Hearing loss can happen suddenly, in one ear or both. But in most cases, it’s just the opposite. Hearing loss is so gradual that many people don’t notice it until it’s reached the point where it’s tough to ignore. In fact, statistics show the average person waits seven years before seeking help with hearing loss, but treatment can be more … Read More
Consumers often get mailings or see ads online promoting a free hearing test. Statements like, “Don’t pay for an expensive hearing test when you can get one for free,” or “We offer a no-cost hearing test,” sound too good to be true, and they are. In this blog, we’ll look at hearing tests and why it’s important to understand exactly … Read More
Can you hear spring? Birds singing, rain falling and the wind rustling the new leaves on the trees… If you can’t hear those sounds, you may have hearing loss, and that means you’re missing out on the sounds of spring. But how do you know if you’re missing out? After all, the last time you had your hearing checked might … Read More
Why do individuals purchase state-of-the-art hearing aid technology, only to end up not wearing their new hearing aids and leaving them in the nightstand drawer? It may be because the hearing aids weren’t correctly fit and programmed for the individual. Hearing aids come preset to the manufacturer’s specifications. Some audiologists simply take the hearing aids out of the box, put … Read More
With the holidays behind us, did you notice you had more problems than usual hearing friends and family, especially on Zoom or conference calls? Or have you had trouble hearing the television and you’ve found the volume creeping up? Has it been more difficult to hear or understand others when they are wearing masks? If so, you might want to … Read More
When was the last time you had your hearing checked? If the answer is “Never,” you’re long overdue. Actually, newborns are now checked for hearing loss while in the hospital, and many children have a basic hearing screening when starting school, or perhaps throughout their school years. But once we reach adulthood, we often forget about our ears and ignore … Read More
The holidays are over and the company has gone home. But did your interactions at family gatherings leave you wondering if you might have hearing loss? If so, you aren’t alone. The holidays and social gatherings are often when many people notice the first signs of hearing loss.
You say “trash” and your spouse hears “cash.” You say “potato” and your spouse hears “tomato.” Mixing up consonant sounds is a telltale sign of hearing loss, and one that you might have noticed in your loved one.
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