Does Your Tinnitus Make You Feel Isolated

November 29, 2019

 

You’re relaxing with your family before Thanksgiving dinner. Suddenly, your ears are filled with a tinny ringing sound. You can barely hear the conversation going on around you, let alone the TV show that everyone is talking about. You find yourself feeling frustrated—and worse, isolated from your family. Continue Reading →

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CROS and BiCROS

September 25, 2018

There are several fairly well-known types of hearing loss out there. The most common are sensorineural, or “nerve deafness;” conductive, or a loss that can typically be remedied by medication or surgery; and mixed, which is a combination of the two.  However, there is another that should not be forgotten: single-sided deafness. Continue Reading →

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Tinnitus, an Overview

August 22, 2018

Most of us have seen movies where the main character is exposed to an explosion at short range and when they come back to themselves everything is quiet except for a high-pitched ringing sound.  After a few seconds that ringing dissipates, the background noise returns, and the character moves on with the film.  For more than 45 million people living in the US – myself included – this ringing doesn’t go away.   Continue Reading →

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I can borrow my spouses’/friends’ glasses, why can’t I borrow their hearing aids too?

July 23, 2018

Imagine a typical Wednesday night out. You are seated in your booth with a friend or spouse, having a lovely dinner at your favorite local restaurant. Or you would be, if you could read the menu. Your dinner partner notices your dilemma and lo and behold! They have a pair of reading glasses to lend you! With these borrowed glasses, you are able to read the menu with confidence and order with skill. With these borrowed glasses, you are invincible!

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Travelling with Hearing Aids: Do’s and Do Not’s

June 25, 2018

Travelling is a great deal of fun for most folks. Whether you are taking a vacation to somewhere new and exciting or a “stay-cation” somewhere close by, it is important to plan ahead appropriately.  Folks with hearing loss and hearing aids should take a few extra precautions as well.  Below we have listed some “Do’s” and “Do Not’s” of travelling with hearing aids. Continue Reading →

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!

May 17, 2018

Since 1927, May has been Better Hearing and Speech Month.  All this month, clinics and hearing organizations are going to be working hard to bring hearing healthcare awareness to the public.  We are going to do something a little different for our May blog post as our way of participating: we’re going to invite you to help us and others with hearing loss!   Continue Reading →

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Hearing vs Listening

March 20, 2018

When I was little, there was a short VHS series called Quigley’s Village. I had two of the four movies and I watched them so many times I ruined the tape. There was one episode that focused on a concept that blew my mind then and is still with me even now: the difference between hearing and listening.

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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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