear and gave the never-gets-old response “what?!” Most people... Read more »
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I Can't Hear in the Backseat of the Car!

When seated in the backseat of a vehicle, many of us struggle to hear the conversation coming from the front. This difficulty multiplies when the speed of the vehicle picks up. Much depends on the model of the automobile. Luxury cars tend to be quieter. Smaller cars are generally noisier. It truly is a combination... Read more »

What Does an Audiologist Really Do?

Yes, we help people with hearing and balance. We educate on ear protection and provide relief for those with tinnitus. But I believe, Audiologists do so much more. An Audiologist improves the quality of one’s life. An Audiologist prevents social isolation. Participation in social activities actually increases lifespan. An Audiologist can help to reduce the... 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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Calling all Audiologists. The future is bright!

Rumor has it that private practice audiology is dying. Don’t let the naysayers get in your head. Yes, there are not enough Au.D. graduates and we need more students interested in the profession. It is also true that many of the hearing aid manufacturers and insurance companies have their hand in the pie. Big box... Read more »

Sound Voids

I heard you but have no idea what you said. Ever have a conversation that went this way? Q: “Is your watch accurate?” A: “Yes, I have plenty of of legroom.” That was my daughter and I in the car last week. It’s obvious that she didn’t hear the question I asked. A lot of... Read more »

Say Yes To Hearing Help!

  Having trouble hearing? If the answer is YES, then there is help! If a medical professional has told you that there is no help for your hearing, it’s time for a second opinion. When you seek advice from a hearing professional because you are having difficulty hearing and you are told that you can’t... 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 »