2010 Newsletter Archive

Fall 2010

The Emotions of Losing Hearing (by Richard Carmen, Au.D.)
From more than three decades of clinical practice, I’ve observed some compelling emotions and feelings in my patients.

What Does Hearing Loss Sound Like?
What would it be like to have a family member or friend experience what your hearing is like?

The Ear Echo
Your ear generates an echo when it “hears” sound.

An Open Approach to Hearing
Advances in digital processing, feedback control and tubing and receiver technology have led to a new style of hearing aid fitting.

Bluetooth in Hearing Aids
Hearing aids can now use Bluetooth technology to achieve wireless connectivity.

Tinnitus
Millions of people have tinnitus, a ringing, whistling or buzzing noise heard when there is no external sound present.

Summer 2010

Hearing Aid Care Tips
Mechanical problems often happen with hearing aids in warm weather, since moisture and extreme temperatures can damage the internal components.

Summer Travel Tips
Making reservations, understanding public announcements and using the telephone can be difficult. These suggestions should make your travels easier and more enjoyable.

About Those Hearing Aid Ads
You may have noticed a lot of hearing aid advertisements and even received mailings these days offering “discount” prices, free hearing tests, free hearing aid cleaning and more.

The Audiogram: A Guide to Your Hearing
When we test your hearing, the first part of the examination is usually a test of your hearing sensitivity.

Spring 2010

Our New Website
We welcome your comments about the website. Are there other topics you would like to see? Do you have questions about the information presented?

Your Healthy Hearing Check-up
Regular hearing healthcare check-ups help ensure that you’re hearing as well as possible.

Medicare Benefit Includes Screening for Hearing Loss and Dizziness
Medicare beneficiaries are now entitled to a physical examination known as the “Welcome-to-Medicare“ exam.

Ear Candling: More Harm Than Good
Ear candling—also known as ear coning—has its roots in ancient healing practices in China, Greece and Egypt.

Ear Protection
Anyone exposed to high levels of noise should protect his or her hearing through the use of earplugs or earmuffs.

Making Television More Enjoyable
Difficulty with television is one of the most common complaints of people with hearing loss.

Those Loud TV Commercials
Television viewers have complained for years that commercials are often much louder than the programs they’re sponsoring.