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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A Little Spanish Translation Goes a Long Way

Editor’s Note:  This week’s post is from one of my dynamo audiologists, Jennifer T. Lamfers, AuD and AnaMarie Garcia who is an Administrative Specialist who took Jennifer’s ideas and made them work into a translation to Spanish that works with our area of Spanish Speakers.  We have a couple of people in the office who…

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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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Successful Hearing Aid Use: A new series for consumers Part 1: Hearing Aids Need Love

By Robert L. Martin If you have never worn hearing aids, it will take some time before you understand them. They are not like any other medical or electronic device. Some people try to compare hearing aids to cell phones or computers, but these comparisons are not valid. In writing this article, I asked one…

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All in the Family

Like all of us, the question of “What do you do?” comes up regularly.  When I say, “I’m an audiologist,”  I often get blank looks.  As all audiologists know, there usually needs to be a tag line.  My tag line generally goes something like this, “I take care of people with hearing loss.”  It’s getting better…I…

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