Fotolia 39627729 Subscription XXLWhen presented with noisy situations, consider these tips to help you hear more clearly.

1) In public places, ask to be seated in quiet areas like next to a wall or away from heavy traffic areas. Don’t be shy with your needs. You can also request a quiet area when making your reservation. Find out the hours that are least busy and make plans to visit then.

Brain Hearing

Hearing and speech processing are cognitive processes - they happen in the brain. Hearing loss is a sound processing deficiency that impacts an individual’s capacity for retention and recall.

Oticon takes a “BrainHearing” approach to the development of hearing aid technology.  They have created devices that process and interpret sounds and speech the same way the brain does. In clinical testing, the latest “BrainHearing” device, the Oticon Opn, improved cognition by 30% and retention by 20%.

98th PGA Championship

Our audiologists from Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions put down their otoscopes and put on their polos as they travelled to the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township, New Jersey.

The day was spent collecting autographs, enjoying the sunshine, and listening to all the action. The fairway was filled with a mixture of sounds ranging from roaring fans, quaint golf claps, and the echo of a beautiful “PING” from the perfect long drive.

Do you base your swing according to the sound of that “PING?” Does the “ping” indicate the long shot you have been waiting for, or not quite what you intended?

Many golfers use auditory information to adjust their swing and enhance their game. But if you have a hearing impairment, accompanied by tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo, and/or problems concentrating, your golf game can suffer.

Dont Compromise sizedBack in the day, The Bionic Woman used her super hearing to save the world. And sometimes a cat. In the 70s, it seemed futuristic that someone could focus hearing technology on something they specifically wanted to hear.  
 
Well, the future is now. For decades, hearing science has quietly compiled and improved technologies as diverse as those used in the military, in music, and computers. All of these fields have gone into designing hearing instruments that align and work with your natural hearing. That’s not to say you’ll be able to hear a cat meowing from a tree three blocks away, but today’s hearing instruments can:
 

Fotolia 30160141 Subscription XXLAbout 20% of the U.S. population, approximately 48 million Americans, experience hearing changes significant enough to impact their physical and mental health.
 
But for people with hearing loss who choose the effective and appropriate treatment option of hearing aids, there’s good news. These tiny marvels of technology have been shown to improve balance, alertness, and help support an active social and physical lifestyle. Here’s the start of a growing list of what hearing aids might do for you: