Most of us take our day-to-day experiences with a grain of salt. We don’t expect things to go too smoothly or we are disappointed, so why expect more? This article is about how to create the life you want. It takes planning, steadfast focus and self-reflection. A joyful life does not just happen, it … [Read more...] about Are You a Happy Camper?
Dr. Karon Lynn
Hearing loss in children is more common than you may realize. Hearing loss occurs in two to three per 100 babies born in the United States, prompting hospitals to offer hearing screening as part of the newborn package or charge a small fee for the test. I strongly recommend all parents have their … [Read more...] about Treating Hearing Loss in Babies
Many people say to their audiologist that they are able to hear fine in a quiet room but the minute there is background noise they are not able to hear well. Sometimes it happens while watching a TV program and the background music suddenly gets louder. Difficulty may arise if a conversation is … [Read more...] about Hearing in a Noisy Place
The most common cause of permanent hearing loss is noise exposure. That being said, unless you live in a perfectly quiet world, it is likely that you are exposing your hearing organ (cochlea) to excessive vibration. We hear through vibration and vibration is what causes the damage! It is a … [Read more...] about Protecting Against Noise: How Hearing is Damaged
The most common call to my office for lost hearing aids is that the individual was in the hospital or rehabilitation facility when the hearing aids were lost. Another common place to lose hearing aids is in a test situation, such as having an MRI, an outpatient procedure or other situation that … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Hearing Aids Safe
Have you seen the ads about the extended wear hearing aids? One of my patients asked me to discuss them in my next month’s column, so here we go! The name of the extended wear hearing aid is Lyric3. The company that initially invented the product was recently purchased by the company Phonak. Now, … [Read more...] about Exploring Extended Wear Hearing Aids
The people who visit an audiologist usually go because of a difficulty understanding speech. It is rare to have someone come into the clinic to have an evaluation because they primarily need to hear the sound of their car or to hear the newspaper rattle louder. Speech clarity or word understanding … [Read more...] about Hearing Loss: The Invisible Wall