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October is National Audiology Awareness Month

 

At Sound Solutions Hearing and Balance Centers we are committed to helping our patients get the best possible care for their hearing.

To get that started, our patients need to understand the importance of caring for their hearing. That's why we're excited about Audiology Awareness Month!

 

The graphic below can help you understand the difference between the myths and facts of hearing loss. How does your knowledge measure up?

 

 

 

Living Out Loud

 

 

Photo courtesy of knotts.com

 

It's summertime and that means it's time to have fun! Leisure time is full of endless possibilities for all of us, but when you have challenges with your hearing, some activities can be more difficult than others. Here in Southern California, there are many things to do to have fun. There are beaches, hiking trails, performing arts centers, museums, shopping malls,  swap meets, historical landmarks, entertainment hot spots, cultural sites and amusement parks! Our amusement parks draw tourists from all over the world, but are literally in our backyard, and they are oh, so fun!

We started thinking about these parks and thought our patients would like to know more about what resources the parks offer for the hearing impaired. Their services range from assistive listening devices to special events for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Please follow the links below to find out more:

 

Disneyland
Knott's Berry Farm
LegoLand
San Diego Zoo
Sea World
Six Flags Magic Mountain

 

If the parks aren't enough fun for you, there are organizations like WRAD (World Recreation Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) to help. On the group's website it states their purpose:

 

"WRAD, Inc. is representing the community of persons that are deaf or hard of hearing and all their friends and families. There is now a NEW community of persons that are deaf or hard of hearing. People who were formerly restricted by deafness, and who believed that there was no possible remediation for deafness, or more inclusion into general society, now has new laws, new technologies, and indeed much better opportunities for success and achievement, now and in the future.

The world is indeed changing, and quite rapidly, in regard to the situation of children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. The decisions, behaviors, and lifestyles of the past are not necessarily applicable today or in the future. There is a great need to educate, inform, and promote full understanding of these changes, to persons with or without hearing loss. These recent changes have occurred so rapidly, that a great many people in both communities are often confused, and many receive inaccurate information.

WRAD endeavors to reach out to different communities, in order to encourage inclusion, acceptance, equal access, and equal opportunities for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, today, tomorrow, always, and forever."


WRAD sponsors national and worldwide events and hosts a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Six Flags Magic Mountain each year.

Like WRAD, we believe the world is changing, too. There are many opportunities available to persons with hearing difficulties, and with the help of technology and awareness there is more to come. We love to help our patients and are committed to your hearing health. We hope you'll contact us so we can be a partner in helping you to live life to its fullest.

 

Happy Anniversary!

 

June 1, 2015 marks our 11th anniversary. It's hard to believe that it's been eleven years since we first opened our office in La Palma. Since then, we've expanded significantly and now offer care in our Huntington Beach office. We love what we do and look forward to many more years of caring for you.

 

Thank you for trusting us with your hearing and balance needs.

 

 

Have you explored our website?

When our patients visit our offices, we like to ensure that we clearly explain what we discussed at their visit. We love to inform our patients because we believe knowledge is power. When you have the best information about your hearing and balance you are better able to care for yourself and be a helpful partner in your overall health care.

We have worked hard to make sure our website is informative and helpful to you. Of course you can always schedule an appointment with us if you have any questions about your hearing and balance, but you can also reference our website for help, too. By no means is our website meant to be a replacement to actual care, but rather it's here to be used as a tool to help you. Remember to always call us if you have an important or urgent concern.

On our website, (as you can see above this post), we have a link titled Audiology Services. With this link, you can find information for adult patients and pediatric patients. You can also find information about aural rehabilitation and dizziness.  Within these links you can find definitions of terms, how we evaluate our patients, test their hearing and balance and also read about typical treatment services for individual diagnoses.

You can find helpful information about hearing aids on our website. Here you can learn more about daily wear hearing aids, extended wear hearing aids, like Lyric and custom hearing pieces. We also have a library link with frequently asked questions and a staff page where you can get to know our wonderful staff members better.

We hope you'll take some time to familiarize yourself with our website, and as always, we are here for YOU! Please contact us in our La Palma office at (714)523-4327 or our Huntington Beach office at (714)842-2700 if we can ever be of assistance to you.  714-523-4327714-523-4327714-523-4327714-523-4327√7714-523-432714-523-4327

 

 

 

 
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