Ask the Audiologist


Ask the Audiologist

Ask the Audiologist

October 30, 2019    Ask the Audiologist

Have you ever wondered how often you should have your hearing tested? Or how do you know if it's time to update your hearing aids? Audiologist Dan Finnegan answers some common questions in our Ask the Audiologist column.

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I Hear Too Good: A Firsthand Tale

I Hear Too Good: A Firsthand Tale

October 8, 2019    Ask the Audiologist, Hearing Loss, Hearing Tips

The majority of people diagnosed with hearing loss find themselves experiencing hearing difficulty years before actually finding out that they have measurable hearing loss.

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The Most Common Myths About Tinnitus

The Most Common Myths About Tinnitus

September 18, 2019    Ask the Audiologist, Audiology, Health and Hearing loss, Hearing Loss, Hearing Tips, Tinnitus

MYTH: There is nothing I can do about my tinnitus.

FACT: Many people complain to health care professionals about ringing or buzz-ing in their ears and are told that there is little they can do about it. “Tinnitus is just something you will have to deal with,” they say. “Try to ignore it.” But the fact is that there is a LOT you can do to lessen the effects of tinnitus.

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When Do I Need A Hearing Test?

When Do I Need A Hearing Test?

June 5, 2019    Ask the Audiologist, Audiology, Health and Hearing loss

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!

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Ask the Audiologist

Ask the Audiologist

April 17, 2019    Ask the Audiologist, Hearing Loss

Every hearing aid manufacturer has a recommended fitting guideline based on hearing loss, but it is only a starting point. One of the many processes we have in place to ensure our patients’ success with their investment in better hearing is called Live Speech Mapping. Live Speech Mapping is a fitting and verification method we use to ensure your hearing aids are programmed AND personalized to meet your unique hearing loss and individual needs.

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