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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 …

Let the Music Play: Enjoying music when you have hearing loss

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

“Music produces a kind of pleasure that human nature cannot do without.” —Confucius Everyone loves music. It is, in fact, one thing people of all ages and all backgrounds love, albeit the types of music people choose to listen to can vary greatly, but one fact remains true for all—everyone loves music. Here in America, on average people listen to …

What to do when your hearing aid stops working

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

What? I Can’t Hear You 5 simple solutions for why your hearing aid might not be working. There are many reasons why your hearing aid might stop working. Maybe the volume is turned down. Maybe the battery is dead. Or maybe your hearing has changed. Whatever the reason, or reasons, at Whisper Hearing Centers we’ll work with you to discover …

Hear the World Better: How the right hearing aid can improve your quality of life

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

If you are one of the 48 million Americans living with hearing loss, you don’t have to suffer in silence. At Whisper Hearing Centers we offer a variety of hearing aid options that can help you better hear the world around you, and therefore, greatly improve your quality of life. Research in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology …

Styles of Hearing Devices: What you need to know about the different types of hearing aids

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

There are many things to consider when choosing a hearing device—price, model, technology options … the list goes on. But what about style? What about the simplest of considerations such as do you want a hearing device that fits within the ear canal? One that wraps around the backside of the ear? One that’s completely invisible to others? Hearing devices …

Tips for Dining Out with Hearing Loss: How to enjoy dinner out in a loud restaurant

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

Why are restaurants so loud these days?? According to many industry experts, noise is often associated with energy. And a restaurant that’s loud, according to Bon Appetit Magazine, “is perceived as lively and successful.” But no matter how lively and successful a restaurant appears, if it’s just too darn loud for patrons to have a conversation, let alone hear what the specials …

Choosing the Right Hearing Device

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

You’ve taken the first step and had a thorough hearing evaluation, by a certified audiologist at Whisper Hearing Center. But now what? With all the options and different types of hearing devices, how do you choose the best instrument for you? Here at Whisper Hearing Centers, we help take the guess work out of choosing a hearing device by working …

What’s it like to get your hearing checked?

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

Here’s what you need to know about your first hearing evaluation Living with hearing problems is difficult. It can keep you away from activities you enjoy and make it hard to communicate with the people around you. But what can you do to minimize hearing problems and how do you find out if your hearing concerns are treatable? The first …