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
It’s that time of year again; Parrott’s Hearing Clinic in partnership with Phonak are giving away The Gift of Hearing! Entering is easy, simply write a one hundred word essay nominating yourself or a loved one for the contest. What we want to know: How would the hearing aids improve that person’s life? Once you … Continue reading The Gift of Hearing Contest
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
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 Communication Techniques Part 2
When you have a hearing loss, a hearing aid is a great tool to improve your hearing. However, sometimes it isn’t as simple as just wearing a hearing aid. Your brain needs to re-learn how to listen and understand things again because when a hearing loss is left untreated, it becomes so difficult for … Continue reading Communication Techniques Part 1
To summarize Part 1, we discussed the importance of regular hearing tests by an Audiologist for prevention and early detection of hearing loss. We also talked about custom noise protection as it is our most popular specialty mold for hearing loss prevention (if you missed it you can find it below on our blog). However, … Continue reading I Don’t Have a Hearing Loss, Why do I need an Audiologist? Part 2 – Musician’s Plugs
Give the gift of hearing this Holiday season! Nominate yourself or a loved one by writing a 100 word essay explaining why the nominee is deserving of a free pair of hearing aids.
A hearing aid is an ultra miniature electroacoustical device that is always too large. It must amplify sounds a million times but bring in no noise. It must operate, without failure, in a sea of perspiration, a cloud of talcum powder, or both. It is a product that one puts off buying for ten years … Continue reading The Definition of a Hearing Aid