Apparently Size Does Matter

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Aids

Ahem, I am of course talking about hearing aids. Patients, no matter their age, are concerned about what hearing aids will look like. It’s one of the top three questions they have, along with cost and effectiveness. True Story: “Sam” came into my office for a hearing screening and demonstration. After the test and explanation he very seriously stated, “Okay, …

One Ear vs. Two

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss

I often get the question, “Do I need hearing aids in both ears?” The answer is, yes, if you have hearing loss in both ears. I tell patients, “If God intended you to have one ear, it would sit on top of your head and rotate around.” Our ears are strategically positioned to pick up sounds from all directions while …

How Do You Know Which Hearing Aid is Right for You?

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Aids

Most people think that cost is the most important factor when selecting hearing aids for themselves. Although I understand you have to be able to afford your hearing aids, cost is only one part of the equation. Your lifestyle, (where you do your listening), is the most important factor when deciding which level of technology is best for you. Hearing …

Denial Is Not Just A River In Egypt

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Health

In most cases hearing loss is a subtle and slow moving condition. It usually starts with the higher frequencies rendering some speech unclear. People will say, “I hear, I just don’t understand”, or “My spouse mumbles all the time and needs to enunciate better”. Never does it occur to them that the problem might be their ears. Denial is a …

Why Your Friends & Family Mumble

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss

When people come into my office for a free hearing screening we start out with a general conversation about their hearing health history and how they feel they hear. Often times they will tell me that the think they hear okay except for the people who mumble. These are usually those folks who are close to the patient. In other …