Everyday Sounds People Miss 

Everyday Sounds People Miss 

Hearing loss progresses slowly. In its early stages, hearing loss is nearly imperceptible. The only clue that one’s hearing has changed may be the occasional misunderstanding of a word. As hearing loss progresses, however, most people notice increased difficulty when listening in background noise, often asking others to repeat themselves. In most cases, friends and family of the person with …

Have You Heard? We are now a proud member of Best Practice Pro Network!

With Mother’s Day just a few weeks ago and Father’s Day quickly approaching, I am so glad my parents were so supportive (insistent) of higher education.  It was not an option…I was going to college.  They also taught me that if you are going to do something, do it right. I carried that lesson throughout my studies, while working for …

Have You Heard? May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

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 …

Brain Fog and Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Since 2020’s pandemic, our world has been evolving. Those who had COVID-19 may have experienced cough, shortness of breath, headache, fatigue, and fever. These symptoms are well known, but research about the aftermath of COVID-19 is still ongoing. According to Talya Fleming, M.D., research has discovered that about 20 to 30 percent of COVID-19 survivors may experience brain fog that …

Have You Heard?

Hearing loss with age is not an inevitable part of normal aging but largely represents sociocusis, noise-induced hearing loss from a lifetime of noise exposure.  Yes, vascular disease affects hearing, as do ototoxic drugs, ear infections and numerous other factors, but the leading cause of hearing loss with age is noise exposure.  It’s time to retire the terms “presbycusis” and …

Hearing Aids and Safety

“My experience with Hearing Solutions is outstanding. Hearing aids are a personal need and at Hearing Solutions the entire staff treated me like I was their only client (not a one size fits all). The follow-up appointments are so helpful, making sure the hearing aids are set for my needs and to help me realize they are a tool to …

How Hearing Aids and Glasses Differ

We often find ourselves counseling patients regarding the difference between vision loss and hearing loss.  Many patients feel as though amplification is an easy fix, just as their prescription eyewear. Types of Hearing Loss Although both glasses and hearing aids are used to improve sensory problems, they differ in several ways. With most vision loss, corrective lenses can fully reset …

Will You Be My Pumpkin? You're So Corny!

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It is hard to believe we are well into the new year.  I am very excited to see what 2022 brings for hearing healthcare providers with new treatment options, new testing procedures and a better understanding of the ear-to-brain associations between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline. If you recall, several months ago I told you we had joined an …

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Finding Optimism in the Diagnosis 

February is known for Valentine’s Day, but did you know that February 3rd is National Optimist Day? Optimism can be described as a reflection of hope and positivity during hard times. Finding optimism during challenging times can be hard and maintaining positivity can be stressful when facing adversity. How does one find optimism when given a diagnosis they were not …

Have You Heard?

Have You Heard?

We are excited to celebrate a new year.  Growing up, I remember my grandparents questioning where the time has gone.  We were all excited to get to 2021 and leave 2020 behind.  Well, it is already 2022 so I ask “where did 2021 go?”  For us at Hearing Solutions, it had been a year of change. Beth Arey, my office …