Monday, July 26, 2021

Are Your Headphones Causing Hidden Hearing Loss?



If you love music but don’t want to bother your roommates or your family, you probably enjoy using headphones. Aren’t they great? But be careful. When you crank up the volume, you can cause damage to the tiny hairs and nerve cells that transmit sound impulses to your brain. Over time, you may develop hearing loss.

Your hearing test might result in a normal hearing audiogram, even though you might notice you have trouble understanding people talking over background noise. 

This kind of hidden hearing loss is common, especially in people who have been regularly exposed to loud sounds. If you’ve had a normal hearing audiogram but still have trouble hearing, talk to our hearing specialists!

Learn more on our website!


Monday, July 12, 2021

You Had a Normal Hearing Audiogram — Now What?



An audiogram shows how your brain perceives sounds in a testing situation: in a quiet room, wearing headphones, with one sound at a time. Many people who have a normal hearing audiogram still struggle to hear conversation in a crowd. Maybe you notice that you can’t hear your phone if the TV is on. 

You're not alone! 

This type of hearing trouble is called hidden hearing loss and it is common. It’s especially common in people who have been regularly exposed to loud sounds. 

If you’ve had a normal hearing audiogram but still have trouble hearing, talk to our hearing specialists!

Learn more on our website! 


Monday, July 5, 2021

Everyday Activities Contribute to Hearing Loss



Did you know that noise that measures over 85 decibels (dB) can permanently damage your hearing? 

That means that common daily activities like lawn care and driving through road construction can be loud enough to damage your hearing. You might even be exposed to several potentially damaging activities in a single summer day. Summer can be hard on your hearing!

You can protect your hearing by wearing earplugs or noise canceling headphones — even if you already wear hearing aids.

Learn more about protecting your hearing on our website.

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Will the Sounds of Summer Lead to a Hearing Aid?



What are some of your favorite summertime activities in Michigan? Concerts? Boating? Tigers games?  

We love our outdoor activities in the summer, maybe a little too much. That ringing in your ears after a loud concert or rowdy ball game is a symptom of ear damage. Most people will get over a short exposure in a few days and the ringing will go away. But long-term exposure or sudden intense sounds, like an explosion, can cause permanent hearing loss. If you can’t hear the sounds of summer anymore, you might need a hearing aid.

To schedule an appointment, visit our website.


Monday, May 24, 2021

Could Auditory Training Help You Hear Better?



Auditory training might be helpful for more people than those with hearing loss. For example:

  • Children with auditory processing disorders can benefit from training that helps them concentrate on the sound of spoken language. 
  • People with autism, or others who are very sensitive to sound, could also benefit.

Imagine that auditory training is like coaching. You will be a better swimmer if you have a coach who can teach you to be strong and confident in the water. An auditory trainer can help you move more easily through conversation and communication. 

Ask your hearing professional at CCMC for more information about auditory training, also called audiologic rehabilitation.

We help people with hearing loss in St. Johns, Alma, Dewitt, Ovid-Elsie, and surrounding areas. Learn more on our website!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Can Auditory Training Help Your Hearing Loss?



If you have hearing loss, you know that your impairment can make it a challenge to socialize and could lead to isolation and even depression. 

Ask your hearing consultant about auditory training. It is possible to improve the way you are managing your hearing loss. Training can help you improve your listening skills and take some of the strain out of conversation. 

Our training can help you focus on important sounds and block out non-language noises, making best use of the hearing you maintain. CCMC wants to help you live your best life, communicating freely with the people you love. 

We help people with hearing loss in St. Johns, Alma, Dewitt, Ovid-Elsie, and surrounding areas. Learn more on our website!


Monday, April 26, 2021

Is Hearing Loss Stealing Your Joy?


Are you missing the sounds of spring in Michigan? 

It’s estimated that over 28 million adults in the United States could improve their hearing with hearing aids (but don’t). Are you one of them? 

We can help you answer that question and find the right treatment. Hearing aids aren’t right for everybody, but they aren’t the only treatment for hearing loss. Our hearing care specialists can diagnose your hearing loss and help you understand the causes, treatment options, and steps you can take to improve your quality of life.

We help people with hearing loss in St. Johns, Alma, Dewitt, Ovid-Elsie, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment at one of our mid-Michigan locations, visit our website.