June picture wax removal
Every month when it is time to write for the Senior Savvy my husband asks “what are you writing about this month? Just step outside my home and the answer is quite apparent. Just listen! What's happening: There are 15 surviving periodical cicada broods, each identified by Roman numerals. This year is the first time in 221 years that Brood Read more
Better Speech and Hearing Month is observed in May each year to increase awareness about communication disorders and hearing health. While records about speech and language impairments have appeared in writings for centuries, history was not kind to those presenting with such problems. During the period of the Roman Empire, for instance, people with language impairments like stuttering were placed Read more
group of audiologist
Several years ago, we joined an audiology co-operative “Entheos” which means enthusiasm.  There are three pillars of the cooperative.  The first is giveback so we support our nonprofit organization Hearing the Call.  If you remember last year Jane and I went to Turks and Caicos to test all the children of South Caicos and the special needs children in Provo.  Read more
woman hearing different sounds
We have had the pleasure of providing audiology services at Pinnace Ear Nose Throat & Allergy for the past 10 years.  Prior to opening Hearing Solutions of North Carolina in 2011, I worked at Carolina Ear Nose & Throat (now Charlotte Ear Eye Nose & Throat) in Concord for 21 years.  I really enjoy the diversity of both locations.  The Read more
woman holding her ears
Health concerns are in the news every time I turn on the television. With the increase in flu cases, Covid, RSV and even the common cold, we need to listen to our bodies and be mindful to seek the help of the correct professional for the problem. It is hard to believe that next year I will be celebrating my Read more
Man ear check up
Earwax is often overlooked. It is a natural and necessary component for ear health. Its production, while essential for protecting your ears, can sometimes cause discomfort or raise concerns.  From childhood through adulthood, the buildup of this waxy substance is a common occurrence. But why does your body insist on generating this peculiar substance in our ears? Understanding the reasons Read more
I am so excited to share with you what I learned at the Academy of Doctors of Audiology conference held a few weeks ago in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Professor of Otolaryngology presented the finding of the ACHIEVE (Aging and Cognitive Health Read more
I know I mentioned this to you before, but I must say it again... Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA) has stopped providing audiology services in their Salisbury location.  Additionally, they are no longer in network with United HealthCare’s Medicare Advantage plan.  So, if you have received hearing healthcare services or have been fitted with hearing devices at Read more
I know I mentioned this to you last month, but it is worth saying again. We recently learned that Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA) stopped providing audiology services in their Salisbury location.  We also heard last week that they are no longer in network with United Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage plan.  So, if you have received hearing healthcare Read more
five signs of hearing loss
What are the five signs of hearing loss and when should you see an audiologist? Hearing loss can occur when any component of the ear is not functioning normally. Any issues with the hearing (acoustic) nerve, middle ear, inner ear, outer ear, and auditory system may trigger hearing loss.  The nerve cells or tiny hairs in the cochlea that transmit Read more