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

Is this Elder Care or Elder Scam?

elder care or elder scam?

I thought I would share this letter I received so you can watch out for the Medigap scam. Always read the fine print and be informed. Lately, I’ve had a rash of calls and emails from dispensers and audiologists asking my opinion on some recent developments in managed care and “Medigap” insurance coverages of hearing aids. I’d like to get … Read More

Communication in Health Care Settings for the hard of hearing

communicating with your doctors accurate hearing systems

Communicating clearly with doctors, medical staff is important for safety and well-being. Here are some tips to better communicate with your health care providers. Always tell the staff that you are hard of hearing or deaf. Repeat information to make sure you understand what was said. You don’t want to assume you understood. With different heath care providers come different … Read More

Buying New Hearing Aids – Top 10 List for Buyers

buying new hearing aids

Buying a hearing aid is an important decision on many levels as it is an investment in both money and time.  However, the benefits one can gain from improved hearing will outweigh those investments on a daily basis.  Therefore, it is important to take the right approach in shopping for a hearing aid to ensure you or a loved one … Read More

How does hearing test work?

Most important part of finding the right hearing aid is having a good hearing test. A good hearing test should consist of first looking in your ear for any kind of blockage, air and bone pure tone audiometry, word recognition, and a few other words test. Your ear has three parts the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. When … Read More

Things to Consider When Selecting Hearing Aids

wearing a hearing aid for the first time

Who doesn’t love new technology? If you’re in the market for new hearing aids, this is an exciting time to be looking. With constantly new models and features being unveiled by major hearing aid manufacturers, there is a lot to consider when choosing hearing aids. Here are a few things to consider when you are selecting new hearing aids. Your … Read More

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

time for a hearing test

First things first: congratulations! If you’ve made the decision to take your first hearing test, you are committing to improving your hearing health – and your overall health and well-being. Hearing tests are simple, quick, and painless, and best of all, they give you vital information about your hearing abilities. As with all tests, we understand that there is a … Read More