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  • What to Expect From Hearing Aids

    Jun 07, 2012

    One important part of successful hearing loss treatment is having the right expectations.  This is a good article discussing just that.

    If you’re one of the estimated 26 million Americans who suffers from hearing loss and have decided to purchase hearing aids, congratulations. Gradually losing your hearing is a normal part of the aging process and, in most cases, these devices can greatly improve your ability to communicate. But nothing is perfect. Here are some things you might experience when wearing hearing aids.

    Read more about it here.

  • Normal For Your Age - Certainly Not!

    May 08, 2012

    A colleague of mine recently wrote this article and I strongly agree with his oppinion.

    As an Audiologist, I can’t tell you how many clients come into my office and say the following: “I had a hearing test once and it showed my hearing was down but the doctor told me that it was normal for my age.” One recent client expressed how insulted she was that the doctor assumed, because she was a senior, good hearing wasn’t important to her (she was 89 by the way!). I would have to strongly agree with her feelings and my blood boils every time I hear another account of how a health professional, however well-meaning, mis-informs their patient.”

    Read more about it here.

  • Challenges related to hearing loss.

    Mar 23, 2012

    Hear this married couple talk about daily challenges related to hearing loss and how they cope. Gill and John video.

  • Are You Aware of Your Hearing Loss

    Dec 12, 2011

    Self-monitoring may help you realize that your family and friends are not just picking on you, but rather, that you do have hearing difficulties. These difficulties can cause problems not only for you, but also for family members, coworkers, and friends.

    “What? You think I have a hearing loss?” If you are like many people, you may be surprised when friends and family suggest that you have a hearing problem. You may think to yourself “I hear what people say. I don’t know why they think I have a hearing loss.”

    Read more about here.

  • Hearing aids in the drawer? Why?

    Aug 15, 2011

    To be a successful user of hearing aids the following process needs to happen. If one or more of the steps are skipped, it is very likely the hearing aids will end up in the drawer.

    1. Acceptance of the hearing loss
    2. Motivation to hear and listen better
    3. Realistic expectations
    4. Thorough hearing and lifestyle evaluation
    5. Selection of an appropriate hearing instrument
    6. Aural rehabilitation (a process of teaching the brain to listen with the new sounds)
    7. Careful fine-tuning of the hearing instruments to fit the clients preferences
    8. Ongoing care and maintenance

    Many people do not realize that hearing aids are only one part of the solution. If you or someone you know has hearing aids in the drawer maybe it is time to get some help. We are up to the challenge – are you? Call or stop by for some free advice.

  • Learn about New Tinnitus Treatments

    Aug 15, 2011

    On the Healthy Hearing website there's a great article about advances in treating Tinnitus.

    Advances in Treating Tinnitus and Understanding this Increasingly Common Hearing Disorder to be Presented at UB Conference

    Read more about here.

  • Optimizing the Hearing Aid Experience

    Jun 15, 2011

    Less than 3% of patients are receiving auditory retraining software programs to help with their aural rehabilitation. An article at discusses the importance of optimizing the hearing aid experience. From Better Hearing's article:

    This article stresses to the consumer the following:

    • The mere use of hearing aids will not produce optimal improvement in hearing unless accompanied by training.
    • The process of better hearing requires the patient to become an active participant.
    • Modern computer technology now allows people with hearing loss to train their brain to listen and focus thus optimizing the use of hearing aids.
    • Using the listening skills acquired through self-pace computer training, along with the employment of communication strategies for people with hearing loss, and the advanced features of hearing aids such as directional microphones, telecoils or wireless technology consumers will be well on their way to improving their ability to communicate more effectively in the world of sound.

    Learn about the LACE auditory training software we use with our patients or read what our patients stories about their experience with LACE.