Can I sleep with my hearing aids?

Can I sleep with my hearing aids?

Can I sleep with my hearing aids? We get this question often, especially from those with severe hearing loss and folks who live alone. It’s best practice to remove your hearing aids at night to give your ears a break. Ears, like feet, need to breathe. When...
Hearing Screening vs Hearing Test

Hearing Screening vs Hearing Test

We frequently see patients who have questions about hearing screenings. They want to know what  makes a hearing test different from a hearing screening. A screening is typically free of charge. An  evaluation most often comes with a cost.  A screening...
Listening vs Hearing

Listening vs Hearing

We hear with our ears, but how we understand happens at the level of the brain. Research hasproven that hearing loss causes changes to the brain. And not in a good way. As an Audiologist,maintaining normal brain function is the most important reason to treat the...
Mental health and Hearing

Mental health and Hearing

We don’t often consider the impact that hearing loss has on our mental health.There is research that explores how relationships and self-confidence can benegatively affected by hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss can result in anxiety and feelings of...
The Challenges of Hearing Through a Mask

The Challenges of Hearing Through a Mask

Last week I left my house to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy drive through window while  wearing a disposable paper mask. The pharmacy technician could not understand me, so to  communicate effectively, I untied the mask. Granted, we were talking...