Hearing Health Blog

Let’s face it, when buying hearing aids there’s a TON of information out there… and quite frankly, a lot of it isn’t positive. However, once you know what questions to ask to get the right information this process can be a lot less overwhelming. This blog will address the questions I find most important for my patients to understand when

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When fitting amplification on patients there are tests we can use to ensure that hearing aids are fitting correctly. These measurements are called real ear measurements. Real ear measurements do exactly what the name indicates; it evaluates your ear canal shape and size to fit the hearing aids. This is accomplished by listening to a story while wearing the hearing

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Many newer hearing aids are now considered “smart” hearing aids due to their ability to pair directly with an iphone or ipad. Patient’s that wear these aids know that from time to time the hearing aids will need to be synced with their devices again. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to get them set up. First you want to

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Every hearing aid uses a battery; some are rechargeable but most are zinc air batteries. Here are some tips on using the zinc air batteries. 1. Peel the sticker off and let it sit out for 5 minutes. Why? Your batteries use need oxygen to activate. If you let it sit for a few minutes before putting it in the

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Every patient that comes into this clinic has a different amount of knowledge and experience with hearing loss. One of the best things to know is when and how often a patient should get their hearing tested. First, the best thing to do is to establish a baseline for your hearing. That doesn’t mean you have to wait until you’re

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Often family members of patients will report that they are surprised their loved one still can’t hear everything that is said to them. This is not surprising, hearing aids do help someone overcome hearing loss but communication is a two-way street. Here are some tips and tricks to help improve communication. Get attention: People often forget that with OR without

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Earwax is a frequent topic of discussion for any patient struggling with hearing loss. This is largely because excess earwax can affect your hearing, cause discomfort, and clog hearing aids causing them to sound muffled. Most people do not produce enough earwax to cause many problems, but everyone can benefit from learning how to manage their earwax properly. In order

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Basics of Wax Filters First off, what are they? Wax filters were designed to help keep your hearing aids sounding clear by preventing wax from plugging up the speaker. What do they look like? Filters are the small white cap shown in the photos below.   Replacement wax filters typically come in packs of 8 to 10. These packs include

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Many people struggling with hearing loss find they are able to hear people talking but can’t understand them. The worst part of this is that often increasing the volume doesn’t help with clarity and understanding… but why? The reason for this is the difference between how we hear vowels and consonants in speech. Vowels are VOLUME. They are nice, loud,

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Every person has a calling or purpose. Whatever it is called, it is something that brings joy to the soul. I believe when we surrender to God, He places a gift deep within to serve His purposes for His glory. Serving God is amazing and the rewards are beyond expression. A few days ago, Karen forwarded an email she had

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