Questions to Ask During a Hearing Consultation & Fitting
Scheduling an appointment for a hearing consultation and fitting is a major step in prioritizing and improving your hearing health! This appointment has critical outcomes that include identifying your hearing needs and the most effective ways to treat those needs. Starting this journey of hearing healthcare can transform your overall health and daily life. You may be feeling a little Read more
The Benefits of Treating Hearing Loss
If you have found that you’ve had to ask people to repeat themselves more often than not, there is a good chance that you are dealing with hearing loss. It is common for people to avoid treatment or deny that they have hearing loss altogether. However, the benefits of treating hearing loss greatly outweigh any reason to avoid dealing with Read more
June 2021-Choices Photo
HAVE YOU HEARD? When I began my career, over 30 years ago as an audiologist, there were only a few options available to receive help with hearing challenges.  You either went to a retail location to purchase hearing aids, such as Beltone or Miracle Ear, or you sought medical help at an ENT office or a practice audiology clinic. However, Read more
Identifying the Signs of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is an invisible condition, meaning that even though it is classified as a disability, people may not know you have it. Even more frustrating, it is all too common for hearing loss to sneak up on people over the years. This is because hearing loss often occurs slowly and the signs of hearing loss may not be noticed Read more
Building Connections | May is Better Hearing and Speech Month
May is the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). Each May, ASHA focuses on outreach to spread awareness of hearing loss and related issues to increase public understanding of the importance and availability of treatment. The theme this year is “Building Connections,” and with vaccination rates on the rise to protect against infection from COVID-19, we Read more
I find it interesting that when you go looking for something you can’t find it, but, when you are not looking wonderful things can show up at your door.  Over three years ago Beth, Jane and I decided we needed a patient care coordinator.  With the increase in patients we were having a hard time keeping up.  So we started Read more
april 2021 toot own horn
If you have been reading the past few of my articles in the Senior Savvy, you know we were fortunate to participate in the ReSound Gives Sound program. One of our major hearing aid manufacturers awarded 284 people in the United States with a set of hearing aids who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. Two of our patients Read more
We have all been looking forward to 2021 and here it is.  Last year was definitely a year filled with adversity, including natural disasters, financial pressure, and a pandemic resulting in reduced social togetherness.  So therefore, it’s more important than ever to lend a hand to those in our community, especially those most impacted by this past year’s challenges. Hearing Read more
Let me share with you what we hear…  “I don’t like wearing a mask, my glasses and hearing aids get stuck”.  If we hear it once, we hear it twenty times a day.  We do require our patients to wear a face covering when entering the clinic, either a mask or a shield.  Jane, Beth, Jamie and I wear shields Read more
With autumn approaching I can already hear the leaf blowers blowing as the leaves are just beginning to fall.  The newspaper inserts are reminding us that hunting season is right around the corner. Autumn is a noisy time of year. Several weeks ago I saw my first well being drilled.  My son is building not too far from the house, Read more