New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS* Hearing Health, Hearing Loss

Every new year is significant, but 2020 feels especially important. Maybe its because it’s the start of a new decade as well as a new year. Whatever the reason, the push for self-improvement is particularly strong among people this year. Whether it’s running, saving for that vacation or just breaking a bad habit, New Year’s resolutions are all about becoming the best …

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS* Uncategorized

Hearing tests are simple and typically last for 1 to 2 hours. It is painless, non-invasive and less daunting that people might think. Although hearing tests can vary slightly between different hearing practices and different professionals can complete different parts of the test, they all have the same four parts: A health history Ear examination Hearing tests A review of your …

Did You Know Hunters Need Hearing Protection?

Did You Know Hunters Need Hearing Protection?

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS* Hearing Health, Hearing Protection

Most men that come to see me for hearing help, have some noise induced hearing loss. They may have worked in a factory with lots of workplace noise or they have noisy hobbies like woodworking or hunting. Noise induced hearing loss is one type of hearing loss that can be prevented. When asked if they ever shoot guns, and they …

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS* Dementia & Alzheimer's

World Alzheimer’s Day is an international campaign to raise awareness and illuminate all too common hurdles and issues faced by people affected by dementia. It’s an opportunity for people and organizations to demonstrate how we can overcome stigmas surrounded Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and help people live better with this condition. Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges …

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS* Hearing Loss

Have you been straining to hear, or feel that a loved one isn’t hearing as well as they use to? If you suspect that you or someone you love is struggling with hearing loss, consider the symptoms, and read on to learn how to identify the signs of hearing loss. Listen to your Loved Ones Hearing loss is often a …

Why Don’t People Get Hearing Aids When They Need Them?

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS* HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

About 28.8 million adults in the United States could benefit from hearing aids, yet less than 16% of them have ever used them.  This is sad, especially when one’s quality of life could be so much better wearing hearing aids. There are several reasons why people with hearing loss don’t buy hearing aids: ·         People may not realize that they have …

Healthy Hearing at Holiday Dinners

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS* HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

If it was difficult for you and your guests to hear during Thanksgiving dinner, try these tips to help everyone hear better at other holiday celebrations! By Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS* *Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences Over half of all gatherings this holiday season, will have at least one person with hearing loss in attendance. Thirty percent of all …

How Should People with Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids Prepare for Disaster?

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS* HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

With all the hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires that have been plaguing the world lately one cannot be prepared enough.   We all know that disaster preparation is important, but there are additional precautions people with hearing loss can take to ensure they are prepared in case of an emergency. Think about the which natural disasters can occur in our area:  Tornadoes, …