Blog Posts tagged with: Hearing Impairment

How to Choose the Right Hearing Aids for You

Do you think you need hearing aids? What’s the next step? There are many different options available when it comes to hearing aids and the decision can be overwhelming. There is no one size fits all solution. When one of our audiologists makes a hearing aid recommendation, they are taking different factors in to consideration … Continue reading 

Healthy Heart, Healthy Ears

Your basic hearing system is made up of three main parts – your outer ear, your middle ear, and your inner ear. Of these three parts, your inner ear, or your cochlea, is the most complicated, since this is where physical movement from sound gets translated into signals that can travel along your hearing nerve … Continue reading 

How Hearing Loss Differs from Vision Loss

Despite the fact that people often think hearing loss and vision loss are very similar, these types of changes to our senses are actually quite different, particularly in terms of correcting for them. Often when vision loss is addressed, the end result is referred to as “corrected to normal.” For those with hearing loss, the … Continue reading 

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 

Five Risk Factors for Hearing Loss

When we think about people with hearing loss, we often think of two groups – older adults and people who have been exposed to very loud and damaging sounds. What often gets overlooked is the effect overall health can have on hearing in the general population. Here are five factors that we know can impact … Continue reading 

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 

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 

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 

Getting back to a Routine

As the cool weather of autumn begins it often triggers us to get back in to a routine! With this we start taking better care of ourselves by returning to the gym, eating healthy and following up with all of our health care providers. We are often proactive about our teeth and eyes, but not … Continue reading 

Communication Techniques Part 2

To Summarize Part 1, we discussed communication techniques that can be used by the hearing impaired individual. Those include being assertive, modifying the environment, paying attention to the speaker, verify what you heard, preparing in advance and do not bluff. Today we will be discussing communication tips for the communication partner. Make your face visible … Continue reading