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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Mental Health and Hearing

Mental Health and Hearing
We don’t often consider the impact that hearing loss has on our mental health. There is research that explores how relationships and self-confidence can be negatively affected by hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss can result in anxiety and feelings of depression. As the hearing loss becomes more severe in degree, avoiding social activities also increases.... Read more »

What to Expect with New Hearing Aids

What to Expect with New Hearing Aids
Over the past 40 years hearing aids have changed dramatically. Hearing aids used to be big, bulky and loud. Now hearing aids can be sleek, colorful or even invisible if desired. Hearing aids actually sound great and some offer health benefits. The way in which Audiologists fit hearing aids has also changed. Back in the... Read more »

What Are You Really Missing?

What Are You Really Missing?
When we finally make the decision to have our hearing checked, it’s often because we are having trouble conversing with others. What we don’t think about are all the little things we’re not hearing. A grandchild’s voice. The turn signal on the car. The tea kettle whistling. The whisper of a loved one. Birds and... Read more »
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Medicare and hearing aids. Buyer beware.

Hearing loss is a debilitating problem if left untreated. There is a wealth of research to prove this. It is unfortunate that so many adults do not take the steps to get help and visit an Audiologist. The reason for not seeking help may be tied to the fact that most insurance plans do not... Read more »