Welcome to our new Hear Again 2 website! I work with technology all the time, but I haven’t pursued a professionally designed website nor have I entered the realm of social media even though that appears to be a requirement for businesses. My goal is to use these resources so that I can help my patients – not just with hearing instruments—but by also providing more educational information. My Blog may be the best method to impart this information. I am going to try to keep you all up-to-date with synopses of current research articles, new technology and buzzworthy hearing aid news.
Since I am expanding my horizons, this week I attended a two-day Advanced Bionics seminar about cochlear implants. For many people, cochlear implants are the only way to hear and understand speech if you have not been successful with traditional hearing instruments. Central California patients who have been surgically implanted with cochlear implants have had to go down to the Los Angeles area or up to the Bay area for activation and programming of these devices. My practice will now include performing pre-evaluations for patients who are considering an implant and providing the necessary follow-up services so they do not have to drive such long distances. Deciding on the best way to hear should not have to take into account the mileage to obtain that help. Please read the Blog to see when we are up and running!