Blog Posts tagged with: Audiologist

The Thick and Thin of Earwax

The old saying is true – you should never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear. That means you, Q-tip users. They are doing you more harm than good. A small amount of wax in your ears is healthy. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and your canals are basically self-cleaning. Old wax … Continue reading The Thick and Thin of Earwax

Troubleshooting Hearing Aids

Have you ever put your hearing aids on in the morning, only to find that they aren’t working properly? Do your hearing aids suddenly start whistling, sound too soft, or stop working entirely? If so, don’t panic, here are a few troubleshooting tips you can try at home. “My hearing aid is whistling and squealing” … Continue reading Troubleshooting Hearing Aids

Communication Strategies 101

Even with the best hearing aids on the market, there will be times when the listening environment makes it difficult to follow a conversation. Here are some strategies you can try to help maximize your communication skills, and minimize your frustrations: Avoid bluffing:Pretending to follow a conversation prevents you from enjoying social interactions. Be honest … Continue reading Communication Strategies 101

May is Better Hearing Month

If you have never had your hearing tested before, do it this month for Better Hearing Month. People neglect their hearing even though it’s one of our most important senses. Hearing connects us with our friends, our family and our world. If an individual does not have a hearing loss, they will not think to … Continue reading May is Better Hearing Month