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  The hustle-bustle of the holiday season is upon us! Stores are playing festive jingles and offering sweet treats at every corner. From decorating our homes to planning parties, our days are busy. Among all this excitement, we must remember to slow down and appreciate time with family and friends.    A survey performed in 2020 discovered that 50% of

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  The Who, What, Where, When, and How of an Auditory Processing Evaluation      Who can diagnose an Auditory Processing Disorder?  Only an Audiologist can evaluate and diagnose an Auditory Processing Disorder. Processing is a complex task; those with auditory processing concerns may be referred to other specialties for further evaluation.     Who can be diagnosed with an Auditory Processing

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Common Deceptions About Hearing Aids and How They Limit You   “Everybody has excuses. Champions don’t use them.”  Every time I hear this quotation, I am reminded of how much our mindset influences our lives. The top athletes in the world have had to overcome incredible obstacles—difficult training, severe injuries, and rough financial obligations—but they don’t carry these excuses to

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  Tinnitus Causes and Treatment As an audiologist I was trained to identify, diagnose, and manage or treat disorders of the inner ear. One of the most common disorders I help treat and manage is called tinnitus.   Tinnitus is commonly described by my patients as ringing or buzzing in the ears that can vary from low to high-pitched. The

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  Common Misconceptions About Amplification Have you ever said the following: “Hearing aids are too expensive,” “Hearing aids are all the same” or “Hearing loss is normal for my age”? These common misconceptions are dangerous since they can cause you to ignore your hearing loss or to purchase an ineffective product.  Don’t be misinformed. Even with a small budget, you

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Executive Order, Hearing Aids, and Over-The-Counter options July 13, 2021  /  Cristina Twigg  /  Audiology  /  No Comments This past weekend, President Biden signed an executive order regarding multiple industries, like airlines, the internet, and hearing aids. Since Good Morning America’s reporting on the topic was a little light on the details, we thought this would be an excellent opportunity

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  One Hearing Aid or Two   “Do I need two hearing aids, or can I get by with just one?”    This question is one I hear quite frequently from patients with hearing loss in both ears. Personally, I understand their point of view: why invest in two hearing aids if one will suffice?  However, as an audiologist, I

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  Top 4 Reasons Your Hearing Aids Whistle!   “Give a little whistle!” If you’ve ever watched Disney’s Pinnochio, you are likely familiar with the song that Jiminy Cricket sings, titled, “Give a Little Whistle.” In the movie, this whistle is a cry for help. If you wear hearing aids, chances are you have heard them whistle at some point

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Features of Assistive Listening Devices  May signifies an exciting time of the year for audiologists around the world. Flowers are blooming, the air is growing warmer, and Better Speech & Hearing Month has just begun.  I thought long and hard about what topic I would cover during this important month. Many people know that hearing aids improve communication and promote

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Hearing Aids of the Future  Researchers are constantly improving hearing aid performance and appeal. One of their goals is to reduce background noise to make focused listening easier. To accomplish this task, researchers have undertaken a new study investigating the use of brainwaves in improving speech understanding in noisy environments (Geirnaert et al., 2020). Hearing aids with this technology might

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