Hearing Aid Education/FAQ

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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|
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Does my health insurance cover hearing instruments?

This is a very common question for those seeking hearing assistance. Unfortunately, very few health insurance companies offer a true hearing instrument benefit or coverage, and if they do it rarely covers the entire cost. Some insurance policies, such as Anthem or Humana, may have as much as a $1000-2500 benefit depending on the plan […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Hearing Instruments|

Hearing and your Brain – video

By |March 15th, 2017|Audiology|

Video Testimonial by Sylvia Stiegler

We love it when patients come in after their hearing instrument fitting and have nothing but great things to say. We asked Sylvia Stiegler to say a few words about her new hearing instruments… and here’s what she had to say:

Click Here to view Mrs. Stiegler’s video testimonial

Thank you, Mrs. Stiegler.

By |March 6th, 2017|Testimonials|

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