Hearing Care Professionals

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    Wide variety of insights and experiences related to hearing and everyday living.

  • Communication Strategies

    Information specific to speaking with others resulting in clarity and understanding.

  • Skill Development

    Information specific to developing skills that help improve hearing.

  • Hearing Aids

    Information specific to purchasing and wearing hearing aids.

  • For Significant Others

    Information specific to spouses, partners, family and friends of people with hearing difficulties.

  • For Hearing Care Professionals

    Information specific to those who work in the hearing care industry.

Hearing in Noise: The Holy Grail

In a recent Final Word article by Dennis Van Vliet, called “Technology Bites Back,” Dr. Van Vliet said, “Dealing with the noise problem is the Holy Grail of hearing aid fitting.” “[Hearing aid] technology will not solve our problems. It is a tool that helps us do our job better…If we expect to provide better […]

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Which Ear Do You Use on The Cell Phone?

During a case history, the hearing care professional often asks if the client notices a difference between ears. (It is critical to know if there is a difference in hearing sensitivity between ears before starting a hearing test.) If not, the next question usually is, “Which ear do you use on the phone?” The reasoning […]

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Happier Relationships

How a Hearing Care Professional Can Help   In couples, if one partner develops hearing loss, there’s always a chance that the other partner will misinterpret a failure to hear. Sometimes the explanation for hearing incorrectly is hearing loss; sometimes it is lack of attention and lack of care. What is the reason, most of […]

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Customer Service Stories: What Are Yours?

Mr. Dan Fleisch, a physics professor at Wittenberg University, travelled over 600 miles to hand-deliver a copy of his book. He wanted his customer to get it in time for Christmas. While reading reviews of his book, “A Student’s Guide to Maxwell’s Equations,” on Amazon.com on Christmas Eve, he discovered that Michel Cuhaci’s copy of […]

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Overcome Ridiculous Listening Conditions

I am coaching an audiologist on the LACE (Listening and Communication Enhancement) program. This week she said, “It’s ridiculous how fast the voices are in the Rapid Speech task. In real life, if someone was talking that fast, I’d say, ‘I have normal hearing and I can’t understand you, so you better slow down.” A-ha! […]

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