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 …

What is “Brain Hearing”?

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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 …