Brain Fog and Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Since 2020’s pandemic, our world has been evolving. Those who had COVID-19 may have experienced cough, shortness of breath, headache, fatigue, and fever. These symptoms are well known, but research about the aftermath of COVID-19 is still ongoing.  According to Talya Fleming, M.D., research has discovered that about 20 to 30 percent of COVID-19 survivorsContinue reading “Brain Fog and Central Auditory Processing Disorder”

How Hearing Aids and Glasses Differ

I often find myself counseling patients regarding the difference between vision loss and hearing loss. Most patients feel as though amplification is an easy fix, just as their prescription eyewear. Types of Hearing Loss Although both glasses and hearing aids are used to improve sensory problems, they differ in several ways. With most vision loss,Continue reading “How Hearing Aids and Glasses Differ”

Finding Optimism in the Diagnosis 

February is known for Valentine’s Day but did you know that February 3rd is National Optimist day? Optimism can be described as a reflection of hope and positivity during hard times. Finding optimism during challenging times can be hard, and maintaining positivity can be stressful when facing adversity.  How does one find optimism when givenContinue reading “Finding Optimism in the Diagnosis “

6 Communication Strategies to Help Hearing Aid Users

Good communication habits are vital in any relationship but especially when talking to someone with hearing aids. By acting strategically about where, when, and how to communicate, friends and relatives can avoid miscommunication pitfalls and optimize their interactions. A person’s success with hearing aids can be strongly influenced by using the following six strategies: AvoidContinue reading “6 Communication Strategies to Help Hearing Aid Users”

The Who, What, Where, When and How of a Central Auditory Processing Evaluation

Who can diagnose a Central Auditory Processing Disorder?  Only an Audiologist can evaluate and diagnose a Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Processing is a complex task; those with auditory processing concerns may be referred to other specialties for further evaluation.  Who can be diagnosed with a Central Auditory Processing Disorder? Any person of any age canContinue reading “The Who, What, Where, When and How of a Central Auditory Processing Evaluation”

Common Deceptions About Hearing Aids and How They Limit You

“Everybody has excuses. Champions don’t use them.”  Every time I hear this quotation, I am reminded of how much our mindset influences our lives. The top athletes in the world have had to overcome incredible obstacles—difficult training, severe injuries, and rough financial obligations—but they don’t carry these excuses to the Olympics. Each athlete knows thatContinue reading “Common Deceptions About Hearing Aids and How They Limit You”

Common Misconceptions About Amplification

Have you ever said the following: “Hearing aids are too expensive,” “Hearing aids are all the same” or “Hearing loss is normal for my age”? These common misconceptions are dangerous since they can cause you to ignore your hearing loss or to purchase an ineffective product.  Don’t be misinformed. Even with a small budget, youContinue reading “Common Misconceptions About Amplification”