Misunderstanding words

Hearing loss is a major factor on your quality of life. One of the qualities is the understanding of your language or languages. Hearing loss can have a cognitive decline on your word understanding and the ability to understand speech. Hearing and understanding are two very different things. We have all misunderstood part of a conversation and it can be … Read More

Audiologist or Hearing aid Specialist? What is the Difference?

wearing a hearing aid for the first time

I get asked this question a lot. Quite a few years ago, Audiologists did not dispense hearing aids much, they specialized more in disorder of the ear and cochlear implants. Audiologist is a certified and licensed professional who has earned a master’s degree or Doctoral Degree in the field of audiology. Audiologist’s now fit hearing aids more as well. Hearing … Read More

Anchorage, Alaska’s Donna DeMarco, AS, BC-HIS, Honored by International Hearing Society as 2020 All-Star Award Recipient

International Hearing Society All Star Award

LIVONIA, MI – (October 8, 2020) – It’s not every day that one is recognized for their dedication to excellence and commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards in their work. Yet, this year an Anchorage, Alaska resident is being honored for their ongoing commitment to providing the highest standards of compassionate hearing healthcare for their community. The International … Read More

How to Choose Hearing Aids: A Helpful Guide

With all the different options out there, it can be difficult to figure out how to choose hearing aids that are right for you. There is not one specific hearing aid that works best for everyone. Instead, you need to learn about the options out there and find what works for you and your hearing. Let us start with the … Read More

How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?

How much do hearing aids cost

How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost? No one wants to overpay for their hearing aids. Whether you’re buying hearing aids for the first time or taking stock of the kind you have, the question you should as is: how much do hearing aids cost? There are several things that contribute to your hearing aids cost. The six largest factors affecting … Read More

Caring for Patients During the Coronavirus

COVID 19 Hearing care

According to the CDC, this is how the COVID-19 spreads. Information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/caring-for-patients.html How COVID-19 Spreads There is much to learn about the newly emerged COVID-19, including how and how easily it spreads. Based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and what is known about other coronaviruses, the spread is thought to occur mostly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets … Read More

What Causes Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

what causes sensorineural hearing loss

To get to what causes sensorineural hearing loss, let me first explain what sensorineural hearing loss is. According to Wikipedia Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a type of hearing loss in which the root cause lies in the inner ear or sensory organ (cochlea and associated structures) or the vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII). SNHL accounts for about 90% of … Read More

A Guide to Cleaning Your Hearing Aids

Cleaning your hearing aids

If you are cleaning your hearing aids regularly they will sound better and work longer for you. Also, you need to remember even if you are cleaning your hearing aids daily you need to have them professionally cleaned every 3 to 6 months by your hearing care provider. Your hearing care provider can make sure they are still sounding good, … Read More

Communication Strategies for Hearing Loss

accurate hearing systems communication strategies for hearing loss

Depending on the persons hearing loss, you can’t always count on the hearing aids to completely restore hearing and understanding of the words. It can take a lot of focus and energy to keep up with a conversation. Here are some communication strategies Tips for hearing loss: Tip #1 Get the persons attention before you speak to them. A room … Read More