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How You Can Make This Holiday Season the Best One Yet

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I t’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least, it’s supposed to be.

Your holiday season probably looks a lot like ours: holiday parties, reuniting with family, celebrations, and gifts. To put it simply, it’s the busiest time of the year. Hearing loss doesn’t make the craziness any easier.

To put it simply, it’s the busiest time of the year. Hearing loss doesn’t make the craziness any easier.

Being able to enjoy the holidays with those you love is important. As important as it is to give gifts and enjoy great company, it’s incredibly important to take care of yourself. That means paying attention to your hearing loss and managing it the best you can.

We want to help you have the best holiday season yet. We have a few tips that we think will make it possible.

  • Ask yourself if treating your hearing loss will make a difference.

  • Figure out what you can do to communicate better.

  • Check your devices.

  • Make sure you have batteries.

1. Ask yourself if treating your hearing loss will make a difference.

Maybe you hadn’t considered it before, but your hearing loss could be part of the reason you haven’t enjoyed holidays in the past. It’s pretty frustrating trying to have a conversation when you can’t hear everything the other person is saying.

Imagine how enjoyable it would be if your hearing loss didn’t stand in the way.

It doesn’t have to. The least you can do is make an appointment with an audiologist. They can help you determine if hearing aids will make a difference.

2. Figure out what you can do to communicate better.

Regardless if you have hearing aids, it’s possible to communicate well if you put in the effort. It might be helpful to tell the host of a party that loud music or other background noise makes it really difficult for you to hear conversations. When you voice what would be helpful for you, people will most likely try to accommodate you.

In the meantime, use these tips to work around a loud environment:

  • Turn your back to the majority of the noise so you can hear what’s happening in front of you.
  • Tell those you are with that they need to speak up and speak clearly.
  • Most importantly, try not to isolate yourself.

We can bet that the people you’re with will do their best to make you feel like you’re part of the conversation.

3. Check your devices.

We’re sure you check your hearing aids on a daily basis if you have them, especially if you remove them to sleep, shower, or exercise. But it’s easy to get out of the habit of making sure everything looks good.

Now is a great time to have your devices looked over. There might be a small repair you’ve been putting off or the device itself needs to be adjusted so you can hear even better. Take a look at your devices the next time you take them off. If something needs to be looked2 at, we’re always here to help you if you can’t fix it on your own.

4. Make sure you have batteries.

If your devices require replaceable batteries, it’s pretty easy to get new ones. We have a plethora of batteries to fit every hearing aid, and we’d like to make sure you have what you need so you can hear everything at your next holiday party.

Since not all devices need their batteries replaced, you should also have your devices checked to make sure their built-in battery power is sufficient.

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year. We’d love to help you make that possible. Whether it’s through an initial appointment to check your hearing loss or adjusting your current hearing aids, together, we can manage your hearing loss so it doesn’t keep you from enjoying this incredible season of giving and cheer.

We’d love to get you in our offices before the end of the year. Give us a call at (215)855-4217!

10 Questions with Mary Kay Mariano

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Serving our patients with the best care starts with a passionate, cohesive team. Our people care about you, and we are grateful they are part of our mission.

For over 10 years, Mary Kay Mariano has been an essential part of everything we do at Associates in Hearing. As the Patient Care Coordinator, Mary Kay assists the audiologists, cares for walk-in patients, performs various office tasks, and handles special projects. She makes it possible for us to serve our patients with high-quality care!

We want you to get to know Mary Kay as we do. We asked her 10 questions to get to know her better. Here are her answers:

1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was a child, I always wanted to be a nurse. I was always the nurse when we played Army in the yard with all the kids in the neighborhood, and I would use the dog’s water to wipe their faces.

If you could have dinner with any person, alive or dead, who would it be?

I think I would love to have dinner with my grandparents on both sides. I was very young when they passed. What better way to have a good laugh or a serious conversation than with your grandparents around the dinner table!

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

I would definitely travel to Ireland to research my ancestry and to tour the beauty of the land.

Describe yourself in three words.

I describe myself as compassionate, dedicated and funny. I love making people laugh, understanding their concerns, and doing what I do.

What is your favorite food or meal to eat?

Favorite food is any type of seafood. My favorite is lobster with lots of butter.

What are your hobbies?

I love to workout at the gym, and I absolutely love being with my grandkids.

What is your favorite part about working at Associates in Hearing?

My favorite part about working with Associates in Hearing is my coworkers. We have a real connection. I love working with our clients. There is always a story.

Why is hearing important?

I think hearing is important for two reasons: our well being and our safety. Hearing connects you to people and your surroundings.

If you could binge watch one show, what would you pick?

I would definitely binge watch This Is Us. So many real-life situations

What is one of your favorite memories from your childhood?

One of my favorite memories as a child was Sunday Dinner Night. We would have dinner early, go to our cousins’ house and then hit O’Boyles Ice Cream Restaurant for a wonderful ice cream treat and laughing together with my family.

Top tips for a successful Thanksgiving

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As Thanksgiving is coming up, you might be filled with dread. Hearing loss can make social gatherings complicated and frustrating. You might be tempted to skip out.

Hearing loss is complicated and frustrating, but it doesn’t have to keep you from enjoying family and friends (or delicious food). In fact, it shouldn’t! We think we can help.

Here a few tips to help you navigate Thanksgiving this year.

1. Avoid background music.

Music is great to avoid awkward silences and keep conversations going. But for people with hearing loss, it only makes it more difficult to hear conversations around you.

If you’re the host, it’s pretty simple: don’t play any music. If someone else is hosting, maybe suggest they turn the music off. Don’t be afraid to explain your reasoning and that you can hear better without it. There might be someone else who thinks the same but is afraid to speak up.

2. Be aware of where you’re sitting in the room or at the table.

Finding yourself in a noisy situation can be frustrating. If conversations are happening loudly all around you, you might just want to sneak out to get away.

Instead of being in the middle of everything, try finding a seat at the table toward the end, where there is less noise and a better chance for you to hear the conversation. If you’re in a crowded room, consider positioning yourself with your back to the noise. Your hearing aids can work better when the conversation you want to hear is right in front of you.

Whatever you do, try not to seclude yourself from the festivities. Just be aware of where you are in a room or with a crowd of people, and take every effort to make it work to your advantage.

3. Communicate with those you’re with.

Hearing loss might not be your favorite thing to talk about, but letting people know it’s something you experience could be incredibly helpful.

If someone else is hosting Thanksgiving this year, let them know where you’d like to sit at the table so you can hear best. Advise them on how distracting and frustrating background music can be for you.

The people you call family and friends are typically the ones who care about you most. Don’t be afraid to tell them what would be helpful for you.

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Use these three tips to help you enjoy your holiday with those you love.

If you think that you need to do more to treat your hearing loss, we would love to help. We want to see every person thrive, and treating hearing loss is one step in the right direction. You can call us at 215-855-4217. Feel free to ask us any questions and discuss making an appointment. We would love to hear from you!

Things to Notice After Receiving Hearing Aids

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Hearing loss can cause you to miss the most important moments. When you can’t hear well, it’s easy to miss what matters.

Deciding to treat your hearing loss is one of the best things you can do for yourself. For the first time in a long time, you can experience the sounds you didn’t know you were missing, carry on important conversations without missing a beat, and enjoy your life the way you’d like.

When you receive your hearing aids, your life is going to change.

Here’s what you can look for:

1. Specific sounds.

Life with hearing loss causes you to adapt. You get used to missing ordinary sounds, and you don’t notice that you’re missing something.

As you get used to wearing your new hearing aids, you might notice sounds you haven’t heard for years. It might surprise you! The sounds of birds chirping in the trees, the ticking clock hanging on your wall, and the sounds of your newborn baby niece will make the world come alive in a new way.

You might remember life before hearing loss and how it plagued you. With hearing aids, you can get your life back.

2. Improved joy.

Untreated hearing loss is proven to be linked to depression and loneliness. When you can’t participate in life, hear the world around you, or engage socially, it’s difficult to find joy in life.

Your hearing aids make it possible to enjoy life again. Hearing loss doesn’t have to be a wall between you and the things you love. When you use hearing aids, you can join conversations, hear what’s happening around you, enjoy your hobbies, and find joy in life.

3. Reconnect with family.

One of the most effective ways to stay healthy and age well is to stay socially engaged. Hearing aids make that possible.

Hearing loss can make you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. Instead of easily communicating, you find yourself missing important parts of a conversation and frequently asking others to repeat themselves. But when you treat your hearing loss and use hearing aids, you’re able to stay connected to the ones you love.

When you are able to actively engage in the lives of the ones you love, you can enjoy relationships, stay healthy, and even prolong your life.

4. Lifestyle

When you treat your hearing loss, your life will become dramatically different. Before, when hearing loss affected your day-to-day life, your lifestyle revolved around being able to hear.

When you wear hearing aids, being able to hear is something you don’t have to worry about. You can go about your life without constantly wondering if you’re missing something. You can engage in an active, healthy lifestyle that nurtures your relationships, hobbies, and joys.

Receiving hearing aids can be a life-changing experience. The world around you comes alive, the people you love are easier to communicate with, and you find joy in the places you used to find frustration.

We believe treating your hearing loss is instrumental in living a healthy, joyful life. At Associates in Hearing, we love helping people like you rediscover the life you love. We can help you treat your hearing loss through the right treatment. Give us a call at 215-855-4217, and let’s start you on the path to your best life yet.

3 Facts You Need to Know About Staying Active with Hearing Loss

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We all want to age gracefully, and staying active, both physically and socially, plays a key role in how we enjoy our life.

Statistics show that the older we get, the higher our risk of hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss is normal and treatable. But leaving it untreated could have negative effects on your health and your social life.

Treating your hearing loss is the key to staying healthy and potentially elongating your life!

Here are some facts about hearing loss that could help you stay active as you age.

1. Untreated hearing loss can cause isolation.

If you have hearing loss, it might be difficult to remember how much fun it is to enjoy a night out with friends. Hearing loss causes us to retreat from the things we enjoy because we often feel frustrated in situations where we struggle to participate.

A leading study out of John Hopkins University discovered that there is a direct correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Dementia is caused by a myriad of factors, but a notable one is social isolation. This is only compounded by untreated hearing loss, which causes you to withdraw from social situations because you can’t hear well.

2. Staying physically active is easier when hearing loss isn’t standing in the way.

When your hearing loss is left untreated, it serves as a barrier between you and your best self. You might be surprised to learn that in some cases, hearing loss is actually a side effect of an underlying health issue.

Health issues like heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes are just a few problems that could potentially cause hearing loss. An audiologist could help rule out any of those underlying issues, meaning you have a more comprehensive idea of your overall health.

Treating your hearing loss is an essential part of keeping an active lifestyle. If you want to stay healthy, see an audiologist!

3. Staying active keeps you young.

Aging is inevitable, but you don’t have to succumb to an inactive lifestyle just because you’re getting older. An active lifestyle is beneficial and worth the effort.

Exercising regularly will have a clear positive effect on your physical health, and it can even increase your brain volume. Just three hours of exercise a week increases your lifespan by five years! That’s worth it, wouldn’t you say?

A key to staying active is making sure your hearing loss is in check. Stay up-to-date with your audiologist and make sure your hearing loss is not getting worse. If your hearing aids aren’t working as well, let your audiologist know. When you’re hearing well, you’re able to focus on the things that matter and able to exercise regularly without worry.

Untreated hearing loss can and will keep you from living a healthy life. You don’t have to let that happen. Treating your hearing loss is the key to living a healthy life and allows you to stay actively engaged both socially and physically.

Unsure if you have hearing loss? We can help. Give us a call at Associates in Hearing, and we’ll help you evaluate if you have hearing loss and what you can do about it. Call us today at 215-855-4217.

7 Questions with Sean Reiff

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Our team at Associates in Hearing is dedicated to serving our patients with high-quality personalized care. We love helping people like you discover just how amazing life can be with great hearing. It’s a privilege to serve our patients every day.

Since September of 2013, Sean Reiff has been working at Associates in Hearing and serves as our Business Manager. He helps us with business, marketing, and IT, keeping us up-to-date to make sure we’re serving each patient the best we can.

Next time you visit our offices, say hi to Sean! He’s essential to how we care for our patients, and we think everyone our team deserves to know they’re appreciated.

Here are a few facts about Sean:

1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Growing up I always wanted to be involved in sports. It was my entire world and my giant imagination as a kid kept me focused on some aspect of athletics. As time went on and I matured, I saw more of a future in business. Then after working at a hospital for a year in Boston, I knew I wanted a career in healthcare, too. Working at Associates in Hearing allows me to combine both of my passions.

2. Where did you go to college?

I went to West Virginia University for undergrad. I am currently attending Temple University for my MBA, and I am projected to graduate in the Fall of 2019.

3. What are your hobbies?

I am a sports nut, so anything involving that gets me interested. Whether it is participating in local games, watching as a fan, or playing fantasy football, sports has always been a passion of mine. On top of that, I enjoy cooking, listening to music, and traveling. My goal is to someday visit all 50 states.

4. What is your favorite food or meal to eat?

Nothing gets me more excited than a quality pizza. But I am open to trying all foods, and one of my favorite things about traveling is trying the local cuisine.

5. What is your favorite part about working at Associates in Hearing?

My favorite part is the indirect way I impact people’s lives. Although my job doesn’t always entail a direct connection with our patients, I know that what I do has an impact on their quality of life. Facilitating the audiologists to treat patients and help improve their hearing gives me great joy.

I also am very proud of being part of Entheos and being able to help people all over the world with their hearing and giving them opportunities in life they otherwise wouldn’t have.

6. What is one of your favorite memories from your childhood?

Some of my fondest memories as a child are running around my mother’s hearing practice as she waited to finish her work day. I never saw myself working here, but I remember being in awe of the people she touched and the services she performed. I am proud to now be a part of that practice and to help contribute to our goal of helping people rediscover their hearing.

7. Why is hearing important?

Hearing is important because it connects you to people. I hear people brush off hearing as a convenience and that they can get by without it. I believe people say that because they can’t see the gradual affect hearing loss has on their personality and relationships. I challenge any person with suspected hearing loss to at least get tested and try hearing devices. With the complimentary demos we offer, you have nothing to lose. I am confident you will notice a difference in yourself and the people in your life.

3 Myths & Truths of Hearing Loss

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We all know someone who has experienced hearing loss. Most of us don’t think about it happening to us.

Just like you go to an optometrist to get glasses, you should see an audiologist to treat hearing loss. Hearing loss is currently the third most common health problem in the United States. It’s more common than you think.

October is Audiology Awareness Month, and we want to take the time to make sure you know the important facts about hearing loss. It’s not scary, and you don’t have to live with it. You can treat it, and we can help.

MYTH 1: Hearing loss only happens to older people.

Hearing loss is often a natural development that comes with aging. In fact, that’s one of the most common causes of hearing loss.

But that’s not the only cause. Hearing loss can happen to anyone. Noise-induced hearing loss, which is caused by noise that exceeds a safe sound level. If you frequent rock concerts or work in a loud factory without using hearing protection, you’re exposing yourself to the risk of hearing loss.

Hearing loss can also be caused by other underlying health issues, like chemotherapy, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, as well as others.

Frankly, hearing loss can happen to anyone regardless of age.

Myth 2: Hearing loss doesn’t affect any other aspects of your health.

It would be great if hearing loss didn’t affect other aspects of your health, but when it’s left untreated, your overall health will experience side effects.

Hearing loss has been proven to significantly affect the health of your brain. When hearing loss is left untreated, the brain is working harder than it should. This often causes the brain itself to shrink due to overuse (called brain atrophy). Research shows that these effects are directly related to dementia and the development of Alzheimer’s.

It’s also important to note that hearing loss can have a negative effect on your mental health. People who continue living life without treatment find themselves detached from the people and the things they care about, causing social isolation, anxiety, and loneliness.

Myth 3: You can wait to get hearing aids.

You find out you have hearing loss, but you assume getting hearing aids is not essential. Depending on the severity of your hearing loss, hearing aids are probably the best solution. The longer you wait, the worse your hearing loss can become.

Hearing aids are incredible. They can give you back the hearing you lost. Waiting should not be an option.

Not only will you be able to hear the TV, you’ll be able to participate in the most important things of life. You can reconnect with the people you care about. You can enjoy hobbies. You can be an active participant in your life, not just a bystander.

The longer you wait, the greater the negative impact your hearing loss will have on your life.

Knowing the truth about hearing loss is important! When you understand the effects and challenges of leaving it untreated, you can take action early and help others do the same.

We’re hosting a Brain Hearing Presentation that will provide you with even more valuable information on the effects of hearing loss.

Here’s what you need to know:

What: Brain Hearing Presentation

When: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11 AM

Where: Generations of Indian Valley 259 North Second Street Souderton, PA 18964

4 Tips for Eating Out

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Eating out is a great way to enjoy time with the people you love and experience a wonderful meal. But if you have hearing loss, you might find yourself easily overwhelmed by the amount of noise in a restaurant.

So many factors come into play: the kitchen, the other guests, the background music. How are you supposed to enjoy a nice meal when you know you won’t be able to hear the conversation at your own table?

Don’t let this predicament stress you out. It’s true–restaurants can be a hub for noise. Young people don’t mind it much, and depending on what city you’re in, a loud restaurant could simply be the norm. Hearing loss can make it hard to dine out and enjoy the people you’re with.

We can help. Let’s look at a few ways to make your dining experience more enjoyable.

1. Do your research and choose a restaurant that meets your needs.

Did you know that you can use the internet to research the noise levels at certain restaurants? The information isn’t always guaranteed, but if you visit the website Yelp and search for the restaurant you’re hoping to visit, a review of the noise level is usually provided. This will give you an idea of what to expect.

This is an especially helpful tool if you’re visiting a new city. Before going to a new restaurant, you can research the noise level and choose what will work best for you.

Researching beforehand can eliminate your frustration, and prevent you from feeling disappointed.

2. Once you’ve picked your restaurant, let the host/hostess know what kind of table you’d like to sit at.

When you’re going out to eat, you want to enjoy the experience. Hearing loss, however, can make that more difficult. We encourage you to speak up! By voicing what you need, you can have a more comfortable experience at a table that allows you to hear those you’re with.

Whether you’re planning ahead with a reservation or asking the host or hostess for a table, ask for a booth. The higher bench seats will block out some of the environmental noise, making it easier for you to filter out the conversation right in front of you. When you sit down, choose to sit with your back to the noise. This allows your hearing aids to catch the conversation right in front of you, keeping the extra noises out of range.

You should also try to avoid a table that is near the kitchen. With all the foot traffic and noise, you’re better off sitting somewhere else.

3. Be honest with the people you’re dining with.

Hearing loss shouldn’t make you feel embarrassed. About 48 million Americans have some form of it, so you’re not alone!

If you’re dining out with friends, family, or coworkers, it is helpful to ask them to speak up or mention that you have hearing aids. It makes it easier to enjoy your meal and the company of those you’re with.

Don’t be afraid to let them know where you’d like to sit so you can be part of the conversation. Give them an idea of the type of restaurant you’d prefer to go to that isn’t too loud, and speak up if you know the place you’re going will make you feel like the odd one out.

4. Go out to eat at an earlier time.

A typical restaurant experiences a dinner rush around 6 PM. This means more people and more noise.

By going to a restaurant before the dinner rush, you avoid the hassle of a full restaurant. Not only will you be guaranteed a table, but you’ll also be able to hear those around you with ease.

If going out to eat at an earlier time isn’t possible, don’t worry. The steps we already listed can make it possible for you to enjoy yourself. Do what you can to plan ahead, and eating a restaurant will be an enjoyable experience.

Eating out doesn’t have to intimidate you! Using these tips, you can enjoy your meal, hear what’s happening around you, and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

If you think hearing aids might be helpful for you in situations like these, give us a call. We’d love to help you get back out there enjoying your life. Call us today at 215-855-4217.

Associates in Hearing vs. Costco: What is the true cost?

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When you’re looking into getting a new set of hearing aids, it’s reasonable for you to shop around and explore your options. Not every audiologist has the same hearing aids! When you’re looking at your options, you might notice that big box stores like Costco could cost you significantly less when purchasing a set of hearing aids.

But before you go running to a big box store to get a new pair of hearing aids, let’s discuss why Costco could cost you more in the long run.

1. The cause for your hearing loss could be more complex.

Most commonly, hearing loss is caused by noise exposure or natural aging. It’s normal for hearing loss to be brought on by exposure to a loud noise abruptly or over long periods of time. It’s also common for most people as they age to experience some form of hearing loss.

There are, however, instances where hearing loss is a result of another underlying issue. Some chronic diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes are shown to be significantly related and even cause hearing loss in adults.

A hearing aid specialist at Costco may not be able to identify these possible causes at a hearing evaluation. With an audiologist at Associates in Hearing, we can rule out any underlying causes of your hearing loss and even refer you to the right specialist if needed.

By seeing an audiologist, you save yourself the costly expense of leaving an underlying issue potentially undiagnosed.

2. Hearing healthcare is more than a hearing test and hearing aids.

Having your hearing tested and properly evaluated is essential to discovering the right hearing aids for you. A big box store can do just that.

But what they can’t do is just as important. You can have your hearing aids serviced at the store you bought them, but that’s just about it. At Associates in Hearing, for example, we prioritize your needs. Caring for your hearing is not just servicing a number. We make sure your devices are always working properly, schedule your appointments in appropriate time intervals so you’re always taken care of, and continually keep track of your hearing loss.

A store like Costco won’t be able to provide you with the personal care you deserve. At Associates in Hearing, we pledge to make it a priority. By seeing an audiologist at AIH, you’ll be saving your valuable time and money by getting the right care the first time.

3. You matter. Making a sale doesn’t.

The advantage of seeing an audiologist or visiting Costco is that we don’t work on commission. That means we aren’t just trying to get you out the door with an expensive set of hearing aids.

At Costco, that’s about as far as it goes. They want to be helpful, but they can’t provide you with unmatched service, care, and support. At AIH, we can save you the headache of wondering if you’re truly treating your hearing loss or just masking it with ill-fit hearing aids.

At Associates in Hearing, our priority is to treat your hearing loss in a way that fits your lifestyle, addresses any underlying issues, and walking with you every step of the way. The last thing we want is to send you out the door with hearing aid technology that cost you more than you could afford. Our goal is to make sure you can hear your life and enjoy it the way you want.

Costco is a great place to buy hearing aids, but it will cost you more, in the long run, to purchase devices from a big box store. By seeing an audiologist at Associates in Hearing, we can save you more money by:

  1. Treating your hearing loss and recognizing any underlying causes.
  2. Providing personalized care that is attentive to your needs.
  3. Saving you time and money through attentive care and consistent follow-up appointments.

Are you ready to make the next step towards treating your hearing loss? We can help. Give us a call today to make an appointment.

What is a looped building?

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The best way to treat your hearing loss is by wearing hearing aids that are personally fit for you and your hearing loss needs. They can effectively and easily transmit sound you would normally miss right into your ears, meaning you aren’t going to miss a moment.

Not every situation or place is designed for people with hearing loss. An airport, for example, could easily be overwhelming. With crowds and announcements over the loudspeakers, you could miss something important and not even know it. Wearing hearing aids should make it easier.

Now, buildings, arenas, auditoriums, and airports are making it easier. With something called a hearing loop, buildings everywhere (now called looped buildings), take sound and feed it directly into your hearing aids.

Let’s answer some of your questions you might have about what a hearing loop is and how to use it.

1. What exactly is a hearing loop?

A hearing loop is almost exactly what it sounds like. It is a wire loop that surrounds an audience that picks up sound from a sound system and transforms it into a magnetic signal that is sent out into the audience. The telecoil within your hearing aid receives the signal, allowing your hearing aid to become your own personal speaker.

2. Where is hearing loop located?

To identify where a hearing loop is located, you should see a hearing assistance sign with a “T” on it. This signals those with hearing aids that their telecoils when turned on within the device, will pick up the sound and transmit it straight to the ear through their devices.

In America, hearing loops are found in airports, movie theaters, churches, auditoriums, train and subway stations, taxis, and arenas all around the country.

3. How do I use a hearing loop?

Like we noted earlier, a hearing loop is easily identifiable with a hearing assistance sign. These should be located in easily viewable public areas and have a “T” on it.

Make sure your hearing aids are on, and the magnetic signal should be picked up by the telecoil within your devices. Not to mention, hearing loops don’t cost you anything to use.

Your hearing aids are working hard to give you the hearing experience you want. But even with your personalized devices, you might struggle to hear in larger spaces with more people around. That’s normal.

Looped buildings offer hearing assistance to those who need it in an inconspicuous way. You don’t need large headphones or obvious devices. Instead, simply make sure the telecoil on your devices is on, and whatever everyone else is hearing, you can hear too.

If you ever wonder what buildings have a hearing loop, ask! You might be able to experience more than you thought.

If you have hearing loss and wonder what life would be like with hearing aids, we can help. Our goal at Associates in Hearing is to make sure you have the hearing you want to live the life you love. We can provide you with the hearing devices you need to help you stay connected to the people and experiences around you.

Give us a call today, and we would love to help!