Winning the War against Hearing Loss, part 4: Hearing Well with a Cell Phone

By: Bob Martin, AuD Miracles happen in our field. Last time I discussed Kim who, thanks to her hearing aids, was able to work in a noisy bar and save her family’s home. This week, I want you to meet David, a real estate agent with severe hearing loss. In the past he could not…

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How to Program Hearing Aids for T-Coil Use

There are many different ways a hard-of-hearing person can use a telephone with their hearing aids. The three most common are: (1) Holding the telephone near the microphone on the hearing aid. (2) Using a telecoil (T-coil), holding the hearing aid against the phone, and (3) Connecting the hearing aid to the telephone by means…

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To help patients communicate better, we need to sharpen our own communication skills

As audiologists and hearing aid specialists, we are all in the communication business. It’s our job to help our patients communicate better. It’s only natural, then, that there will be times and situations in the practice of our profession that we are called upon to make an extra effort to communicate effectively with the people…

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