Earbuds Can Damage Your Hearing

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Research, Tips & Tricks

Earbuds Can Damage Your Hearing

Earbuds and headphones have become a common way we listen to music, our favorite podcasts, and watch videos. Though they are designed to make listening easier and more convenient, earbuds can harm your hearing health.  The ability to increase the volume on this device that is nestled so closely to your eardrum is what makes earbuds particularly dangerous. One of … Read More

Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aid Maintenance, Hearing Aids, Tips & Tricks

Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

Maintenance is the key to keeping your hearing aids working at their very best for you. Why is it so important? You have decided to invest in hearing implements to help elevate the quality of your life. Your decision to educate yourself and go through what can be a complicated process to nourish your hearing experiences lends itself to maintaining … Read More

Start the Year Off Right with an Annual Hearing Test

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Health, Hearing Loss Treatment, Tips & Tricks

We’re all concerned about our overall health, go to the doctor for annual physicals, and carefully monitor ourselves for any signs of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or cancer. We even get regular vision exams, and wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without our reading glasses. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the same approach to their hearing health, and … Read More

Best Hearing Aid Apps for Android

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Those of us who use Android devices may feel like we belong to an exclusive little club in a world of Apple iOS users. Android smartphones have always been an alternative to iPhones due to their flexibility with customization, apps, and features. In the world of hearing aids, however, iPhones lead the way in terms of connectivity. Starting with early … Read More

Tired of Loud Restaurants? This App Will Help

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks

Going out to eat is a great way to try new food and connect with friends and family over a wonderful meal. Restaurants, though, are notoriously difficult spots for those of us who use hearing aids or have untreated hearing loss. Restaurants are often full of the noise of happy diners in conversation, backed by bustling waiters and the clatter … Read More

Preparing for Retirement with Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks

Preparing for Retirement with Hearing Loss

Whether you are winding down a long career or just beginning to put together your retirement plan, it’s never too soon to factor your hearing into your retirement. The simple fact is that as we age, our hearing becomes increasingly vulnerable to significant hearing loss and hearing loss can take a big toll on your health and quality of life. … Read More

For Hearing Impaired Parents, a New App Notifies When Your Baby is Crying — and Why

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss, Pediatric Hearing Aids, Tips & Tricks

New App Notifies When Your Baby is Crying

It’s a reality most new parents with healthy hearing take entirely for granted — an infant will cry to let you know they need something. Some might even tell you they’d be happy to be immune to the emotions that their crying child motivates. However, parents who have hearing loss face a much different set of obstacles when trying to … Read More

How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Blog-post, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Tips & Tricks

How to Prevent Hearing Loss & Reduce Its Impact

Hearing loss is one of the most significant public health issues in our society. About one-fifth of Americans report a degree of hearing loss. That is 48 million people who find hearing challenging in a society built for those with healthy hearing. What’s more, the incidence of hearing loss increases as people age. By age 65, one out of every … Read More

Wake Up this New Year with These Life-Changing Alarm Clocks!

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Blog-post, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle, Sound Advice, Tips & Tricks

Atlanta Hearing Doctor - Wake Up this New Year with These Life-Changing Alarm Clocks!

Those of us with hearing loss know that acknowledging the condition and making accommodations in our daily life are an important part of the experience. Think back to the experience of getting fitted for hearing aids. Remember that life-changing moment when you could hear sounds that you’d been missing for months or years? Adjusting to life with hearing loss is … Read More

Improving Communication Between Couples with Hearing Loss

Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.Blog-post, Care and Maintenance, Community, Family and Fun, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle, News, Tips & Tricks

Improving Communication Between Couples with Hearing Loss

No man or woman is an island, and we depend on the people in our lives in countless ways. The deep emotional connections that we have with our family members, friends, and romantic partners make our happy moments happier, and also sustain us in times of hardship. It is safe to say that without our relationships with others, life would … Read More