Communication Strategies for Hearing Loss

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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

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

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

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

Hearing loss can Cause Communication Failures in Medical Setting

It was not uncommon for older adults to report mishearing a physician or nurse in a primary care or hospital setting, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Medical errors are higher among older patients and failure in clinical communication is considered to be the leading cause of medical errors. A previous study reported that improved … Read More

Hearing Test

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Hearing loss happens. It’s the third most common health problem in the U.S, according to WebMD. Hearing loss is also very treatable – and more successful when started early. If you suspect you have hearing loss, why not find out for sure? If you think you do not have a hearing loss it’s still a good idea to get a … Read More

Encouraging a Loved One to Get a Hearing Test

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For many different reasons, the topic of hearing loss can be a sensitive one to broach. Some people believe that hearing loss is a condition that makes them appear “old,” while others simply do not want to acknowledge a “weakness.” It’s important to keep in mind that hearing loss is a medical condition that affects 20% of Americans, regardless of … Read More

Hearing Aid Accessories

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There are many different types of hearing aid accessories and each manufacture has their own version. Most Manufactures offer some sort of lapel microphone that can be worn by a co-worker, spouse, pastor or anyone you might be having trouble hearing. The person would wear the lapel microphone and their voice would stream directly into your hearing aids giving you … Read More

Hearing But Not Understanding

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I was recently visiting with my cousin. She said she can hear just fine but in background noise she cannot understand most of the words. She was hearing but not understanding. This is typical of a high frequency hearing loss. Most people associate hearing loss with deafness. However, it is common for people to understand speech and hear well with … Read More