Hearing Specialist Blog
What Are Locked Hearing Aids & Why You Should Avoid Them
Unfortunately, most patients who purchase a locked hearing aid were never told what a “locked hearing aid” is and what it could mean for you if you purchase them.Learn More
What the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act Means for You
We are excited to see positive movement for the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA) of 2021, a legislative bill that will help patients have direct access to an audiologist instead of needing a referral from their primary doctor.Learn More
What is Amptify and How It Can Benefit Your Hearing
Hearing aids can restore our access to sounds that we were unable to hear, but there is a crucial part of how we hear that can't be helped with hearing aids.Learn More
How to Protect Your Hearing From Fireworks
While the fourth of July is an exciting time and brings about beautiful fireworks, it is important to remember fireworks can cause damage to your hearing. Through proper preparation, you and your loved ones can enjoy the Fourth of July holiday without the fear of damaging your ears.Learn More
The Father's Day Gift to Give and to Receive
What better Father’s Day gift is there than the gift of hearing and better listening? Whether you are a father, a son, a grandfather, a grandson, an uncle, a nephew, a mentor, a mentee, a friend or just a human looking to enhance all of your relationships, learning how to listen is transformational.Learn More
Am I ‘Losing It?’ - The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
We begin experiencing hearing loss in our twenties. For many in our 50-60’s, we are more aware and work harder to be an active participant in conversation, especially in a noisy restaurant. At this point, we most likely have a mild hearing loss.Learn More
Kirsten's Favorite Audiology Products
Each May, Better Hearing and Speech Month, is a time to raise awareness about communication and hearing disorders while letting people know more about available treatment options that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems speaking or hearing.Learn More
Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage and Hearing Aids
If you’re thinking of changing to a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, we want to make sure that you have everything you need to make a well-informed choice when it comes to changing your coverage.Learn More
How Does Hearing Loss Affect Relationships?
Living with a person who has hearing loss can be difficult at times for both people. It requires a lot of patience and understanding, but in the end, working together is part of a strong relationship and it takes both parties to make it work.Learn More
Introducing Our New Partner... Dr. Kirsten McWilliams!
We have some exciting news here at The Hearing Solution! We have a brand new partner: Dr. Kirsten McWilliams.Learn More
Hate your hearing aids? It’s most likely a problem with the programming, not the device!
Is your hearing aid device not working as it should do? Is it causing you more issues than it’s solving? You might not have to replace your hearing aids - you can actually get them reprogrammed instead!Learn More
Audiologist Kirsten McWilliams is Now a Doctor Cliff AuD Approved Provider!
We’ve got great news to share with you. Our very own Dr. Kirsten McWilliams is now “Dr. Cliff Approved.”Learn More
Single-Sided Deafness: What it is and How to Treat it
Experiencing hearing loss is difficult. In group conversations or at events with a lot of background noise, it can be incredibly challenging to understand what people are saying.Learn More
Considering Buying Hearing Aids? Here’s What to Ask Your Provider
If you are considering the use of hearing aids, answer these important questions during the purchasing process.Learn More
Recent Study Shows That Mild Hearing Loss Can Lead To Cognitive Decline
Recent research has shown that adults who develop age-related hearing loss also have a higher chance of cognitive decline.Learn More
4 Tips To Help Enjoy The Holidays With Hearing Loss
For those with hearing loss, the holidays can often be a frustrating time filled with social anxiety and isolation. It’s hard to participate in the festivities and be included in conversations if you can’t hear what’s being said.Learn More
New Hearing Aids and Difficulty Communicating with Loved Ones
After being tested and fitted for hearing aids, it can take anywhere from 4 to 20 weeks for the brain to adjust to the new audio input it receives. This adjustment period is 100% natural.Learn More
Audiology Medicare Access: When Will You Be Eligible?
For years, basic services like hearing aids haven’t been covered under Medicare. However, recently proposed legislation could correct some of these glaring gaps.Learn More
Can Hearing Aids Really Reduce the Risk of Dementia, Depression and Accidents?
The relationship between hearing loss and dementia is well-documented. But only recently have researchers started to take a more active interest in studying this link in greater detail.Learn More
What’s the Difference between Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers?
If sound clarity is important to you, you may want to visit a licensed professional trained in proper hearing aid fitting and customization. Check out the differences between audiologists and hearing aid dispensers to help you decide which path to go.Learn More
Cochlear Implant Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know
Cochlear implants are implantable medical devices that allow wearers to hear and process audio information more clearly. Although cochlear implants perform the same basic function as hearing aids, there are several key differences between how both assistive hearing technologies work.Learn More
Constant Ringing in the Ears (A.K.A. Tinnitus - What It Is and How to Treat It)
For many sufferers, it’s a simple annoyance that comes and goes. The official name for this medical condition is ”tinnitus,” and can be “a constant buzzing, hissing, humming or ringing in the ears – with no apparent sound source.”Learn More
Are Bluetooth Hearing Aids Truly Worth It?
Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids work by creating a wireless connection with other Bluetooth devices to send and receive audio information. This wireless “pairing” can be established with everything from speakers to cell phones to TV’s to computers.Learn More
Are Hearing Loss and Dementia Related?
It’s not uncommon for hearing to degrade with age - in fact, gradual hearing loss is a natural part of growing older. However, many of our patients worry that the hearing loss they are experiencing may be an early indicator of dementia or some other type of neurological disease. Are these fears unfounded?Learn More
High Pitch Hearing Test – What it is and why you might need one.
It’s very common for adults to lose hearing for high pitches or in the higher frequencies. The process happens slowly over time, making hearing conversation in noise and small details of speech more challenging to understand. But what causes this type of hearing loss?Learn More
What Is the Best Hearing Aid on the Market?
It’s not uncommon to treat hearing aids like any other consumer item. During the shopping process, you might read reviews or talk to friends as you search for the highest rated hearing aids you can find. And on the surface, this makes perfect sense. Better quality means better audio input, right?Learn More
How to Deal With Hearing Aid Problems in Noisy Environments
Are your hearing aids effective in noisy situations – like when dining in a crowded restaurant? It’s incredibly frustrating. Here's why just hearing aids don't always work.Learn More
Sudden Hearing Loss – What Does it Mean and How is it Treated?
As the name suggests, sudden hearing loss can strike suddenly and without warning making it a life-disrupting experience. If you've lost partial or full hearing, do not panic. There are several treatments that could remedy your condition.Learn More
How Much Are Hearing Aids, & Will Insurance Cover Them?
Hearing aids are more accessible than ever before. But what option is best for you, and how do you pay for them?Learn More
How Auditory Training Can Retrain Your Brain to "Hear" Better
Even mild hearing loss can change your brain. So, what does this mean and how does auditory training help?Learn More
The Hidden Link between Hearing Loss and Memory Loss
How do you know if you’re suffering from memory loss, hearing loss, or a combination?Learn More
Sound Therapy for Tinnitus to Reduce Ringing in the Ears
Tinnitus is the perception of a sound without an external sound source and is most often described as a high pitched ringing or buzzing.Learn More