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  • A beautiful poem from our 86 years young patient

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on August 30, 2016
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    One of my favorite parts of being an audiologist is spending time with so many kind, smart and fascinating people! Today, my 86 year old patient with hearing loss recited a beautiful poem that brings her comfort while growing older:   When you start to count flowers, you cease to count weeds.   When you start to count blessings, you […]
  • I have hearing loss but I am not ready for hearing aids, what should I do?

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on July 2, 2016
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    If you suspect you have hearing loss but you are not ready for hearing aids, you should still see an audiologist for regular hearing testing. The purpose of regular hearing testing is to monitor and document any changes in hearing over time. Patients seem to be in fear that they will be forced to wear hearing aids if they see […]
  • Protect yourself and your parents from hearing aid scams!

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on June 5, 2015
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    1. Make sure they are seeing an actual audiologist. Call ahead to ask for credentials.         Audiologists have a degree in diagnosing hearing loss, not selling hearing aids. Be aware that some hearing aid dealers wear a white coat to look like a doctor when in fact they are not. The degree or training should be posted […]
  • Four mistakes you could be making with your hearing aid right now!

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on March 30, 2015
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    Not staying up to date with your hearing test. Hearing aid wearers should have an annual hearing test to check for changes in hearing sensitivity. Based on these documented changes, the hearing aids are reprogrammed to better fit your changing hearing loss. By not staying up to date with hearing testing, the hearing aids are at risk for not properly […]
  • Extra! Extra! Hear All About It! An Editorial from Dr. Taylor

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on March 13, 2015
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    I took an intro to audiology class at the University of Maryland and fell in love with the subject matter. The course made me more compassionate toward my grandmother’s long-term hearing loss and improved our relationship. This sparked a passion to improve people’s hearing and better the quality of life for people with hearing loss. Most people don’t realize that […]
  • Someone gave me their old hearing aid, can I wear it?

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on August 14, 2014
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    This question is asked regularly in our office, let’s discuss! The simple answer to the questions is: IT DEPENDS! The most important factor to consider when figuring out if you can wear someone else’s hearing aid is to determine what style hearing aid has been given to you. Is it a custom hearing aid or a hearing aid that goes […]
  • How do I know which level of hearing aid technology is right for me?

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on August 2, 2014
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    Hearing aids come in different styles, colors, and levels of technology. Today we will discuss how to determine which level of technology makes the most sense for your lifestyle. When preparing for your hearing aid evaluation, you should first determine what your listening goals are. For example, is background noise your major concern? Do you have the most trouble with […]
  • To Q-Tip, or not to Q-Tip, that is the question!

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on July 14, 2014
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              On a daily basis I am asked if a Q-Tip is safe to put in the ear. The quick answer is NO!! The most common reason people put Q-Tips in the ear is to remove cerumen, or earwax. Instead of pulling wax out, a Q-tip can actually push wax further in the ear canal. Also, […]
  • Listen Up Concert Attendees! Protect Your Hearing!

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on July 11, 2014
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    Let's discuss a must have item for all concert attendees! Avoid that annoying ringing in your ears after a concert with one easy solution....Custom Hearing Protection! The best choice to protect your hearing and still enjoy the way music is intended to sound. Read more here!