Why Pretending to Hear Doesn’t Help

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

There are so many temptations to take the easy way out. We face them daily, whether it’s choosing not to see a person who needs our help or telling a white lie to avoid a confrontation. Each instance is different, and yet, each time we decide to deflect and hit the easy button, we reinforce that habit.    Sure, sometimes …

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

Ways to Accommodate Your Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Communication, Family & Friends, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks

You might be surprised how hearing loss can quickly change someone’s life – especially for those who were once social. Hearing loss is an issue that starts with the ears but quickly affects communication, relationships, cognitive functioning, and even changes in personality over years. It’s also a condition that often develops gradually, so people often don’t realize how bad it’s …

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Musicians & Hearing Loss

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Loss

When it comes to hearing, those who rely most on this ability are often those most at risk of losing it. Unlike some of the other senses, hearing is quite sensitive to the amount of exposure. Whether that exposure comes in terms of the loudness of sound, measured in decibels, or the duration of sound, measured in time, our hearing …

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

Technology continues to evolve at a faster pace, offering more convenience and functionality. Hearing aids are no exception. This has been made in part by the digital revolution in technology which has been able to provide more power and nuance in smaller and state-of-the-art designs. Digital technology continues to push the limits of what we thought was possible in hearing …

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Check Your Hearing This November for American Diabetes Month

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Related Disease

There are more than 30 million Americans with diabetes, and if that describes you too, you’ll want to keep an eye on your ears. Compared to non-diabetics, people with diabetes have a hearing loss risk that is more than twice as high. As a result, you should keep an eye on your hearing.    Having regular hearing evaluations with us …

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Bonnie L. Baehr, Au.D. Hearing Aids

Have you recently come to suspect that you could benefit from hearing aids? Have you been diagnosed with hearing loss but feel overwhelmed by all the options? It can be totally overwhelming to understand what hearing aids will be best for you. There are so many styles and added features to choose from. If you are confused as to what …