Hearing loss may seem like a black and white issue—either you have hearing loss or you have normal hearing. You would think hearing loss would be fairly easy to self-diagnose, too, since you would notice when you cannot hear properly. However, there are some gray, in-between areas when it comes to hearing loss. You might… Continue reading Do You Have Trouble Hearing Clearly—But Are Not Sure If You Have Hearing Loss?
Hearing loss can bring a lot of change to your life. Of course, there’s the major change of not being able to hear all of the sounds that you once did. Untreated hearing loss can also alter your relationships with your spouse, family, friends, and coworkers, as you can no longer hear and understand conversations… Continue reading Hearing Loss Can Change You, But Did You Know It Can Change Your Brain?
by Dr. Nimet Adam Recently I watched a program on PBS called Brain Revolution. The program starts with Dr. Michael Merzenich, one of the pioneers of the cochlear implant, speaking about how when we understand the brain we understand ourselves better. It is no surprise to me that a lot of the research for understanding… Continue reading The Brain and Hearing
If you broke your arm, would you go to the store, buy some plaster, and put a cast on your broken arm yourself? Of course not! You would go to a doctor who would be sure to set the broken bone correctly and apply the cast in a way that will be of most benefit… Continue reading Why Is It Important to Have a Professional Hearing Aid Fitting?
Are you considering committing to new hearing aids soon? Perhaps you have recently realized that you are experiencing hearing loss and you are considering your first set of hearing aids. Maybe you have worn hearing aids for years now and are contemplating getting a new set (especially with all of the new hearing aids coming… Continue reading 4 Easy Tips for Getting Used to New Hearing Aids
By Dr. Alexis Heffner Have you ever experienced vertigo? While many believe that vertigo is a condition, it is actually a symptom. It can be described as the sensation that you are moving or spinning or the world around you is moving or spinning. Some people experience vertigo very mildly, while others experience more intense… Continue reading Vertigo Condition or Symptom?
If you had been diagnosed with hearing loss 20 years ago, you would have had only one choice: purchase hearing aids through your audiologist or hearing aid professional. That has simply been the way things are done for many, many years—but change is on the horizon. In fact, in many ways, change is already here… Continue reading New Hearing Aid Manufacturers Offer Devices Online—Here’s What You Need to Know
Odds are good that you’re familiar with online shopping. Nowadays, even hearing aids are available for purchase online! That’s right—companies like Bose and Walgreens began offering online purchase for hearing aids (in certain states) this year. So, if you can purchase your hearing aids online, then you no longer need to go to your hearing… Continue reading Here’s Why You Need an In-Person Hearing Test (Even Though You May Be Able to Buy Hearing Aids Online)
by: Dr. Alexis Heffner Ours ears can be complicated! They are made up of not one, not two, but three areas- the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. There are different types of hearing loss that occur based on which part or parts of the ear are experiencing a problem. Let’s learn… Continue reading Our Ears can be Complicated!
Many of us didn’t travel much in 2020, especially by airplane. It can be exciting to think about flying to a new destination (or an old favorite) again soon, but air travel isn’t all sunshine and flowers. For one thing, you never know how long the security line will be at the airport. Then there’s… Continue reading Considering Traveling by Plane This Summer? Here is Some Information About Air Travel and Ear Pain (and what you can do to avoid it).