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 … Continue reading Communication Strategies 101
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 How Vision Loss Differs from Hearing Loss
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
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 Five Risk Factors for Hearing Loss
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
Join us on Monday May 15th and Tuesday May 16th for our annual hearing aid repair clinic. Regardless of when and where you purchased your hearing aid, bring it in and have a free clean and check from a repair technician who works for one of the world’s leading hearing aid manufacturers.
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 May is Better Hearing Month
There are a number of different risk factors for hearing loss that are not often discussed. Several common health conditions are known to have increased risk of hearing loss associated with them and include diabetes, smoking and heart disease. Individuals living with diabetes are twice as likely to develop hearing loss then those without diabetes. … Continue reading Could you be at risk for hearing loss?
Based on the results of your hearing test, the audiologist will determine if you require hearing aids and if so if would should be wearing one or two. For the majority of patients, if you have a hearing loss in each ear it is recommended that you wear two as there are a number of … Continue reading Benefits of Wearing Two Hearing Aids
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible disease that affects the brains nerve cells which results in memory loss, behavioral changes and impaired language and thinking. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of Dementia; it impacts everyone very differently. It is hard to predict what symptoms will be present and how quickly they will … Continue reading January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month