Tips & Resources

These helpful tips and educational articles are provided to help you understand the world of hearing loss and help you make well informed decisions.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Protecting Your Hearing

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Protecting Your Hearing

“Are your hobbies noisy?” “Yes, I do a lot of yard work, and I also enjoy woodworking. Will that affect my hearing?” As an audiologist with 24 years of experience, I have noticed patterns emerging in my audiograms, and noise-induced hearing loss is one of them. As you...

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How Tinnitus and Anxiety Affect Each Other

How Tinnitus and Anxiety Affect Each Other

During these challenging times, my patients’ overall mood has been somber. I see fewer smiles and more frustration. Many of you have expressed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your quality of life. Some of my patients have chosen to forego hearing checks and...

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Tips for Summer Hearing Aid Care

Tips for Summer Hearing Aid Care

Summer can be hard on your hearing aids. Going from hot sunny summer conditions to the cold of indoor air conditioning can be a shock to hearing aids. Here we offer some tips and tricks to protect your hearing aids from the heat and humidity of Summer. Keep your aids...

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Is My Hearing Good For My Age?

Is My Hearing Good For My Age?

Frequently I see patients who believe aging = hearing loss. In my experience, that's not necessarily the case. Let's explore a few other factors that contribute to hearing loss and what you can do to keep your hearing healthy. Let's Start With the Myth: Hearing loss...

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Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Everything You Need to Know About Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline According to Uchida et. al., adults with hearing loss develop significant cognitive impairments 3.2 years sooner than those with normal hearing. To understand how this happens, let’s explore two...

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Why Is It Hard To Understand Someone With A Mask On?

Why Is It Hard To Understand Someone With A Mask On?

What Did You Say? If you are having a hard time understanding someone wearing a mask- you’re not alone. Those with even a mild hearing loss will notice a significant decrease in their ability to understand someone with a mask on. The reason? We all use facial cues to...

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