Tag: Hearing Loss

Hearing Aids – It’s An Adjustment

Deborah LaBel, M.S.

One very common misconception about hearing aids is that they are “just like eyeglasses,” meaning that once you put them on, your hearing troubles are immediately “corrected,” much the same as eyeglasses “correct” your vision when worn. Eyeglasses are considered corrective because when properly set and worn, your vision will be improved to the normal… Read More

When Hearing Aids Are Not Enough

Deborah LaBel, M.S.

Sometimes even the most advanced technology cannot provide optimal hearing support in the most challenging listening situations for all patients. Fortunately there are many options to consider when your hearing aids are not enough! Many of today’s hearing aids have the ability to connect to your smartphone. This can be a direct wireless connection via… Read More

Where we are in Cataract Surgery

The surgeons at SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care with offices in eight locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties are the official LASIK providers of the New York Mets. We have been a leader in cataract surgery in Suffolk County for the past 50 years. While cataract surgery has been going through a steady evolution… Read More

New Options For Oticon Opn

Oticon recently released it’s new ConnectClip. This multipurpose device now allows Opn hearing aids to connect via Bluetooth to most mobile phones. With the connect clip you can now listen to phone calls in your Opn hearing aids wirelessly and in stereo on any smartphone using Bluetooth 2.1 or later. The ConnectClip not only streams… Read More

How to Have A Better Conversation With Someone With Hearing Loss

Deborah LaBel, M.S.

For people with hearing loss, conversations with friends and family can be very difficult. The extra effort needed to understand a conversation correctly can leave your loved one feeling tired and frustrated. It can be hard to watch family and friends struggle and it is easy to get annoyed when they don’t understand what is… Read More


Deborah LaBel, M.S.

Did you know that the top three New Year’s resolutions for 2017 were to get healthy, get organized, and to enjoy life to the fullest? If you’re making a health-related resolution for the 2018, consider adding “take a hearing test” to the list. While hearing health tends to fly under the radar, our hearing actually… Read More

What’s New in Hearing Technology?

Signia Hearing has recently released new technology with advanced features for better hearing – The Signia Nx Signia’s Nx platform includes all of the advanced features found in their Primax hearing instruments with the added feature called “Own Voice Processing.” What is “Own Voice Processing”? One common concern among hearing instrument wearers is the sound… Read More

Hear well for the Holidays!

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year – or the most stressful! For people with hearing loss, social gatherings with family and friends often mean struggling to hear through tables of competing conversations and clattering dishes. Here are some things you can do to stay connected with your family and friends… Read More

How much noise is too much noise?

It is well known that exposure to loud noises can cause permanent hearing loss. But many people are not aware that these noises can also cause tinnitus, hypertension, coronary heart disease, annoyance, and sleep disturbances. Many people report that extreme noises cause them both physical and psychological stress, reduce their productivity, and of course, interfere… Read More

Should I Update my Hearing Aids?

How do I know it’s time to update my hearing aids? Hearing aids, like everything else, have a definite lifespan. Over time, hearing instruments undergo a great deal of wear and tear, and they may start to break down, but technology also gets outdated as the years pass. Hearing aids can last anywhere from three… Read More

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