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Hearing Aid Myths

On March 15, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aids, By , , With Comments Off on Hearing Aid Myths

Recognizing that you are not hearing as well as you used to may leave you wondering what to do. You may have heard of difficulties others have experienced with using hearing aids. These urban myths sometimes make people delay seeking the help that is available out of fear or worry…

Recognizing Signs of Hearing Loss

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Recognizing Signs of Hearing Loss

If you think someone you know might have a hearing loss, take a look at this list of common signs. Do any of the following sound familiar? They appear to hear people talk but have difficulty understanding some of the words They’re constantly asking people to repeat themselves They have…

Diagnostic Testing and Understanding an Audiogram

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection, With Comments Off on Diagnostic Testing and Understanding an Audiogram

During a hearing test, headphones or ear plugs are worn and generally the individual sits in a sound booth so that any ambient noise is minimized. A hearing professional will likely use an audiometer, a machine that produces pure tones of different frequencies and intensities. The individual is asked to…

Understanding Tinnitus

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Understanding Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus? This name is given to the experience of noises in the head and/or ears, when no corresponding external sound is present. Feelings of pressure and fullness or pain in or around the ears may accompany the tinnitus. Fifty different sounds have been reported, from high-pitched hissing, sizzling,…

How Your Hearing Works

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on How Your Hearing Works

While the outer ear is a great place to display jewelry, it’s specifically designed to transmit sound. Sound begins as motion. When objects vibrate, molecules of air are set in motion and transmitted as sound waves. The outer ear’s bell-like contours guide and focus these sound waves into the ear…

Establishing a Night Time Routine

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Caring for Your Hearing Aid, With Comments Off on Establishing a Night Time Routine

When you receive your hearing aid you will be given a cleaning tool kit which includes a brush, wire pick, (or combination tool) and in some cases a vent cleaning stick.   When used daily these tools will help keep your hearing aid clean and clear of debris and working more…

What is Central Auditory Processing?

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing, With Comments Off on What is Central Auditory Processing?

What is An Auditory Processing Problem? An auditory processing problem is when a child or adult with normal hearing sensitivity and intelligence, has an inability to attend to, discriminate, recognize, remember, or comprehend spoken information. What are the Symptoms? A person may have an auditory processing problem if he/she displays…

Fast ForWord

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection,Hearing Aids,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Fast ForWord

Fast ForWord is made up of progressive, supervised, computer based activities and exercises.  The exercises focus on building and improving essential cognitive skills such as: memory attention processing and, sequencing The primary goal of the products, currently offered by Meridian Hearing Centre, is to improve auditory processing; subsequent benefits may…

Tympanogram

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Tympanogram

Tympanic membrane is the fancy name for eardrum, so when an audiologist wants to find out how an individual’s eardrum is working, he or she may get a tympanogram. In this test, the audiologist inserts a probe (a foam or rubber tip) into the individual’s ear, for 2-3 seconds.  The…

Auditory Brainstem Response

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Auditory Brainstem Response

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) is a hearing test mainly used for screening hearing of newborns. ABR is used with older children when the audiologist is unable to obtain valid information by an audiogram. The test is non-invasive and painless. Auditory brainstem response is measured by attaching electrodes to the ear…