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Take Our Free Hearing Quiz! Jun 29th, 2017

This short self-test can serve as a preliminary hearing loss screening. Since most hearing losses develop gradually, the signs can be difficult to detect. Ask yourself these questions to evaluate how you are hearing: 1. Do people seem to mumble or speak in a softer voice more than they use to?2....

Myths and Facts About Hearing Aids May 30th, 2017

It’s time to put a few myths about hearing aids to rest. Let’s get right into it. Myth #1: Hearing aids restore normal hearing as quickly and perfectly as an eyeglass prescription can restore 20/20 vision.Fact: Hearing aids do not restore normal hearing nor do they “cure” a hearing loss. Hearing aids...

Conquering Social Stigmas of Hearing Aids May 23rd, 2017

When people first learn of their hearing loss, they usually come to a fork in the road: live with it or treat it. A common choice for many is to ignore their hard-of-hearing troubles. After some time, it becomes evident that hearing is a necessary part of life. For many...

Effective Communication May 15th, 2017

“When someone in the family has a hearing loss, the entire family has a hearing problem.” -Mark Ross, PhD There is a difference between listening and hearing. Listening involves the physiological aspect of sound traveling through the ear, and sound being perceived. Hearing, however, involves the processing and understanding of...

May is Better Hearing Month! May 9th, 2017

Did you know that May is Better Hearing Month? Hearing is a vital component of communication and relationships. Let’s get you up to speed on better hearing. What is an Audiologist, anyway?Audiologists are the primary health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in adults...

I Just Learned I Have Hearing Loss… What Now? May 2nd, 2017

You are not alone. We are here to help. When someone has a hearing loss, the first step in coping with it is simply acknowledging its reality. This may not be easy to do, but you can’t take effective measures to minimize the impact of a hearing loss if you...