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Should you get a hearing test?
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on April 02, 2021
Do you ever feel like the people you’re talking to are mumbling or speaking too quickly? Are you having to ask others to repeat themselves frequently? Or maybe you’re struggling to follow a conversation when there is background noise? If so, these could be indicators that you have a hearing loss. It’s not uncommon for friends and family...
Hearing loss, talking loudly and COVID-19
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on March 17, 2021
By now we should all know that infectious pathogens — like COVID-19 — can be transmitted from person to person through coughing and sneezing. But did you know it may be transmitted simply by talking, too? In a study published just this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that normal human speech produces...
Video conferencing tips for those with hearing loss
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on March 03, 2021
Face masks are now an everyday accessory, “staying in” is the new “going out,” and you guessed it, video chatting is a necessary element of our social fabric and remote work. It’s all part of the new normal. For those with hearing loss, these changes haven’t been as seamless. As you or a loved one may have experienced, masks...
Sand dunes play tunes
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on March 01, 2021
People who visit or live near sand dunes have noticed a particular humming phenomenon. It seems as if the dunes are playing music. The question is: why? The sand at the surface of the dunes is much dryer than underneath. As the sand starts to tumble down the sides of the dunes, the sound vibrates through the dry layer and bounces off the moist layer (which is...
Top ten things you can do with your smartphone-connected hearing aids
Posted by Jennifer Spiller on February 17, 2021
Today’s hearing aids are more sophisticated than ever! One of the greatest advances in hearing aid technology is the ability to pair them to a variety of smartphones, including Apple iPhones and several Android handsets. The connection between smartphones and hearing aids brings a long list of incredible benefits. Here is my top 10 list of things you can do...
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