Are you being honest about your hearing?

Honesty with hearing loss

One of the things I catch myself doing from time to time is the good ol’ “smile and nod”. You know what I mean… Those times you don’t really know how to respond to a rude comment; or maybe you have something to say, but you must bite your tongue. But, have you ever done this because you simply did …

5 MORE things only those with hearing aids will understand

iPhone Hearing Aids

1. Itchy ears? Better go deaf temporarily. It’s necessary to take out the entire aid in order to scratch the itch effectively. So if you’re itchy during a lecture, might be best to have a recorder handy. Otherwise, you’ll be itching to get out of class! *Come by the office for some Pro-Ear samples!   2. A dying battery in …

Don’t get the wrong impression

Custom molds are an excellent option for any hearing or hearing protection needs. While they are not necessary to be fit with hearing aids for all types of hearing loss, they certainly have many benefits. These include: noise cancellation, retention quality, improved directionality with proper venting, and the fact that no one else will be able to comfortably use them …

There and Back Again: A Hearing Clinic Tale

I have spent countless hours in hearing clinics from the time I was a child. Whether playing with the toys in the office, patiently scrolling social media in the waiting room, or my annual hearing exam, I was happy to be there. Amusingly, I remember most of my time there was spent not hearing. Let me clarify: this was due …

3 common myths about hearing aids

Hearing aids restore hearing to “normal”. Hearing aids do not restore hearing to “normal.” Hearing aids do not “cure” your hearing loss. They will provide significant improvement in your ability to communicate with loved ones IF the hearing aids are appropriate for your specific listening needs, worn consistently, and are properly maintained over time. It cannot be over-stated how important …

Can you hear with all the colors of the wind?

Holding the plastic color swatches, I was attracted to the ultra blue one. My parents, audiologist, and I were deciding whether I wanted something neutral to blend with either my skin or hair, or if I wanted a snazzy color like this shiny blue. It was possibly the hardest decision I have ever had to make regarding my hearing aids. …

Hearing Loss: You DO have to make a big deal out of it

Having hearing loss is a vulnerable state to be in, whether the person with loss feels that way or not. Finding out someone has a hearing loss can also be uncomfortable, and you may not know what to do in that moment. I have a lot of friends that make jokes consistently regarding my hearing loss. I give them permission …

Do you laugh like a Deaf person? | A response

Bert Kreischer, a nationally touring comedian, was in Fayetteville the last weekend of October, and took the town by storm. He has been seen on Travel Channel’s Bert the Conquerer and Trip Flip. He is also the author of “Life of the Party,” a book detailing how not to grow up. I volunteered to work Bert’s merchandise table. During the …

What is the best hearing aid?

  What is the best hearing aid? The short answer to this question is…. there is not one. Not for every individual that is. There are more than a few quality hearing aid manufacturers out there, and each have different strengths, whether it be noise suppression technology, feedback control, wireless connectivity, and even durability. Why is this significant? Because every …

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Where did you come up with the name, Wolfpack?

“Where did you come up with the name?” We get this question a lot! It did not take us long to decide the name, and I’m not sure I expected the amount of attention its received. We wanted a name that reflected what we do and how we do it. We know a wolf hears very well; from up to …