Question: What do you get the person for Christmas who doesn’t want anything, but you know they would love to hear better? Answer: Many claim they don’t NEED anything for Christmas, especially not something else sitting around, but often...
Question: Have you made your Thanksgiving gratitude checklist yet? Answer: November is a great time of year to stop and remember gratitude for things so easily taken for granted. But how about in our daily lives? Do we show...
Question: I’ve had poor experiences with hearing aids in the past, and I’m hesitant to try again. I need to do something. Where do I begin? Answer: Please allow me to assure you. Advanced technology has improved the hearing...
Question: I’m concerned about loud noise damaging my hearing at work. Should I be? Answer: While aging is often the cause of hearing loss, loud noise exposure is another common reason for concern. Though common, noise induced hearing loss is one of the most preventable. By taking precautions, you can ensure your hearing is protected […]Read More
Question: Both my husband and I have hearing loss. We have multiple misunderstandings, but we attempt to keep a sense of humor about it. What do you recommend for couples who both have hearing loss? Laughing at our vulnerabilities goes a long way and having each other to lean on as we journey through the […]Read More
Question: I have more trouble understanding women’s voices than men’s voices. Is this typical for most people as we mature? Answer: In general, women speak at a higher pitch – about an octave higher than the man’s voice. The average range for an adult woman is 165 – 255 Hz, and a man’s voice range […]Read More
When you think about eyeglasses, what do you think of? Most likely your own pair or those of loved ones. If you’re more fashion-minded, you might even think about that funky pair you saw recently on one of your favorite celebrities. You definitely don’t think of old age. But what about when you think of […]Read More
Question: Are hearing aids only an “aid” or do they correct the hearing problem? Answer: The term aid does oversimplify the intricate technology of this complex instrument. However, aiding, by definition, is the function of this device in everyday life. In fact, hearing technology . . . . . . aids in improving relationships with […]Read More
Ahhh, spring! As power tools whir, ball games bloom, and concerts sprout, are your ears protected from the louder sounds of the season? Some noises pack a bigger punch than your ears should take, so for Better Hearing Month this May, we’re sharing three quick tips to keep harmful volumes at bay. TURN DOWN THE […]Read More
We’re Talking Hearing Tech Powered With Artificial Intelligence When thinking about the conveniences artificial intelligence can bring, innovations such as Netflix — a film- and TV-streaming service that can learn and make recommendations based on individual viewing preferences — might come to mind. Other machine-learning offerings such as adaptive thermostats, self-driving cars, voice-operated virtual assistants, […]Read More