Hearing Loss and Dementia

“I used to worry about my dad. I live out of state and call home weekly. On the phone, Dad did not seem like himself. He was aloof and sometimes unresponsive. I used to worry that he wasn’t following me on the phone or participating at family gatherings because of memory loss, dementia, or something else. But surely enough, once …

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Tips for Selecting Hearing Aids

If you’re selecting hearing aids for the first time, the number of choices may seem daunting. There are so many styles to choose from, and the array of programs and features is overwhelming. Don’t let the options scare you! Here are a few tips for selecting new hearing aids that will have you enjoying communication, hearing all the little sounds …

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Encouraging a Loved One to Take a Hearing Test

With the advent of social media, communication nowadays can occur in an instant. But the spoken word is still stuck at a finite speed, and it takes a wide range of social, physical, and emotional abilities to connect with someone IRL (in real life). Despite the increased effort involved, studies have also found face-to-face communication to be the most rewarding …

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Better Hearing Month at HEAR Today

Hello, Better Hearing Month! To be honest, every month is a better hearing month for me, but as long as I have been a practicing audiologist May has this designation. At HEAR Today, I am passionate about educating Eden Prairie on the importance of hearing health. One of the simple ways I can do this is by sharing who I …

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

For hearing experts across the US, this month might be the most critical time of the year. It’s Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) which means the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is amping up its efforts to raise awareness about communication disorders, hearing safety, and the importance of early intervention. ASHA’s BSHM theme this year is ‘Building Connections’, something which …

STRESS AWARENESS MONTH

Hello! Every month brings a new disease to bring to light. April is stress awareness. I do not need a month to be aware my stress level is high! I don’t always sleep well and concern over the coronavirus on our nation and my business certainly keeps my mind busy with worry. See this month’s blog on tinnitus and stress. …

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April is Stress Awareness Month

Hello! Every month brings a new disease to bring to light. April is stress awareness. I do not need a month to be aware my stress level is high! I don’t always sleep well and concern over the coronavirus on our nation and my business certainly keeps my mind busy with worry. See this month’s blog on tinnitus and stress.  …