AUDIOLOGY AND HEARING AID SERVICES ARE BASED ON A COMPREHESIVE UNDERSTANDING OF HEARING HEALTH!
WHAT IS HEARING HEALTH?
Hearing health is based in the science and experience of hearing and understanding speech in conversation. One's hearing experience can be effortless or increasingly frustrating - as either the listener or the speaker! As we engage in meaningful communication, we feel connected, understood, valued and of value. Without comfortable conversations, we have to work harder, we respond inappropriately, question ourselves and others, begin to withdraw etc.
Appreciating elements of conversation with normal hearing sensitivity is important in order to both recognize what may be missing in our own experience and to provide guidelines for improvement.
Hearing and understanding conversational speech (40-50 dB) with ease regardless of environment, topic, speaker, fatigue, stress, speed of speech, speech from a distance, loud speech, foreign accents etc.
Hearing loss is commonly defined simply as a partial or total inability to hear. More aptly put, hearing loss is a mild to severe reduction of sound volume (audibility) and speech clarity (intelligibility), affecting engaged audible communication.
With unmanaged hearing loss, an increase in cognitive effort occurs. This is referred to as "COGNITIVE DRAIN" which, over time, compromises the subtle and not so subtle neurologic processes that enable us to decode speech sounds, words, concepts etc. In addition, cognitive drain is associated with deficits in other neurological areas of functioning.
HEAIRNG HEALTH WITH HEARING LOSS
Hearing health with hearing loss is about addressing the early signs of hearing loss with hearing aids in order to provide enhanced auditory input in order to reduce cognitive drain and support neurologic processing for maximum audibility and intelligibility of sounds and conversational speech specifically. Importantly, earlier use of hearing aids promotes hearing and understanding conversational speech throughout the aging process.
SUMMARY - WHOLISTIC HEARING HEALTH
Ewing Hearing Health services are based in a wholistic understanding that we
HEAR WITH OUR EARS but we HEAR AND UNDERSTAND WITH OUR BRAINS!
To povide professional services and state of the art technology, products and accessories using a wholistic hearing health model incorporating evaluation, education and support for each client, their families and the community to HEAR NOW and HEAR TO UNDERSTAND!