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Audiologist or Hearing aid Specialist? What is the Difference?

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

Donna R DeMarco, AAS, BC-HIS of Anchorage AK selected for inclusion in the trademark who’s who 2021 honors edition

 

International Hearing Society All Star Award

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

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

COVID 19 Hearing care

Caring for Patients During the Coronavirus

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

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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

Cleaning your hearing aids

A Guide to 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

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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

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3 Common Myths about Hearing Loss

Today there are over 32 million Americans who suffer from some degree of hearing loss.  Yet, only a small percentage of these individuals have sought a professional to have their hearing checked and receive a hearing aid, if needed.  Having a hearing test is easy and free and can put you on a path to re-connecting with missing sounds through … Read More

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How to Clean Hearing Aids

How to Clean Hearing Aids Never use rubbing alcohol, cleaning fluids or other solvents. Use audio whips if you are prone to ear infections. Do not remove ear molds too often or they may tear. If you live in a humid place, store your hearing aids in a dehumidifier. See a hearing care provider every 3-6 months for a professional … Read More

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What your Hearing Aids need for Vacation

When traveling, it’s important to consider what you’ll need for your hearing aid. Remember that when your traveling your environment can be different then at home, so your hearing aids might need a little different care.  Here are a few tips of what you will need for your hearing aid travel bag. If it’s been more than two to three … Read More