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Give the Gift of Hearing
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on December 01, 2014
It is the most wonderful time of the year! If you aren’t sure of the perfect gift to give your loved one, consider giving them something extra special. If they are experiencing hearing loss, help them schedule an appointment that you both are able to attend. Be by their side as they discover how to improve their hearing. New situations can be scary when...
Now Serving Better Hearing
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on November 01, 2014
There are few things better than hearing the words “Dinner is served!” on Thanksgiving Day. This announcement is one you do not want to miss because you are experiencing hearing loss. For those people struggling with hearing loss, the thought of being surrounded by so many individuals can be very overwhelming especially when they are trying to hear...
Noise is a Public Health Issue
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on October 16, 2014
Today the percentage of hearing loss in children attributed to noise exposure is 15-17%. We know that this is preventable with education and action. The adults can teach three basic rules. Turn it down Walk away Protect your ears with noise plugs Every day children and adults are exposed to dangerous noise levels. The noise can cause damage to your inner...
Noise is a Big Deal
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on October 07, 2014
When you listen to music at loud levels you do risk damaging your hearing and causing tinnitus or “ringing in the ears”. A survey in the UK in 2012 by “Action on Hearing Loss” of 1,000 people found 83% have had ringing or buzzing in their ears 19% are only worried “a bit” about it 87% listen to personal music players 76%...
Changing today brings a dramatically different tomorrow
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on October 01, 2014
Our lives are filled with change. Sometimes change can be viewed in a positive way; whether you receive a promotion at work, gain another family member or change your attitude by thinking more positively. However, adapting can be very hard to do, especially when you do not foresee it coming. The key is to take one step at a time and find it is not as hard as you...
Getting to Know Your Ears
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on September 01, 2014
Have you ever heard the saying, “You learn something new every day”? As true as this statement is, one could take it one step further: you are constantly learning new things every day. There is an infinite amount of information presented and it is a constant act we perform every day. If you are struggling with hearing loss, you may feel uncertain about...
Background Noise: Overtaking the Sounds of Summer
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on August 01, 2014
There are many sounds surrounding us during summertime. The lawn mower, outdoor music and children at a lemonade stand yelling, “Lemonade, 50 cents!”, there are many sounds we look forward to. Do you ever have the overwhelming feeling that there are too many sounds around you? Many people who suffer from hearing loss experience a blending of sounds due...
The World of Sound - Don't Take it for Granted!
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on July 23, 2014
The benefits of good hearing are many Getting the message right with your spouse Being in touch with your environment Being relaxed in social situations Cooperating with the boss Following the teachers directions Being the chairman and leader of the committee made easier Enjoy Music, Theater, and Singing Be in control Keep your brain engaged and...
Protecting your Hearing during Fireworks Season
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on July 01, 2014
It’s almost Independence Day! For many, July 4th holiday celebrations will include barbeques, parades and, of course, fireworks. Don’t forget about protecting your ears! Before you enjoy the show, follow these safety tips to protect your hearing from the loud blasts of fireworks. Keep your Distance: Adults should be at least 22 yards away from the...
iPhones & Hearing Aids
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on June 12, 2014
Wearable computing is the technology that will take us into the next few years. This past year we have seen the introduction of made for iPhone hearing aids by a number of hearing aid manufactures. This change will allow for smart phone users to enjoy convenient control, personalization and constant connectivity with mobile phone apps and their hearing aids to...
One Conversation or Two Monologues?
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on May 19, 2014
Communication has been redefined by our avalanche of social media. We have more monologues and fewer real time conversations. Technology can take on many forms with great advancements. Hearing aids have wireless advancements with abilities to connect to phones, televisions, computers and more. Hearing aid applications have arrived for your smart phones. The made...
Communicate with Confidence
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on May 05, 2014
Hearing is the basis for language, learning and the sharing of knowledge and ideas. The value of communication is priceless. “Listening for Life…A Practice for All Ages” is a goal we all share Be Smart…Be Tested…Be Treated Better hearing makes lives better! Better hearing is personal. The clinical “Audiologist” will...
What is the right fit?
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on May 01, 2014
What is needed to make sure you have the perfect hearing aid for your life? We know there are many sizes, shapes, and in most cases, colors, to choose from! While the color might be the easiest decision to make, how do we, as your hearing healthcare professional decide what is going to be best for you? Here are the pieces of the “puzzle” that we need...
Change can be Good!
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on April 12, 2014
William Miller and Stephen Rollnick – Clinical Psychologists have spent a good deal of time addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change. They use what is referred to as the “importance ruler” when asking patients to rate their readiness to seek help on a 1 to 10 scale. The 3 questions to be asked are: How important is it for you to...
Improve Your Security
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on April 11, 2014
Listening and hearing what we share in conversations makes our lives secure. The goal is to correctly understand and share our thoughts. Listening for life confirms our connections to the world of sound. Take care of your health and treat yourself to better hearing! If you have a hearing loss of any degree that reduces your ability to communicate...
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on April 01, 2014
Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is excited to introduce Halo™, a Made for iPhone® hearing aid engineered to be compatible with iPhone, iPad® and iPod® touch. The Halo hearing aid gives the more than 26 million Americans with untreated hearing loss a new, discreet option that seamlessly...
Tomorrow Starts Today... It Starts With You
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on March 05, 2014
Top reasons people reject improving their hearing POINT Inadequate Information Stigma and Cosmetics Misdirected Medical Guidance Not Realizing the Importance of Hearing Erroneous Belief that Hearing Aids Don’t Work Failure to Trust in a Hearing Professional Unrecognized Value of Hearing Aids Feeling Priced Out of the Market COUNTER POINT ...
No Year is Worth Forgetting
Posted by Linda Parmiter-Jacobs & Carol Jared-Brown on January 01, 2014
This new year, make it a goal to help a parent or grandparent to prevent any of the causes of Alzheimer’s or dementia. One of these causes, unbeknownst to many, may commonly be hearing loss. Recent studies conducted at the University of Washington’s Department of Medicine found that out of 100 patients with Alzheimer’s, 83 patients had a hearing...
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Hearing loss affects family members, too One common reason why people with hearing loss put off getting help is the misperception that it only affects them. They’re the one who can’t hear, so if it’s not a problem for them, it shouldn’t be a problem for others. Physically, the inability to hear warning sounds or the voices of those who...
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For many, there are no sounds of silence. Instead, even the quietest of moments, such as sleep, can be filled with buzzing, humming or ringing sounds. This unfortunate condition is called tinnitus and, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, it has affected nearly 25 million Americans to date. Presently, no treatments are...
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