You may have noticed a few mentions of “Hearing Health Awareness Month” on our website and social media recently…
Why? Because hearing awareness has never been more important than it is today.
An increasing number of people are unexpectedly coming to terms with their hearing loss now that face masks make lip reading impossible and hide helpful facial cues. This means folks are left wondering how they’re going to get by or what to do next.
“Hearing Health Awareness Month” aims to help educate and support our community, so they can find the confidence to take the first step in their better-hearing journey.
Could You Help?
Now is the perfect time to reach out to any loved ones or friends that have a hearing challenge, so they can get the help they need.
How can you encourage them to book a comprehensive hearing assessment? Our team is also looking for people to share their own hearing stories with the world.
This is your chance to boost confidence in others so that they can make the right decision. If you can help, please reply to this email, and we’ll send you everything you need to get started.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Updates from The Office
At Audiology Associates, we’ve been busy explaining to patients how hearing aids can benefit them during the pandemic and that they are safe to visit our offices.
Some of our safety measures include face masks, gloves, face shields, extra cleaning between patients, and allowing 30 minutes between appointment times to air out the office.
We have also introduced digital online forms to reduce your time in the office. And if you prefer not to come inside to see us, that’s perfectly okay!
Our curbside care pickup and drop off is available for hearing aid maintenance and repairs, as well as teleaudiology appointments for a one-on-one video call with an audiologist to discuss any concerns or challenges from the comfort of your living room.
Top Tips For Managing New Challenges
The pandemic has certainly brought new challenges to the community – especially if you have a hearing loss.
So our team has put together their “top tips” for thriving in these new normal circumstances.
1. Face masks can easily send your hearing aids flying! A handy “find my device” app can help you to find your hearing aids when they’ve gone astray.
2. Invest in a state-of-the-art “streamer” if television time turns into television volume argument time in your family. A streamer will send sound directly to your hearing device so that you can hear every word, and no one will lose the plot! Ask us for more information.
3. Wear your hearing aids throughout the day – even when you’re alone. This will keep your hearing active. Otherwise, it could worsen if sounds don’t regularly pass through your ears.
4. Take charge of your batteries and ensure you have enough to keep your devices functioning for at least eight weeks. If you are limiting your time outside of the home, you can replenish your supplies online, ask your pharmacy or supermarket to deliver some to you, or contact us for assistance.
Happy Birthday To …
Happy birthday to Deidre Courtney, Au.D! We’re lucky to have her as a member of our fantastic team.
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