Blog

Hearing Loss

Protect your hearing in the cold of winter

Posted by Admin |

Hearing Assessment

Why bring someone to a hearing test?

Posted by Admin |

Shades of hearing loss: The key is clarity

What we call hearing loss isn’t always an overall loss of volume. Some sounds can remain as audible as they always were for those experiencing hearing loss.

The only difference might be that words just don’t sound clear, and that you need to pay more attention in conversations to be able to process everything being said.

Many people with hearing loss find it especially difficult to hear certain sounds because their hearing loss affects a certain range of pitches. In typical hearing loss, softer, higher-pitched sounds become harder to hear, particularly from a distance.

Speech has many quiet, rapidly changing high-pitched sounds. A lot of guesswork may be needed to understand the actual word if some of the speech sounds are not heard clearly. An example is the word “fit,” which can easily be confused with “sit,” “tick” or “sick.” Conversations become more challenging when someone is speaking indirectly, or when there is background noise.

Because people with hearing loss often do fairly well in quiet, face-to-face situations, signs of hearing loss often may not be obvious to the doctor. Only a small percentage of doctors routinely screen for hearing loss. It’s up to you to be alert to the signs and to tell your doctor that your hearing may be changing.

How Hearing Healthcare of Virginia can help

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, hearing loss is the third most common health condition among adults. Our experts can help you stay connected and thrive in daily life. Understand where your strengths and areas of weakness lie so you can take steps toward improvement. Learn what to expect on your first visit with our experienced and reliable experts.

Contact us for more information on hearing healthcare

Hearing healthcare is vital to your well-being. Find out if you are a candidate for hearing aids with our free hearing assessment*. Call Hearing Healthcare of Virginia at (888) 430-1821 to learn more.

Posted by Admin

Full access to high frequency sounds

Have trouble hearing certain sounds? Sounds such as “s” and “th” can be particularly difficult for people with hearing loss.

Speech Rescue™ is a breakthrough Oticon technology that “rescues” these sounds for your brain to hear. It works by creating copies of the high frequency sounds and “pasting” them into a lower frequency range, where you can hear them.

Unlike similar technologies, Speech Rescue™, available locally through Hearing Healthcare of Virginia, leaves the original details in place and positions the copy into unoccupied space in the frequency range for unrivalled fidelity and clarity.

How Hearing Healthcare of Virginia can help

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, hearing loss is the third most common health condition among adults. Our experts can help you stay connected and thrive in daily life. Understand where your strengths and areas of weakness lie so you can take steps toward improvement. Learn what to expect on your first visit with our experienced and reliable experts.

Contact us for more information on hearing healthcare

Hearing healthcare is vital to your well-being. Find out if you are a candidate for hearing aids with our free hearing assessment*. Call Hearing Healthcare of Virginia at (888) 430-1821 to learn more.

Posted by Admin

You think your hearing is fine: But, is it?

People can and often do fool themselves into thinking they hear better than they really do. Problem is, you’re not fooling your family, your friends, your co-workers.

They know, and deep down, you do, too.

What is happening there is your brain is compensating by guessing at what people around you are saying, and not surprisingly, you can often guess right, or at least close.

But you’re not going to get it 100 percent, and that can be frustrating for you, for family, for friends, and at work it can have some pretty negative unintended consequences.

No need to worry, though. Hearing technology has come a long way, to a point where cost really isn’t an issue, and if you’re concerned about how they look, and will make you look, there are many models that are virtually unnoticeable.

You may be the right candidate for custom-fitted aids that reside in your ear canal, making them invisible when worn. Other hearing aids also range in size and color and can be very cosmetically discreet. Besides being quite chic, today’s hearing aids are more high-tech, even offering Bluetooth® technology.

Our hearing care professional will be happy to discuss the various options available to you.

How Hearing Healthcare of Virginia can help

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, hearing loss is the third most common health condition among adults. Our experts can help you stay connected and thrive in daily life. Understand where your strengths and areas of weakness lie so you can take steps toward improvement. Learn what to expect on your first visit with our experienced and reliable experts.

Contact us for more information on hearing healthcare

Hearing healthcare is vital to your well-being. Find out if you are a candidate for hearing aids with our free hearing assessment*. Call Hearing Healthcare of Virginia at (888) 430-1821 to learn more.

Posted by Admin

Hearing loss in teens

Music cranked to full volume for hours a day. Video games. Movie theaters with surround sound. It’s no surprise when you consider modern life that one in five teens experiences some level of hearing loss.

The impact on youths is significant – in school, on the job, on the athletic field, socially.

There are steps teens can take to prevent or mitigate the impact of hearing loss.

Tips for teens

  • Use high-quality earbuds that more effectively transmit the bass, or use headphones instead.
  • Follow the 60/60 rule: No more than 60 minutes of listening at a time, and no higher than 60 percent of maximum volume.
  • Remember, if others can hear the music you are listening to through your earbuds, it is too loud.
  • Be sure and take breaks from listening to music, and try not to fall asleep while listening to music through earbuds.
  • Always wear earplugs at concerts and loud sporting events.

How Hearing Healthcare of Virginia can help

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, hearing loss is the third most common health condition among adults. Our experts can help you stay connected and thrive in daily life. Understand where your strengths and areas of weakness lie so you can take steps toward improvement. Learn what to expect on your first visit with our experienced and reliable experts.

Contact us for more information on hearing healthcare

Hearing healthcare is vital to your well-being. Find out if you are a candidate for hearing aids with our free hearing assessment*. Call Hearing Healthcare of Virginia at (888) 430-1821 to learn more.

Posted by Admin

We are excited to announce our name has changed to HearingLife!

You will be redirected to our new website in 10 seconds. If not, click the button below.

Go now

Schedule an appointment

Free hearing assessment

Request Appointment

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Convenient, monthly payments to fit your budget*

Do you have concerns about your hearing? We have options for financing.

Learn more

Live life without limits

You deserve solutions tailored to your lifestyle. Whether you are an athlete or a bookworm – you can achieve optimal hearing.

Get started