Blog Posts tagged with: Hearing Aids

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

Listening Fatigue

Hearing loss is more than just not being able to hear what someone is saying or not hearing environmental sounds. We hear with our brain and as a result we use several areas of the brain during a simple conversation. A hard of hearing person has to think, concentrate and work much harder than a … Continue reading Listening Fatigue

Single Sided Deafness

Historically, the treatment for individuals that have a profound hearing loss (i.e. no remaining hearing) in one ear has been limited. This type of hearing loss is known as Single-Sided Deafness (SSD). In recent years, technology has changed drastically and there are now a number of options available to patients. Devices, known as a CROS … Continue reading Single Sided Deafness