Classroom Acoustics

Research has shown that bad acoustics in a classroom can negatively affect children with and without hearing loss.  Poor acoustics can be caused by the actual classroom, hallway noise or noises from outside the building like nearby traffic.  It has been found that one in six words in the a...

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Q. & A. for Bluetooth Devices

Q. What exactly is Bluetooth? A. Bluetooth technology has been around for years, you may have seen it with Bluetooth headsets for cell phones or for hands free calls in your car. When it comes to hearing devices, Bluetooth technology allows the patient to wirelessly listen or “stream” phone call...

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So You Just Got New Hearing Devices

Adjusting to hearing devices for the first time can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information given at your dispensing appointment and things can get confusing. First of all, remember to give yourself time to adjust. It takes time to get used to hearing all of the sounds around you.  Sound...

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What on Earth Is Making That Sound in My Ear?

Sometimes odd noises coming from inside your ears are a sign of an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed. And sometimes not so much. Here’s a rundown of possible sources for odd snaps, crackles, and pops that become ongoing background noise. The most benign possibility? Earwax. Some p...

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