My Experience by: DeAnne Pacheco, TeleHear Clinical Director I had the honor of serving in a Starkey Hearing Foundation mission with the most amazingly dedicated, hard-working people. We completed four mission days in three cities: Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Cusco, Peru and Trujillo, Peru, where we fit nearly 2000 children and adults with hearing aids. I […]
Hearing loss is one of the most common health issues in the world. In the United States, 12 percent of the population, or 38 million people, have a significant hearing loss. Yet, only one out of every five people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wears them. Reduced hearing acuity can not only be […]
“Are you hearing as well as you should be?” seems like a simple question. Believe it or not, that is actually one of the hardest questions for my patients to answer. Typically, patients respond with, “I don’t know” or “How can I tell?” That is the main reason why verification and validation are some of […]
Did you know that your hearing, or lack thereof, can affect your memory? People with poor hearing often mistakenly feel that their hearing loss only affects their ability to hear other people. They do not realize that hearing loss has a far greater impact. Over the last ten years there have been numerous studies linking […]
One of the most common causes of hearing loss is earwax, or cerumen, blocking sound from reaching the eardrum. This occurs when the wax is pushed back toward the eardrum or if the ears produce more wax than is needed. Earwax is also the most common cause of hearing aid malfunctions. A tiny amount of […]
Tinnitus is described as any abnormal ear noise and can arise in the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear or the brain. It is not a disorder in and of itself, but rather a symptom and may be perceived as ringing, buzzing or humming. Some people describe it as a “clicking” or “pulsing” […]
You have taken, or are planning to take, a wise first step, the investment in hearing instruments. Hearing aids help you to hear sounds which are interpreted by your brain. This brain stimulation is an important part of hearing health. The following aural rehabilitation exercises will allow you to increase brain stimulation and improve your […]
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden hearing loss, should be considered a medical emergency. As professionals, we train our patients to see their family doctor at the onset of a sudden hearing loss, and if the doctor can’t immediately see the patient, to go to their nearest emergency room. Why is treatment […]
Your family has been telling you over the last few years you need to get your hearing checked. Since then, you noticed you have been asking people to repeat themselves. You need to really strain to be able to understand conversations. The ringing in your ears appears to be getting louder. It seems like everyone […]
“I know I should wear hearing aids, but why should I bother? I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be around!” We hear this kind of response all the time in our many offices. There is usually a moment of laughter and a casual disagreement of their objection. The truth, according to new […]
Thanks for visiting our new blog! In the days to come, we’ll feature useful information on a variety of topics related to better hearing and hearing health care. The facts about hearing loss in America are stunning: 1 in 3 people over the age of 60 have hearing loss. 1 in 6 […]
Welcome to our Blog, an online forum designed to educate, illuminate, share your experiences with hearing impairment. We understand that addressing a hearing loss can seem to be an unnerving concept initially, and we would like to help ease some of your anxieties by making the process enjoyable and hassle-free. You may see some posts […]
I can hear sounds that I had not heard for years, like the wink in the palm and the pine trees. Birds signing and sounds of insects at night. At my game of horseshoes, it’s easy for me to adjust the hearing aids to a comfortable setting. To cut out music, laughter, & loud noises […]
With my new hearing aids I am able to hear my wife speaking. She is no longer mumbling. I can hear the TV now and don’t need the volume up to 30. I can actually hear it at 10, and I can understand more of what is going on. I can hear the birds, and the […]
Date: 7/15/16 “I have purchased three hearing aids over the past years from the hearing center. I just wouldn’t elsewhere. I have found Theresa and her staff to be friendly and professional, always ready to help if there is a problem.
Written: 3/17/2015 They are very professional, spend sufficient time and listen carefully to the issues. They urge follow-up appointments to be sure the aids work as well as possible.
Written: 3/26/2015 Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help my husband Frank with his hearing aids. We will always remember how you made sure Frank could hear the Jersey Boys. Giving him the loaners really helped. That alone was over and above, but then cleaning his ears was a big […]
Written: 4/3/2015 The staff is excellent at all times. These hearing aids have improved my quality of life very much, particularly in hearing TV and hearing others during casual conversation. Also, I notice people very seldom notice that I am wearing hearing aids!
Written: 4/7/2015 Wow! I can now hear everything people are saying to me! Church and music are more appreciated. I sing high descant in the choir and now I can be sure I hit the right note! I have encouraged my workforce to have their ears checked by you!
Written: 5/8/2015 I feel safer because I am hearing from behind. I didn’t realize how poor my hearing was until I got my new hearing aids. The Port Charlotte Hearing Center is the best. They are very very helpful. I was not embarrassed to ask questions.
Deficient hearing has been linked to a greater risk of dementia, poor cognitive function and falling in the elderly, according to a recent study at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. The impact of hearing loss on the aging isn’t inconsequential and should be treated. “When you have hearing loss, your brain has to work harder to […]
For most people, silence is golden. For people suffering with tinnitus, that silence can be miserable. Even the quietest of moments, such as sleep, can be filled with buzzing, humming or ringing sounds. This unfortunate condition is called tinnitus. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), it has affected nearly […]