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If this is your first hearing test, there’s nothing to be worried about! I’ve seen so many patients who are nervous or actually sweating when they enter the soundbooth.  The test isn’t scary, but I understand people are afraid they are going to fail.  I’ve been failing my eye exams for 28 years…but the great part is, I know that

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~This post is really meant for people who are transferring their services to me, i.e. they have hearing aids from another practice but really can apply to any hearing aid check appointment.~    If you’ve read any of my blog posts or anything on social media, you’ll notice I repeatedly mention BEST PRACTICES!  As a profession, we have standards of

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You’ve decided you are ready to consider hearing help!  This is wonderful, there are so many studies about the effects of hearing loss on our bodies and our health.  Today is going to start a journey that you will not regret.  I like to start by asking questions about the patient and why he/she wants to hear better.  I also

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It’s the big day! Today is the day you will be fit with your hearing aids.  It’s likely you’ve already had some time with a demo hearing aid, but today starts the first day of your hearing wellness journey! The hearing aids have been set up and charged, if necessary.   If we are using disposable batteries, the batteries have been

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Single Sided Deafness In the past couple of weeks, I've been talking so much about Single Sided Deafness (SSD).  I've met people in my office, I've met people out in the community, but the most interesting person was just this past Saturday when I tested my own mother.   Now, a little back story, my mom has had hearing loss as

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What do you do with your expired hearing aid batteries? Throw them in the garbage???   Some batteries have toxic materials in them and we don't want those in our landfills!   Harbor City Hearing Solutions recycles batteries and takes them to the proper place for disposal!   Start saving your old batteries and drop them off when you come

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I know I have blogged about the Importance of Real Ear Measurements, but I thought I would post a picture as well.   It's truly amazing to me how many people do not use this practice, it is so incredibly helpful to improve audibility for a patient with hearing devices.   Today, I spoke to a patient who I just saw

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Let me just get this out there: I LOVE REAL EAR MEASUREMENTS. I AM AN AUDIOLOGY NERD!   There is even proof to these statements.  Recently, I was looking at old Facebook memories.  Dating back to November 2013, I wrote a post about my nerdiness and my love for Real Ear and speechmapping.     I keep hearing that only 30%

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#ThinkAudiology -- Audiology Network Post by Judy Huch There are many towns, cities and states that have passed cell phone hands free laws and many more that will be in the near future. No State bans cell phone use but drivers are required in many places to use hands free devices and voice to text there is an exception in

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