Small changes to go “Green”

I started to think on Earth Day about what we do for sustainability in our offices. Part of this comes from reading a friend’s book, “Your Mother Called (Mother Earth)…You’d better call her back!” Gina Murphy-Darling is known as “Mrs. Green” here in Tucson and around the country. She has an Internet-based radio show every…

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Fitting Hearing Aids for the Bowling Alley: A Triumph for Trial and Error

Manufacturers build a lot of “help” for us into their hearing aid fitting software. This includes many suggestions for helping our patients hear in a wide variety of listening conditions. But sometimes, you can find a better fitting—a really excellent fitting–by doing a little trial-and-error rather than depending on the manufacturer’s suggestions. Many years ago…

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How to Help Your Patients Hear Even When the Noise Level is High

When I’m talking with my patients, I like to compare eyeglasses and hearing aids. They are familiar with bifocals and understand how they work for different viewing situations: the upper lens is for distance, the lower lens for close-up work. Similarly, hearing aids have multiple programs that are adjusted for specific listening situations. The first…

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The Joy of a Good Attitude

I was at my Woman’s Networking group retreat this past weekend. We were discussing balance in our lives. It was a great exercise to examine what brings me joy and how much time I spend on these activities. There are things about my career that give me joy, but especially my family. So my focus…

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