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Hearing Technology

  • New Year, New YOU! Make better hearing a priority in 2022!

    6 Tips for Hearing Better in 2022 Your world is filled with sound — sounds you don’t want to miss. There’s your grandchild’s virtual piano recital, your favorite sci-fi marathon, or a phone conversation with an old friend. As the new year nears, refresh your connections to the people and moments that matter with these […]

    Continue Reading January 6, 2022

  • Social stigma and hearing loss

    Stigma can negatively affect the lives and the relationships of those who are stigmatized (Lash & Helme, 2020). Besides cost, the biggest issue surrounding hearing loss is the persistent negative stigma about hearing aids that keep many people from getting the help they need, research shows.  Unfortunately, there is a perception that hearing loss limits […]

    Continue Reading November 21, 2021

  • Hearing Exams: Vital to Your Child’s Education & Development

    Almost 15% of children ages 6-18 years have undiagnosed hearing loss.  Hearing loss can happen at any age! How hearing loss affects school performance Imagine a student who is inattentive, poorly behaved in class and getting bad grades. Your first thought might be that the child has a learning disability. But you also might want to consider […]

    Continue Reading November 8, 2021

  • Hearing loops: Public access systems for hearing device users

    What is a hearing loop? A hearing loop is a wire connected to an electronic sound source that transmits sound to the telecoil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant. A hearing loop can discreetly surround a room, a chair in your home, or can be worn around the neck. Hearing loops can be connected […]

    Continue Reading November 7, 2021

  • Hearing loss and your listening environment

    Listeners with hearing loss have greater difficulties understanding speech in challenging listening environments (e.g. noisy environments) even when wearing assistive devices, such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Oftentimes, the three main barriers to improved understanding for anyone with a hearing loss are distance, background noise, and reverberation (or echo). Distance from the sound Individuals […]

    Continue Reading November 3, 2021