Posts by: Dr. Heather Shenk AuD

February is Hearth Month and a time to highlight the benefits of a healthy cardiovascular system. Did you know that having a healthy heart can contribute to your hearing health as well?  According to a recent article, studies have shown the following:

Adults with cardiovascular disease and signs of peripheral circulation disorder have […]

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Over The Counter Hearing Aid Act Passed…What Exactly Does this Mean for the Audiology Industry?

The Over The Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act was passed recently by Congress, which will undoubtedly have an effect on the industry. Details of this Act can be found here. Several people have asked for my opinion on the […]

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According to one of the latest surveys regarding hearing aid purchasing and satisfaction, one of the two main reasons consumers give for not purchasing hearing aids is the cost – and rightfully so. Premium hearing aids purchased from a private practice hearing aid center can cost upwards of $7000 for the pair. Many patients either […]

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Hearing loss can happen at any age. It can occur so gradually that you’re not even  aware of what you may be missing.

Loss in the ability to hear or discriminate sounds is very common.  Last month, the Audiology Department at Willow Valley Communities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, sponsored Technology Expos for the purpose of educating […]

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When I was setting up accounts with vendors days after I began my position as Audiologist at Willow Valley Retirement Communities, many of the representatives’ reactions were some variation of, “Wow, really? An audiology department at a retirement community? I’ve never heard of something like that. What a great idea.” Offering convenient hearing health […]

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