Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Dr. David Dekriekhearing aid technology, hearing aids, hearing health, Tips & Tricks

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Congratulations! You’ve just done something that many folks put off for years or even decades. Choosing to intervene in hearing loss is a way to introduce ease and communication back into your life. Hearing aid wearers report less instances of depression than those people whose hearing loss remains undiagnosed and unacknowledged. It also gives you back control in your life, … Read More

Tips for Creating a Good Disclosure Strategy

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, Family and Relationships, hearing health, hearing loss, Tips & Tricks

Tips for Creating a Good Disclosure Strategy

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, which means it’s the perfect time to take a look at the ways we are communicating in the world. If you live with hearing loss, you have probably spent some time thinking about how you disclose your hearing loss within the world. This is never a one-size-fits-all arrangement. Everyone must develop a strategy … Read More

Know Your Rights: Accessibility & Public Spaces

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, hearing loss, lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Over 20 years ago, the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act (known as the ADA) provided a new standard for the civil rights of people living with disabilities for access and participate in society. In essence, the Americans with Disabilities Act makes discrimination against the disabled illegal. With this goal, the ADA greatly increased the rights of people with disabilities to … Read More

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss

Dr. David DekriekCommunication, hearing loss, Tips & Tricks

Tips for Communicating with Hearing Loss
If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably experienced frustration or miscommunication during conversations because of your hearing loss. Communicating with hearing loss does not have to be this way. There are plenty of simple strategies that both you and your communication partner can adopt to make communication easier, less-stressful, and more enjoyable. With a little conscious effort, these strategies ... Read More

Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

Dr. David Dekriekhearing health, lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Brain Exercises Could Help You Hear in Noise

If you’ve ever struggled to pick out a conversation in a noisy space, you know how frustrating it can be to distinguish speech from noise. Even with modern technological advancement, helping a user discern speech in loud places remains one of the biggest challenges for any assistive hearing device. Now, research is pointing to the role that brain exercises may … Read More