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Have you tried Over-the-Counter hearing devices?

Have you tried Over-the-Counter hearing devices?

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of seeing a patient who has suffered with hearing loss for many years.  Currently, she is experiencing significant difficulty hearing and understanding speech in daily situations.  She is especially having difficulty hearing her...
When is a good time to update hearing aids?

When is a good time to update hearing aids?

This is a question that does not have a straightforward answer.  However, there are many factors to consider to better determine when it is time to replace and update hearing aids. Most hearing aids last an average of five years.  Hearing aids have sensitive...
Misunderstood Words

Misunderstood Words

A person with hearing loss often has difficulty understanding certain words. When having a conversation, one may understand most of the sentence but misunderstand one or two words. One misinterpreted word can throw off the entire context of the sentence. For example:...
Live Transcribing Apps

Live Transcribing Apps

Recently, my father, who has a severe hearing loss, visited his dermatologist to have some skin cancer removed from the outside of his ear. After his appointment, his right ear was bandaged up and he was unable to wear his hearing aid on that side. His dermatologist...
“Are my hearing aids waterproof?”

“Are my hearing aids waterproof?”

“Are my hearing aids waterproof?” After getting accustomed to hearing well with hearing aids, most of our patients actually forget that they are even wearing them. You would not believe how many of our patients have told us “I forgot I had my hearing aids on and wore...
Why Your Friend’s Old Hearing Aid Might Not Work For You

Why Your Friend’s Old Hearing Aid Might Not Work For You

Have one of your friends ever mentioned having an old set of hearing aids that they aren’t using anymore? Have they offered to let you try their hearing aids? Before you do that, consider this: If you were having difficulty seeing, would you expect to put on your...
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