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Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on December 07, 2017
When you have hearing loss, understanding speech in a conversation can be difficult, especially if there is noise in the background. Communicating in a large group is even harder with multiple speakers, a mix of high- and low-frequency voices, and maybe one or three conversations happening simultaneously. But conversation is a two-way street, and when you have...
The Five Stages of Hearing Loss
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on November 09, 2017
Helping you hear better is our goal, and because that is our focus every single day you can be sure we’re familiar with the process people go through as hearing becomes a challenge. You can also be sure that we’re here to help no matter what stage you’re in. From a quick hearing test that can show you what level of hearing loss you might have to...
Why can I hear those annoying sounds?
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on October 06, 2017
Ring! Ring! Beep! Beep! Buzz! Buzz! Alarm clocks have to be one of the most annoying sounds experienced on a daily basis. After all why else would a snooze button exist? But for those with hearing loss, it is often thought that despite the negative aspect of losing much of your hearing and having trouble conversing one positive exists. With hearing loss you...
How often will my hearing aids need to be repaired?
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on September 11, 2017
It is not uncommon for hearing aids to require some degree of service each year, which is why they are sold with warranties and repair coverage. But just how often each person’s hearing aids will need repair is difficult to predict. That’s because variables like usage, care, and even your lifestyle come into play. Are you active? Do you work in an...
Can Treating Your Hearing Loss Help Prevent Dementia?
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on September 01, 2017
Recently, a study published in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, called dementia “the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century.” The study, conducted by The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care, noted that 50 million people have dementia worldwide — and that the number is expected to triple by...
Hearing vs. Understanding
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on August 09, 2017
One of the most difficult problems people with hearing loss face is understanding speech. Yes, understanding. Notice, I did not use the word “hearing,” because with hearing loss it’s not really about hearing the speech but being able to discriminate “D” from “G” or “ringing” from “singing.” Each...
Help! Something's Wrong With my Hearing Aid
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on July 31, 2017
Like any electronic device, hearing aids will occasionally malfunction. Not to worry – we’re here to assist you in identifying minor hearing aid problems and how to troubleshoot them. This information may save you time and reduce frustration by helping you remedy some of these problems yourself, so you can continue receiving benefit from your hearing...
How to Properly Clean Your Ears
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on July 06, 2017
Q: What do your ears and your oven have in common? A: They are both self cleaning It’s true! Your ears can clean themselves with the help of cerumen. Cerumen, the medical term for earwax, forms in the outer one-third of your ear canal, naturally migrating out of your ear with jaw movements, such as talking or chewing, to naturally clean your ears. Earwax is...
Protect Your Hearing From Fireworks This Season
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on July 01, 2017
It’s almost Independence Day! For many, July 4th holiday celebrations will include barbeques, parades and, of course, fireworks. Don’t forget about protecting your ears! Before you enjoy the show, follow these safety tips to protect your hearing from the loud blasts of fireworks. 1. Keep your Distance: Adults should be at least 22 yards away from the fireworks and...
Know Someone with "Selective Hearing?"
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on June 08, 2017
Is it really “selective hearing” or is it hearing loss? We’ve often heard the “selective hearing” excuse, so next time someone uses it, put them to the test. Literally. A hearing test will clarify once and for all if their hearing loss is selective or real. Contact us today to schedule your appointment! This cartoon and blog...
Hearing Loss is More Common in Men
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on June 01, 2017
June celebrates Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, making it the perfect opportunity to discuss hearing health amongst men. Hearing health issues and hearing loss affect men and women differently. Men are almost twice as likely as women to have hearing loss among adults aged 20-69. For the male population 75 and older, hearing loss is the most...
Benefits of Two Hearing Aids
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on May 04, 2017
Our ears were engineered to work together to allow for the best possible hearing and understanding. Binaural listening is impaired when one experiences a hearing loss in one or both ears. When a hearing professional finds a hearing loss in one or both of your ears, it’s always better to get two aids, even though it may be less expensive to get just one....
How the Earth is Helping us Understand Hearing Loss
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on April 10, 2017
Earth provides us with the basic needs of survival: air to breathe, water to drink, food to eat and space in which to live. We know this. But what you may not know is that Earth has also provided us with key insights about hearing loss and how to achieve better hearing technologies! How? Keep reading. Impact of Hearing Loss Hearing loss doesn’t just affect...
Three Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Hearing Care Follow-up Appointment
Posted by Stephanie Loccisano, Au.D. on April 01, 2017
Like your car, teeth, and even your financial portfolio, your hearing aids and hearing health can benefit from routine care and maintenance. After a hearing aid fitting, your hearing healthcare professional will likely recommend follow-up appointments. These routine visits offer great opportunities to ask your hearing professional questions, have maintenance...
6 Quick Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on March 10, 2017
You booked a spring getaway to escape the stresses of everyday life, not trade them in for new ones. Follow these quick tips to keep your vacation memorable and your hearing loss the last of your worries. 1. Select your destination carefully Consider activities available, population, nightlife and average traffic. A busy city with a 2 a.m. bedtime or constant...
Dementia and Hearing Loss: There May Be a Link
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on March 01, 2017
Growing evidence indicates that older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia. Hearing aids can improve the negative effects of hearing loss on the brain. Your hearing and your brain Think of hearing as a partnership between your ears and your brain. When someone speaks, your brain processes the sounds so that you can understand them. That’s...
8 Things Untreated Hearing Loss Can Impact
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on February 17, 2017
Hearing loss is as unique to each person as a fingerprint. No one person has the same type of loss in each ear, nor do people get hearing loss the same way. But, what everyone with hearing has in common are the 8 possible things that hearing loss can indirectly or directly affect. 1. Vocabulary With untreated hearing loss, various sounds and letters lose...
How Does Heart Health Impact Hearing Health?
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on February 01, 2017
With February upon us and Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we decided to take a look at research concerning how heart health and hearing health are connected! Research data reveals a link between hearing health and cardiovascular health. In fact, the two often correspond, a healthy cardiovascular system appears to have a positive effect on hearing. Study...
How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on January 09, 2017
Just like cars, hearing aids require a certain degree of routine maintenance to keep them functioning at optimal capacity. And while some maintenance items should be used only by the manufacturer or by us, there are many other preventative measures that you can complete regularly to ensure that your hearing aid is at full-functioning capacity! Below we examine...
Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on January 02, 2017
“Immediate difference in clarity.” “The quality and performance is really beyond anything I’ve seen.” “Patients have experienced a significant improvement in sound quality when comparing hearing aids, even to recent technology.” “Patients have noticed improvement when listening to music and improvement for...
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