Better Hearing Blog
Hearing is an essential part of communication. It involves the ability to detect and make sense of sound in our environment. A decline in hearing ability can lead to increased communication difficulty in all settings, especially background noise. Many people report being able to HEAR, but not UNDERSTAND. These symptoms mostly present themselves gradually; therefore people find themselves compensating for many years before actually getting tested. In certain instances, hearing loss can be sudden and should be diagnosed and treated immediately!
May 29, 2019 Audiology
Do you feel like you’re not hearing as well as you think you should? Perhaps you find yourself saying, “What,” or “Huh?” more often than you should. Or maybe your loved ones and friends are constantly nagging at you to turn the TV volume down. These are all very common signs that you may need to have your hearing tested. What many people don’t realize is that hearing loss can have a gradual onset; therefore, some people are not even aware their hearing is declining, which is why it’s important to monitor your hearing health, just as you would your vision and dental!
Traveling is typically a fun activity but it can often be stressful for those with hearing loss and hearing aids. With a little extra planning, people with hearing loss can enjoy travel just as much as anyone else. Read this week’s article for traveling tips to keep your travel stress free!
May 1, 2019 Hearing Loss
May is almost here and it’s Better Hearing and Speech Month, a time to raise awareness about communication disorders and available treatment options that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems speaking, understanding, or hearing. This is a time to become aware of your own hearing and to remind parents that early intervention counts!