Unfortunately, our hearing can easily become damaged from exposure to loud noise. Many of us forget, but hearing protection is an essential safety tool just like hard hats and harnesses. The best way to prevent noise induced hearing damage is to avoid loud noises, but that isn’t possible for everyone. Individuals who are exposed to…

I hear it all of the time from people who talk to me about hearing aids: “Hearing aids will make me look old”. My response: No they won’t. In fact, the most popular hearing aids are so discrete that they often go unnoticed. I’ve helped many people find options that they are happy with. In fact, many people…

What is an FM system? FM is a frequency modulation system that can be used in schools to help with children who have a hearing loss or difficulty holding attention in the classroom. The four main advantages of the FM system are: Reducing background noise Improving speech clarity and understanding Hearing from a distance Reducing…

The holidays are the time to spend with family and friends sharing in laughter and creating memories. For individuals with hearing loss those gatherings can be noisy, which may impact the quality of their interactions. Sophisticated hearing devices with noise reduction technology help improve the clarity of speech in complex listening situations, but sometimes the…

The American Academy of Audiology is encouraging people to remember how important hearing is to your daily life, along with encouraging hearing screenings and hearing protection. This month is dedicated to advance the profession of audiology by promoting awareness of audiology and educating the public about the importance of hearing protection. Audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals…