Hearing Health Blog
It’s time to get your hearing tested.
What’s the first step? Where do you start?
After your hearing aid fitting, what should you expect on your first day? The biggest change will be all of the new and exciting sounds that you will hear.read more
Hearing loss affects every aspect of a person’s life, and for Lanie Singer Browar, 58, hearing loss has played a role in her life since she was a child. The Kansas City native grew up with a moderate to severe loss and now has a profound hearing loss that also...read more
Emily Martinson, AuD, PhD As discussed in previous blog posts, hearing loss can impact people of any age: infants, children, adults, and seniors. Interestingly, pregnancy is a common time where hearing loss can develop or fluctuate. As any mom knows, pregnancy...read more
Emily Martinson, AuD, PhD Technology moves quickly. It seems that every day a new cell phone, computer, or other gadget is released. Hearing aid technology is similar, with new improvements being released frequently. One of the most exciting technology updates in...read more
Are you thinking about making an appointment to get your hearing checked? (Good for you, by the way — being proactive about your hearing health will go a long way towards your overall health and quality of life.) If so, it can be helpful to know what to expect when...read more
Dr. Emily Martinson, AuD, PhD I hope that everyone had a great weekend, and happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! Hearing family and friends on special days is so important, which is why Live Better Foundation will be partnering with Starkey’s HearNow program this...read more
Emily Martinson, AuD, PhD Hearing family, friends, and loved ones is one of the most valuable gifts a person can have. For many people, however, access to hearing healthcare is tricky, and sometimes impossible. Particularly for people without health insurance,...read more
Some of the negative stigma surrounding hearing aids and their use is based on the fact that hearing aids were once bulky items that would squeal or squeak in the wearer’s ears. This squeaking or whistling is known as feedback Fortunately, today’s technology is much...read more
Emily Martinson, AuD, PhD As spring turns into summer, college students are looking forward to finishing up their final exams and then enjoying a well-deserved summer break. For students who graduate this spring, often the first question on their minds is what’s...read more