Last summer, an older relative of mine agreed to get her hearing checked. She was accompanied by her sister, and after the appointment, I asked how it went. I was expecting to hear all about her diagnosis and then recommendations for hearing help, but instead I got this report: Continue reading “Why you should bring family or a friend to your audiology appointment”
It has been said that cheating is wrong, dishonorable, and hurtful towards others as well as yourself. The measurements for final scores become skewed, making the results incorrect for everyone, including you. I learned not to cheat on 99.9% of tests when I was fourteen, after I was nearly expelled from middle school for cheating on a science exam. Since that grievous mistake, I have taken honor codes very seriously and resolved to never cheat on an academic exam, even when I feared being kicked out of my major or not making graduation.
There is one test, however, which I always cheat.
When I did my frustrating trial of the M-DEX two years ago, I kind of gave up on using my hearing aids with my phone. I have a mute programme for when I need to put the phone to my ear (I have open tips), but most of the time, I take my hearing aids out, put my earbuds in, and crank up the volume.
Here’s what I wished for at the time:
I can’t believe there isn’t a simple “equalizer” software or application for my phone which I could feed my audiogram to and which would then amplify the frequencies I need. Clearly it wouldn’t be as good as a proper hearing aid, but I’m sure it would help a bit. If you know more about why this isn’t done, I’m all ears (!).
A few weeks ago, Vincent sent me a link to the Mimi launch announcement. It’s worth taking a few minutes to watch the video below:
Before you continue to read I’d like you to answer two questions.
- Do you find social events stressful?
- Are you an audiologist?
If you answered yes to both then read on. I have two simple ways to help you survive the family or the neighbours’ get together using the help of your profession.
1: Keep the conversation flowing