Am I Speaking At The Right Volume?
Have you ever been in a coffee shop, where all of a sudden it seems to get quiet and everyone turns their heads to look in your direction? When this happens to me I always wonder if I am accidentally shouting. Conversely, once in a while someone will ask me to repeat myself several times. This makes me worry if I am speaking too quietly. It is often hard for me to tell.
I hope my compan...
Does Hearing Loss Make It Harder To Remember Things?
Do you sometimes meet a new person but forget his or her name almost immediately or hear the specials at a restaurant only to have trouble recalling them when it is time to order? And forget about directions — was that two lefts and a right or two rights and then a left? This happens to me quite a bit. If I read something or hear it and immediately write it down, I do better, but if I hear some...
Why TV is good for people with hearing loss
Can TV ever be “good” for someone?
TV often gets a reputation of being a waste of time, or a mindless activity for passive viewers, but TV can actually play an important role in one’s life – especially those with hearing lo...
Do My Hearing Aids Really Help Me Hear Better?
Sometimes I wonder if my hearing aids really help me hear better. I was due for my annual hearing test and asked my audiologist if we could run an experiment. I asked her to test my speech understanding both with my hearing aids and without them. I wanted to see the difference in my word comprehension.
The verdict. They absolutely do.
The Silent Cause of Hearing Loss
Could Ototoxic Drugs Be Affecting Your Hearing Without Your Knowledge?
What Is Ototoxicity?
The definition of ototoxicity, in its simplest form, is ear poisoning (“oto” references the ear and toxicity ref...