Four Things People Don't Ask Their Audiologist, but Should

With a decade of audiology experience under my belt, I can safely say I’ve heard it all. Here are four questions more patients should be asking their audiologist before they leave the office. How do I know if my hearing aid is working correctly? You should have periodic appointments with your audiologist to check on […]

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Funding Your Hearing Device: Some Options

As you probably know if you’ve read our post Are Hearing Devices (and Hearables) Always Covered by Insurance?, funding a medically-necessary hearing device can unfortunately be difficult for people in certain situations. For one, most health insurance policies don’t cover hearing aids, and neither does Medicare. The latter can be hard to believe considering the […]

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Is There a Link Between Migraines and Hearing Loss?

Migraines are one of the enduring medical mysteries in our age of modern medicine. Scientists and doctors have some good theories about why migraines might happen, but no research has proven conclusive yet. If you’re lucky enough not to be one of the 37 million Americans who suffer from migraines, you may not know how […]

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Working with Family: Fitting My Father With Hearing Aids

The goal of an audiologist is to improve our patient’s quality of life by addressing hearing loss and improving everyday communication. People often need to come to their own decision that their hearing needs to be addressed. This was especially true for my father. My father was a welding and machine tooling instructor for 35 […]

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What I would tell my pre-audiologist self…

I recently got asked to write an article for the American Academy of Doctors of Audiology student newsletter, AuDiogram.  I was so honored to get to do this and thought I would post it on my blog for all to enjoy.  I took inspiration from “What I would tell my younger self”.   The first […]

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Let’s Start Building Solid Relationships Today! An audiologist’s perspective

Have you ever been on vacation somewhere enjoying the day and meet someone you connect with?  It may be over something simple like even a glass of wine.  This past weekend my brother and I ventured up to the Russian River Valley in California wine country.  It was here at Inman Family Winery that I knew I found my […]

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Buyer Beware of Hearing Aids from the Internet

I’m sorry for the hiatus, but the holiday was a great time to rejuvenate, recover, and rethink! As people discover I’m an audiologist and finally figure out what it is I do, they immediately have questions for me.  This is particularly important if they themselves or their family members have hearing loss.  A common question […]

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I’m Definitely Thankful for Hearing!

November–the month of giving thanks.  My post this week is early because next Thursday I will be celebrating, like the rest of America, Thanksgiving!  Families will gather around tables to converse, spend time together and eat.  Some may take naps, watch football, or play games.  Lots of turkey will be eaten and plenty of beverages […]

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I Want to Be Just Like You, An Audiologist!

When I ask a small child what they want to be when they grow up, I never hear “An Audiologist”.  Instead I hear fireman, nurse, teacher, doctor, princess, spaceman and other creative ideas.  I’m happy to say though, that recently when I asked my 9-year-old sister, Kathleen, she replied, “I want to be just like […]

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