Author Archive | Corina Casey

Hearing Aid Batteries

February 14, 2018

Hearing aid batteries are quite different from typical AA and AAA batteries in several very important ways.  Not only are they much smaller, they are color coded, numbered instead of lettered, and they even function differently.

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How We Hear

November 22, 2017

The ear is a fascinating part of the human body. In a tiny amount of space, this organ contains several different sensory structures that provide not only hearing sensitivity, but regulate your sense of balance as well.

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Ototoxicity

October 19, 2017

A few years ago, I heard a story of a gentleman who came in with terrible hearing loss.  He was very nice, very funny and sociable, but he could only carry a conversation with you if he was looking directly at you while wearing the highest power hearing aids available at the time.  The moment he looked away, he wouldn’t even know that you were still speaking.  I was very interested in how his hearing loss came to be; he was so articulate, I knew it must have come on suddenly after he had been able to hear for years. I was told that when he was serving overseas, he had received a leg injury which became badly infected.  His doctor told him that he had two choices:  they could amputate the leg, or he could take a powerful medication that would save his leg, but wipe out his hearing.  He chose his leg.

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Things to Consider Before Purchasing Hearing Aids

September 12, 2017

So you’ve gone to an audiologist and been diagnosed with a hearing loss.  Your hearing professional has recommended a hearing aid and has let you try on a couple just to see what it could sound like.  If you like the idea but still have some reservations about purchasing, keep reading.

There are several things to consider when purchasing a hearing aid.  One hearing aid or two?  Which brand?  Which technology level?  Do you feel comfortable with this particular hearing professional?  What is your budget?  The great thing is, there are fairly easy answers to all of these questions. Continue Reading →

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Audiology Professionals

Audiology Professionals