Hearing Specialist Blog
The Importance of Programming Hearing Aids and Real Ear Measurements (REM)
Getting your hearing aids properly programmed is vital for the success of your hearing. Real Ear Measurements, or REM, is the only way to ensure that your hearing aid is doing what it should to meet your prescription.Learn More
Setting Realistic Expectations with New Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are intended to make your day-to-day life more manageable and less frustrating by breaking down communication barriers and improving your hearing. It's important to know what to expect from your hearing aids and how to make the most of them so you can improve your conversations.Learn More
Gender Differences In Hearing Loss - What Are They?
Does gender have a part to play when it comes to hearing loss? Who is more likely to get hearing loss first - men or women?Learn More
How Does Hearing Loss Affect Relationships?
Hearing loss can seriously impact your relationships with friends, family & loved ones. Learn why & how you can make changes to improve your communication.Learn More
What You Need To Know About Companion Microphones
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.Learn More
Everything You Need To Know About Brain Hearing & Listening Training
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.Learn More
Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Worth It?
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.Learn More
What Are the Pros and Cons of Bluetooth Hearing Aids?
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.Learn More
What Is The Gold Standard Of Care?
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.Learn More
How Long Does it Take to Get Used to Hearing Aids?
Hearing aids can make a huge difference in addressing problems with hearing; they can also take some getting used to.Learn More
Conquering Communication Breakdowns Caused by Dining
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.Learn More
Conquering Communication Breakdowns On The Phone Caused by Hearing Loss
Phone calls are one of the most difficult places for people who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate.Learn More
Conquering Communication Breakdowns In The Car Caused By Hearing Loss
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.Learn More
Conquering Communication Breakdowns At Home Caused By Hearing Loss
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.Learn More
Which Hearing Aid Styles Are the Best?
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!Learn More
What Is A Baseline Hearing Test And Why Do You Need One?
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.Learn More
Single-Sided Deafness: What It Is and How to Treat it
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.Learn More
How Much Are Hearing Aids and Will Your Insurance Cover Them?
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.Learn More
How to Connect Your Hearing Aids and Cell Phone
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.Learn More
How to Talk to Loved Ones About Hearing Aids or a Hearing Test When They are Hesitant
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!Learn More
Compare Hearing Aid Brands and Reasons to Upgrade
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.Learn More
Hearing Loss and The Holidays: Tips for Hearing Loss at Gatherings and Parties
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.Learn More
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
Tinnitus: Why Does It Happen?
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.Learn More
Back to School, Back to Hearing and Processing
If you're struggling with background noise, an assistive listening device may be needed. Learn more about Amptify, a program that strengthens listening skills.Learn More
What the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act Means for You
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.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
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.Learn More
The Father's Day Gift to Give and to Receive
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.Learn More
Why is Hearing in Noise So Hard?
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.Learn More
Kirsten's Favorite Audiology Products
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.Learn More
Am I ‘Losing It?’ - The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline
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.Learn More
How Fast Will My Hearing Loss Progress?
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.Learn More
Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage and Hearing Aids
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.Learn More
How To Manage Tinnitus
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.Learn More
Tinnitus: Understanding Ringing In Your Ear
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!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 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.Learn More
I can’t understand you with a mask on!
What can we do to improve our ability to understand our speech and listening with others while we wear masks?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
Benefits of Lip Reading with Hearing Loss
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.Learn More
Ways to Stay Connected During Tough Times
If you’re interested in improving communication with hearing loss for listeners and speakers, schedule a free consultation with us right away.Learn More
Raising the Bar: What is Normal Hearing?
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.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
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.Learn More
New Hearing Aids and Difficulty Communicating with Loved Ones
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.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-established. Schedule a comprehensive evaluation at our Sacramento clinic for help with your hearing.Learn More
What Is Auditory Deprivation?
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.Learn More
Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?
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?Learn More
What’s the Difference between Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers?
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.Learn More
Cochlear Implant Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know
Cochlear implants allow wearers to hear and process audio information more clearly. If you're having trouble, contact us to explore our hearing technologies.Learn More
Constant Ringing in the Ears (A.K.A. Tinnitus - What It Is and How to Treat It)
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.Learn More
Are Bluetooth Hearing Aids Truly Worth It?
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.Learn More
Are Hearing Loss and Dementia Related?
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.Learn More
High Pitch Hearing Test – What it is and why you might need one.
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.Learn More
What Is the Best Hearing Aid on the Market?
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.Learn More
How to Deal With Hearing Aid Problems in Noisy Environments
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.Learn More
Sudden Hearing Loss – What Does it Mean and How is it Treated?
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.Learn More
What Is Sensorineural Hearing Loss?
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.Learn More
What Causes Hearing Loss?
Are you suffering from hearing loss? Would you like to learn more about our comprehensive diagnostic testing in Sacramento? Schedule a consultation right away.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
How to Take Care of Your Hearing Aids
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.Learn More
Traveling with Hearing Aids
Traveling with hearing aids requires extra preparation to guarantee a good trip. Here are some suggestions on improving your travel.Learn More
Eating Out with Hearing Loss
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.Learn More
Protect Your Hearing During Exercise
A healthy lifestyle involves exercise and protecting your hearing during those moments is important. Consider some tips here.Learn More
Exercise and Your Hearing
Exercise can have great benefits for your hearing. Learn more about why this is true from this article describing how to take advantage.Learn More
The Healthy Way to Better Hearing
Maintaining good cardiovascular health can go a long way towards protecting your ears from hearing loss. We discuss recommendations from heart doctors.Learn More
Getting Used to Your New Hearing Aids
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.Learn More
Why You Can’t Fail a Hearing Test
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.Learn More
Popcorn and ear plugs?
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.Learn More
Juggling the Aging Process
Can juggling and other activities actually improve your brain function, even in fully-mature adults? Research scientists reveal the answer.Learn More
Are movies getting too loud?
Summer blockbusters are about to hit theaters, but could those movies be harmful to your health — specifically, your hearing?Learn More
How the Ear Works
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.Learn More
Hearing Strategies Program
Hearing Strategies is a four-week group aural rehabilitation program combining auditory brain training, communication strategies and lip reading instruction.Learn More