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The Hearing Process

On May 29, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on The Hearing Process

Understanding how we hear helps us understand how hearing aids work. Sound is made of vibrations in the air. When an object vibrates, it compresses the surrounding air and pushes a wave through the air until either loses coherence or is intercepted by our ears. These waves are gathered by…

Taking a Hearing Test

On May 22, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Taking a Hearing Test

Evaluating hearing loss is crucial to preventing further problems down the road. We all suffer the effects of our loud modern society throughout our lives and stopping hearing loss while we still have hearing, is very important. If a hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with a hearing health care…

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…

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…

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…

Hearing Protection

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Hearing Protection

Benefits of Customized Hearing Protection Customized noise reduction earplugs are made from impressions of user’s ear.   This ensures the best fit as protection is molded to fit an individual’s ear canal. This helps reduce the discomfort typically experienced after longer use, and provides a superior level of protection. Employee Benefits…

Audiologists

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

Good hearing is essential to everyone, regardless of age.  Hearing problems in children can cause serious problems with language development.  In adults, a hearing loss can restrict the enjoyment of the sounds of life and isolate an individual from the people close to them. If you suspect that you or…