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As an audiologist my most common encounter is centered around communication issues:
? “I can’t hear my family members”
? “I know someone is talking but I can’t understand what they are saying”
? “I was embarrassed at work the other day for mis-understanding the conversation”
Unfortunately, most people wait until their hearing loss is already causing problems to be seen. You know what? We want to see you BEFORE these issues arise! An annual hearing test is never a bad idea!
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Truth is – you probably didn’t forget about your annual dental and vision checks. Am I right??
Today we are showing up to remind you that your hearing is important too! ?
When is the last time you had your hearing tested?? Trust us, no judgement here!
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Are you in a ruit? Exhausted at the end of the day because the idea of communicating with others is exhausting? ?
When is the last time you had your hearing tested? The ability to communicate and actually engage in conversation is a crucial part of your well being. ?
You are not a customer to us, you are our patient. Let us care for your communication needs.?
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Eeny Meeny Minny Moe…
Navigating the hearing healthcare field is exhausting and frustrating. There is so much mis-information out there it is enough to make you give up and live an isolated life. ?
The good news is you’re following the right people. We are here for you and we’re prepared to answer your hardest questions. ?
Just call on us – we are here to listen!
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Why? Because hearing is always in style ✨✨
Don’t you agree?
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We’re making the world a happier place, one ear cleaning at a time!?
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“What did you say you do?”?
An audiologist is a licensed healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating hearing, balance and tinnitus disorders and who has, at minimum, a master’s degree. Many, however, also go on to get a doctorate degree (Au.D.), and only then become a Doctor of Audiology.
Do you personally know an audiologist or ever met one??
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Did you know that we not only ask you to raise your hand when you hear a “beep” but also repeat words during a hearing test?
Not only do we need to assess your hearing but we also need to assess how you UNDERSTAND speech.?
Schedule an evaluation with one of our audiologists to learn more about your hearing AND how you understand speech!
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It’s time for an anatomy lesson!?
ANATOMY LESSON 101
There are three areas of the ear: outer, middle, and inner.
Question: In which area is your vestibular organs located?
Swipe left to find out!
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Your Vestibular System
Did you know that your inner ear provides your central nervous system (CNS) with information regarding the orientation and movement of your head in space?
With every little movement your head makes your vestibular organ (inner ear) sends that exact immediate information to your brain. So what happens if there is a problem with your vestibular orgran?
You feel dizzy or off balance.
Our audiologists [Did you also know I am] are trained to diagnose and treat common vestibular disorders!
Raise your hand if you learned something today!✋
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“When I roll over in bed I get dizzy.”?
We all have “crystals” in our inner ear organs called semicircular canals. Sometimes these “crystals” get displaced and cause dizziness or vertigo.
This common condition is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It is often described by a sudden sensation that you are spinning! Yikes!
Our audiologists are trained to identify, treat, or refer for BPPV. Message us to learn more or get help scheduling an appointment!
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What is one struggle I bet I have in common with you? Hearing in noisy environments!?
Here is a tip for you (even if you don’t have hearing loss). If you struggle to understand conversation in noise, request a booth or corner table! A booth provides a shield from the distracting noise and if you position yourself with your back to the wall near a corner table you will pick up less background noise!
So, I’m curious. Are you going out to eat or picking up takeout?
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There are a lot of “hacks” out there for ear wax management, but why risk it? Our providers are trained to gently remove ear wax and set you up with a treatment plan to help manage your ear wax build up.
Stop wasting time on questionable and unsafe at-home options!?
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?Let’s talk about a condition that very few people know about: acoustic neuroma.
Never heard of it? Probably because it’s not very common – but common enough that we check for it during every hearing test.
Early detection and referral is key to treating the begin growth that can be found on the eight nerve or vestibular nerve.
?Warning signs: sudden OR slowly progressing unilateral decrease in hearing, tinnitus, vertigo and decreased speech understanding.
If you or someone you know has a hearing loss in only one ear IT IS TIME for a hearing test!
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Not so fun fact: People with a mild hearing loss are 3x more likely to have a history of falling.?
Take your hearing health seriously and schedule you and your family members for a hearing evaluation.
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Hearing loss and cognitive decline?
Adults with hearing loss develop a significant impairment in their cognitive abilities 3.2 years sooner than those with normal hearing.
Take your hearing health by the rains and schedule you and your family members for a hearing evaluation.
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Adults with untreated hearing loss tend to withdraw from engaging with family and friends. I mean, it makes sense if you think about it right?
Why go out to eat if you can’t participate in conversation??
Why make a phone call if you can’t understand the person on the other end??
Why go to a concert or play if you can’t hear the entertainment??
How do you think hearing loss would impact your life the most?
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Diabetes: Hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes compared to those without.
Adults whose blood glucose is higher than normal but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis have a 30 percent higher rate of hearing loss compared to those with normal blood sugar.
If you have diabetes, make sure to take your hearing health seriously and have a yearly hearing evaluation.
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?Ototoxicity: Poisonous to the ears.
There are more than 200 medications (prescription and OTC) on the market today that re known to be ototoxic.
To discuss your medications and hearing loss consult with any of our otolaryngology physicians or nurse practitioners!
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Did you know that hearing aids come with tinnitus therapy installed in them??
You may have heard of tinnitus maskers before. Most commonly they are described as a static noise matched to the pitch of your tinnitus.
However, just like the sunglasses on your head right now, you can habituate to that with time.
Come in and learn about how we can help your tinnitus by using [Zen Therapy].
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Did you know that most hearing aids fit today allow you to make fine adjustments using an app on your smartphone??
Some of our patients even enjoy streaming music and phone calls from their smartphone to their hearing aids!
Message us to learn more!
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Confused by all the different hearing care providers out there? ?
Write down your questions, call and schedule a [complimentary] hearing screening, and learn about your options!
We have [eight highly trained audiologists with over __ years [of experience to answer your questions and help guide you in the right direction.
How many questions can you come up with on the top of your head??
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Have you ever wondered what a normal eardrum looks like?
Below is a picture of a normal appearing right sided ear drum. It’s technical term is tympanic membrane!
It provides our audiologists, nurse practitioners, and physicians a semi-transparent window to the middle ear!
Did you know what this was a picture of before you read the caption?
?: Diseases of the ear; a pocket atlas by Hawke McCombe
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This is a picture of an ear drum with calcification or scarring on the eardrum which is called tympanosclerosis. This is likely to occur due ventilation tubes or stressors on the eardrum itself.
Despite its appearance tympanosclerosis rarely interferes with hearing and does not have to be treated!
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There are several reasons why someone who has hearing loss doesn’t pursue amplification. One of the reasons is because of the sigmas associated with hearing loss.
“I can’t come to terms with the fact that I need hearing aids already.”
My confession to you is hearing loss doesn’t discriminate based on your age as much as you’d think.
At [YOUR BUSINESS HERE> our/my] goal is to help reduce stigmas associated with hearing loss.
Don’t wait. Get a baseline hearing test!
You only get one life – live it well …and don’t miss a sound.
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I’m just going to leave this right here…
Statistics suggest there are more individuals diagnosed with hearing loss than people who have vision loss. ?
I bet if you looked up from your phone right now you would see more glasses being worn compared to hearing aids! Doesn’t make sense does it!?
At <Insert Name Here> we are devoted to helping those with hearing loss reducing stigmas through education and awareness!
So, what do you see around you more glasses or hearing aids?
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Don’t believe everything you hear…?
One of the major frustrations I have as an audiologist is when I see “hearing aids/amplifiers” marketed as a “cure all” to hearing loss.?
A large part of what I do as an audiologist is counsel and create proper expectations for you. Throughout your life, your hearing loss changes. Throughout your life, your environments change. Therefore, your conversational needs change and you need follow up care.
Hearing loss and your communication needs are a lot more complicated than a one stop fix. Get the help you need by going to an audiologist!?
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?Change can be beautiful.
?Change can be scary.
?Change can be healing.
As an audiologist I do more than treat your hearing loss – I help ease the burden of change.?
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This is going to sound harsh but I can tell when you have been using Q-Tips. You simply can not remove all the wax via the use of a Q-TIP. ??♀️ It may look like you…but what you don’t’ see is the wax that it pushed farther back into your ear canal. ?
If you want to skip that whole “have you been using Q-TIPS?” question at your next checkup make it a goal to use a dry washcloth instead and throw those Q-TIPS out!?
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There is a lot of time and expertise required to achieve optimal benefit when it comes to hearing aid use.
You live in complex noisy environments! These situations mixed with advances in technology requires a professional who has been medically trained and is required to take numerous hours of continuing education every year.
See for yourself and check out all of our glowing reviews [insert a review or use photo]