Tag: Audiologist

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 »

Be wary of free....

Why do we see ads for free hearing tests? Because it is a fabulous marketing tool to get you in the door and a way to attract a potential hearing aid wearer. Hearing loss is a medical condition and the provider you choose may overlook this fact. Your health is tied to hearing in more... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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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 »