Help for the Hard of Hearing

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from: Longevity Explorers | Palo Alto

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Laura reported increasing difficulty following what people say in conversation. She finds herself just smiling and nodding.

Her audiologist has tested her hearing and said it is not bad enough for a hearing aid yet.

Many of us provided helpful information and advice – the most direct of which was “go to another audiologist.” Hearing aid technology is evolving rapidly and people should get their hearing aid updated at least every 2 years. A good audiologist will provide you with several different kinds of hearing aid to take home and test, all returnable within 30 days. Loss of high frequency affects our ability to recognize speech. Some devices can be adjusted using an ap on your smart phone. People reported excellent care at the Palo Alto VA, Stanford Hearing Center, and Pacific Hearing.

 

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