Two ways to show patients their hearing aids are helping

(The first of three parts) If you are an Audiologist, it is easy to delude yourself into thinking that people will listen to you and accept what you are saying. You spent a lot of time and energy going to graduate school, and you have a license to practice Audiology. So, because you are a…

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How Hearing Aids Are NOT Like Glasses

By: Holly Hosford-Dunn Ph.D. This week is a guest post from the Hearing Economics blog editor. To our HHTM readers, Eyes and ears are linked in our thinking and speaking, as in  “The eyes and ears have it.”  Have what, exactly?   Seeing and hearing are so different, why they are treated like kissing cousins?…

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Loose or tight hearing aid fittings? How I got it all wrong

One of the great joys of having led a long and busy professional life is the pleasure that comes from growth. We all have much to learn and there is nothing like vast amounts of experience to help us refine the skills we use at work each day. Today’s post, on whether or not to…

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Address “incipient feedback” before it grows into “a monster”

Everyone who works with hearing aids or wears a hearing aid is familiar with feedback. It’s that nasty screech you get when you put your hand up to your ear or when a friend gives you a warm hug. Hearing aid practitioners spend a lot of time dealing with feedback. Today, I want to discuss…

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Helpful Tools, Helpful Suggestions

Let me ask you a question.  As a hearing health care professional, when you send a new CIC (completely-in-the-canal) hearing aid to the factory for repair, do you check it when it comes back? And if you find that it’s ‘dead’, what do you do?  Be careful how you answer; you may be surprised. This…

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Successful Hearing Aid Use, part 2: You Need to Wear Your Hearing Aids

By Robert L. Martin Scientific understanding of aging is changing rapidly. We used to believe that people got weak and forgetful as they aged. We also used to believe that the neurons in the brain could not be replaced if they were damaged. We thought that brain cells could not re-grow and that the synaptic…

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