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Advanced Hearing Solution NEWS “Your Journey To Better Hearing Begins Here” May 2014

655 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood, FL 34223 * 280 S. Park Ave., Boca Grande, FL 33921


News Notes from Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. Lets Loop Englewood ! I am proud and excited to announce that on May 1, our daughter Micah will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in stage management from The University of Central Florida. Post graduation she will be traveling to Arundel, Maine to stage manage the productions of Legally Blonde and A Chorus Line at The Arundel Barn Playhouse. Arundel is located near Kennebunkport, Maine. Micah is very excited about this opportunity. Our daughter’s involvement in live theatre has helped me realize how fortunate it is that we live in an area rich with great theatre. Now I would like to talk about how people can enrich their visits to live theatre. Some theatres, churches and other public venues are now looped. A looping system allows sound coming from a public address system to be received directly to hearing aids that have a T-coil. This technology expands the functionality of the hearing aids and picks up all the sounds coming from the stage. Always look for this symbol. If you don’t see this symbol you should ask if a looping system is present. If there is not a loop present and enough people ask for one, the venue may consider investing in this wonderful technology. If you would like more information about loops and T-coils, please contact us and we will send you information directing you to T-coil and loop resources.

The Fixit Zone …... Spring has arrived and summer is imminent. We love the summer weather; however, the humidity does pose increased challenges to how well your hearing aids can perform. Moisture intrusion is perhaps the number one predator of hearing aids. When you are not wearing your hearing aids, it is important that you store them in a dryer designed to absorb moisture. You should always check the date since you last changed bricks or the expiration date of the dryer itself. There are a number of dryers that we recommend that vary in price and ease of use. We can’t stress enough the importance of maintaining your hearing aids and a regular check up for your ears. Renee does a wonderful job maintaining and troubleshooting hearing aids. Have you ever wondered what Renee does to your hearing aids when she disappears into her “hearing aid fixit area”? I recently spoke with her about what she is doing when she disappears. This a list of what is happening when she enters the “fixit zone: *battery test *listening check *inspect & clean receivers *clean wax guard *inspect & clean mic port *clean & check battery doors *clean & check VC or program button *check shells for cracks *ultra vac cleaning *clean & check ear molds & tubing *replace domes and tubing if needed *final listening check. Everything on this list is important. Everyone should maintain and care for their hearing aids like they maintain and care for their automobiles. Please have a wonderful summer and be kind to your hearing and your hearing aids.

Made for iPhone Hearing Aids Advanced Hearing Solutions is excited to announce that on, April 4, 2014 Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world's largest hearing technology companies, introduced Halo™, a made for iPhone® hearing aid engineered to be compatible with iPhone, iPad® and iPod® touch. The Halo hearing aid gives the nearly 30 million North Americans with untreated hearing loss a new, discreet option that seamlessly connects with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Halo, which is sold under the Starkey brand name, combines hearing aids with iOS to deliver a revolutionary new hearing solution that makes every aspect of life better - from conversations to phone calls to listening to music. Halo will connect with the TruLink™ Hearing Control app, which is available as a free download in the App StoreSM. Halo delivers great performance and personalization, while providing convenient control and connectivity to iOS devices. Building on iOS features that let you do everyday things like making phone and FaceTime® calls, listening to music and using Siri®, Halo takes advantage of TruLink Technology and compatible iOS devices to meet the needs of today's demanding and tech-savvy consumers. In addition to seamless integration with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Halo hearing aids are also stand alone hearing aids packed with Starkey Hearing Technologies' features, including feedback cancellation, adaptive noise management and directionality. I am excited to be able to provide this technology to my patients. The recent advancements that Starkey has made in their technology and this new connection to the iPhone is a wonderful opportunity for those who would like to hear phone calls directly to their hearing aids and to also have more control over their hearing aids. Please contact our office (941-474-8393) to find out more about this unique hearing aid.

Dr. Noël Crosby, Au. D. Advanced Hearing Solutions 655 S. Indiana Ave. Englewood, FL 34223

OFFICE HOURS Englewood Office: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm; Friday 10am-2pm (through May) Hours will vary on Fridays starting in June

By Appointment Only Closed for lunch at both offices 12pm-1pm Earlier and later appointments available! Call to ask!

941-474-8393 HLAA –Meetings Support for your hearing loss in Sarasotanext meeting is May 6th. For more information or for a full list of events go to

An elderly man had hearing problems for years. He went to a doctor who fit him with hearing aids that allowed him to hear much better. When the man went back to see the doctor a month later, the Doctor said “Your hearing is great, Your family must be pleased that you can hear again.” The man replied, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!”

Do You Know These FUN Facts About Hearing?

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Cicadas have their hearing organs in their stomachs. Crickets have their hearing organs in their knees. Male mosquitoes hear with thousands of tiny hairs growing on their antennae. Fish do not have ears, but they can hear. They hear pressure changes through ridges on their bodies. Snakes do not have ears, but their tongues are sensitive to sound vibrations.

In World War I parrots were kept on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, because of their remarkable sense of hearing. When the parrots heard the enemy aircraft coming they would warn everyone of the approaching danger long before any human ear would hear it.

What I know for sure………. Early treatment for your hearing loss increases your chance of a successful result !!

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