How to Hear Better at Holiday Gatherings

What a joy it is that the holiday season of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s is now upon us!

These are all terrific occasions to share time with family and friends with great conversations. While this is a wonderful blessing, it can also be a difficult challenge for those struggling with hearing loss. Coastal Hearing Care would like to recommend a few strategies you can use to hear your loved ones better during holiday gatherings.

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Attention Hearing Aid Users!

Not hearing as well as you like? Dr. Kristin DesErmia will test your hearing and evaluate your hearing aid settings to determine if adjustments can be made to improve your speech clarity and hearing in noise. Using the industry’s Best Practices and the latest in hearing aid fitting and verification technology, you can see for … Read more

Let Coastal Take the Hassle out of Hearing Aid Repairs

Today’s hearing aids are complex devices, and eventually they may need repair. Even if you take care using your hearing aid there are times that you may find it is not working. This is the time to think of Coastal Hearing Care as your hearing aid repair location. We can look at your hearing aid and determine the best repairs needed to get it back in working order.

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Will Wearing Hearing Aids Interfere with My Glasses?

One of the most common questions patients ask me during a hearing aid consultation is, “Will wearing hearing aids interfere with my glasses?” I understand. Wearing one extra thing every day is a scary thought. After the rise of COVID-19 in 2020, we were all graced with yet another accessory–the facemask. Fortunately, hearing aids do NOT interfere with wearing your glasses. In fact, many patients wear both comfortably, mask included!

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Made for face masks

Face masks have unequivocally been a good thing when it comes to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. But they present challenges when trying to communicate with others. Especially if you or the person you’re communicating with has hearing loss.  Face masks muffle speech and block important lip-reading cues. Both are key to understanding speech. … Read more