Category Archives: How to

  • Driving Safely with Hearing Loss

    Posted on April 22, 2015 by in How to

    Driving is an activity that requires a combination of senses in order to reduce the risk of accidents and arrive safely at your destination. Drivers with hearing impairment need to take extra precautions as their diminished hearing can pose a risk, but only if they do not take measures to manage that risk. When driving a vehicle, you depend on your hearing to know that an emergency vehicle is approaching, to hear a warning honk from another driver, or to […]

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    Choosing the Right Hearing Aid for You

    Posted on October 14, 2013 by in Audiology, How to

    After months of blasting the volume on the television, yelling into the phone, and straining to hear in social situations, you have decided it’s time to seek help for your hearing loss. Perhaps you have realized that your child or elderly parent could add quality to their life with an assistive listening device. There are so many commercials and websites advertising the “Best” hearing aid for you, but how could they possible know? The short answer to that question is: […]

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    Hearing Aid Pricing: Cost vs. Benefit

    Posted on May 11, 2012 by in Hearing Aids, How to

    There are several things to take into consideration when you begin to compare pricing on hearing aids. While you may be looking for the “best hearing aid” for the price you are willing to pay, it is almost impossible to discern which hearing aid is the best, without considering the features that would be right for you. The severity of your hearing loss is the number one determining factor, along with lifestyle (level of activity, types of activities, etc), and […]

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    Tips on Discussing Hearing Loss with a Loved One

    Posted on December 4, 2011 by in Hearing Loss, How to

    Hearing impairment is one of the most commonly unaddressed health conditions in the United States. While hearing loss can be an extremely sensitive topic to bring up with a loved one, living with a hearing impaired individual who refuses to seek help can be a very difficult situation to navigate.  In many cases the spouse or family member of the affected person will fall into a pattern of co-dependency. In this situation, you may feel that you are helping by […]

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  • How to Purchase a Hearing Aid

    Posted on October 7, 2011 by in Hearing Aids, How to

    Once you realize you have hearing loss, and have spoken to your audiologist regarding treatment, the most likely avenue for you to take would be purchasing a hearing aid. These mechanisms can vary widely in shape, style, and visibility as well as battery life and effectiveness. Considering the many options you have, this choice can be a difficult one. While most hearing aids consist of the same parts: a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver, and a battery; these parts can […]

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