Hey there,

While we hope you’re making the most of the conditions, it’s never been more important to spread the word about hearing awareness.

With face masks making lip reading impossible, people across the world are rapidly coming to terms with their new hearing challenges.

Not all find this easy to confront. But if you’ve received successful treatment, there are a few things you can do to help others begin their journey to better hearing.

How to Spread The Word

Firstly, think about who in your network might be experiencing a hearing challenge.

People wait an average of ten years before speaking to a specialist. But a simple inquiry about if they’ve considered a comprehensive hearing assessment may help them.

Secondly, the team would like to invite patients to share their journeys to better hearing with the world.

This will inspire many others in the community to act before their hearing worsens. If you’d like to take part, contact the team and they can give you more information.

We appreciate all you do. 

Updates from The Office

As part of Acadian Hearing Services’ response to the pandemic, you’ll find every staff member wearing a clear face shield at the clinic. This means you’ll easily read their lips during conversations while remaining safe.

Clear face masks are also available for patients to take home, and the team has been supplying these to a number of local physicians.

Acadian Hearing Services’ online patient forms are now up and running, which means prior to appointments, you can complete your paperwork online rather than in the office.

Gay Lynne has also celebrated her second “workiversary” with Acadian Hearing Services.

Everyone is thankful for her two years of compassionate contributions!

Top Tips for Managing New Challenges

The team at Acadian Hearing Services knows that the pandemic has brought tough challenges for the community – and especially the hard of hearing.

So they’ve put together four “top tips” for how to thrive in these new normal circumstances.

1.     Face masks can easily dislodge your hearing aids. So download a handy “find my device” app to ensure you always know where they are!

2.     If you’re struggling to hear your TV while at home, why not invest in a state-of-the-art “streamer.” This sends the audio output directly to your hearing devices, avoiding household arguments! Ask us for more information.

3.     Your hearing may worsen if sounds don’t pass through your ears constantly. So make sure to wear your hearing aids throughout the day – even if you’re alone.

4.     Clear face masks are essential for everyone with a hearing loss. If you’d like some supplies for daily use, let the team know!

If you have any concerns or would like to share your tips with others, contact the office. The team would be happy to have your input.

Handy Resources

How The Pandemic Has Created Challenges For People With Hearing Loss

To help ease communication issues, we hope to raise greater awareness in Southwest Louisiana of the challenges brought on by the pandemic along with solutions for individuals with hearing loss.

Learn more…

 
 

How Untreated Hearing Loss Affects Your Emotions

Get insights into why both children and adults can suffer from a variety of psychological effects related to untreated hearing loss…

Learn more…

Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.

 

Call us at (337) 436-3277.

Have a great August!

 

The Team at Acadian Hearing Services

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Dr. Heidi J Sorrells - Audiologist

Dr. Heidi J Sorrells - Audiologist

Dr. Heidi J. Sorrells obtained her doctorate degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. She is a certified audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and she holds a Louisiana and a Texas audiology license. Dr. Sorrells enjoys all aspects of working in a private practice audiology clinic but especially loves the challenges of vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.