They both require an expert to set them up; otherwise they won’t work properly. Here’s a quote from a cello enthusiast website: “The angle of the fingerboard, the planing of the fingerboard under the C string, the precise placement of the nut, the bridge, and the height of the strings over the fingerboard are all crucial dimensions, and must be set up by an expert or the cello will be virtually unplayable.” There’s more, but you get the idea. [Read more…]
People react to better hearing in a wide variety of ways. Recently one of our patients came in for maintenance on a hearing aid. She brought a thank you card which expressed her appreciation and she cried as she described how precious better hearing is to her.
We don’t see that level of emotion every day, but we certainly appreciate all the cards we get. What is more common is the gentleman who has an obvious hearing loss, but who is in denial of the problem. Other people mumble. His wife turns away as she’s speaking and he doesn’t understand. It’s not his problem. I’ve probably put this next anecdote in a previous post, but it bears repeating, if only to point out how far some people will go in their denial. [Read more…]
I heard it again last week when a patient came in for some minor hearing aid maintenance. “I never realized how much I was missing!” She said this when we had her hearing aids back up to speed and she was ready to leave the office. The remark was in reference to how she was hearing a couple of years ago, before she was properly fitted with a pair of hearing aids. Please keep the remark in mind as you consider the following: [Read more…]
Hearing aid advertisements can be deceptive things. I’d like to offer a short primer to guide you through them and I’d like to start with just one word. Free.
Free hearing test. Free ear inspection. Free package of hearing aid batteries. Free is an attractive word. You’ve been wondering about your hearing lately, so why not? What do you have to lose? But when it comes to hearing aid sales, beware. The costs associated with all of those “free” things are built into the final price you pay. [Read more…]