Preventing Falls

Preventing falls is a major concern for injury prevention. We know that regardless of age, even a mild untreated hearing loss can increase a person’s risk for falls. As we age, however, not only does the risk of falling increase, but the potential consequences can become more complex and long-term. November is Falls Prevention month, … Continue reading Preventing Falls

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

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

Hearing Well This Festive Season

The festive season is in full swing, and for the team at Parrotts Hearing Clinic, that means helping our patients communicate and celebrate with their families during this special time. With parties, family dinners and lots of Bing Crosby playing in the background, your hearing system is really put to the test. These environments are … Continue reading Hearing Well This Festive Season

Television Solutions

The television presents some unique challenges for people with hearing loss. Sitcoms and movies are more difficult than the news or game shows, because of the fast-paced speech and background noise. These issues are worsened by the fact that both speech and noise are coming from the same speakers, meaning the noise and speech are … Continue reading Television Solutions

Your Health, Your Ears

We often hear about common health issues and how each one relates to another (think heart disease, diabetes, obesity). What we don’t often hear is how these health problems relate to your hearing. Here are some little known facts about how your overall health and your hearing affect each other. Diet: Research out of the … Continue reading Your Health, Your Ears

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