Valentine’s Dinner Tips

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

When you take your sweetheart out to dinner for Valentine’s day you may want to keep these tips in mind whether you have hearing loss and hearing aids or not. Despite the significant improvements in hearing technology, people still have difficulties hearing in restaurants. Trying the following suggestions may help: 1. Plan by picking a quieter restaurant.  For example, unless …

Healthy Hearing New Year Resolutions

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

This is the time of the year that nearly everyone thinks of Healthy Hearing New Year’s Resolutions.    You may have already scheduled your annual physical, your vision exam, your teeth cleaning, and your weigh and measure at the gym.   Have you have thought about adding a hearing test to that list?   It is recommended that everyone have a baseline hearing …

How Can I Improve On My Hearing Aid Battery Life?

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS Hearing Aids

There actually are several things that you can do to increase your hearing aid battery life and things you should not do that would negatively affect your hearing aid batteries. Following these Hearing Aid Battery Tips will help: Since the hearing aid batteries are activated by the air, waiting 10 Minutes before you close the battery door after you take …

“I Can Hear You, I Just Can’t Understand What You Are Saying!”

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

As a hearing professional, we often have patients that simply cannot understand speech, even with state of the art hearing aids.  People with normal hearing can also have problems understanding speech. A recent study helps explain this problem. Researchers from the University of Maryland wanted to learn why older adults often have difficulty following speech while in a situation with …

Gifts for Those with Hearing Loss

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

Sometimes it is hard to think of what to buy your parents and grandparents for Christmas since they have everything already.    Do they have hearing loss?  Do they wear hearing aids?   If so I have some good ideas for gifts for those with hearing loss. Christmas gifts for those with hearing loss For the person who wears hearing aids there are many …

Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS Hearing Aids

Rechargeable hearing aid batteries have been made for many years.  In the ‘80’s custom hearing aids had a big button cell which made the hearing aids quite large and rather ugly.  The aids were put in the charger at night. If the electricity went off during the charge cycle the hearing aid user would not have a functioning hearing aid …

Today’s Hearing Aids Are Not Your Dad’s or Grandpa’s Hearing Aids

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

One day, a lady came into my office with her husband while he had his hearing tested. Upon completion of the test, we discussed hearing aid technology and styles. She was very skeptical about hearing aids due to her recollection of her father’s experience with hearing aids.  She remembered that they were very large and whistled all the time and …

I have been told that I miss a lot with a mild hearing loss, just what am I missing?

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

Hearing loss usually occurs so gradually that you don’t realize what you’re missing.  The world around you gets quieter and quieter, and because you’ve learned to block out many of the sounds around you, you no longer realize they are there.  Since TV’s and radios have volume controls that can be turned-up and family and friends talk louder, you may …

Hearing Loss Can Affect Your Marriage

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

Think about it. When you were young and first met your soul mate you both were on your best behavior. During the dating stage you did everything you could to make each other happy. For the first several years of marriage you were still in the “honeymoon” stage. Things were good and you both got along well. Then children came …

What is the best hearing aid to use with my cell phone?

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

Many manufacturers make hearing aids that work with  cell phones. First and foremost you need to have a cell phone that has Bluetooth capability in it. If it doesn’t have Bluetooth, it will be difficult to hear well on any cell phone when you wear hearing aids. Next your hearing aid needs to be wireless–meaning it must be capable of connecting with …