11 Questions to Ask Your Hearing Clinic

Penelope Woods & Damien Woods | A Better Ear

If you’ve decided to get your hearing tested, the next question is where to go. Compared to a few years ago, there are now many different clinics available to choose from. Whichever hearing care provider you pick, you’ll be trusting them to objectively assess and advise based on your needs, not theirs. So how do […]

7 Tips on Dining Out With Hearing Loss

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There’s something lovely about dining out. It’s a chance to tickle your tastebuds with new foods. An opportunity to spend time with family and friends. And a way to enjoy a delicious meal without messing up your own kitchen! But dining out takes on a new dimension when you’re living with hearing loss. Instead of […]

Hearing Loss In One Ear

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Here’s What You Need to Know Your ears love teamwork. Each one gathers information in the form of sound and sends it to your brain to interpret. Your brain loves receiving this double dataset. Indeed, we all feel more confident that something’s true when we’ve received the same information from more than one source. So […]

ALDs and Hearing Aid Accessories Could Help You

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A well-fitted hearing aid can greatly improve your hearing, but it’s not the end-all solution. To truly enhance your hearing experience, consider adding ALDs and hearing aid accessories, to your setup. An ALD is an ‘assisted listening device’. Even with normal hearing, certain environments pose challenges that these devices are designed to overcome., People with […]

Hearing Loss and Genetics

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Your genes contain all the information needed to build and maintain your cells and pass on that information to your children. Your genetics can directly cause some hearing loss and make you more susceptible to health conditions. So, can hearing loss be genetic? Yes, it can. Many people are surprised to learn that there’s a […]

Hearing Aid Fitting: How You Can Prepare

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Preparing for a hearing aid fitting at A Better Ear involves being psychologically ready, setting yourself some hearing goals and bringing along your phone, and a list of any questions you might have. Let’s look at each of these in turn. Being psychologically ready for your hearing aid fitting We’re often asked ‘How long does […]