Can Hearing Loss Affect Relationships?

Can Hearing Loss Affect Relationships?

One of the most important components of any relationship is good communication. Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings, frustration, resentment, and more. Our sense of hearing is critical to our ability to communicate with others. The negative impact of...
Love at First… Hearing

Love at First… Hearing

Do you love your hearing aids? Do you love the way they fit? Do you love the way they sound? Do you love the service that accompanies the devices? As doctors of audiology, we want our patients to love their hearing aids. We want our patients to be able to enjoy the...
Hearing Aid Troubleshooting

Hearing Aid Troubleshooting

Hearing aids have come a long way over the past few decades. They are now complex minicomputers that not only analyze and amplify incoming sound but can also connect to smartphones and stream phone calls and music. As hearing aids have become more advanced, there is...
How Face Masks Can Affect Communication

How Face Masks Can Affect Communication

In response to the current pandemic, many of us are wearing face masks in public places. For people with a hearing loss, this introduces unique challenges: muffled voices, the inability to see mouths and visual speech cues, and the need for extra volume in their...