Hey there,

We all know the incredible benefits that hearing aid treatments can provide, from the better connection to our loved ones to facing less challenges in noisy environments.

It’s fantastic to see someone make such rapid improvements, particularly when it’s written down in the journals that we provide to everyone who begins their hearing journey with us.

But during the pandemic, many people have been stuck at home looking for ways to make their home life easier and more pleasurable.

One of the ways that many of our patients have benefited is by taking advantage of a TV streamer.

What is a TV streamer?

If you love sitting down with your loved ones to watch a movie, it’s pretty common to have a disagreement about the volume.

As you know, this can be a frustrating experience, as what seems like a reasonable sound level to them can be far too intense for others.

A TV streamer offers a solution.

This is because it sends a TV’s audio output directly to your hearing aids and gives you a personal set of controls to decide the amount of sound you want to hear.

All the major manufacturers – from Starkey to ReSound – offer their own TV streamers.

If you want to avoid the arguments and volume debates, then give us a call at (541) 612-7555, and we’d be delighted to share how you can get your hands on one.

What’s Been Happening at Our Office?

Our “Drive-in Clinic” continues to be one of our most popular innovations – letting you receive hearing care support from the comfort of your vehicle.

Options include hearing aid clean and checks, hearing loss screenings, and remote programming sessions, all provided without physical contact.

When Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregonians would need to wear masks to reduce transmission of the virus, we began giving them out free to those in need.

There are still some available, so click here if you need any supplies!

The team is thrilled that Hannah, one of our front office staff, has been accepted into dental hygiene school. She will turn 21 in September, making this a fantastic birthday present. The sad news is that she will be leaving us to start her new adventure.

We have the pleasure of welcoming Vanessa Shown to our team. Vanessa is a La Grande local. Watch for our newsletter next month for our spotlight on Vanessa!

 

What Is ‘Candling’ And Why Is It Harmful?

You may not know it, but “candling” is a trend that is sweeping across America.

This is where someone holds a candle over their ear and lets the smoke and often hot wax and ash flow into the ear canal.

Proponents say this has numerous benefits, such as removing debris and earwax and even aiding cancer treatments.

However, as experts, it’s our duty to let you know that there’s no scientific proof to this, and by putting piping hot candle wax into your ear, you may cause serious damage.

In fact, ear candling has been repeatedly proven to be a hoax – the “wax” that is supposedly drawn out of the ear into the candle was already in the candle the whole time.

Our audiologists can provide you with fast, effective hearing care treatments, and earwax removal is a very simple process.

Always contact us first before you consider homemade hearing healthcare remedies!

Useful Resources

What Happens At A Hearing Assessment?

Find out how a hearing assessment works, with a step-by-step guide for first-time patients…

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Why Do So Many People Have An Untreated Hearing Loss?

Get to know why thousands of people with treatable hearing loss don’t treat their hearing conditions at the first sign of their symptoms…

Read more…

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Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.

Call us at (541) 612-7555.

Have a great September!

The team at Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates

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Erika Shakespeare CCC-A

Erika Shakespeare CCC-A

Erika Shakespeare, CCC-A, specializes in pediatric and adult diagnostics and amplification. Working with adults to help manage tinnitus and hearing loss since 2002, she is an expert in both of these areas. Additionally, she is a pediatric audiology mentor and educator for pediatric audiologists across the country and is one of the most respected experts on pediatric audiology.