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Joke of the day.. Does your spouse need help hearing??

Posted by Barbara Olson on

Do you or your spouse need a boost in their hearing?? Joke of the day... Bert feared his wife Peg wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem. The doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform. "Here is what you do" said the doctor. "Stand 40 feet from her and in a normal conversational speaking tone, see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet...

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Where do you fall in the "speech banana"?

Posted by Barbara Olson on

Ever heard of the Speech Banana?  This chart shows how people loose particular sounds.  Pitch (that is low to high pitch sounds on the top of the chart) and Loudness along the side of the chart.    The dotted line is normal hearing.  As you move down the chart below the dotted line, you need a boost in your hearing.  People tend to lose the ability to hear and interpret particular sounds.  See the blue shaded area call the "Speech Banana" where conversational sounds are noted.    For example, men tend to lose high pitch sounds first on the right side...

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Don't just "get by"... get fully engaged in life

Posted by Barbara Olson on

So many people just "get by" and don't want to deal with the fact that they need a boost in their hearing. Did you know that only 1 out of 5 people that need help hearing use a hearing device? They don't want to look old, or handicapped, it's too much of a challenge to try or the cost is too high. Check out this article " written by a University of Connecticut professor about "Why People Won't Wear Hearing Aids". Simple Ear is designed to be an affordable, easy first step to get a boost in your hearing. It's...

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