Accommodating a Loved One with Hearing Loss

Accommodating a Loved One with Hearing Loss

When it becomes clear that your loved one is experiencing hearing loss, you may have already been noticing signs for a while. Our efforts to accommodate a family member or loved one’s hearing loss tends to stop short at speaking more loudly, but there are many more ways to bridge the gap between hearing and understanding. Although raising the volume …

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

When it comes to picking the perfect hearing device, you have a lot to consider. From programs and features designed to cater to different hearing needs to different brands and models of hearing aids, there’s a lot to take in. To help you make this important decision, here are some of the pros and cons of our most popular hearing …

Preferred Hearing Centers - A Guide to Working with Hearing Loss

A Guide to Working with Hearing Loss

The workday may pose its fair share of challenges for hard of hearing employees. The concentration required for communication all day can lead to feelings of discouragement and exhaustion, but with preparation, flexibility and openness, this can be avoided. Read on for some simple tips on how to thrive in the workplace with hearing loss. 
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Preferred Hearing Centers - Hearing Hazards in Everyday Life

Hearing Hazards in Everyday Life

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of hearing loss. It falls under the category of sensorineural hearing loss, which occurs due to damage to hair cells of the inner ear. Our inner ear hair cells are responsible for translating sounds waves into neural signals that are registered by the brain as sound. Damage to inner ear …

Preferred Hearing Centers - Smart Listening_ Smartphone Apps to Assist with Hearing Loss

Smartphone Apps to Assist with Hearing Loss

Contemporary hearing aids are getting more intelligent by the day. Unlike hearing aids of the past, today’s devices are digital, allowing them to run complex programs to help you hear. Powerful computer chips in your hearing aids analyze and change the sounds you hear, customizing them to fit your unique hearing needs so you can hear more and worry less. …

Family Communication with Hearing Loss

Family Communication with Hearing Loss

If you have a loved one with hearing loss, then you understand the struggles that affect everyone in the family. Your family member who’s straining to hear gets frustrated, or withdraws from conversations rather than face the embarrassment of mishearing, or answering inappropriately. They may start feeling isolated or ignored, as the grandkids or other family members interact more with …

Tips for Getting Used to Hearing Aids

Tips for Getting Used to Hearing Aids

Are you new to hearing aids? Have you recently updated your hearing aids to a new pair? Wherever you are in the journey to healthy hearing, the experience of new hearing aids may at first be disorienting. Our brains get used to “hearing” a certain way, and when we take steps to improve our hearing abilities, it may take some …

Preferred Hearing Centers - Signs of Pediatric Hearing Loss

Signs of Pediatric Hearing Loss

It is a common belief that hearing loss only affects seniors. You may not think you’re at risk, and you definitely don’t think your kids could have hearing loss. Surely those energetic kids that run you off your feet every day couldn’t be suffering from hearing loss! The truth is, hearing loss can occur to anyone at any age, and …

A Guide to Employment with Hearing Loss

A Guide to Employment with Hearing Loss

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, approximately 60% of workers in the US workforce experience some degree of hearing loss, and the number is growing. In fact, hearing loss has been a growing concern for the past 25 years in the workplace. Whether or not your hearing loss results from unsafe conditions in the workplace, there is no …

Visor Card for People with Hearing Loss

Visor Card for People with Hearing Loss

Daniel Harris, age 29, was only steps from his home when he was fatally shot by police on August 18, 2016. He was caught speeding but didn’t notice the sirens coming from behind him as he drove home. He didn’t even notice the policeman as he got out of his car before he was killed. But Daniel wasn’t absent-minded. He …