Tag: Hearing Vibes

Hearing Vibes: A Journey to Better Hearing

Lyle Larson and his wife Jen Jefferis

Lyle Larson There is no way a person with relatively normal hearing can understand what it’s like for people with hearing loss. I am blessed with good hearing in my later years, but my wife is not as fortunate, and it’s been an interesting journey for both of us. Although she had experienced some degree…

Hearing Vibes: Ménière’s Disease: My Challenges as One of the “Unlucky 20%”

Tim Gaule

Tim Gaule My hearing loss is due to Ménière’s Disease. Ménière’s is a rare inner ear disease that affects approximately 650,000 people in the U.S. Onset usually occurs between ages 40 and 60. Possible theories as to the cause of Ménière’s are constrictions in blood vessels, viral infections, allergies, genetics, and autoimmune reactions. Besides hearing…

Hearing Vibes

Dr. Kristi Swingle

Local Audiologist to Join March Virtual Meeting Tiggy Shields The Discussion Group for Better Hearing is pleased to host Dr. Kristi Swingle, Au.D., at its virtual meeting on March 11. Our group brings this opportunity to the SaddleBrooke community in a continuing effort to offer education, support, and advocacy for those experiencing hearing loss and…

Is Your Hearing Going South? Be Proactive

Bill Grinonneau, SaddleBrooke resident

Bill Grinonneau and Tiggy Shields Have you ever had your spouse, partner, or friend speak so softly that you can’t hear them? Have you ever found yourself saying “huh?” or “I can’t hear you,” when they speak in a normal, perfectly understandable voice? Well, friends, that happened to me. Gradually I came to the realization…

Hearing Vibes: Outstanding Audiologist to Speak at Peer Discussion Group for Better Hearing in May

Dr. Amanda Kester

Maria Menconi After the tremendously positive reception received by Dr. Faredh Barakat in February at our first Hearing Night Out, we’ve decided to invite more speakers focused on various aspects of hearing improvement to our monthly meetings. While we will continue to allow time for general questions and discussion, we also want to provide our…