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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

In Family & Friends, Hearing Loss by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test You may feel an urge to act if you think a loved one might have a hearing impairment, and you would be doing the right thing. Hearing loss can lead to all kinds of health conditions if left unchecked. This can be easier said than done, as there are many different …

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Things to Consider when Selecting Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

With so many options out there, hearing aids have come a long way from the cumbersome hearing aids you’re your parents or grandparents may have worn. There are so many added features to help you hear with ease and sleek, discrete styles to choose from. Of course finding the best hearing aids for you isn’t easy. If you take time …

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Hearing Tested

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

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 …

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What to Expect at a Hearing Test

In Uncategorized by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

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 …

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Did You Know Hunters Need Hearing Protection?

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

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 …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

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

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 …

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Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss

In Hearing Loss by Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS*

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?


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


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 …