If you or someone you love like a child or aging parent has a possible hearing loss, it can seem overwhelming and scary. Furthermore, if you suspect you might be losing your hearing you might try to deny it due to feeling embarrassed or feeling worried that your treatment choices will be too expensive, or worse that you won’t be able to improve your hearing. But you don’t need to feel hopeless. For every type of hearing loss, there are treatment options available, no matter how severe your loss of hearing function might be. Instead, take a few minutes to... View Article
I am a big fan of getting out and moving. It’s great for the body, and great for the mind. But, it raises the question: Is it OK to use your hearing aids while working out? The answer is, for the most part, YES. Here are a few reasons why: If you are playing a team sport, quick and accurate communication among players and with the coach is imperative. You need to know what’s going on accurately and immediately. If you are out for a jog on your own, you are safer when accurately tuned in to your environment. Music... View Article
If you use a hearing aid, you already know how lost you would be without it. Being able to hear is essential to your daily activities, and even the time it takes to deal with a dead battery can seem like a lifetime when you’re suddenly left without the quality of hearing your hearing aid provides. While a hearing aid may not seem like much from the outside, this device that’s no bigger than the tip of your finger is actually made up of some pretty sophisticated functions and delicate parts. If not cared for properly, your hearing aid may... View Article
Today’s amazing hearing devices owe their start to an evolving series of hearing aids that leveraged technology over time. The first hearing aids, created in the 17th century, were enormous, trumpet-shaped contraptions with a large, open piece at one end that collected sound. The trumpet gradually tapered into a thinner tube that funneled the sound into the ear. While these devices were helpful to some people with hearing loss, the funnels were eventually tapered down to make them portable, which, unfortunately, made them less effective. The development of the modern hearing aid might not have been possible had it not... View Article
McGuire’s Hearing Services is pleased to announce the launch of our new television commercial! Viewers in the Cablevision systems of Riverhead and Brookhaven can expect to see the ad running intermittently throughout the next several months on popular stations such as News 12, History Channel, TNT, Lifetime, Golf and AMC. Tune in and watch for us and several of our patients, who agreed to appear during their visit.