Summer Fun and Hearing Device Tips

Ocean City, Maryland

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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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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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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Consumer Checklist for Purchasing a Hearing Aid: Part 1/3

The Hearing Loss Association of America has a checklist for consumers purchasing hearing aids. There are three sections: Testing, Dispensing, and Full Disclosure. This post discusses how Designer Audiology addresses the Testing section, and next blog posts will cover Dispensing and Full Disclosure. TESTING   Were you given a hearing screening or full hearing exam? In the…
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October is Maryland Audiology Awareness Month

Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, signed a proclamation declaring October, 2016 as Maryland Audiology Awareness month.  The proclamation was requested by the Maryland Academy of Audiology (MAA) and highlights the fact that people tend to neglect their hearing difficulties as the aging process occurs.  It also highlights the current research of comorbidities related to hearing…
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Ear Canal Cleaning 101

“Remember to clean your ears!”  I can hear my mother telling me this after a long day of playing outside in the Michigan summers.  At that time, I’m not sure I knew what an ear canal cleaning really was, or even how to do it. Have things changed?  Thanks to my advanced training in the…
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Communication During Better Speech and Hearing Month

May is Better Speech and Hearing month. Jada Pinkett Smith once said “My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.” At Designer Audiology, we are passionate about all-around communication. Communication is more than speech and hearing; it includes spoken words, tonal qualities, inflection, eye contact, body language, and more. Services…
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How Can I Preserve Hearing? Eat Healthy and Exercise!

Many patients ask “What can I do to preserve hearing?” Unfortunately, it only takes one incident for hearing to be temporarily damaged or permanently destroyed. Often, people don’t think about their hearing until it’s gone. But there is good news! There are plenty of ways to protect yourself and preserve hearing, including wearing hearing protection…
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