May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

How can we celebrate our health in the merry month of May? The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association of America (ASHA) is advocating the importance of sustaining hearing health as we progress from infancy to adulthood. Valuable resources and access to information regarding symptoms to treatments are part of the focus of the campaign.  Most importantly, the vitality of our hearing as we age requires vigilance, preventative care, and monitoring.

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

With spring right around the corner, you might already be dreaming of summer travel plans. In fact, now is a good time to start planning. Those of us who live in cold parts of the globe can do well to dream about lying on a beach or hiking through a mossy forest in just a few months. Of the many things to consider when you’re planning your summer adventures, your ability to hear easily and clearly shouldn’t be neglected. Struggling to hear your traveling companions or the people you meet along the way is a sure way to cramp your sojourning style. Don’t unnecessarily risk your safety, comfort, or the good times that await you. A few simple tips can help you prepare to be able to hear clearly and easily in almost any environment.

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Tips for Driving with Hearing Aids

Living with hearing loss can be quite an adjustment for you and your family. It could also become a very dangerous situation if you are not vigilant. What if you can’t hear a warning alarm or someone calling your name? When you have significant hearing loss, it changes your experience of the world. When you get on the road with hearing loss there are, of course, special concerns to think about.

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

 Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

The first time you put in a new pair of hearing aids might be a shocking experience. You’re suddenly hearing a range of sounds you haven’t heard in years, and your brain is struggling to make sense of all this new information. While new hearing aids might seem overwhelming in the first few hours, adjusting to hearing aids is a easy process, and we’ll walk you through the steps.

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

What to Expect at a Hearing Test

Congratulations on setting up your first hearing test! A hearing test is the best tool for analyzing the capabilities of your hearing and detecting any hearing loss. Modern hearing tests use multiple factors to check your hearing for issues and to help find effective treatment for any problems or concerns. Hearing tests are painless, comprehensive and non-invasive - getting an annual hearing exam is a great idea for tracking your hearing health and catching any hearing issues early. Let’s take a look at what you can expect at your hearing test.

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

Most of the time, hearing loss is an extremely gradual process that happens over the course of years or even decades. Because of this, the person with hearing loss usually does not notice or is in denial about their hearing changes. Loved ones are usually the first to point out a potential hearing concern. Once you notice changes in their hearing, encouraging a loved one to take a hearing test can feel like a difficult task.