Better Hearing Blog
June 26, 2019 Hearing Tips
We are encouraging people of all ages to protect their hearing this 4th of July holiday and summer so they can treasure the sounds of the season for a lifetime. Packing earplugs along with the sunscreen for summer outings is just one of six easy tips that will protect your hearing! While many noisy recreational activities are part of summer fun, it’s extremely important to take precautions to ensure that these activities don’t harm our hearing.
June 21, 2019 Hearing Aids
It is very common for people with hearing loss to ask their Audiologist, “Do I really need two hearing aids?” The truth is that there are many reasons why two hearing aids are often necessary, even if your hearing loss is a lot worse in only one ear. Learn about the benefits to wearing two hearing aids.
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!