Greentree Hearing & Audiology - Break the Habit of Pretending to Hear

Break the Habit of Pretending to Hear

How do you respond when you have trouble hearing a conversation? Do you nod along and scramble to pick up pieces of context? Do you hear yourself constantly asking people to speak up and repeat themselves? Have you surrendered yourself to being out of the loop? All of these approaches can make social interactions irritating or embarrassing, and they are …

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Tips for College Students with Hearing Loss

Heading off to college can be incredibly exciting. As probably many of your older neighbors and family friends have told you, it’s bound to be a thrilling and invigorating time in your life. But, like many big life changes, there are a lot of unknowns that make it exciting in a terrifying way. Sort of that same feeling you experience …

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Higher Health Care Costs for People with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss doesn’t just affect your hearing; it has an impact on your whole life. Studies have shown that untreated hearing loss creates a significant income gap, and workers with unaddressed hearing impairment earn less the more severe their hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss has also been linked to an increased likelihood of medical conditions like depression and dementia. People …

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Family-Centered Care for Hearing Loss

The struggle of adjusting to a life with hearing loss is heavy, but it doesn’t have to be shouldered alone. Bringing friends and family members into your circle and sharing your experiences can increase the ease with which you acclimate to new habits and realities. Audiologists often find that working with the family as a unit in exploring a patient’s …

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Facebook Becomes More Accessible for Hard of Hearing Users

Ask people how they keep in touch with their friends and loved ones, or how they get the bulk of their news, and usually the answer is Facebook. With an ever-expanding reach on both national and international level, Facebook has been integral in the past decade in how we communicate with one another. It makes sense, then, that Facebook has …

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Protect Yourself from Noise Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Because we’re born with the only auditory system we get in a lifetime, it’s up to us to protect our ears. In rare cases, hearing loss is a result of a sudden, traumatic event. More often, hearing loss occurs quite naturally along with the normal aging process. While there are a few exceptions to the rule, most hearing loss occurs …

Self-Care Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Self-Care Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Self-care. You may have heard this term being thrown around on the media, and you may relegate it to a “Millennial” concept. But in these fast times, what’s wrong with taking time to make sure you are taking care of yourself? According to Gracy Obuchowicz, a mentor and coach in Washington DC, self-care “assumes that we’re OK as we are …

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Is Hearing Loss Self- Diagnosable?

We live in an incredible era for technology, one where we can get near-instant access to information on almost any topic imaginable. The internet can teach us how to perform an oil change, edit a video or cook a soufflé and we can use technology to delve deep into a specific historical event or an unusual mathematics principal. Digital resources …

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This Father’s Day, Give your Dad the Gift of Hearing

Whether he taught us our first chord on the guitar, how to ride a bike, or the importance of investing in our 401Ks, chances are our fathers played a valuable role in shaping who we are today. Each June, we wrack our brains trying to find a unique, thoughtful and useful gift worthy of the wonderful fathers, step-fathers and grandfathers …

Smartphone Apps to Assist with Hearing

Made for iPhone Hearing Aids Here at Greentree Audiology, we offer the most advanced hearing aids available on the market. As technology continues to evolve across many different devices, hearing aids have kept up with new innovations. Made for iPhone hearing aids are designed specifically to connect your smartphone directly to your aids, providing you wireless streaming directly to your …