An audiogram is a graph that records the way a person responds to specific sounds called pure tones. The audiologist measures hearing threshold at the pure tone of each frequency. Hearing threshold is the intensity at which a pure tone is barely detected 50 percent of the time. Understanding … [Read more...] about Understanding the Audiogram
What to Know Before Seeing Your Doctor About Dizziness
Dizziness can be an extremely frightening symptom to have. It may slowly build up or hit you all at once. Sometimes you may feel a “whoosh” of dizziness that leaves as quickly at it came. Studies have shown that 24% of the population over 72 years of age has dizziness or imbalance. This article … [Read more...] about What to Know Before Seeing Your Doctor About Dizziness
Common Questions for Your Audiologist
Going to a heath care professional can be a stressful situation. You have chosen to ask for a professional opinion about your health and want to get the best possible information during the appointment. Treatment for a physical issue you are having is a very personal subject and you want to feel … [Read more...] about Common Questions for Your Audiologist
Are You a Happy Camper?
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?
Exploring Hearing Loss, Dementia, Social Isolation, Loneliness
Hearing loss occurs in all age groups. According to the National Institutes of Health, hearing loss is found in three out of 1,000 children in one or both ears. In adults, the number of people reporting trouble hearing is one in eight people, or 13%, in the United States. The Link Between Hearing … [Read more...] about Exploring Hearing Loss, Dementia, Social Isolation, Loneliness
Phonak Offers Hearing Aids that Respond to Motion
Phonak has a new hearing aid that is able to adjust sound input based on your motion! When you are walking, your hearing needs are not the same as when you are sitting in a chair talking to a friend. Speech sound while walking the dog with someone or hiking on a trail present unique challenges, … [Read more...] about Phonak Offers Hearing Aids that Respond to Motion
New Treatment Being Tested for Chronic Dizziness
If you have ever had a bout of dizziness, you would empathize with an individual who experiences dizziness chronically. Most of us have had an episode of car sickness or sea sickness. Imagine being in that state all the time! It is one of the most debilitating symptoms a person can have. Their … [Read more...] about New Treatment Being Tested for Chronic Dizziness
Treating Hearing Loss in Children
We all know intuitively that you need hearing to learn traditional speech and language. If a child has a hearing loss, especially one that is not detected, the world is confusing and distorted. Imagine a mom telling her young child that it is bath time. If she does not have a bath towel in her hand … [Read more...] about Treating Hearing Loss in Children
Exploring the Lyric Hearing Aid and Tinnitus Masker
The Lyric is a hearing aid that is housed inside the ear canal for extended periods of time. No need to change a battery or put the hearing aid in a recharging device at night. All you need to do is go to your audiologist and ask to try a pair of them for free! Discreet Amplification The most … [Read more...] about Exploring the Lyric Hearing Aid and Tinnitus Masker
What is it Like to Have a Hearing Loss?
As an audiologist, I see hearing-impaired individuals every day. One of the most rewarding activities of my job is to teach the family members what it is like to have a hearing loss and how to better communicate with hearing-impaired people. What Can the Hearing-Impaired Person Hear? I think … [Read more...] about What is it Like to Have a Hearing Loss?