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The Different Cost of Hearing Instruments

April 28, 2021

Why do hearing instruments have different costs? Well, just like most things that you can buy.. Hearing instruments also have different level capabilities. In everything that we can purchase you can always find “GOOD-BETTER-BEST” It has to be BEST for for your own personal needs. Hearing Instruments come in several different styles and technology levels. Basic hearing instruments will cost less than those that can differentiate between speech signals and several types of ...

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Secret Motivations

April 20, 2021

What does motivates you? What makes you get up and move and enjoy life? Is it your kids? Maybe it is your spouse or partner? Perhaps you just want to be active to be more healthy. When counseling patients it is verify important that we determine what is important to them. We have to determine what is going to help them to live their life to their fullest. We need to know what is important ...

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Why do my ears feel plugged?

April 19, 2021

If you’ve ever flown, you most likely know the sensation of your ears plugging up. Irritating, right? Here’s why that happens. The most common reason for ears to feel clogged or plugged is due to something called Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (Eustachian is pronounced “You-Station”). The Eustachian tube connects the back of the nose to the middle ear and serves to protect, ventilate and drain the middle ear when necessary to keep the air ...

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The importance of a thorough hearing evaluation

April 14, 2021

So how do you know if you have GREAT Hearing Instruments? How do you get Great Hearing Instruments? First of all...It starts with a thorough Hearing Discovery with your Hearing Health Care Provider. After your health history and hearing needs are addressed it is then time to head into the Testing Booth or Testing Room. A complete hearing test should include pure tones in air & bone, speech discrimination in both quiet and in noise ...

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May is better hearing and speech month

April 9, 2021

Better Hearing and Speech Month or BHSM was started many years ago to raise awareness about hearing and speech difficulties. The goal is to educate people of signs, symptoms and solutions that are available to improve communication abilities. Throughout the month many organizations provide free hearing evaluations, video otoscopy, and consultations to the community. The first step.. everyone should evaluate your communication ability. If you have children evaluate theirs also. The earlier the prevention and ...

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Did you know ...

April 6, 2021

Life is full of little nooks & crannies where we discover all types of interesting information. I thought today I would throw out some Hearing Tidbits.... just for some fun reading. Hearing Tidbit 1... When we scream, special brain cells get activated and protect our auditory system from the sound of our own voice. The cells actually dampen the auditory neurons to detect incoming sounds. Thus, our own screams will not damage our own hearing. (LiveScience ...

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Should you get a hearing test?

April 2, 2021

Do you ever feel like the people you’re talking to are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently? Or maybe you’re struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise? If so, these could be indicators that you have a hearing loss. It’s not uncommon for friends and family members to notice we have hearing loss before we do. Most likely, it’s ...

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