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What You Need to Know About Cochlear Implants

In Blog, Cochlear Implants, Expert Information, Informative by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

While most people with hearing loss have success with hearing aids, there are some people with severe to profound hearing loss for whom hearing aids are not beneficial. For these people, a cochlear (koe-klee-er) implant may be the best option for better hearing. What are cochlear implants? Cochlear implants are tiny electrical devices that are designed to help those with a …

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Tips for Talking to a Loved One About Their Hearing Loss

In Blog, Expert Information, Informative by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Of the 27 million people in the United States who suffer from hearing loss, only 6 million of them have hearing aids. So, what about the other 21 million people who could benefit from hearing aids? There are many reasons people may not be using hearing aids. Often times, they may not realize how much they could benefit from hearing aid use. …

Treatment Options for Tinnitus

In Blog, Expert Information, Informative by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Do you suffer from tinnitus? You are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus. Roughly 20 million of those experience chronic tinnitus, and two million of those cases are extreme. At its least, tinnitus is annoying. At its most severe, tinnitus is debilitating. There is currently no proven cure for most cases …

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Understanding Your Hearing Aid Batteries

In Blog, Expert Information, Hearing Aids by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing aid batteries come in several different sizes. Because the batteries are small and hard to identify by size alone, they can easily be identified by their color-coded packaging. Manufacturers are required to use specific colors, so instead of straining your eyes to look at the size, you only need to remember the color. Types of Hearing Aid Batteries Common battery types …

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Tips for Traveling with Hearing Aids

In Blog, Expert Information, Hearing Aids, Informative by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

An adventure awaits with months of planning and money spent. Traveling is exciting, and there’s no reason hearing aids should ruin your trip. Read these helpful tips on traveling with hearing aids and enjoy your time away from home. Tips for Flying With Hearing Aids There are no rules or regulations limiting the number of batteries you are allowed to travel with. …

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

In Newsletter by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Hear from the experts! One of Whisper Hearing Centers main goals is to raise awareness about hearing issues within the local community. As part of this, WHC is excited to share some news about the Hear the World Foundation, which raises international public awareness about the importance of hearing and the consequences of hearing loss, as well as providing support …

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Top 7 Reasons to Try Hearing Aids

In Blog, Expert Information by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Explaining the Idea of Hearing Hearing, by definition, is the process, function, or power to perceiving sound. The ability to hear is a crucial element in the lives of all individuals as it allows us to communicate in a healthy manner, socialize with friends, alert us of trouble, and work more efficiently. If left untreated, hearing loss can bring about …

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Causes and Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)

In Blog, Expert Information by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

For those experiencing hearing loss or those with loved ones experiencing hearing loss, understanding the condition becomes important. While being diagnosed, their audiologist or doctor might describe the hearing problem with words which can be confusing. Simply put there are three possible types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed.   Conductive hearing loss deals with issues in the ear …

How Much is Your Hearing Worth? When considering the price of hearing aids, there’s more to consider than the initial cost

In Blog, Expert Information by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

The cost of modern hearing devices runs the gamut. Some can cost as little as $500 for one ear, others upwards of $5,000. Why the disparity? The complete package that comes with a hearing aid purchase can drastically affect cost, but mostly, it’s the technology and included features that you pay for. Hearing aid prices haven’t fluctuated that much over …

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

In Newsletter by Christa N. Smith, Au.D., CCC-A

Hear from the experts! One of Whisper Hearing Centers main goals is to raise awareness about hearing issues within the local community. As part of this, WHC is excited to share some news about the Hear the World Foundation, which raises international public awareness about the importance of hearing and the consequences of hearing loss, as well as providing support …