Hearing Aid Education/FAQ

  • Stop Yelling at Grandma: How to (Politely) Speak to Relatives With Hearing Loss

Stop Yelling at Grandma: How to (Politely) Speak to Relatives With Hearing Loss

Multi-generational gatherings are a big part of many families’ holiday traditions. In large families (or when many small children are present), these get-togethers can be quite noisy, and older relatives may have difficulty hearing and communicating.

If your holiday plans involve grandparents or relatives with hearing loss, the most important thing to remember is: don’t yell. […]

By |November 25th, 2018|Hearing Loss|
  • How to Survive the Holidays (When You Have Hearing Loss)

Surviving the Holidays (When You Have Hearing Loss)

The holiday season brings to mind bustling shopping malls, lively parties, and family gatherings – all situations that can be stressful if you’re a person with hearing loss. Sometimes, people who have difficulty hearing avoid social situations as a way to minimize stress, but that means missing out on fun and memorable events.

You don’t have […]

By |November 21st, 2018|Hearing Instruments|
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“A Star Is Born” Shows That Ringing in the Ears Should Be Taken Seriously

Spoiler alert: This story reveals spoilers for the film “A Star Is Born.”

The latest movie version of “A Star Is Born” opens with country-rock star Jackson Maine playing to a sold-out crowd. The music blasts from speakers on the stage, the fans scream, and the arena is filled with an almost deafening level of sound. […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Tinnitus|
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How We Hear

Have you ever wondered how sounds make their way to our brain? The following is a primer on how we hear.

Our ears are made up of three parts: the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear (also called the cochlea). All three of these areas work together to detect and process sound.

Outer ear […]

By |October 26th, 2018|Audiology|
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Styletto: The First Fashion-Forward Hearing Instrument

When asked to describe hearing instruments, most people probably wouldn’t choose the word “sleek,” but the new Styletto, from Signia, is exactly that. Smaller than a Bluetooth earpiece, beautifully designed, and available in three color combinations, the Styletto is poised to change public perceptions about hearing devices.
Working to Overcome the Stigma
In a promotional video about […]

By |September 7th, 2018|Hearing Instruments|
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10 Things People With Hearing Instruments Wish Everyone Knew

Misconceptions about hearing instruments and hearing loss are common, and they can create tension between family members and friends. Hearing instrument-wearers know these misconceptions well, as they often have to educate others who say something incorrect (or downright offensive).

Take a look at these 10 facts people with hearing instruments wish everyone knew:
1. Talking loudly isn’t […]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Audiology|
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Why You Should Wear Your Hearing Devices All Day

The earliest hearing devices were large, funnel-shaped devices that the user would hold to one’s ear intermittently to amplify sound. Thanks to continuous improvements to that 17th-century concept, modern hearing instruments are small, comfortable, and allow for consistent sound amplification throughout the day.

To get the most benefit from your hearing devices, it’s important to wear […]

By |July 9th, 2018|Hearing Instruments|
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What Causes Hearing Aids to Whistle?

People who wear hearing aids may occasionally experience a humming, screeching, or whistling sound. Those unwelcome sounds indicate something is amiss – with the fitting, your ear canal, or with the device itself. Usually, though, pesky sounds can be eliminated with a simple fix.
Hearing Aid Feedback
If you’ve ever been to a concert and witnessed a […]

By |June 14th, 2018|Hearing Instruments|

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Every May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and hearing impairment. Hearing impairment is one of the most common health problems in the United States and it can have a tremendous impact on your relationships, social encounters, employment, and overall quality of life.

Many […]

By |April 24th, 2018|Audiology|

2018 Office Renovations!

At the end of 2017, I decided that it was time to give our office a little makeover. The rationale behind this makeover was simply “comfort”. When patients and their family members come to our office, we want them to feel welcome and comfortable. It’s not often that we run behind schedule, […]

By |April 24th, 2018|Lowe Audiology|