Tips for Communicating with People with Hearing Loss While Wearing Masks

CoupleCommunicating with one another while wearing masks has proven to be challenging for people that are not suffering from hearing loss. For those who rely on lip-reading to enhance their understanding, face masks can prove to be particularly challenging. The Danish Association of the Hard of Hearing compiled tips to enhance communication with people with hearing impairment while wearing face masks. A few of the tips include being patient, attentive, and clearly visible to the person with whom you are communicating. Read on for the complete list. Continue reading “Tips for Communicating with People with Hearing Loss While Wearing Masks”

Minimizing Risk for Our Patients

Risk Assessment ChartAt Hearing & Audiology Services, we are doing everything in our power to minimize the risk our patients may take to receive the care they need. We understand that our patients must assume some risk every time they leave their homes, but we also understand that receiving proper audiological care is an integral part of living their best lives.

Here are just a few of the many precautions we are taking to keep you safe:

  • Following all CDC guidelines
  • Thoroughly cleaning the waiting room between each patient
  • Scheduling blocks of cleaning time between each patient
  • Eliminated walk-ins (appointment only)
  • One patient in the office at a time
  • Providing curbside visits for patients that do not wish to enter the office
  • Providing Telecare or Telehealth option for programming most hearing aids

We found this bar chart from Texas Medical Association to be very useful in comparing and rating the various risks of getting the virus from daily activities. Click here to read the full article about minimizing risks.

Whether you wish to schedule an appointment via Telehealth, curbside, or in-office, you can trust we are doing everything we can to reduce the amount of risk you must take to receive proper audiological care. Contact us today to schedule your free hearing assessment.

COVID-19 and Hearing Loss in Adults

In honor of Better Speech and Hearing Month 2020, we wanted to share some strategies for dealing with the additional difficulties adults living with hearing loss have while sheltering-in-place. For more information, read the full article by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

COVID-19 and Hearing Loss

We hope you find these tips useful and are here to help you in any way that you can. Please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime to schedule your free consultation.

In Response to COVID-19

We are taking COVID-19 and your healthcare seriously. We will continue to follow CDC and other appropriate guidelines. The CDC is now recommending that all patients over 60 years old reschedule medical visits that can wait. We would ask that you follow those recommendations. If you choose to come in for your appointment, we will be there to see you. If you would like to reschedule, please call our office at (919) 834-4327. Further, if you are at high risk for coronavirus, either due to other health issues or to recent travel to high-risk areas, please call to reschedule. We are going to strive to remain open by appointment only and will continue to post updates as we navigate through this situation. Thank you for your continued support!
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Correcting Common Myths Surrounding Hearing Aids

According to a recent article by Signia, myths and mystery surrounding hearing aids contribute to fewer than 25% of people in the United States affected by hearing loss receive the treatment they need. The article goes on to explain that hearing aids are NOT bulky, only for old people, or cheaper online. Furthermore, just because they may not have worked for someone you know does not mean they will not work for you. For more information, click here to read the full article.

Don’t let common hearing aid myths dissuade you from receiving the treatment you need! Contact us today with any questions or schedule your free initial hearing screening. If needed, after further diagnostic evaluation, we find that you are in need of a hearing aid, we will work with you to find the one that best suits your lifestyle.

World Hearing Day 2020!

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Today, we join The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to celebrate World Hearing Day 2020! Click here for information from ASHA on hearing protection for adults and seniors.

At Hearing & Audiology Services, our mission is to provide expert advice, personalized care, and exceptional value to people of all ages. If you or anyone you know suspects hearing impairment, contact us today for a free hearing screening.


Welcome to Our New Website and Remodeled Waiting Room

Front WindowWe are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new website! In addition, we made some fresh new changes around our office too! Our updates are based on improving our ability to provide expert advice, personal care and exceptional value to each and every one of our patients.

Please take a look around and let us know how we can best serve you. Or, contact us now to schedule your free hearing screening!

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