Hello there!

These last few months have been difficult for everyone, especially for those with a hearing loss.

For many, communication has proven challenging due to face masks, making lip reading impossible. This has put some folks in a difficult situation as they come to terms with their hearing challenges. They may be wondering how to get by … or what to do next.

Perhaps you’ve experienced a similar degree of uncertainty before you sought help. And yet, through your own treatment, you’ve learned that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Professional hearing healthcare makes a world of difference and dramatically improves lives!

If you know someone who is struggling with their hearing, now is the perfect time to guide them through these challenging times. Become an advocate for hearing healthcare and help build their confidence to seek treatment.

Remember, you’re doing this as a loved one, a good friend, or as a compassionate co-worker. Talk to them about your own experience and encourage them to book a comprehensive hearing test at Alabama Hearing Associates – this first step to better hearing will put them on a life-changing journey.

We all need some kindness and positivity now more than ever – so what are you waiting for? Get talking to them today and share the love!

Updates from The Office

 

A gentle reminder – be sure your hearing aids are working properly!

With face masks covering up people’s mouths and hiding facial expressions, communication can prove difficult if your devices aren’t in prime condition.

Try our new scheduled drop-off service for quick repairs and better hearing. 

At Alabama Hearing Associates, we want you to have a hassle-free, convenient experience from the moment you book your appointment.

And it’s the little things that really make a big difference, such as the ability to complete all of your paperwork by using a digital online format.

Our receptionist will be more than happy to get you started on this quick and easy process.

Top Tips for Managing New Challenges

The team at Alabama Hearing Associates knows that the pandemic has brought tough challenges for the community – and especially the hard of hearing.

Here are our five “top tips” for thriving in these new normal circumstances.

1.     Face masks can easily dislodge your hearing aids. Download a handy “find my device” app and always know where they are!

2.     If hearing the TV at home is challenging, then invest in a state-of-the-art “streamer.” This way, you can stream sound directly to your hearing device. Ask us for more information.

3.     Make sure you wear your hearing aids at all times – even when you’re alone. Hearing aids stimulate the auditory structures in your brain, improving your ability to remember and listen!

4.     Take inventory of your batteries. Make sure you have enough batteries to keep your devices functioning for at least eight weeks. If you are limiting your time outside of the home, you can replenish your supplies online, ask your pharmacy or supermarket to deliver some to you, or contact us for assistance.

Useful Resources 

How We Continued to Support our Patients During the Spring 2020 Shut Down

Here are some of the ways we’ve been busy keeping our patients at the heart of everything we do…

Learn more…

Why Face Masks are a Problem for People with Hearing Loss

We take a look at some of the challenges you or your loved ones might face when trying to communicate with someone wearing a face mask…

Learn more…

Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.
Call us at (256) 319-4327.

Have a great August!
The team at Alabama Hearing Associates

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Dr. Susan Sheehy

Dr. Susan Sheehy

Dr. Sheehy earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in audiology at the University of Alabama before beginning her career as a clinical audiologist in Huntsville. In 2005, she received her doctorate in audiology from Salus University. Dr. Sheehy is one of a specialized subset of audiologists certified in tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT). By appointment from the governor, she has served as a member and chairperson of the Alabama Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.