I wish you the Happiest of Holidays, including Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus, and Celebrations of a New Year!
Our office has expanded this year and I want to thank you all for helping us grow. By being a part of our practice community, you have helped by spreading the word, encouraging us, and helping us to help more people improve their hearing.
As you may know, we welcomed Dr. Kelly Warf to the office in June and in July we expanded our offices to include an additional location...Read More
Frequently a person will come into my office because they are hearing sounds in their ears that have become bothersome. They’ll tell me about how it is loudest when they are in a quiet room and while trying to lay down to sleep. They’ll report that there can be good days and bad days. Sometimes the sounds are so loud that it is distracting and keeps them from being able to concentrate at home and at work. Their difficulty sleeping can make their overall body feel run down and their mood...Read More
As our family is taking a break and trekking to my hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, I have been reflecting on how I can make the most of this Thanksgiving.
Now I know that most people will ask, “What are you most thankful for?” But I wonder: “How can I make this Thanksgiving the most memorable and meaningful?”photo credit: Shutterstock
As you know, it is one thing to be with people and a completely different thing to connect with people.
In my profession, I teach...Read More
“Can I get the smallest hearing aid? I see it in advertisements everywhere.”
At least once a week, I meet someone new in my office who asks me this question. No doubt, it’s a great question!
Coping with hearing loss and admitting you have hearing loss is not easy, so, naturally, most people ask this question. Many people tell me about how difficult it was to come to my office and they would like to keep their hearing loss a secret.
Hearing aid advertising has been filling...Read More
I was watching the movie the “Polar Express” with my two sons the other evening. It is a popular animated movie with Tom Hanks playing most of the characters. The main character is a little boy who is doubting his belief in Santa Claus. He takes a magical train ride to the North Pole and learns many lessons along the way. In the movie, the true test of your belief in Santa Claus is hearing Santa’s Jingle Bells. As an Audiologist, I find it interesting that the entire story...Read More
I am often asked this question. People see advertisements and the ads say they are “the best” and they have “the best hearing aids”, but do they? If you pay the same price, or a maybe even a little more, for hearing aids at a corporate owned franchise or store, it must be the same or better, right? WRONG.
I recently saw a new patient a few weeks ago because he was “fed up” with the hearing aid franchise he had been with for about a decade....Read More
Despite mailing an announcement regarding our move, posting with pictures on Facebook, as well as invitations to last week’s Open House, we are still hearing from patients and their families that they had no idea we moved!
Remember our quaint office, nestled among offices for counselors and therapists? Well, that served its purpose early on, but we have been growing and simply grew out of it. We have moved all the way to the suite next door! Suite 108 is our new home in the same 1010 Jorie...Read More
Large meeting areas, churches, and public transportation centers should be looped for the hearing impaired. In Europe, a large portion of public venues are looped. In NYC, even the subway is looped. In Chicago, a few theaters and a couple dozen churches are looped for the hearing impaired.
Sometimes hearing aids aren’t enough. There are hearing aid stores with hearing instrument dispensers who advertise that they have the smallest hearing aids and for the cheapest prices. We have...Read More
Many of the causes of senior citizens falling and injuring themselves are preventable.
Physicians routinely advise their older patients to exercise, have their vision checked, and monitor whether any medications may cause dizziness. In addition to these commonly known contributors to falls is untreated hearing loss, which has been linked in multiple studies to a significant increase in risk of falls. This information needs to be shared widely with patients over the age of 65, along with...Read More