Buying New Hearing Aids – Top 10 List for Buyers

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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

How to Enjoy the Holidays with Hearing Loss Part 2 of 2

Take a break. Even people without hearing loss need to take a break from all the noise, give your brain, and ears a rest. Find a place by yourself for a few minutes or go outside and stretch a little. It will clear your head and build energy for another round of socializing. Don’t fake it! It’s better to ask … Read More

Common Myths about Wearing a Hearing Aid

For many, it takes years of struggles with misunderstanding speech in conversations, not hearing in noisy social settings and difficulties listening on the phone before they seek help with a hearing aid.  Yet, several days of strife may have been averted had a hearing aid been pursued earlier.  Today, many objections exist around hearing aids that prevent people from taking … 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 aids and iPhones?

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Hearing aids connecting to your iPhones can be extremely confusing for people. I hope to remove some of that confusion for you. Most all manufactures have a hearing aid that will connect directly to the iPhone for two-way conversation between the hearing aids and iPhone. Meaning you can answer the phone as normal and hear the caller with your hearing … Read More

Communication strategies for the hearing impaired

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Gain their attention: Call the person by name to attract their attention or a gentle touch may help. Wait to talk until the person knows you are trying to talk with them. Depending on their age this might take a moment for them to acknowledge you are going to speak with them. Face each other: They need to see your … Read More

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

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Most of what I am about to tell you should come instinctively, but for some reason when you have a hearing loss it might make you a little more self-conscious about it. So, I thought I would just reiterate to let you know it’s ok to self-advocate to improve your hearing comprehension. First step was to acknowledge you have a … Read More

Are Two Ears Better Than One?

If you have hearing loss in both ears (bilateral hearing loss), then you are most likely a candidate for two hearing aids. Research has shown that when only one hearing aid is worn, the unaided ear tends to lose its ability to hear and understand. Participating in conversation is more enjoyable with both ears because you have better speech understanding, … Read More