Audiology

Six New Year Resolutions To Hear Better in 2018

Dr. Cliff Olson
December 31, 2017
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Six New Year Resolutions To Hear Better in 2018

Dr. Cliff Olson recommends 6 New Years Resolutions to hear better in 2018.

Video Transcript

#1. Get Your Hearing Tested - Adults should test their hearing every 5 years.  If you have a confirmed hearing loss, it should be EVERY year.  The only stigma against hearing loss is if you don't treat it.  You're not fooling anyone when you say "huh" all the time.

#2. Upgrade Your Old Hearing Aids - Hearing aid technology advances significantly every 3 years.  If your hearing aids are over 5 years old, it's about time to check out what's new!

#3. Try An Assistive Listening Device - Assistive listening devices can enhance the performance of your hearing aids. They can directly stream sound into your ears and cut through background noise better than any hearing aid.

#4. Do Auditory Rehabilitation - Hearing aids feed sound to your brain, but what it does with that sound is up to your brain.  Auditory Training exercises and games can help your brain process sound better which equals better hearing.  Check out https://www.LaceListening.com and https://www.ClearWorks4Ears.com for great training and games you can do from home.  

#5. Get Your Hearing Aids Professionally Cleaned - You should never go longer than 6 months without getting your hearing aids professionally cleaned.  If it has been longer than 6 months, your hearing aids likely aren't working their best.  Also, do yourself a favor and get a dry and store kit to keep your devices functioning properly.

Check out this video on Dry and Store Kits - https://youtu.be/cLbv2CeqcVc #6. Get Your Hearing Aids Reprogrammed - If your hearing has changed, so has your prescription.  

Also, if you haven't had Real Ear Measures done on your hearing aids, your aids aren't programmed correctly.  Check out the Real Ear Measures video- https://youtu.be/cHR0Oa6I-wYHAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Dr. Cliff Olson
Audiologist & YouTuber

Dr. Cliff is an unwavering supporter of Hearing Aid Best Practices and advocate for individuals with hearing loss, which inspired him to develop the Dr. Cliff Approved Provider Network.

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Dr. Cliff Olson

Audiologist & YouTuber