Better Hearing Blog
November 19, 2020 Hearing Tips
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is recommending that everyone wear face masks in public to prevent the spread of the virus. Face masks and social distancing measures during this time can be frustrating for anyone – but particularly for people with hearing challenges.
A recent consumer survey by Deloitte reported that close to nine out of 10 adults (aged 18-75) have a phone that can support mobile applications. In fact, 95 percent of smartphone owners use their device every day for such activities as online searching, watching and recording videos, checking bank balances, social media and networks, reading the news, playing games, making voice calls, and taking photos. Apps can also provide a medium through which people access health-related information, especially for hearing loss. Below are a few apps we recommend!
When it comes to hearing aids one size doesn’t fit all. At Tustin Hearing Center, we take each patient’s individual needs and hearing into account when recommending a hearing device. A hearing aid that one patient likes might not be the right one for another patient. We are committed to finding the right hearing solution for each individual.
There are two main categories of hearing aids: daily-wear and extended-wear. The most common type of hearing aids is daily-wear devices. This means you put them on in the morning and take them off in the evening. You are changing batteries roughly once a week and take care of the cleaning and maintenance of the devices.
January 15, 2020 Ask the Audiologist
It is not easy talking with a family member, friend, or co-worker about hearing loss. Bringing up the conversation can heighten emotions especially if there is denial or fear. Hearing loss usually happens gradually and often starts to interfere with relationships. It wears on the other person because it requires frequent repetition.