It's a New Year!

In Blog by Upstate Hearing

2015 was a busy year with our 25th anniversary celebration activities which included our patient appreciation, business contacts, and referral thank you celebrations. However, the most notable event was the addition of Christa Atwood as our front desk Patient Representative in December. The front desk receptionist job is a demanding and crucial position. It is generally the first and last …

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Thanksgiving and Gratitude

In Blog by Upstate Hearing

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Fall and winter are busy times of year and before we know it, the holidays will have flown by. All of us at UpState Hearing want to encourage our readers to take a moment to reflect on gratitude—the very theme of Thanksgiving. What fills you with gratitude this season? …

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Hearing Dog: A Lifelong Partner in Crime

In Blog by Upstate Hearing

We have some sensational news for those of you with significant hearing loss–you may be able to receive your very own hearing dog! Not only are these fluffy creatures great for love and affection, they can also help relieve anxiety and provide independent living. How exactly could a hearing dog help out? A hearing dog at home alerts its owner …

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What Getting Hearing Help Says About You

In Blog by Upstate Hearing

There are many misnomers out there about hearing aids and the individuals who use them—well we are here to clear up some of that confusion! Life presents many situations that end up damaging hearing and eventually many of us experience hearing loss. If so many people experience hearing loss, what kind of individual actively seeks hearing help? If you wear hearing aids what …

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What to Expect During a Hearing Test

In Blog by Upstate Hearing

There’s something we say around here about hearing checks: You regularly get your eyes checked. You regularly get your teeth checked. Don’t forget about your ears! Preventative care is so important when it comes to hearing. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to memory loss, decrease in earning power, and social isolation. The sooner your loss can be treated, the sooner …

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Happy President’s Day!

In Blog by Upstate Hearing

President’s Day is around the corner, making all of us at UpState Hearing feel inspired and nostalgic. Two particularly inspiring presidents come to mind for living with hearing loss and wearing hearing devices while in office—Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. To celebrate this holiday with you, we thought we’d share some of our favorite things about past American presidents.

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Growing Up with a Hearing Aid User

In Blog by Optimize Worldwide

There are some habits you develop from childhood that you can never break. Every evening I am a parrot of my dad as I dutifully turn off lights in empty rooms. I can still hear his rhetorical call, “Hello? Is anyone in here? No? Then why is the light on?” As I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed that many of my …

The Gift of Listening

In Blog by Optimize Worldwide

Christmas is a holiday bursting with excitement. The enthusiasm is contagious—especially when it’s from the people who come in our office wanting to improve their hearing in time for visiting family. They don’t want to just hear this season, they want to truly listen. Generosity of spirit is a recurring theme for most holidays, but especially in December. It’s a …

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Ken and Julia Visit Spain

In Blog by Optimize Worldwide

This guest blog post is written by Julia Wood. Once again, the company that says “people first” have outdone themselves during the 2014 OtiCongress with not only a beautiful, first-class trip, but excellent education in their seminars and workshops. Over 300 hearing care professionals and their guests were given the opportunity by Oticon to travel to the beautiful country of …

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What Is Brain Hearing?

In Blog by Upstate Hearing

Most people think our hearing takes place in our ears. But in reality it takes place between the ears, in the hearing part of the brain. The ears are the receptors but the brain does the hearing. That’s where sounds become information and take on meaning. When our hearing is compromised the brain has to work harder to make up …