2015 Newsletter Archive

Fall 2015

How to Enjoy Dinner in a Noisy Restaurant
Noisy restaurants are a problem for everyone. “It’s too noisy” is one of the most common complaints about restaurants—and that’s from people with normal hearing!

Hearing Loss is No Joke
Hearing loss is no laughing matter. Hearing loss can cause stress, frustration, anxiety and depression. Untreated hearing loss has even been linked as a factor in the onset of dementia.

Why Are Movies So Loud?
We’ve all been there—sitting in the movie theater waiting for the show to start. Then the coming attractions start, and the sound starts blasting at us.

Hospital Noise Levels and Stress
The noise levels found in many hospitals cause stress, interfere with medical care, and may even interfere with patient recovery.

The Ear Echo
Your ear creates an echo when it “hears” sound. These echoes—called otoacoustic emissions (OAE)—can be recorded by placing a microphone in the ear canal.

Summer 2015

We Appreciate You!
The success of our practice is due, in large part, to recommendations from our satisfied patients. We would like to acknowledge your referrals with a gift. Please stop by our office and pick up some of our new blue Friends and Family referral cards.

Summer Travel Tips
Are you traveling this summer? Here are some things to keep in mind.

The New York Times on Hearing Loss
Hearing loss has been described by health experts as “a hidden disability, often not obvious to others or even to those who have it.”

How Well Should I Hear?
Hearing loss is a serious problem that deserves professional care. A hearing loss can be a barrier between you and your family and friends, make it more difficult in the workplace, and interfere in the classroom.

Time to Use FaceTime?
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone to help people with hearing loss. Ironically, the telephone can be a challenge for the following group: people with hearing loss.

Spring 2015

Let’s Spread the Word about Hearing Loss
Although an estimated 20% of American adults have hearing loss, many people don’t talk about it. We would like to get the conversation started and give people the facts about hearing loss and what we can do about it.

Untreated Hearing Loss Can Cost You Money
We know that not getting help for hearing loss can affect a person’s quality of life, including a person’s feelings of isolation, fatigue and stress. Not seeking help for hearing loss can also affect a person’s pocketbook.

Work Less, Hear More
Why do you use hearing aids? So you hear better, of course. That’s obvious. But another important benefit is that when you use hearing aids, hearing and understanding takes less work and less energy.

Myths About Hearing Loss
Because it’s invisible, someone with a hearing loss doesn’t look any different—you probably walk by people with hearing loss every day and don’t notice.

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

Winter 2015

Hearing Aids Make You Feel Better
Did you know that the improved communication provided by your hearing aids can have a positive effect on how you feel?

Lip Reading: Extra Help At No Extra Charge
Most people with hearing loss are good lip readers, even if they don’t know it. And when you use those lip reading skills, your understanding of speech goes up by about 30%!

Tinnitus: Those Annoying Sounds in Your Ears
Tinnitus is the ringing, buzzing, humming, or roaring sounds that a person hears when no outside sound is actually present.

Keep Your Hearing in Good Shape
We all know that exercise is good for keeping our bodies in good shape. We also know that people who exercise—or at least those with good cardiovascular health—tend to have better hearing.

Your Ears: High Risk for Skin Cancer 
Will you be getting some sun over the winter months? If so, be careful. As small as the ears are, a third of all skin cancers occur on the outer ear.