5 things only those with hearing aids will understand

1. Getting feedback when hugging someone or lying down. Feedback occurs when amplified sound from your hearing aid leaks out of your ear canal, and is then detected by the microphone(s) of the hearing aid and “re-amplified”. It usually sounds like a constant high-pitched “SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAKKKK.” There is no experience quite like your friends panicking  in terror when they hug you because they …

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Brittany’s Borders (or lack thereof)

Hello there, I’m Brittany Ann Daniels, Audiologist Assistant, at Wolfpack Hearing Clinic. We believe that everyone deserves to hear, and be heard. I wanted to share my story. I was four years old when it was discovered I had hearing loss. It was difficult to diagnose because my speech was far more developed than it should have been for the …

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How about that ride in?

              “The art of conversation is the art of hearing… as well as being heard.”   A colleague and friend of mine recently shared a photo of our graduating class, 2013 doctors of audiology. I couldn’t help but chuckle, looking at myself in the picture. Young, full of ambition and a touch of naivety; …