Hearing Health Blog

Valentines Hearing – Giving A Hearing Gift

Q:  My husband knows he misses words and phrases here and there.  He needs the TV to be fairly loud, and often laughs off a question or comment when he doesn’t hear it right.  Can I buy him some hearing aids as a Valentine’s Day gift? A:  Helping someone hear better is a lovely, heart […]

Hear Your 45-year Valentine

Q:  My wife and I have been married 45 years as of February 14th this year.  She doesn’t like to admit it, but she has a hard time hearing people clearly.  It makes her reclusive and withdrawn.  Would hearing aids change that? A:  Congratulations on your upcoming 45th anniversary.    Many people will become more […]

Our Son’s Wedding – Hear Now or Later

Q:  I want to wait and deal with hearing aids after our son’s wedding in April.  My wife says to take care of it now.  What do you suggest?  A:  If you are concerned about adjusting to hearing aids because it will be a big ordeal.  Really, it is not any trouble at all.  Let’s […]

Hearing Resolution for 2022 – Part 3 of 3

Q.  My parents have accused each other of not hearing well for the past 3 to 4 years.  Over Christmas my Mom said one of her 2022 resolutions was to get them both to hear better.  What steps should she take? A.  Let’s address your question in three parts: 1) Personal Behaviors, 2) Hearing Evaluation, […]

Hearing Resolution for 2022 – Part 2 of 3

Q.  My parents have accused each other of not hearing well for the past 3 to 4 years.  Over Christmas my Mom said one of her 2022 resolutions was to get them both to hear better.  What steps should she take? A.  Let’s address your question in three parts: 1) Personal Behaviors, 2) Hearing Evaluation, […]

Hearing Resolution for 2022 – Part 1 of 3

Q.  My parents have accused each other of not hearing well for the past 3 to 4 years.  Over Christmas my Mom said one of her 2022 resolutions was to get them both to hear better.  What steps should she take? A.  Let’s address your question in three parts: 1) Personal Behaviors, 2) Hearing Evaluation, […]

Hearing Aids are Beeping

Q.  Over Christmas my hearing aids would beep at odd times.  What is causing them to beep? A.  First, if your hearing aids use batteries, check the battery package.  You want 2-3 years remaining before their expiration date.  Do the aids beep after 4-6 days with new batteries?  You might be hearing the battery alert. […]

Poor Hearing = Holiday Frustration

Q.  When our large family gathers in East Austin during the holidays and most Sundays, we all experience a lot of frustration because my parents cannot hear us well at all.  Should they get hearing aids to hear us better? A.  When you were growing up, your parents probably had days when they felt like […]

“Ho-Ho-What?”

Q.  Our grandchildren in Austin love it when we give them their ‘Santa and Mrs. Claus’ presents.   In the past 2-3 years, Santa’s hearing has declined noticeably.  He will ‘Ho-Ho-Ho’ year-round when he doesn’t know-know-know what one of the grandkids just said.  Is it time for Mrs. Claus to get some hearing aids for him? […]

Hearing At the Holidays

Q.  My parents, aunts, and uncles have a lot of trouble having conversations when we gather during the holidays.  Aside from them hearing aids, what can we do to hear each other better? A.  Being in a noisy environment or in a talkative crowd puts a damper on how clearly everyone hears and understands.  Here […]