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Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss
Posted by Terri Qual on December 07, 2017
When you have hearing loss, understanding speech in a conversation can be difficult, especially if there is noise in the background. Communicating in a large group is even harder with multiple speakers, a mix of high- and low-frequency voices, and maybe one or three conversations happening simultaneously. But conversation is a two-way street, and when you have...
The Five Stages of Hearing Loss
Posted by Terri Qual on November 09, 2017
Helping you hear better is our goal, and because that is our focus every single day you can be sure we’re familiar with the process people go through as hearing becomes a challenge. You can also be sure that we’re here to help no matter what stage you’re in. From a quick hearing test that can show you what level of hearing loss you might have to...
Why can I hear those annoying sounds?
Posted by Terri Qual on October 06, 2017
Ring! Ring! Beep! Beep! Buzz! Buzz! Alarm clocks have to be one of the most annoying sounds experienced on a daily basis. After all why else would a snooze button exist? But for those with hearing loss, it is often thought that despite the negative aspect of losing much of your hearing and having trouble conversing one positive exists. With hearing loss you...
How often will my hearing aids need to be repaired?
Posted by Terri Qual on September 11, 2017
It is not uncommon for hearing aids to require some degree of service each year, which is why they are sold with warranties and repair coverage. But just how often each person’s hearing aids will need repair is difficult to predict. That’s because variables like usage, care, and even your lifestyle come into play. Are you active? Do you work in an...
Hearing vs. Understanding
Posted by Terri Qual on August 09, 2017
One of the most difficult problems people with hearing loss face is understanding speech. Yes, understanding. Notice, I did not use the word “hearing,” because with hearing loss it’s not really about hearing the speech but being able to discriminate “D” from “G” or “ringing” from “singing.” Each...
How to Properly Clean Your Ears
Posted by Terri Qual on July 06, 2017
Q: What do your ears and your oven have in common? A: They are both self cleaning It’s true! Your ears can clean themselves with the help of cerumen. Cerumen, the medical term for earwax, forms in the outer one-third of your ear canal, naturally migrating out of your ear with jaw movements, such as talking or chewing, to naturally clean your ears. Earwax is...
Know Someone with "Selective Hearing?"
Posted by Terri Qual on June 08, 2017
Is it really “selective hearing” or is it hearing loss? We’ve often heard the “selective hearing” excuse, so next time someone uses it, put them to the test. Literally. A hearing test will clarify once and for all if their hearing loss is selective or real. Contact us today to schedule your appointment! This cartoon and blog...
Benefits of Two Hearing Aids
Posted by Terri Qual on May 04, 2017
Our ears were engineered to work together to allow for the best possible hearing and understanding. Binaural listening is impaired when one experiences a hearing loss in one or both ears. When a hearing professional finds a hearing loss in one or both of your ears, it’s always better to get two aids, even though it may be less expensive to get just one....
How the Earth is Helping us Understand Hearing Loss
Posted by Terri Qual on April 10, 2017
Earth provides us with the basic needs of survival: air to breathe, water to drink, food to eat and space in which to live. We know this. But what you may not know is that Earth has also provided us with key insights about hearing loss and how to achieve better hearing technologies! How? Keep reading. Impact of Hearing Loss Hearing loss doesn’t just affect...
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