Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

As it depends on many factors, including your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget, choosing the right hearing aid can be a tricky process.  There are so many options and considerations to consider. It is helpful to think about the following questions and discuss your answers with a hearing specialist to decide precisely what you need from a hearing … Read More

What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

If you have booked a hearing appointment for yourself, then good for you! The first step toward better hearing is learning about your hearing and having it checked. With this awareness, you can be in a better position to choose the best treatment for your needs.  You’ll want to know everything you can before you make such a significant investment. … Read More

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

The purpose of a hearing loss test is to decide whether you have hearing loss and how severe or mild it is. Hearing loss has far-reaching health implications, and having a baseline hearing check and a regular follow-up check will help you detect it early.   A hearing consultation We start by asking a series of questions to learn more … Read More

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Do you have a loved one who might benefit from hearing loss treatment? They ask you to repeat yourself over and over, or they don’t but then it’s clear they haven’t been listening while you spoke. Whenever you see them, the TV or the radio is on too loud. Maybe you notice them participating less in group conversations, or not … Read More

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

If you’re one of the 35 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, chances are you’re one of 70% of them who is not yet wearing hearing aids. On average, it takes a person 7 years from the time they realize they have hearing loss to the time they seek treatment for it. Some people think hearing aids will make them … Read More

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

With about 35 million Americans suffering some form of hearing loss, it is likely that you or someone you know may experience hearing loss. Unfortunately, about two-thirds of people with hearing loss live without the benefits of treatment in the form of hearing aids. On average, it takes seven years for a person to get hearing aids, once they notice … Read More

How to Best Communicate with the Hearing Impaired

The holidays are here, and with them come parties, gatherings and meeting new people! When you meet someone with hearing loss with whom you don’t normally communicate, you may have trouble understanding what they are going through. Communication becomes a bit more challenging for all parties involved. Even those who have hearing devices and work to exercise their communication skills … Read More

Hearing for the Holidays

Hearing for the Holidays

The holiday season is here! If you have difficulty hearing, you may not be looking forward to holiday gatherings and parties as much as you used to. This time of year can bring up some anxiety for people who have hearing loss. You or your loved ones may worry about how well you can communicate during family gatherings, or you … Read More

Different Ways to Test for Hearing Loss

If you suspect you may have hearing loss, it is recommended that you be tested to confirm if you have hearing loss, and how advanced it is. If you have never had a hearing evaluation done before, you may be wondering what is involved. There are several ways to test for hearing loss, so we will go through a brief … Read More

HYPERACUSIS: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT CAN I DO?

Hyperacusis is a condition in which a person has a heightened sensitivity to noises within the normal range of volume and pitch. It can get to the point that certain normal noises (like a dog barking or music over a loudspeaker) can even cause pain. As you can imagine, this can make it very difficult for an affected person to … Read More