Double Your Listening Pleasure

Two eyes, two legs, two arms, two hands; see a pattern here? Could you get along with only one of each pair? Sure, but would you want to if you had the choice? People who are ready to receive the benefits of hearing help often ask whether two hearing aids are necessary. They wonder whether one hearing aid would suffice.There are definite advantages to wearing two hearing aids, compared to one. Being able to localize the source of a sound. A skill that can be helpful when you’re trying to find your cell phone in the house. Hearing sound directed to either ear. For example, if you were driving and couldn't hear well in your right ear, you would have difficulty hearing the person in the...
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Stop Mumbling, Already!

Hearing is the jokester of the human senses. While other senses clue you in when something’s amiss—not so with hearing. If you can’t see past your nose, if you’re losing your balance, if you can’t distinguish between red wine and red wine vinegar, you know it. But, when it comes to age-related hearing loss, the process is so gradual, it can continue for years before you notice a problem. And, the little jokester makes sure you embarrass yourself along the way before it dawns on you. My father, whom the jokester had under his control for ages, was once asked by my mother if he wanted his sweat pants. To which he replied, somewhat stunned, “No, I didn't ...
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Meet John Cariola

Welcome to the Beltone Blog. I’m John Cariola, Au. D. I’ve never written a blog before, and hadn't really planned on one, until my colleagues here at Beltone asked me to host the Beltone Blog. Because I am an audiologist, with years of experience helping people with hearing loss, and years working in the hearing care industry, they thought I could share words of wisdom on different topics pertaining to hearing. In other words, I was coaxed into it by flattery. Years, yes, I have had many of them. I was born in 1957 which puts me in the youngest group of Baby Boomers. Not that this means a whole lot, but I've always thought it was cool that I entered the universe...
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