The Super Ability of Hearing Loss

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When talking about hearing loss and impairment it is common to immediately think of the loss behind it, but what about the potential gains? It is no longer simply a myth that when one sense is lost other senses are increased—not just by relearning, but rather by rewiring. The amazing thing about the human brain is its ability to transform … Read More

Just what is going on inside our ears?

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You may already know that hearing doesn’t happen in the ear–it happens in the brain. The ear is merely the apparatus that relays information to the brain to decipher into recognizable sounds. But that doesn’t mean the ear isn’t incredibly complex. The smallest bone in the human body can be found in the ear. And the delicate hairs that line the cochlea are … Read More

Common Signs of Hearing Loss

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There has been a great shift in how society views hearing loss. Not long ago it was thought of as a disability or a sign of aging. Even President Reagan initially used his hearing aid only in private, over concern with appearing too old for office. Now our culture sees hearing loss more accurately: that it affects all ages and … Read More

How Should I Choose a Hearing Aid Provider?

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It’s a story we hear often. A concerned son or daughter brings their parent into a big-box hearing aid center, only to be disappointed by the experience. By the time they leave our office they are in awe—they had no idea there would be such a big difference between a cheap solution and an independent establishment. Per the request of … Read More

Unilateral Hearing Loss

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Many times hearing loss is associated with a gradual decline of hearing, but what happens when hearing significantly decreases in just one ear? This issue—called unilateral hearing loss—affects people from a broad range of lifestyles. Dramatic or gradual loss of hearing in one ear can be a symptom of several different problems. Sudden loss of hearing in one ear can … Read More

The Greatest Gift for Our Loved Ones: Encouraging a Strong Quality of Life

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If you begin to google “new year’s resolution to…” the top 5 suggestions will be: lose weight get a boyfriend be happy exercise love By this measure, it would seem that health and relationships are most on our minds during the turn of the year. That’s no surprise given the deluge of holiday sweets and family togetherness. Even if we … Read More