If you think you might have a hearing loss, there are lots of ways to find out—from online hearing screenings to free in-person screenings to hearing checks at work. All of these screenings can give you an indication of whether you have a hearing loss, but their limitation is that they are only screenings. They aren’t comprehensive hearing evaluations, and … Read More
Though over-the-counter hearing aids are set for availability later in 2020, buying hearing aids without the expert guidance of a doctoral-level audiologist may be risky. In fact, most professional organizations advise consumers to get a comprehensive hearing evaluation from a professional practice before making such a purchase. And while many people may think they are capable of choosing which hearing … Read More
Just as their name implies, hearing aids can help you hear. But sometimes hearing aids aren’t enough. Sometimes your hearing aids need an extra boost to help you hear your best. Assistive Listening Devices Boost Hearing Aid Abilities If your hearing aids are current and quality technology fit by a doctoral-level audiologist using real-ear measurement, but you still have problems … Read More
Mobility and communication are essential for healthy aging.1,2 As an audiologist, I see first-hand the difference that diagnosing and treating hearing and balance problems make in the lives of my patients. Not only are these patients healthier, but they are happier, safer, and enjoy a better quality of life with greater independence. Hearing loss and balance disorders are significant … Read More
October is audiology awareness month! The American Academy of Audiology designates the month of October as a time to inform the public on the importance of hearing protection and overall hearing health. Audiologists all over the world are working hard during October to help patients and the public understand how to prevent hearing loss and how to recognize the … Read More
About 20 percent of Americans report that they experience some amount of hearing loss. Patients with hearing impairments, and their families, understand deeply how hearing loss affects not only the individual but their connections with the world and their community. October is designated as Audiology Awareness Month and it is a wonderful opportunity to stress the importance of hearing … Read More
With family gatherings, work parties, special musicals and worship services, the holidays can be a frustrating time for someone with untreated hearing loss and those closest to them. In fact, some individuals find it so difficult to interact with family and friends at this time of year, they decline social invitations. This can be isolating, and long-term participation restriction … Read More
Hearing loss is a complex issue that can affect a person’s emotions and daily life in a profound way. It’s not only difficult for the person affected, but can be very challenging for family members and friends who don’t understand what the person might be going through.
There are many different styles and types of hearing aids on the market today, and with the help of a skilled audiologist, you can find one that’s perfect for you. You’ll need to get acquainted with your device and how it works, and that includes learning about its battery.
Like any health issue, hearing loss can be hard to face. Many people deny that they have hearing loss for years, according to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. But avoiding your hearing loss or putting off testing and treatment can harm you socially, mentally, and physically.
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