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Calling All Grandchildren!

August 31, 2018 6:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Written by: Judy Rasin Hearing aid technology has made phenomenal advances, and is highly interactive with the soundscape so that the listener has a better chance than ever to hear well and comfortably. And yet, hearing aids are only part of the prescription for better hearing. Good listening strategies and strong, kind family support are as important as ever. If you are lucky enough to have grandchildren in your family scene, you have a built-in resource to help in the adjustment to hearing aids. I say this on the basis of years of observations of the families I see in... View Article

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Borrowed Time

August 31, 2018 5:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Written By: Judy Rasin Borrowed time, we hold it now…. (with permission of Nini Camps, Antigone Rising) I want to sit under the stars and watch the night unfold I want to stay here with you now and whisper really close Remember what I said as you lay down your head The only thing that stays with us is love. As the long days of summer start to shorten, and we approach the next season, my heart seeks what really matters. We are living in a time of constant visual images. Our smart phones let us document every occasion for... View Article

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Are the Latest Rechargeable Hearing Aids Right For You?

July 1, 2018 9:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re faced with the prospect of needing hearing aids due to a hearing loss or other hearing impairment, your choices can feel overwhelming. You probably know this. Even if you have a trustworthy audiologist to guide you, it’s never easy and now you find out you have to worry about battery life and how often you’ll have to get your hearing aid batteries replaced. You might even have friends or family members who’ve had a hard time with their hearing aids and how expensive it was just to have new batteries put in on a regular basis. Unless that... View Article

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How Veterans Can Get Help For Hearing Loss

June 30, 2018 2:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The short answer to the question of how veterans can get help for hearing loss is that many can get access to both free or low-cost audiology services and hearing aids through their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health benefits if they meet the eligibility requirements for hearing services. The VA contracts with many of the major hearing aid manufacturers to provide state-of-the-art hearing aids to veterans at discounted prices. If that’s the case why don’t more veterans get help? “Though almost all people with hearing loss could be helped by hearing aids, only about 20 percent of those who... View Article

Why Cultivating Relationships With Your Patients is Important

June 29, 2018 5:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Twice a month the New York Times Magazine runs an article called Diagnosis. These articles tell the stories of tricky medical cases and read like detective stories. Recently there was the story of a healthy (triathlete) gentleman who had a sudden severe GI problem while traveling in Europe. He was nauseous and unable to eat at all. His daughter, an ER physician, encouraged him to come home. He was worked up at Yale New Haven Hospital. He saw a variety of doctors who did the requisite scans and scopes. Someone suggested that maybe retirement was not agreeing with him. His... View Article