Blog Posts tagged with: Hearing Aids

Hearing Well This Festive Season

The festive season is in full swing, and for the team at The Hearing Specialists, that means helping our patients communicate and celebrate with their families during this special time. With parties, family dinners and lots of Bing Crosby playing in the background, your hearing system is really put to the test. These environments are … Continue reading Hearing Well This Festive Season

Television Solutions

The television presents some unique challenges for people with hearing loss. Sitcoms and movies are more difficult than the news or game shows, because of the fast-paced speech and background noise. These issues are worsened by the fact that both speech and noise are coming from the same speakers, meaning the noise and speech are … Continue reading Television Solutions

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

Brain Hearing

When we think about hearing, we automatically think of our ears; however, we actually hear with our brain. The sound is received by your ear, and then sent to your brain where all the processing takes place to turn the sound into meaning. Therefore, if you have a hearing loss you are missing pieces of … Continue reading Brain Hearing

Summer Hearing Aid Care

Hearing aids are essentially a very small computer. As with any electronic device, you want to take excellent care of it and make sure that regular cleaning and maintenance is taking place. Even when well cared for, environment elements can impact their function. It is the time of year where we experience a lot of … Continue reading Summer Hearing Aid Care