Communication For All: Better Speech and Hearing Month this May

Every May the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association brings attention to communication issues with Better Speech and Hearing Month. Over the course of four weeks ASHA promotes health awareness initiatives. This year, the motto for Better Speech and Hearing Month is “Communication for All” and at HearCare …

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

Tips for Managing Tinnitus

The experience of tinnitus – a ringing in the ears- affects 50 million Americans each year, but that doesn’t make it any less intrusive or distracting! Tinnitus happens when you can hear a sound or tone that isn’t present – a non-auditory sound. It is …

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

In previous generations of “analog” non-digital hearing aids sound was processed with a blanket approach. Hearing aids simply increased the size of a sound wave, amplifying it to make it easier to hear. Minimal adjustments could be made to the levels, but sound management still …

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Acknowledging the Reality of Hearing Loss

Nobody wants to get the news that they have hearing loss. Hearing loss creates challenges in many parts of everyday life. Living with hearing loss means overcoming obstacles at home and at work, with our friends and family and often with our favorite activities and …

THearCare RI - rain Your Brain to Stave Off Hearing Loss

Train Your Brain to Stave Off Hearing Loss

As we learn more and more about the human brain, it’s intricacies and processes become even more remarkable. For a very long time, it was believed that our brains were pliant only as children and that their pathways became permanent as we aged. Certainly, we …

HearCare RI - Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

As technology continues to advance at seemingly light speeds, a buffet of assistive listening devices continue to appear. Back in the day, the introduction of the digital signal process chip in the 1980s anticipated the many fully digital hearing aid models we take for granted …

HearCare RI - Tips for Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

Tips for Communicating with People who Have Hearing Loss

If you have a loved one who’s hard of hearing, you know how difficult it can be to communicate. Conversations can be a real challenge, and despite how many times you repeat yourself, it seems like there’s always some miscommunication. We know that not being …

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

Sounds That Could Harm Your Hearing

Think of a time when you’ve been surrounded by the peace and quiet of uninterrupted nature. It’s an experience we only really come across on purpose, like while camping, or in those early predawn hours before the mechanical world wakes up. This is the soundscape …