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 …

You Can Get $1000 Off and Still Pay Too Much!

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Aids

I am a consumer just like the next guy, I love to buy but I hate to be sold. You see it every week, “$1000 Off” or “This Week Only.” Then two weeks later you see the same advertisement from the same company. The best way for you to find out if you are getting a good hearing aid at …

Pets Love Hearing Aids….

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Aids

In my 20+ years of fitting hearing aids I have heard a lot of odd stories relating to hearing aids, hearing loss, batteries and other hearing related mishaps best not shared in the paper. The most bewildering pet related story is about a gentleman whose dog consumed (5), yes five, of his hearing aids in a 2 ½ year period. …

Hearing Loss and Dementia, is there a link?

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Brain Health, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News, Research, Science

First of all, not all hearing loss is because of the aging process. Of the approximately 40 million Americans with hearing loss, half are under the age of 65. We are seeing many more patients in our office in their 40’s and 50’s. This should grab our attention considering the results of a few recent studies centered around hearing loss …

You hear with your brain not your ears

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Ear Health, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Technology, Hearing Testing, Research

Now I know some of you read the title and thought “uh oh”! No worries, hearing or understanding, does not have anything to do with how smart you are. What we call ears, (those things on the side of your head) are really just collection dishes for sound. The outer ear funnels sound down the ear canal to the ear …