HAVE YOU HEARD? We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2023 brings you good health and happiness.  We have some very exciting things going on at Hearing Solutions of North Carolina for this upcoming year.  I will keep you in suspense and share with you as they develop. If you have chosen us as your hearing Read more
over-the-counter hearing aids
On August 16th the US Food and Drug Administration finalized its rules for the creation of a new class of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids that are designed to make amplification more affordable and accessible to consumers (ages 18+) with mild to moderate hearing loss. Five years in the making, these new rules allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter. Read more
noise-induced hearing loss
We hope you are enjoying the summer and staying cool when needed.  Hard to believe August is upon us and school is right around the corner.  July has come and gone and is an especially noisy month.  I love to watch fireworks and my husband likes to make a lot of noise blowing things up while we celebrate our country's Read more
ramsey hunt syndrome
The Ramsey Hunt Syndrome (RHS) has gained increasing awareness since Justin Bieber’s diagnosis went public in June. As an audiologist, I immediately wondered if it would affect his hearing which could in turn possibly affect his career. On the popstar’s Instagram, he showed how the syndrome has affected the muscles on one side of his face. He was unable to Read more
hearing services
July 18 is World Listening Day. To celebrate, I want to discuss the processes that allow us to experience the wonderful sounds around us. Did you know that we don’t listen with our ears? Instead, we hear sounds with our ears and listen with our brains. Our ears are responsible for detecting sound and transmitting the signal to our auditory Read more
Last month was Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.  No, I didn’t forget to tell you about it (my memory is pretty good so far) it is just we had other things to talk about.  So, what is all this talk about brain health, concerns over memory issues and cognitive decline have to do with a private practice audiology clinic? Let’s Read more
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 Read more
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 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
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 Read more