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Telehealth Now Available!

This week I was able to meet up with a colleague while at a conference.  During our dinner conversation, we reminisced about “the way things were.”  Ten (or more!) years ago, things seemed much simpler: landline phones were often saved for endearing or emergency calls, television was watched in real-time, and a tablet computer meant…
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Summer Fun and Hearing Device Tips

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Memorial Day starts the unofficial start to summer.  Students are graduating, swimming pools are opened, and travel plans take-off.  It can be a fun few months for all.  As travel plans begin, don’t forget about hearing devices.  Caring for hearing aids, bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA), and cochlear implants is probably more important when traveling,…
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How Much Does That Cost? Transparency in Hearing Healthcare

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I fly quite a bit in a year, partially for family events, some for business.  Most of my flights are on Southwest Airlines.  The “normal” seats are larger and more comfortable, the flight attendants are friendlier, and the tickets are usually cheaper.  With a busy schedule, plans often change and tickets need to be cancelled,…
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A Week of TED on Hearing

We recently did a special week of posts on our Facebook Page featuring five TED talks. These influential videos from expert speakers showcased five topics related to hearing. Monday Julian Treasure says our increasingly noisy world is gnawing away at our mental health — even costing lives. He lays out an 8-step plan to soften…
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The Cost of Hearings Aids

On September 29, 2017, The Baltimore Sun published an article titled “Lower cost, better hearing,” addressing the high cost of hearing aids. The story discussed a consumer who was quoted $7000 for a pair of devices. The consumer was ultimately fit in Baltimore for half the initial cost at a non-profit where hearing aids are…
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Have a Great Conversation

Guest Author: Amber Frazier, Student Clinician Conversation is key to healthy relationships. But when and where is the ideal time and place to have a meaningful conversation? Should couples and partners converse about important topics at home? In the car? At a restaurant? Communication encompasses three variables: the speaker, the listener, and the environment. Each of these variables…
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Communication: The Key to Connection

There is a month dedicated for many causes: February is National Heart month, September is Falls Prevention Awareness month, November is National Diabetes month, and May is Better Speech and Hearing month (BSHM).  BSHM was first established in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  ASHA’s theme for this year’s BSHM is Communication: The Key…
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Start the New Year with a Hearing Screening!

Do you remember an elementary school hearing screening? Donning bulky headphones and raising your right or left hand when you heard a beep in the respective ear? Hearing screenings are important for children, especially as they learn language in school. Designer Audiology previously wrote a blog about them (See The Important of Hearing Screenings for…
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Consumer Checklist for Purchasing a Hearing Aid: Part 3/3

The Hearing Loss Association of America has a checklist for consumers purchasing hearing aids. There are three sections: Testing, Dispensing, and Full Disclosure. In this post, we cover the last section: Full Disclosure. Missed one of the first two? Go back and read Part 1 and Part 2. FULL DISCLOSURE   Did you receive a…
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Consumer Checklist for Purchasing a Hearing Aid: Part 2/3

The Hearing Loss Association of America has a checklist for consumers purchasing hearing aids. There are three sections: Testing, Dispensing, and Full Disclosure. The first of these three blogs was posted last month and addressed the “Testing” category. This post discusses how Designer Audiology addresses the “Dispensing” section DISPENSING   Do you know why a particular…
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