Happy Holidays

It’s that time of year again… The lights are up, the sweets are baked, and our hearing aid batteries are on sale! Our team is gearing up for the holidays and would like to welcome you all in for a checkup to make sure you’re hearing your best for the parties and family gatherings to … Continue reading Happy Holidays

The Trouble with Background Noise

The most common issue for people with hearing loss is trouble hearing in background noise. Whether it’s struggling to hear in a noisy restaurant, or problems following a conversation with a group of people, background noise creates some challenges. First, the changes in your hearing system that cause a hearing loss can also lead to … Continue reading The Trouble with Background Noise

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 … 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

The Gift of Hearing Contest

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

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