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 Healthy Heart, Healthy Ears

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

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 May is Better Hearing Month

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

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

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 Getting Back to a Routine