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Communicating with Someone with a Hearing Loss

Hearing loss presents many challenges for communication. Obviously, volume is an issue, but with properly programed hearing aids, volume can be corrected. Clarity is another issue – certain types of hearing loss can cause speech sounds to be distorted, meaning even with enough volume, the sound is not clear. Another problem is background noise – … Continue reading 

Hidden Hearing Loss

As we age, the ability to process sound in noisy environments often starts to decline. This can be from a gradual decline in hearing, often in the higher pitches. But for some people, their hearing in quiet settings is normal, but background noise presents a huge challenge. This is called hidden hearing loss, and more … Continue reading 

Prolong the Life of Your Hearing Aids

Like any piece of technology, how well you care for your hearing aids has a big effect on how long they will last. The average lifespan of a hearing aid is 5 years, but if you don’t keep up with routine maintenance, you often run into unnecessary issues and repairs. In some cases, you may … Continue reading 

Hearing Health: The Big Picture

Accepting that you have a hearing loss can be difficult for some people. Sometimes people are in denial about the state of their hearing, while others realize they are not hearing well but feel it’s not important to hear any better. Here are some reasons why accepting and treating your hearing loss can benefit you … Continue reading 

Know Your Hearing Protection

With the rising temperatures of summer, come the rising noise levels of summer activities. Weekly lawn mowing, projects like replacing decks and renovations, and outdoor concerts, are all loud enough to damage your hearing. Here’s a guide to help you navigate proper hearing protection while enjoying our precious summer months. Foam earplugs: When inserted correctly, … Continue reading 

Let’s Celebrate Better Hearing Month

May is Better Hearing Month, which means it’s time to celebrate all the reasons to keep your hearing system healthy! Every day, we get to help patients protect, preserve and promote their hearing, and we thought we’d share some of the things that motivate our patients to hear well. “I’m tired of doing the smile … Continue reading 

Managing the Ringing in Your Ears

If you have ringing, hissing or roaring in your ears, you are not alone. Tinnitus is the experience of hearing a sound that isn’t being produced by something in your environment. It can be one sound, multiple sounds, high pitched or low pitched. For some, it is present 24/7, while for others it comes and … Continue reading 

What Rhymes with Ear?

March is always a tough month to feel motivated, so we wanted to have a bit of fun and write a poem with some helpful facts about hearing health! When we think of how we hear, We think about our ears. And often when we’re struggling, We brush it off for years. But hearing health … Continue reading 

What to Expect with Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are a game changer for people who, in many cases, have spent years struggling to hear. Treating a hearing loss improves your ability to engage with others and enjoy the “listening pleasures” of life… music, a good joke, or the birds chirping in the morning (spring is on its way, right?). But getting … Continue reading 

New Year, Better Hearing

New year resolutions often have to do with having a happier, healthier lifestyle. Things like going to the gym, eating nutritious meals, or making more time for family and friends are usually top of the list. In 2019, why not add improving your hearing health to that list of resolutions! In most people, hearing declines … Continue reading