Category: Hearing Loss

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Bargain Priced Hearing Aids

Everything you wanted to know about bargain priced hearing aids and were afraid to ask. We all know the old adage “You get what you pay for”. This is true with inexpensive hearing aids. I’m talking about the kind that we see advertised for a few hundred dollars. Here’s what you need to know. These... 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 »
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Why Has My Hearing Changed?

As we age our bodies change and there’s no turning back. The odds are with us that our hearing will change too. A gradual change in hearing is a normal part of the aging process. A sudden loss of hearing is not. If you or someone you know reports a sudden loss of hearing, it... 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 »

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 »
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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 »