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The Value of the Audiologist in Hearing Care

The Value of the Audiologist in Hearing Care
By Elizabeth Brassine, Au.D., Hearing Services of McKinney, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

From the moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep, sound plays an important role in our lives. Whether it’s alerting us to danger, delivering needed information, or making us simply laugh, smile or cry. Sound informs, entertains and connects us to the world. […]

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Hearing Services of McKinney talks directional hearing aids – LIVING WELL Magazine

Directional Hearing Aids: Understanding Speech in Noise
By Elizabeth Brassine, Au.D., Hearing Services of McKinney, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine
Did you know that your ears are directional? The shape of our ear blocks some of the sound coming from behind, while collecting sound coming from the side and front. Having two ears also is important to helping us localize sound and “hear directionally” (one of the reasons that two hearing aids are recommended over one). […]

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Hearing Aids: Cutting the Cords and Wires, Hearing Services of McKinney–LIVING WELL Magazine

Hearing Aids: Cutting the Cords and Wires

By Elizabeth Brassine, Au.D., Hearing Services of McKinney, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

In my 22 years as an audiologist, one lecture sticks
out in my mind – “The Human Cochlea and Mother Nature’s Other Dirty Tricks.” This
talk discussed how distance was the enemy to the hearing impaired. The concern
is that higher pitched sounds (like s, th, sh), which give us our meaning to
speech, deteriorate at a much greater rate over distance.
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