If you feel like you may be experiencing an auditory processing disorder, please don't hesitate to call one of our offices and schedule a no-charge consult with one of our clinical audiologists.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
APD is the auditory equivalent of dyslexia. An Auditory Processing Disorder impacts the way the brain processes auditory information and leads to difficulties in recognizing and interpreting sounds; particularly speech.
Common symptoms of APD include:
* Difficulty understanding speech in the presence of background noise
* Inability to tell where a sound is coming from
* Inability to discern the difference between sounds
Monday, July 11, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The T-Coil in a hearing aid is a loop of wire that picks up the magnetic signal of a device (such as a phone) through induction. If a hearing aid has a t-coil, it will have a little switch or button that the user can move or push to choose between the microphone and t-coil. When the user of a hearing aid with a t-coil flips the switch from M (for microphone) to T (for t-coil), the microphone in the hearing aid is turned off entirely, and the only sounds the hearing aid can hear are the magnetic signals coming from a device such as a phone. Hearing aids with t-coils are not bluetooth compatible. However, there are new advances that enable these hearing aids to wirelessly connect to a cell phone or television. For example, a new neck loop has been developed that can wirelessly connect your cell phone to your t-coil equipped hearing aids. With this neck loop, it is possible to talk on your cell phone hands-free. Contact our offices to find out if this device is right for you.