Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Without even thinking about it, we use thousands of auditory cues every time we drive. Obviously we hear horns honking and sirens coming, but we might also hear the engine of another car in our blind spot, or a bicyclist’s handlebar bell approaching to make a turn. We even hear squeaks and rattles coming from our own cars which help …

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

You’ve decided to start wearing hearing aids. Congratulations! You are about to experience, once again, the rich tapestry of sounds that weave in and out of our experience moment by moment. If you’ve hit the average, it’s been 7 years since you started noticing hearing loss, and now finally you’re going to hear the world with fresh ears. But imagine …

4 Simple Ways to Prepare for a Hearing Aid Fitting

Preparing for new hearing aids is the last step to improving your hearing health! By now, you have probably had your hearing assessed and discussed treatment options with a hearing healthcare specialist. The next step of this process is scheduling an appointment for a hearing aid fitting. Similar to most electronics, hearing aids have experienced significant innovation over recent years. …

Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

Congratulations on taking action to take care of your hearing health! Treating hearing loss by wearing hearing aids can help you navigate your life on a daily basis with greater ease. Similar to other electronics, hearing aids have experienced so much innovation over recent years. Advanced technology has contributed to the production of a wide range of hearing aids that …

What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

Scheduling a hearing consultation is a major step in being proactive about your health! Congratulations on making the decision to address any hearing concerns you have. Learning more about hearing health and taking action can truly improve the quality of your life. To prepare for your consultation and feel as comfortable as possible, knowing what to expect and ask during …

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

Whether you are sure you have hearing loss, suspect you might, or even if you haven’t noticed a change in hearing ability at all, it’s always a good idea to get your hearing tested at regular intervals. Early intervention might clue us in to lifestyle changes that can prevent further hearing loss, and treatment such as hearing aids can keep …

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Todd’s father retired a few years ago from his job at a foundry in Indiana. He always wore earplugs at work, but lately he seems to have a hard time keeping up with family conversations. Todd is also noticing that the television is often uncomfortably loud when Todd visits him. While they talk, he asks Todd to repeat himself over …

How Treating Hearing Loss Improves Your Relationships

Being Present with Our Partners Picture yourself on a typical Saturday morning. You and your partner are sitting and looking out a window with some tea or coffee, watching the scene in the backyard. A blue jay alights on the hopper feeder and your partner says, “Look at that!” But you hear, “Purple bat!” You know they’re not saying, “Purple …

Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic ailments affecting Americans. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 48 million Americans have a hearing loss, including 17% of our adult population. Hearing loss is not difficult to diagnose, but many people live with hearing loss for years before receiving a diagnosis and pursuing treatment …

Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss

Long-term untreated hearing loss can have extreme and lasting physical, mental, and emotional effects on you health. There is allot of research that finds that taking steps to improve our hearing will go a long way to ensuring that we age gracefully. Below are just some of the other benefits of treating hearing loss besides hearing clearly. Improved Personal Safety …