Hearing Matters

Speech-in-Noise, What can we do about background noise?

By Ryan Hill, Au.D. Difficulty hearing speech in noise is the most common complaint of any person who has hearing loss whether or not they wear hearing aids. This is one of the most challenging aspects of our jobs as audiologists and also for the researchers and scientists who are working on new technology. The […]

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

By Ryan Hill, Au.D Happy May Day! In addition to May bringing spring flowers and Mother’s Day, May is also Better Hearing & Speech Month– something that is near and dear to our hearts. So, how do you get the best hearing possible? If you need hearing aids get them AND wear them! Help keep […]

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What’s New In Hearing Technology
A Quick Rundown

By: Ryan Hill, Au.D.   Because new hearing aid models are released every 6 months from the different manufacturers its hard for anyone to keep up with what’s going on in the industry. This is even the case for audiologists and other hearing professionals! However, at The Hill Hear Better Clinic we take pride in […]

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How Do I Clean My Hearing Aids?

THHBC Maintenance tips By: Ryan Hill, Au.D. Here are some quick cleaning tips for taking care of your hearing aids, no matter the style! Wipe any wax off the hearing aid with a tissue when you’re finished using it for the day. This sounds, and is, very simple to do and can help you insert […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Hearing Aids

Recommendations for Success By: Ryan Hill, Au.D. No matter what style of hearing aid, what degree of hearing loss, or how long you have been wearing hearing aids, we have some quick tips for getting the most out of your devices. Wear your hearing aids for all waking hours This is especially important for new […]

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Difficulty on the Phone?

Captioned Phones are Free! By: Ryan Hill, Au.D. For every 10-decibel reduction in hearing sensitivity, the odds of social isolation increase by 52% and may lead to a hose of other health problems. It’s critical for patient to stay connected and engaged with their family, friends, and healthcare professionals. Do you or a loved one […]

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Hear For The Holidays!!

Break the Mold and Cut Out Feedback! By: Ryan Hill, Au.D. “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, the hearing aids were whistling, on grandpa’s rosy red ear, we all hoped that the noise would soon disappear…” Does this sound like your quiet […]

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Does a Friend or a Loved One Need Hearing Aids?

How to break the news By: Brandi Raycheck, Au.D. With the holiday season upon us and family gatherings near, do you know of someone in your friends and family circle that gets anxious to be at family functions? Do you know someone that secludes themselves away from the conversation when family gets together? We all […]

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It’s Audiology Awareness Month!

Are you aware?! October 2018 – Real Ear Measures By Ryan Hill, Au.D. October is Audiology Awareness Month, and instead of trying to increase public awareness of audiology and hearing protection broadly, we would like to help increase public awareness of one facet audiology and our practice that is deeply important to us. Have you [...]Read More

Hearing Aid Accessories – Assistive Listening Devices

More options, more help! By Ryan Hill, Au.D. Although hearing aid technology keeps getting better and better every year, there are still some situations where hearing aid users may need a little extra help. Whether you have difficulty on the phone, hearing the TV, or in background noise, there are accessories to help in almost [...]Read More