Category: Hearing Loss

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 »

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 »

Treating hearing loss is not always a quick fix

Treating hearing loss is not always a quick fix
Putting on a pair of hearing aids is not like putting on a pair of eyeglasses. Most people expect that hearing aids will allow them to hear the way they did in their youth. It doesn’t work that way. Correcting hearing can be complicated and requires the skill of an Audiologist who is artful in... Read more »
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Anyone unhappy with the way they are hearing?

Anyone unhappy with the way they are hearing?
We all know that one person who struggles with their hearing. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you think of someone who is dissatisfied with the way they are hearing, an Audiologist can change that. It doesn’t matter where the hearing aids were purchased or if hearing was evaluated at another clinic. Making... Read more »

It's Music to My Ears

It's Music to My Ears
Now more than ever, it’s important to put focus on maintaining good health. Adding music to your life is one way to lessen the everyday worries. Did you know that playing an instrument, listening to music and singing can have positive health benefits? Listening to music can help reduce anxiety and has shown to lower... Read more »

Listening vs Hearing

Listening vs Hearing
We hear with our ears, but how we understand happens at the level of the brain. Research has proven that hearing loss causes changes to the brain. And not in a good way. As an Audiologist, maintaining normal brain function is the most important reason to treat the mildest of hearing losses with hearing aids.... Read more »
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Now We Know How It Feels to Have a Hearing Loss

Now We Know How It Feels to Have a Hearing Loss
The experience of being home has certainly changed the way we live and the way we communicate. Socializing is now done at a distance and is limited at best. Modern technology has provided us the ability to communicate virtually. This wonderful resource certainly has challenges & not everyone has the luxury of connectivity. Video conferencing... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »