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Talking About Hearing Loss is A Matter of Timing
Posted by Theresa Shevetz on December 12, 2014
Talking to a loved one about their hearing loss is a difficult thing to do. Each holiday season, millions of American struggle with hearing loss at social gatherings around Thanksgiving, religious holidays and New Year's Eve. For some there is embarrassment and frustration. For others their family and friends are more burdened by the challenge of communicating to...
Avoiding Cotton Swabs for Your Ear's Sake
Posted by Theresa Shevetz on November 28, 2014
Most people are surprised to hear that we don't recommend the use of cotton swabs to clean their ears. In fact, we recommend the opposite-- to not use them at all, for many important reasons. Not only is earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, good to have, it can also pose many problems when not properly removed. In this blog we will discuss how cotton...
Eliminating Annoying Hearing Aid Feedback
Posted by Theresa Shevetz on November 14, 2014
Sometimes we jokingly say to new patients that today's hearing aid technology, "Isn't like your grandparent's hearing aids." Yet, this couldn't be truer since many of the reasons that have caused people to avoid wearing hearing aids have not been remedied. The most common of those complaints was around feedback, a.k.a. the high-pitched whistling sounds that...
Don't Let Earwax Spook You-Use Wax Guards!
Posted by Theresa Shevetz on October 31, 2014
This Halloween we are going to discuss a topic that is very scary for many patients; earwax! Earwax isn't just spooky because of its unsightly appearance, but it can also terrify wearers of in-the-ear style of hearing aids for fear of repairs due to excessive buildup. However, there is reason to rejoice for Audibel hearing aid users! The new wax guard protectors...
How to Buy the Right Hearing Aid
Posted by Theresa Shevetz on October 17, 2014
When a hearing aid is recommended, the hearing healthcare professional tries to offer the best option for that particular patient's unique listening needs. As part of that decision, it is important for one to consider a few factors such as their lifestyle hearing needs, technology features and the overall cost. In this blog we discuss each factor to help anyone...
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