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The Heat is On!
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Well, it feels like we went straight past spring right into summer.  The last several days have been extraordinarily hot and humid for May.  Did you know that the moisture from all of this humidity can cause havoc with hearing instruments?  Our office...

Why can I hear noise much better than I hear speech?
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This is a common complaint when people go to a busy restaurant with lots of ambient noise.  Perhaps they go with a group of people to a crowded restaurant.  As the noise in the restaurant escalates, it becomes increasingly more difficult to follow the conversation at the table.  At the...

Lost and Found
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Did you know that all hearing aids have unique serial numbers which can be traced back to the owners?  For years we have been locating the owners of lost hearing aids found by others.  Just this week Holly took a phone call from a doctor’s office which had been...

Hearing Aid Technology Includes Streaming Capabilities
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Everywhere you look technology is improving and expanding and hearing aids are no exception.  The new wireless hearing instruments are designed with all of the superior hearing technology of today coupled with accessories which allow for direct audio streaming from almost anywhere.  Bluetooth® compatible device such as cell phones,...

Monday, December 11, 2017

During the holidays we enjoy spending time with friends and family.  But some people find it difficult to communicate due to their hearing loss and so it becomes a stressful time.  This is the time of year when people with hearing loss seriously consider finally seeking treatment.  However, cost can be a...

Something To Consider
Monday, December 11, 2017

November 8, 2017

We have had a wonderful fall so far.  The weather has been unseasonably warm and until the last week or so we have experienced quite a bit of sunshine.  However, the weather is starting to feel like November which means cooler weather.  With this cooler weather we...

"Refer a Friend Program"
Monday, December 11, 2017

August 30, 2017

Well, it's that time of year again.  My kids went back to school today and, wouldn't you know it, they had a fog delay.  Anyway, they are so excited to go back to school and see their friends.  Speaking of friends, word of mouth referrals continue...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Did you know that a reduced tolerance for loud sounds is actually a sign of hearing loss?  Most people would think that those with hearing loss need sounds to be loud in order to hear them.   Therefore, they should be able to tolerate very loud sounds, right?  In fact, individuals...

Maintaining an Independent Lifestyle Through Technology
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

November 28, 2017

            Maintaining an active and independent lifestyle is a goal for many older adults.  Unfortunately, declining health, decreased hearing and vision, balance disorders, and rist of falling all threaten to limit one’s level of independence.  In addition to health concerns, there are safety concerns, especially for...

Moisture Can Affect Hearing Aids
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

For the Love of Summer!

Now that June has arrived, so has the hot weather.  And as is common in Northwest Ohio, so has the humidity.  Sometimes this heat and humidity can be difficult to bear.  However, did you realize that your hearing instruments may also have difficulty working...

Caption Telephones Open Clear Lines of Communication
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

October 16, 2017

Do you have trouble hearing and understanding conversations over the phone?  Many people suffering from hearing loss struggle with using the telephone even when they wear hearing aids.  If you have difficulty talking on the telephone, or know someone who does, the following article may provide information that...

How to Approach an Awkward Conversation about Hearing Loss
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

May 24, 2017

Since hearing loss affects 15% of the adult population, there is a good chance that you know somebody who exhibits symptom of untreated hearing loss. While some people readily acknowledge that they have hearing loss, others may be in denial.  Be prepared for the latter.  After...

Humidity and Hearing Aids
Friday, July 29, 2016

   These summer months can be hot, humid and downright uncomfortable...but did you know the hot weather can also effect your hearing devices?

   Moisture and humidity are natural enemies of hearing instruments. During the summer months humidity can be a real problem. Symptoms of humidity in the hearing instrument...

Tips for family and friends...
Friday, July 29, 2016

   When speaking to a person with hearing aids it is not necessary to shout at them. In fact, shouting distorts the speech signal, making it even more difficult to understand. Shouting can also be uncomfortable, if not painful to the person who wears hearing aids. If the hearing instruments...

Downtown Renovations Update
Friday, July 29, 2016

The downtown renovations are finally complete! The new sidewalks, street lights and freshly resurfaced Front Street look great! With the much needed facelift to the downtown area we joyfully have access to park downtown once again. This means that using our back lot is no longer necessary! 

Come downtown and...

Know the risks of buying online.
Monday, July 25, 2016

The Internet has a bevy of items that you can purchase at a low or discounted price, but that doesn't mean you should. Hearing aids are one of those products that are best purchased at a hearing healthcare professional because they are made specifically for your degree of hearing loss...

Did you hear that?
Friday, July 15, 2016

Few people schedule hearing tests solely because they don’t hear environmental noises.  The biggest complaint we hear is difficulty hearing/understanding speech.  It’s interesting when patients describe the sounds they have not heard in years.  For example, Jan noticed that her keyboard makes a pecking sound when she types.  Mary Lou...

Time to get physical!
Friday, July 8, 2016

Hello everyone! I hope your Fourth of July weekend was great and that you were able to make some great memories with family and friends! 

We have, believe it or not, already reached the halfway point of 2016. Can you believe it? Where does the time go?

At the beginning...

Q and A
Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to wish everyone an early Happy 4th of July!  Our team here at PVH hopes that everyone has a happy and safe holiday with friends and family! Remember, we will be closed on Monday July 4th as well.


I figured, I would switch...

Remote Technology
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Everywhere you look technology is improving and expanding and hearing aids are no exception.  The new wireless hearing instruments are designed with all of the superior hearing technology of today coupled with accessories which allow for direct audio streaming from almost anywhere.  Bluetooth compatible device such as cell phones, radios...

Johns Hopkins study on hearing loss and dementia
Monday, June 13, 2016

Happy Monday everyone! As I am writing this, we continue to see the renovations well underway with Front Street and the sidewalks along side of it. I want to remind all of you that if you have any issues at all finding parking downtown to please park in...

Myths About Hearing Aids
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Myths About Hearing Aids

By Rebecca Krukemyer, Au.D.

Myth: Hearing aids are a single transaction purchase so it really doesn’t matter where you purchase them.

Truth:  The audiologist or technician is responsible for setting the prescription of the hearing instruments.  If that person is inexperienced or...

Tips for Family Members
Saturday, July 11, 2015

By Rebecca Krukemyer, Au.D.


I dedicate this article to the many patients I have who lament that they wish their family members understood what it is like to have hearing loss and wear hearing aids. It’s disheartening to hear from those who experience frustrations from family members who have...

How to talk to Loved Ones about Hearing Loss
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hearing problems can make it challenging to live your daily life. It may be hard to have conversations with friends, family and coworkers, and can even cause embarrassment and frustration. For some, hearing loss can even be dangerous if it becomes difficult to hear alarms or other warning signals. While...

3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Friday, March 20, 2015

It’s an exciting time in the hearing industry; hearing aid technology is better than ever! The latest advancements, including our just released Made for iPhone, Halo™ hearing aids, represent years of research and clinical trials.

Starkey Hearing Technologies offers an array of new technology with proven benefit and best-in- class...

The difference between Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dealers
Sunday, June 1, 2014

We are frequently asked by patients in our office, “What’s the difference between an audiologist and a hearing aid dealer? I thought everyone who performs hearing tests is an audiologist.”

Hearing Aid Dealers are limited to testing hearing solely for the purposes of fitting hearing aids. Unlike Audiologists, they may...

Treatment for Tinnutus
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Currently there is no cure for tinnitus. However, there are treatment options to help manage the irritation caused by the disorder. It is important to remember that everyone’s experience is different and therefore, what works for one person does not always work for another. Here are some compensatory strategies for...

9 Reasons Why Two Hearing Aids are Better Than One
Saturday, March 1, 2014

When given the choice to hear binaurally, an overwhelming majority of consumers who have hearing loss in both ears choose two hearing aids over one.

  1. Better localization. Localization is the ability to tell the direction of sound. For example, localization allows you to determine from which direction someone...