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A Short Biography of Raymond Carhart, the “Father of Audiology”

Most people are surprised to discover how young the field of audiology actually is, and how recently its founding father founded the profession. To put this in perspective, if you wanted to find the founding father of biology, for instance, you’d have to go back in time by 2,300 years and read the The History of Animals, a natural history text composed in the fourth century BCE by the Ancient … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask Your Hearing Specialist Before You Buy Hearing Aids

When it’s time to buy a car, most of us know exactly what to do. We conduct some research, compare options, and compile a list of questions to ask the dealership. We work on this so that by the time we’re ready to stop by the dealership, we have an idea of what we’re looking for and we know which questions to ask. When it’s time to buy hearing aids, however, many people don’t know … [Read more...]

The Digital Advantage: Analog Vs. Digital Hearing Aid

You’ve more than likely been told that today’s hearing aids are “not your grandfather's hearing aids,” or that hearing aid technology is light-years ahead of where it used to be, even as recently as 5 to 10 years ago. But what makes modern technology so much better? And what exactly can modern-day hearing aids accomplish that couldn’t be achieved in the past? The abbreviated answer … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Hearing Aid Myths Exposed

At times, it seems like we enjoy to mislead ourselves. Wikipedia has an article titled “List of common misconceptions” that consists of hundreds of universally-held but false beliefs. Yes, I understand it’s Wikipedia, but take a look at the bottom of the webpage and you’ll notice approximately 385 credible sources cited. For instance, did you know that Thomas Edison didn’t invent … [Read more...]

How to Read Your Audiogram at Your Hearing Test

You have just concluded your hearing test. The hearing specialist is now entering the room and presents you with a graph, like the one above, except that it has all of these characters, colors, and lines. This is designed to explain to you the exact, mathematically precise features of your hearing loss, but to you it might as well be written in Greek. The audiogram contributes confusion and … [Read more...]

How to Persuade Someone to Get a Hearing Test

We don’t need to explain to you the signs of hearing loss; you already know them all too well. You have a different kind of problem: persuading someone you care for to get their hearing assessed and treated. But how are you expected to get through to someone who denies there is even an issue, or that merely shrugs it off as “just part of getting old”? It turns out that it’s not as … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Hearing Aid Myths Exposed

At times, it seems like we enjoy to mislead ourselves. Wikipedia has an article titled “List of common misconceptions” that consists of hundreds of universally-held but false beliefs. Yes, I understand it’s Wikipedia, but take a look at the bottom of the webpage and you’ll notice approximately 385 credible sources cited. For instance, did you know that Thomas Edison didn’t invent … [Read more...]

What to Expect at Your Hearing Exam

If the unknown provokes anxiety, then a visit to the hearing specialist is especially nerve-racking. While virtually all of us have experience with the family doctor and the neighborhood dentist, the trip to the hearing specialist might be a first. It certainly would be nice to have someone make clear the process beforehand, wouldn’t it? Well, continue reading, because as you’ll … [Read more...]

Exploring a Career in the Hearing Care Profession

Even though most of us stay current with our once-a-year physical, dental cleaning, and eye exam, we regularly fail to give consideration to the well-being of our hearing. And when our hearing does start to worsen, it occurs so slowly that we barely notice and fail to take action. It’s this lack of interaction with hearing care professionals that makes people want to know what the occupation … [Read more...]

Avoiding the Biggest Mistake in Treating Your Hearing Loss

Do you recall the Q-Ray Bracelets? You know, the magnetized wristbands that vowed to grant instantaneous and substantial pain relief from arthritis and other chronic diseases? Well, you won’t find much of that marketing anymore; in 2008, the manufacturers of the Q-Ray Bracelets were legally required to repay customers a maximum of $87 million as a consequence of deceitful and fraudulent … [Read more...]