Don't Miss a Word — Make the Most out Of Your Doctor Visit

Don't Miss a Word — Make the Most out Of Your Doctor Visit
When a physician or health care provider discusses information that is essential to your health and well-being, it is important not to miss a word. Learning of a new diagnosis and the steps for treatment and follow-up can create anxiety and stress. It can be difficult to comprehend and process all the new information. Now,... Read more »

Wax Removal. Can I Do It Myself?

Wax Removal. Can I Do It Myself?
Ear wax, otherwise known as cerumen, is naturally produced for three reasons. First is to lubricate the delicate tissue in the ear canal from drying out. Second is to protect from foreign bodies and infection. Lastly, wax protects your eardrum from outside intrusions. Removing earwax on your own is possible, however, you won’t know if... Read more »

You Had Your Hearing Evaluated, Now What?

You Had Your Hearing Evaluated, Now What?
If you’ve been in to see an Audiologist, congratulations on taking the first step. An Audiologist can address concerns with balance, tinnitus, and hearing. But what happens next? If there were no issues detected, lucky you. We’ve sent you home and showed you how to protect your ears from preventable damage due to loud sounds.... Read more »
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How to Read an Audiogram

How to Read an Audiogram
The results of a hearing test are usually plotted on a graph, otherwise known as an audiogram. The size of these graphs can vary but there are two measurements to look for. First are the softest sounds heard, and second, the clarity of speech. The horizontal part of the graph represents pitch or frequency. Consider... 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 »

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 »
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My hearing aid is dead

One of the most common calls we get is when a hearing aid stops working. For many of our patients, a dead hearing aid is much more than an inconvenience. Thankfully most of the time, a non functioning hearing aid can be revived. Here are some of the most common problems we encounter and some... Read more »

When Hearing Aids Aren't Enough

When Hearing Aids Aren't Enough
Patients enter our practice when they notice that something has changed with their hearing and the treatment of choice is commonly the fitting of hearing aids. Each of us have unique challenges, some which require more assistance than the hearing aids are capable of providing. Even with the best fit of hearing aids, there will... 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 »
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Interview Your Provider

Interview Your Provider
As with any health care provider, make certain that when you schedule an appointment to see an Audiologist, that you are at ease with the practice and provider you choose. It is a personal relationship that can last a lifetime and it’s important to feel comfortable where you go for care. It also helps to... Read more »