Why shouldn’t I buy hearing aids from Big Box Stores?

A hearing care provider may have told you that you should not buy hearing aids from Big Box stores. At the risk of calling your attention to some of the competition, I feel it is important to educate you on this subject because there is so much about wearing hearing aids that you may not already know. Photo credit: calgrin …

What is “Brain Hearing”?

“Brain Hearing” is what we do each and every day!  Sound signals are gathered by the Pinna (outer ear) and channeled into the ear canal.   When those waves hit the Tympanic Membrane (ear drum), they cause the ossicles (tiny bones) of the middle ear to vibrate.  These vibrations in turn cause fluid motion within the inner ear.  When the hair …

A Hearing Friendly Holiday Dinner is Much Appreciated

A Hearing Friendly Holiday Dinner is Much Appreciated The holiday season is a time of gathering with family and friends. Did you know that over 50% of all gatherings this holiday season will have at least one person with hearing loss attending? Thirty percent of all gatherings will have people with hearing aids at the dinner table. For those that …

Traveling with Hearing Aids Can Be Easier

Travel should be an adventure with fun, relaxation, recreation and cheerfulness. It’s a time for family to be together or for new experiences at that vacation destination. But travel could become more challenging when you have a hearing loss if you are not prepared. Some challenges may include mishearing vital information such as announcements at busy train or bus stations, …

Holiday Gift Ideas for Loved Ones and Friends with Hearing Aids

Hmm…What to get that special person that would be just the right present? That’s the question for gift-givers everywhere at holidays, birthdays, or any gift-giving occasion. For those people in your life that wear hearing aids, there are several appropriate options that are sure to be appreciated and useful. Hearing aids are an expensive investment, so it only makes sense …

Our elder family members are spending time with us this Thanksgiving Weekend. Is this a good time to talk about hearing aids?

When the family is together for Thanksgiving it’s a great time to address changes in anyone’s hearing, whether subtle or obvious. When with elders, or other hearing-challenged family members, you may notice the problems they are having with communicating with others. Try to notice any difficulties in hearing, and especially pay attention to their behavior. When one has a hearing …

HOLIDAY TOY SHOPPING – WATCH OUT FOR NOISY TOYS!

Monday, November 10, 2014 by Susan Fenrich & Michelle Walding Here is some Sound Advice for shopping for your babies and children this Holiday Season.  Parents and Grandparents, you need to make sure those toys won’t damage your child’s hearing or yours for that matter! Noisy toys may be fun to buy, but may be more harmful than fun. Hearing …

Bad Grades Can Indicate Hearing Loss

Does this scenario sound familiar to you?  The first quarter is just about over and you looked on-line to see how your child is doing in her classes.   You were horrified to find C’s, D’s and F’s in most of her subjects.    You wonder why the grades have dropped, as she was a “Straight A” student before.  You go to …

Tee Time, Can It Cause Hearing Loss?

Not just the young damage hearing through leisure time activities. Earlier we discussed the potential for hearing loss associated with the extended use of mp3s and iPods by young people. It would seem however that risking damaged hearing through our leisure activities is by no means confined to the young.   The demographics in our local county alone tell us that there …

The Seriousness of “Swimmer’s Ear”

It seems every day we’re confronted with some new health hazard.  Some are bogus scare tactics designed to simply separate folks from their hard earned money with no actual threat present; but most are legitimate warnings — and the potential for swimmer’s ear is one of those instances. What Is Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear (Otitis Externa) is an infectious condition of …