Category: Hearing Loss

Personalized Care

Personalized Care
Any product you purchase is simply a commodity and a hearing aid is a perfect example of this. When it comes to hearing health care, the hearing aid is only part of the solution. Personal care is what contributes to success. In the right hands, and with proper expectations, achieving goals is possible. In the... Read more »

9 Tips For Communicating With Someone Who Has Hearing Loss

What You Can Do To Help? We are often asked how to communicate with someone who has hearing loss. If there is someone in your life who struggles with their hearing, here is a list of suggestions to make communication easier. Choose a well lit place to converse. Sit close and directly face the person.... Read more »

Sudden Hearing Loss

Sudden Hearing Loss
Here’s a topic that bears repeating; sudden hearing loss. A sudden change of hearing in one ear is something to be concerned about and requires immediate attention. Many professionals don’t realize that losing hearing suddenly is a medical emergency. There is a short window of opportunity to treat the ear. In some cases the hearing... Read more »
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Can My Hearing Get Worse?

Oh no! Can my hearing get worse? A change in hearing can be concerning for anyone with hearing loss. When I’m asked, “Will my hearing get worse?”, my answer has always been, “Without having a crystal ball, I really don’t know.” Hearing that is lost as part of the aging process is unpreventable. Genetics will... Read more »

Did You Hear This?

Did You Hear This?
People often ask what they are actually missing when they don’t hear. Much depends on the frequencies affected and the amount of hearing loss. What we miss is also determined by our unique ability to clarify speech in both quiet and noise. As we age, many of us lose hearing in the high frequencies. Some... Read more »

My Hearing Journey

My Hearing Journey
Last week I had my hearing evaluated before we opened our doors. It is always quite an experience when I find myself sitting on the other side of the sound booth. What inspired me to share my story is this; if you have a slight hearing loss and experience difficulty, you may be able to... Read more »
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Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Hearing Loss in the Workplace
Do you work with someone who you suspect has a hearing loss? If you do, here are some suggestions to help in the workplace. First, no jokes about hearing. It can be a sensitive subject. What a thoughtful coworker can do is this; reduce any distractions that may interfere with your conversation. A quiet environment... Read more »

Love Your Ears

Your ears deserve attention. After all, hearing is one of your most important senses and if you think about it, hearing connects us to the world. Our ears allow us to stay safe in our environment. Hearing the blast of a horn, loud crash or even the drop of a glass causes us to make... Read more »

I can't hear the TV!

I can't hear the TV!
If everyone thinks that you have the television turned up too loud, it’s a sign that your hearing is changing. When your neighbors can hear what you are watching on your TV, it’s time to take action! I remember checking in on a family member after setting up a TV device earlier that day. When... Read more »
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I Can't Hear in the Backseat of the Car!

When seated in the backseat of a vehicle, many of us struggle to hear the conversation coming from the front. This difficulty multiplies when the speed of the vehicle picks up. Much depends on the model of the automobile. Luxury cars tend to be quieter. Smaller cars are generally noisier. It truly is a combination... Read more »