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”

Top 4 Reasons Your Hearing Aids Whistle!

“Give a little whistle!” If you’ve ever watched Disney’s Pinnochio, you are likely familiar with the song that Jiminy Cricket sings, titled, “Give a Little Whistle.” In the movie, this whistle is a cry for help. If you wear hearing aids, chances are you have heard them whistle at some point or another. This soundContinue reading “Top 4 Reasons Your Hearing Aids Whistle!”

Hearing Aids of the Future

Researchers are constantly improving hearing aid performance and appeal. One of their goals is to reduce background noise to make focused listening easier. To accomplish this task, researchers have undertaken a new study investigating the use of brainwaves in improving speech understanding in noisy environments (Geirnaert et al., 2020). Hearing aids with this technology mightContinue reading “Hearing Aids of the Future”