When Is It Time To Replace Hearing Aids?

We all own electronic equipment. Most of us replace our cell phones, television sets, and sound systems as technology improves and we are usually wowed with the new features and changes. Technology keeps improving. Most ears appreciate the difference in sound quality, better hearing in noise, and better hearing in general, when exposed to new... Read more »

20/20 Hearing

20/20 Hearing
Consumers often express a desire for simplicity when it comes to understanding their hearing test results. Explaining the results of a hearing evaluation can get complicated when the words used are too technical. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy to understand a phrase like “20/20” vision? Perhaps we can apply that principle... Read more »

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes - Take Care of Yourself

  Anyone else remember singing that song as a kid? As a heathcare provider, it reminds me that we need to take care of our whole body, from top to bottom. If you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anyone else. When was the last time you had a physical? It... Read more »
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Open Season for Medicare Enrollment

Medicare is the primary insurance for much of the population we serve. It is now open season for Medicare enrollment and there are advertisements for secondary insurance promoting free hearing aids. Take time to read the fine print. The lure of “free” may be associated with hidden costs. Benefits for hearing aids vary when they... Read more »

Take The First Step

When was the last time someone took a good look into your ears? If the ears are not clear and the eardrum can not be visualized, your ability to hear may be impacted. Ear wax is the most common culprit. The ear canal can be filled with wax, dry skin, or oil and debris. In... Read more »

What Are Your Ears Trying to Tell You?

What Are Your Ears Trying to Tell You?
Listen to what your ears are saying. Don’t ignore perceived changes in hearing, ear noises or tinnitus, balance or dizziness. These issues are all cries for attention. When there is a sudden loss of hearing it is important to take immediate action. The window of opportunity for treatment with sudden hearing loss is small. Pick... Read more »
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Don't Assume That I Hear Like You

Hearing devices can be life changing for some and with a severe hearing loss, wearing a pair of hearing aids can be a necessity. Speech and sounds transmitted through hearing aids or implants do not sound the same as listening through the ears we were born with, assuming that they were perfect from the start.... Read more »

Can My Hearing Aid Be Repaired?

Can My Hearing Aid Be Repaired?
We field phone calls and emails that concern malfunctioning hearing aids on a daily basis. These queries always get our attention and are treated as a priority. We look for solutions to achieve the best possible hearing outcome. Those who are lucky enough to wear Lyric, the only extended wear hearing aid, certainly have the... Read more »

Bathe Your Brain In Sound

  This year has been different as Covid has turned our lives upside down. With social distancing, life has become quieter for most of us. We are traveling less, socializing less and spending more time at home than ever before. With the lack of socialization, I worry that there will be an increase in cognitive... Read more »
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The Impact of Hearing on Brain Health

Cognitive health is the new buzz word on everyone’s mind. Simply stated, cognitive health is the ability to think, learn, and understand. It also includes our capacity to remember, see, hear, and use fine motor skills. Hypertension, diabetes, sleep disorders, vision and hearing loss are some of the underlying health issues that can impact changes... Read more »