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Why can I hear those annoying sounds?
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on October 06, 2017
Ring! Ring! Beep! Beep! Buzz! Buzz! Alarm clocks have to be one of the most annoying sounds experienced on a daily basis. After all why else would a snooze button exist? But for those with hearing loss, it is often thought that despite the negative aspect of losing much of your hearing and having trouble conversing one positive exists. With hearing loss you...
How often will my hearing aids need to be repaired?
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on September 11, 2017
It is not uncommon for hearing aids to require some degree of service each year, which is why they are sold with warranties and repair coverage. But just how often each person’s hearing aids will need repair is difficult to predict. That’s because variables like usage, care, and even your lifestyle come into play. Are you active? Do you work in an...
Hearing vs. Understanding
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on August 09, 2017
One of the most difficult problems people with hearing loss face is understanding speech. Yes, understanding. Notice, I did not use the word “hearing,” because with hearing loss it’s not really about hearing the speech but being able to discriminate “D” from “G” or “ringing” from “singing.” Each...
How to Properly Clean Your Ears
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on July 06, 2017
Q: What do your ears and your oven have in common? A: They are both self cleaning It’s true! Your ears can clean themselves with the help of cerumen. Cerumen, the medical term for earwax, forms in the outer one-third of your ear canal, naturally migrating out of your ear with jaw movements, such as talking or chewing, to naturally clean your ears. Earwax is...
Know Someone with "Selective Hearing?"
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on June 08, 2017
Is it really “selective hearing” or is it hearing loss? We’ve often heard the “selective hearing” excuse, so next time someone uses it, put them to the test. Literally. A hearing test will clarify once and for all if their hearing loss is selective or real. Contact us today to schedule your appointment! This cartoon and blog...
Benefits of Two Hearing Aids
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on May 04, 2017
Our ears were engineered to work together to allow for the best possible hearing and understanding. Binaural listening is impaired when one experiences a hearing loss in one or both ears. When a hearing professional finds a hearing loss in one or both of your ears, it’s always better to get two aids, even though it may be less expensive to get just one....
How the Earth is Helping us Understand Hearing Loss
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on April 10, 2017
Earth provides us with the basic needs of survival: air to breathe, water to drink, food to eat and space in which to live. We know this. But what you may not know is that Earth has also provided us with key insights about hearing loss and how to achieve better hearing technologies! How? Keep reading. Impact of Hearing Loss Hearing loss doesn’t just affect...
6 Quick Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on March 10, 2017
You booked a spring getaway to escape the stresses of everyday life, not trade them in for new ones. Follow these quick tips to keep your vacation memorable and your hearing loss the last of your worries. 1. Select your destination carefully Consider activities available, population, nightlife and average traffic. A busy city with a 2 a.m. bedtime or constant...
8 Things Untreated Hearing Loss Can Impact
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on February 17, 2017
Hearing loss is as unique to each person as a fingerprint. No one person has the same type of loss in each ear, nor do people get hearing loss the same way. But, what everyone with hearing has in common are the 8 possible things that hearing loss can indirectly or directly affect. 1. Vocabulary With untreated hearing loss, various sounds and letters lose...
Don’t Let Diabetes Leave You Out of the Conversation – Get Your Hearing Checked
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on January 20, 2017
Hearing loss is about twice as common in people with diabetes, so urging those with diabetes to get their hearing checked and to make it a routine part of their diabetes care and management is extremely important. What’s the diabetes-hearing health connection? Hearing depends on small blood vessels and nerves in the inner ear. Studies have shown that people with...
How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Hearing Aids
Posted by William A. Kent, BC-HIS on January 09, 2017
Just like cars, hearing aids require a certain degree of routine maintenance to keep them functioning at optimal capacity. And while some maintenance items should be used only by the manufacturer or by us, there are many other preventative measures that you can complete regularly to ensure that your hearing aid is at full-functioning capacity! Below we examine...
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