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Give the Gift of Hearing
Posted by Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA 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 Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA 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...
Changing today brings a dramatically different tomorrow
Posted by Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA 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 Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA 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 Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA 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...
Protecting your Hearing during Fireworks Season
Posted by Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA 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...
Hearing Loss Affects Family Members Too
Posted by Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA on June 01, 2014
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...
What is the right fit?
Posted by Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA 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...
Posted by Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA 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...
Ringing in your ears? Understanding Tinnitus
Posted by Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA on March 01, 2014
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...
Posted by Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA on
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...
Posted by Michelle LeBlanc Gross, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA on
When a friend or a family member has difficulties with hearing loss it can, at times, be equally frustrating for those in contact with the individual as it is for the person themselves to communicate. Oftentimes, the individual with a hearing loss is apt to find ways to deal with their hearing loss difficulties without seeking the appropriate treatment and, if...
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