Nobody Likes Change but Without It Nothing Can Get Better

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

Life is full of change yet we humans avoid change at all costs. We like our routines. Those of us who go to church will sit in the exact same place every week if at all possible. When we go out to eat, my daughter makes us sit in the same position every time, she and I on one side …

You Really Don’t Want to Be “That Guy”

Jeffrey J. Johnston, BC-HIS Hearing Loss

Who is “That guy”? When it comes to hearing loss, “That guy” is the person everyone else knows has a hearing problem but refuses to do something about it. They have the TV blasting, much to the dismay of family members, they accuse others of mumbling, they constantly ask others to repeat, and will often times avoid social situations to …

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

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

This week we are going to talk about what is most important to achieve a successful hearing aid fitting. As the title to this article suggests, your attitude will determine how well you do with hearing aids. There are several other factors that are important as well, but nothing affects the outcome as much as attitude. For the record, that …

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 …