Making a positive difference in the lives of those with hearing impairment
Ahhhhh… Spring is here, and sunny summer is on the way! As human beings that have been making our way through the changing seasons for millennia, we’re actually hard-wired to accept and anticipate change. We look forward to spring sunshine after a long winter, we are eagerly anticipate wallowing in the summer heat, we prepare for the cooler days in autumn, and we get ready to hunker down and get through winter until the cycle repeats itself. We change constantly, and change can be a healthy, productive, refreshing part of our lives. However, sometimes we resist change, especially when we fear what the changes may bring. Not knowing for sure how things will work out may bring anxiety and emotional uncertainty, but if we can find a way to focus on positive possibilities, it makes embracing change easier and less fearful. Read more..
Last week, some of the clinicians at The Hearing Loss Clinic were able to experience the largest audiology conference in the world in Anaheim, California, where The American Academy of Audiology held its annual conference for audiologists and hearing practitioners from across the globe. This year, there were about 6000 delegates, and we were able to attend numerous classes being taught by some of the best minds in our industry. The AAA conferences are always very exciting: researchers, hearing instrument manufacturers, clinicians and students all gather to share ideas, gain new information, and sometimes to even shift our paradigms about the way that we work and counsel. Read more..
My typical Hearing Loss Clinic work day consists of many tasks: performing hearing evaluations, adjusting hearing aids, checking and caring for hearing aids, and fitting new hearing aids on both new and experienced wearers. I performed one of my favorite fittings this morning: new open-fit hearing aids for a long-time wearer of hearing aids that had lost part of his hearing through work noise. His type of hearing loss used to be the worst, hardest loss to effectively help, as the old technology hearing aids couldn’t make high frequencies loud enough to hear without driving the wearer crazy with occlusion.