Tips for Hearing Aid Users When Heat and Humidity Levels Are on the Rise

May 23, 2018

Warmer weather is coming.  Warmer weather also brings heat, humidity and air conditioning all of which can wreak havoc on hearing aids.  Moisture collects in tubing, corrosion forms on contact points, and ears may produce more wax. MOISTURE/WATER Water is a serious enemy of hearing aids.  Moisture can destroy the microphone and the receiver of hearing aids, clog the sound opening or ear mold tubing, and cause corrosion in the hearing aids. Moisture in the hearing aids can cause a static sound or can cause the hearing aids


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Lyme Disease and Hearing Loss

May 16, 2018

Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium (a germ) that is commonly transmitted by a bite from an infected deer tick. Although April through October is considered to be prime tick season; Lyme disease can be transmitted by a tick at any time of year. Symptoms Diagnosis of Lyme disease can be difficult because its symptoms are similar to other diseases. Several days or weeks after a bite from an infected tick, the patient may experience flu-like symptoms such as aches and pains in their muscles and joints, low-grade fever


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There is a difference between hearing and listening.

May 09, 2018

Seth S. Horowitz from the New York Times provides a great explanation, “the difference between the sense of hearing and the skill of listening is attention. Hearing is a vastly underrated sense. We tend to think of the world as a place that we see, interacting with things and people based on how they look. Studies have shown that conscious thought takes place at about the same rate as visual recognition, requiring a significant fraction of a second per event. But hearing is


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Is My Hearing Loss Making Me Feel Tired?

May 02, 2018

You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go.  But by mid-day the thought of speaking to one more person leaves you feeling exhausted both physically and mentally. If this sounds like you or someone you know and you or they have untreated hearing loss, there is a very real possibility that a hearing loss is in part causing the feeling of exhaustion. PASSIVE VERSUS ACTIVE LISTENING We process what’s going on around us both actively and passively.  “Passive” listening occurs all the time.  Our brain alerts us as to when it might


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