Hearing Specialist Blog

What You Need To Know About Companion Microphones

What You Need To Know About Companion Microphones

January 16, 2023

If you're looking for a device to help make your conversations smoother and less frustrating, especially in background noise, then a companion microphone is the ideal choice.

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Everything You Need To Know About Brain Hearing & Listening Training

Everything You Need To Know About Brain Hearing & Listening Training

December 7, 2022

Did you know that hearing isn't all about the ears? It has more to do with our brains than what our ears pick up. 

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Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Worth It?

Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Worth It?

November 9, 2022

At The Hearing Solution, we conduct comprehensive screening exams to help you choose the most suitable hearing aids for your lifestyle and needs. Call us today.

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Bluetooth Hearing Aids?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Bluetooth Hearing Aids?

November 2, 2022

Are you interested in getting Bluetooth hearing aids? Discover the cons of Bluetooth hearing aids & the pros of Bluetooth hearing aids in our latest blog post.

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What Is The Gold Standard Of Care?

What Is The Gold Standard Of Care?

October 3, 2022

How would you expect to be treated when getting your ears tested or a hearing aid fitted? It might be fair to say with a high amount of respect, care, and attention.

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How Long Does it Take to Get Used to Hearing Aids?

How Long Does it Take to Get Used to Hearing Aids?

September 1, 2022

Hearing aids can make a huge difference in addressing problems with hearing; they can also take some getting used to. 

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Conquering Communication Breakdowns Caused by Dining

Conquering Communication Breakdowns Caused by Dining

August 16, 2022

Just because you're hard of hearing doesn't mean you need to endure difficulties communicating at the dining table. Call us to find the right hearing aid for you.

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Conquering Communication Breakdowns On The Phone Caused by Hearing Loss

Conquering Communication Breakdowns On The Phone Caused by Hearing Loss

July 25, 2022

Phone calls are one of the most difficult places for people who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate.

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Conquering Communication Breakdowns In The Car Caused By Hearing Loss

Conquering Communication Breakdowns In The Car Caused By Hearing Loss

July 22, 2022

Car rides can present unique communication challenges for those with hearing loss. We have the right hearing aid for you. Contact us to find out more.

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Conquering Communication Breakdowns At Home Caused By Hearing Loss

Conquering Communication Breakdowns At Home Caused By Hearing Loss

June 23, 2022

For those suffering from hearing loss, even the day-to-day communication that goes on at home can be a real challenge. Call us to find the right hearing aid for you.

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Which Hearing Aid Styles Are the Best?

Which Hearing Aid Styles Are the Best?

June 16, 2022

Having the right type of hearing aid can significantly improve the quality of your life, but with so many to choose between, it can be difficult to know where to start!

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What Is A Baseline Hearing Test And Why Do You Need One?

What Is A Baseline Hearing Test And Why Do You Need One?

May 18, 2022

Ideally, you should have your hearing tested for a baseline hearing level when you’re between 21-50 years of age. Call us today to learn more.

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Single-Sided Deafness: What It Is and How to Treat it

Single-Sided Deafness: What It Is and How to Treat it

April 21, 2022

Are you concerned about your hearing in one or both ears or think you might need a hearing device? Explore your options at The Hearing Solution.

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How Much Are Hearing Aids and Will Your Insurance Cover Them?

How Much Are Hearing Aids and Will Your Insurance Cover Them?

March 24, 2022

The team at The Hearing Solution will help you determine what hearing aid technology best suits your lifestyle. Call us to get the maximum bang for your buck.

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How to Connect Your Hearing Aids and Cell Phone

How to Connect Your Hearing Aids and Cell Phone

March 1, 2022

Connecting your hearing aids to your phone is super convenient, but errors and connectivity issues are bound to occur. Call our team for help with this issue.

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How to Talk to Loved Ones About Hearing Aids or a Hearing Test When They are Hesitant

How to Talk to Loved Ones About Hearing Aids or a Hearing Test When They are Hesitant

February 3, 2022

If you have any questions or concerns about hearing aids or the fitting process, or how to talk to hesitant loved ones about getting them, contact us today!

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Compare Hearing Aid Brands and Reasons to Upgrade

Compare Hearing Aid Brands and Reasons to Upgrade

January 27, 2022

Contact our team to learn about the hearing aid technology advancements of the most common brands we fit patients with. We'll help you hear better.

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Hearing Loss and The Holidays: Tips for Hearing Loss at Gatherings and Parties

Hearing Loss and The Holidays: Tips for Hearing Loss at Gatherings and Parties

December 15, 2021

We're here to help you make the holiday season easier for you, despite your hearing loss. Contact our team to learn more about the hearing devices we offer.

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What Are Locked Hearing Aids & Why You Should Avoid Them

What Are Locked Hearing Aids & Why You Should Avoid Them

November 4, 2021

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.

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Tinnitus: Why Does It Happen?

Tinnitus: Why Does It Happen?

October 1, 2021

The Hearing Solution will help you manage your tinnitus-related issues in the most effective way possible. Call now to set up an appointment with us.

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Back to School, Back to Hearing and Processing

Back to School, Back to Hearing and Processing

September 7, 2021

If you're struggling with background noise, an assistive listening device may be needed. Learn more about Amptify, a program that strengthens listening skills.

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What the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act Means for You

What the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act Means for You

July 29, 2021

The Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act allows patients to have direct access to an audiologist instead of needing a referral from their primary doctor.

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What is Amptify and How It Can Benefit Your Hearing

What is Amptify and How It Can Benefit Your Hearing

July 8, 2021

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.

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How to Protect Your Hearing From Fireworks

How to Protect Your Hearing From Fireworks

June 28, 2021

Through proper preparation, you will be able to enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks without the fear of damaging your ears. Call our team to know your options.

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The Father's Day Gift to Give and to Receive

The Father's Day Gift to Give and to Receive

June 10, 2021

Learning how to listen is transformational. We'll help you improve the quality of your hearing with reprogramming, repairs, replacement, cleaning and more. Call now.

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Why is Hearing in Noise So Hard?

Why is Hearing in Noise So Hard?

May 25, 2021

Get in touch with the team at The Hearing Solution to find the hearing aid devices that meet your needs and augment your lifestyle. We look forward to help you.

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Kirsten's Favorite Audiology Products

Kirsten's Favorite Audiology Products

May 5, 2021

Dr. Kirsten McWilliams has put together a list of her favorite audiology products for the hearing loss or impaired community. Click here to find out what they are.

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Am I ‘Losing It?’ - The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Am I ‘Losing It?’ - The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

May 5, 2021

If you're worried that your hearing loss is connected with your lack of attention, call (916) 646-2471 to schedule a consultation or a hearing evaluation.

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How Fast Will My Hearing Loss Progress?

How Fast Will My Hearing Loss Progress?

April 21, 2021

If you have a hearing loss you probably have questions about the progression of this loss. In this article, we’re answering some of our own patient’s common questions.

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Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage and Hearing Aids

Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage and Hearing Aids

February 16, 2021

Confused whether your Medicare Advantage plan offers hearing aid benefits? We want to help you make an educated decision. Call us if you have any questions.

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How Does Hearing Loss Affect Relationships?

How Does Hearing Loss Affect Relationships?

February 5, 2021

It's great to be able to share conversations that are reflective of the love that you share with your dear ones. Call us if you're in need of a hearing device.

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How To Manage Tinnitus

How To Manage Tinnitus

January 8, 2021

At The Hearing Solution, we use Sound Therapy and Stress Management to help patients cope with tinnitus. Call us to find out how we can help you.

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Tinnitus: Understanding Ringing In Your Ear

Tinnitus: Understanding Ringing In Your Ear

January 7, 2021

The Hearing Solution routinely helps people deal with the symptoms of tinnitus through proper treatment. If you need help, schedule an appointment with us today!

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Introducing Our New Partner... Dr. Kirsten McWilliams!

Introducing Our New Partner... Dr. Kirsten McWilliams!

September 29, 2020

We have some exciting news here at The Hearing Solution! We have a brand new partner: Dr. Kirsten McWilliams. 

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Hate your hearing aids? It’s most likely a problem with the programming, not the device!

Hate your hearing aids? It’s most likely a problem with the programming, not the device!

September 4, 2020

Is your hearing aid device more of a bane than a boon? You may be able to correct the issue with reprogramming it rather can replacing it. Call us to learn more.

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I can’t understand you with a mask on!

I can’t understand you with a mask on!

August 12, 2020

What can we do to improve our ability to understand our speech and listening with others while we wear masks?

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Audiologist Kirsten McWilliams is Now a Doctor Cliff AuD Approved Provider!

Audiologist Kirsten McWilliams is Now a Doctor Cliff AuD Approved Provider!

June 25, 2020

We’ve got great news to share with you. Our very own Dr. Kirsten McWilliams is now “Dr. Cliff Approved.”

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Benefits of Lip Reading with Hearing Loss

Benefits of Lip Reading with Hearing Loss

May 28, 2020

If you have hearing loss, learning to lip read will help you understand a whole lot more of the conversation. Contact us now for help with your hearing loss.

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Ways to Stay Connected During Tough Times

Ways to Stay Connected During Tough Times

May 6, 2020

If you’re interested in improving communication with hearing loss for listeners and speakers, schedule a free consultation with us right away.

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Raising the Bar: What is Normal Hearing?

Raising the Bar: What is Normal Hearing?

March 30, 2020

Are you suffering from a hearing problem or feel your hearing is impaired in any way? Feel free to schedule an appointment with our team today.

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Considering Buying Hearing Aids? Here’s What to Ask Your Provider

Considering Buying Hearing Aids? Here’s What to Ask Your Provider

February 4, 2020

If you are considering the use of hearing aids, answer these important questions during the purchasing process.

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Recent Study Shows That Mild Hearing Loss Can Lead To Cognitive Decline

Recent Study Shows That Mild Hearing Loss Can Lead To Cognitive Decline

December 17, 2019

Recent research has shown that adults who develop age-related hearing loss also have a higher chance of cognitive decline. 

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4 Tips To Help Enjoy The Holidays With Hearing Loss

4 Tips To Help Enjoy The Holidays With Hearing Loss

November 22, 2019

Getting through the holiday season can be difficult for people who are hard of hearing as they may feel left out. Don't let this happen to you. Call us for help.

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New Hearing Aids and Difficulty Communicating with Loved Ones

New Hearing Aids and Difficulty Communicating with Loved Ones

November 12, 2019

For those with hearing loss, active listening often takes a lot more time and effort. We can fit you with devices that help improve your listening. Call us.

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Audiology Medicare Access: When Will You Be Eligible?

Audiology Medicare Access: When Will You Be Eligible?

November 12, 2019

For years, basic services like hearing aids haven’t been covered under Medicare. However, recently proposed legislation could correct some of these glaring gaps.

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Can Hearing Aids Really Reduce the Risk of Dementia, Depression and Accidents?

Can Hearing Aids Really Reduce the Risk of Dementia, Depression and Accidents?

November 7, 2019

The relationship between hearing loss and dementia is well-established. Schedule a comprehensive evaluation at our Sacramento clinic for help with your hearing.

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What Is Auditory Deprivation?

What Is Auditory Deprivation?

August 13, 2019

Auditory deprivation can lead to a plethora of problems that can lower the quality of your life. Fortunately, we can help you. Schedule a consultation now.

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Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

June 26, 2019

The relationship between hearing aids and health care coverage is complex, with a lot of confusing and inconsistent information out there. But what about Medicare?

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What’s the Difference between Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers?

What’s the Difference between Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers?

June 5, 2019

Did you know you’re five times more likely to file a complaint against a hearing aid dispenser than an audiologist? Let us help you find the perfect hearing aid.

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Cochlear Implant Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know

Cochlear Implant Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know

February 25, 2019

Cochlear implants allow wearers to hear and process audio information more clearly. If you're having trouble, contact us to explore our hearing technologies.

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Constant Ringing in the Ears (A.K.A. Tinnitus - What It Is and How to Treat It)

Constant Ringing in the Ears (A.K.A. Tinnitus - What It Is and How to Treat It)

January 17, 2019

Do you hear "a constant buzzing, hissing, humming or ringing in the ears – with no apparent sound source?” It could mean tinnitus. Call us to learn more.

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Are Bluetooth Hearing Aids Truly Worth It?

Are Bluetooth Hearing Aids Truly Worth It?

January 3, 2019

If you need help finding the right Bluetooth hearing aids for your needs, we’re here to help. Schedule a free consultation with The Hearing Solution today.

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Are Hearing Loss and Dementia Related?

Are Hearing Loss and Dementia Related?

December 5, 2018

Worried that your early signs of hearing loss are linked to dementia? We can help you. Call us to learn more about our unique approach to hearing loss treatments.

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High Pitch Hearing Test – What it is and why you might need one.

High Pitch Hearing Test – What it is and why you might need one.

October 19, 2018

Losing the ability to hear higher frequencies is different from other types of hearing loss, and requires specific solutions. Call us for a free consultation.

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What Is the Best Hearing Aid on the Market?

What Is the Best Hearing Aid on the Market?

September 25, 2018

Our iterative approach to hearing aid selection shifts the focus from reviews, ratings, and testimonials to what matters most – results. For help, call us today.

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How to Deal With Hearing Aid Problems in Noisy Environments

How to Deal With Hearing Aid Problems in Noisy Environments

August 27, 2018

The Hearing Solution will ensure you can clearly distinguish speech even when you're in a loud and noisy environment. Find out how we can help you hear better.

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Sudden Hearing Loss – What Does it Mean and How is it Treated?

Sudden Hearing Loss – What Does it Mean and How is it Treated?

August 2, 2018

Are you experiencing rapid changes in your hearing ability or worried you're losing your ability to hear? Call us for help with finding the right hearing aid.

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What Is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

What Is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

July 9, 2018

While there's currently no known cure for sensorineural hearing loss, we can help you deal with it with proper treatment and management. Call us to learn more.

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What Causes Hearing Loss?

What Causes Hearing Loss?

May 17, 2018

Are you suffering from hearing loss? Would you like to learn more about our comprehensive diagnostic testing in Sacramento? Schedule a consultation right away.

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How Auditory Training Can Retrain Your Brain to "Hear" Better

How Auditory Training Can Retrain Your Brain to "Hear" Better

April 2, 2018

Even mild hearing loss can change your brain. So, what does this mean and how does auditory training help?

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The Hidden Link between Hearing Loss and Memory Loss

The Hidden Link between Hearing Loss and Memory Loss

March 9, 2018

How do you know if you’re suffering from memory loss, hearing loss, or a combination?

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Sound Therapy for Tinnitus to Reduce Ringing in the Ears

Sound Therapy for Tinnitus to Reduce Ringing in the Ears

March 8, 2018

Tinnitus is the perception of a sound without an external sound source and is most often described as a high pitched ringing or buzzing.

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How to Take Care of Your Hearing Aids

How to Take Care of Your Hearing Aids

November 9, 2017

How can you best protect your hearing aid from damage and how can you keep it clean? The following are tips from those with experience.

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Traveling with Hearing Aids

Traveling with Hearing Aids

July 28, 2017

Traveling with hearing aids requires extra preparation to guarantee a good trip. Here are some suggestions on improving your travel.

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Eating Out with Hearing Loss

Eating Out with Hearing Loss

June 15, 2017

Eating out in Sacramento restaurants can be a challenge for people with hearing loss. Read our tips to enjoying a fine meal with your friends and loved ones.

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Protect Your Hearing During Exercise

Protect Your Hearing During Exercise

April 20, 2017

A healthy lifestyle involves exercise and protecting your hearing during those moments is important. Consider some tips here.

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Exercise and Your Hearing

Exercise and Your Hearing

November 10, 2016

Exercise can have great benefits for your hearing. Learn more about why this is true from this article describing how to take advantage.

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The Healthy Way to Better Hearing

The Healthy Way to Better Hearing

October 7, 2016

Maintaining good cardiovascular health can go a long way towards protecting your ears from hearing loss. We discuss recommendations from heart doctors.

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Getting Used to Your New Hearing Aids

Getting Used to Your New Hearing Aids

September 9, 2016

Hearing aids are wonderful devices, but they usually have a "break-in" period where the user gets adjusted to wearing them. The Hearing Solution can help.

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Why You Can’t Fail a Hearing Test

Why You Can’t Fail a Hearing Test

August 12, 2016

The average person has hearing problems for a long time before they get a hearing assessment. We talk about why no one fails a hearing test.

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Popcorn and ear plugs?

Popcorn and ear plugs?

August 11, 2016

Hearing experts recommend people start wearing ear protection when exposed to 85 decibels or more for prolonged periods. Need help with hearing loss? Call us.

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Juggling the Aging Process

Juggling the Aging Process

July 15, 2016

Can juggling and other activities actually improve your brain function, even in fully-mature adults? Research scientists reveal the answer.

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Are movies getting too loud?

Are movies getting too loud?

August 11, 2015

Summer blockbusters are about to hit theaters, but could those movies be harmful to your health — specifically, your hearing?

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How the Ear Works

How the Ear Works

January 14, 2015

The hearing mechanism in the human body is a highly sophisticated and robust system. Sound is transformed from pressure waves in the environment to mechanical energy.

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Hearing Strategies Program

Hearing Strategies Program

December 23, 2014

Hearing Strategies is a four-week group aural rehabilitation program combining auditory brain training, communication strategies and lip reading instruction.

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