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

Hearing Loss in Young Adults is More Common Then you Think

Signs of hearing loss are often mistaken for other medical, social problems at all ages Hearing loss in teenagers is on the rise, and recent reports about the increase in hearing problems among teenagers serve as a reminder that one can have trouble hearing at any age. Early hearing loss treatment is key to minimizing long-term impact for children, teens … Read More

Ringing in the Ears? Understanding Tinnitus

For many, there are no sounds of silence.  Instead, even the quietest of moments, such as sleep, can be filled with buzzing, humming or ringing sounds.  This unfortunate condition is called tinnitus and, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, it has affected nearly 25 million Americans to date.   Presently, no treatments are available to cure … Read More

How to Enjoy the Holidays with Hearing Loss part 1 of 2

The Holidays are coming filled with family dinners, gatherings with friends, holiday parties and lots of socializing. Hearing loss can sometimes make it exhausting and overwhelming to want to be part of the fun. I hope these tips can help you have an enjoyable holiday season. Try to sit in a high back chair or have a wall behind you … Read More

Hearing Aid Maintenance While on Vacation

hearing aid maintenance while on vacation

When traveling, it’s important to consider what you’ll need for your hearing aid. Remember that when you’re traveling your environment can be different than at home, so your hearing aids might need a little different care. Here are a few tips for hearing aid maintenance while on vacation. 1. If it’s been more than two to three months since your … Read More

Ringing in the Ears? Understanding Tinnitus

encouraging a loved one to get a hearing test

For many, there are no sounds of silence.  Instead, even the quietest of moments, such as sleep, can be filled with buzzing, humming or ringing sounds.  This unfortunate condition is called tinnitus and, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, it has affected nearly 25 million Americans to date.   Presently, no treatments are available to cure … Read More

Vitamins for Hearing Improvement

vitamins for hearing improvement

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps improve circulation. The inner ear depends on good circulations to stay in good health. Vitamin C is an antioxidant believed to help keep your immune system strong to help fight off infections in the middle ear. Vitamin D is good for your three middle ear bones. Studies are being done with Vitamins A, … Read More

Hearing loss is not always from noise

A healthy heart will give you better hearing. If your heart, arteries and veins are not working properly, bad blood flow to the inner ear can contribute of hearing loss. Studies show that people with diabetes is more likely to have hearing loss. More research needs to be done, but we believe that the glucose in the blood may damage … Read More

What you don’t know may hurt you!

Hearing loss is a more serious problem than just not being able to hear. Hearing loss comes on so gradually one might not even notice. Studies have shown that hearing aids could delay or prevent dementia by improving patients hearing. Hearing loss has also been directly linked to falls. Walking, talking and listening all at the sometime takes a lot … Read More