What You Need To Know About Getting Hearing Aids

If you have trouble hearing, getting hearing aids can make a world of difference in your overall quality of life. Imagine being able to hear the conversations around you rather than struggling to catch every word from hearing loss. Instead of feeling like you are on the outside looking in, you could actually be a part of the conversation.

The good news is that technology has advanced to the point that even relatively severe hearing problems can be helped with the aid of these devices. The only way to know for sure whether or not you are a good candidate for hearing aids is to visit a doctor for a hearing test.


During the test, you will put on a set of headphones. A series of beeps and other sounds will be emitted through the headphone. The doctor will ask you to signal when you hear these noises. This will help them determine how much hearing you have lost. Based on the results of this test, they can then determine whether or not SOAADS – Hearing Aids may be able to help you.

help from hearing aids

A lot of people balk at the idea of getting these devices, simply because they don’t want them to show. Having large hearing aids that can be easily seen can be a bit embarrassing for some people. These days, however, that is much less of a problem than in the past. You can find hearing aids in Tampa, FL that are extremely small and discreet. They typically fit well within the ear with only a small portion visible on the outside.

One thing that many people are not aware of is that it can take some time to adjust to your new hearing aids. At first, they may even be a bit bothersome. You may find that certain sounds are amplified more than they should be while others are still difficult to hear. The key is to have patience. Over time, your doctor can help you tweak the hearing aids to give you the best possible results.
Additionally, the longer that you wear them, the more used to them you will get. Before you know it, the sounds that you are hearing will seem totally natural. Don’t make the mistake of giving up before you really give yourself a chance to become accustomed to the different level of sound. It would be very sad to deprive yourself of the ability to hear and resign to deafness when just a little bit more time may have been enough to allow you to adjust to the hearing aids.

Getting hearing aids can truly make a difference in your overall quality of life. Hearing problems can have a profound effect on your ability to communicate with other people. By correcting these problems, you can avoid being left out when other people are talking. Chances are, you will find it much easier to keep up with current events and with news from your friends and family members when you can clearly hear what they are saying rather than only hearing muffled speech or jumbled sounds.

Gluten Free and Food for the Disabled, Deaf, and Hearing Impaired

Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.
– – -Hippocrates

Grolla Restaurant and Wine Bar is proud to be one of the country’s few celiac owned and operated fine dining restaurants.  Angela Lachmann was diagnosed celiac in 1993 and her husband Christopher has lived aside her diet restrictions since 1996.  A celiac friendly menu has been important to both the Lachmann’s since they bought Grolla and for every menu change after.  They have educated their chefs and encouraged them to focus on gluten free menu items whenever possible.  Currently, Grolla’s kitchen is gluten free except for a few packaged items, there is no flour used so there is no possibility of cross contamination.  The dessert menu is especially tailored to please it’s celiac friends with currently every item gluten free and beneficial for the hearing impaired.

Chris very skilled and competent when it comes to any dietary special need.  He has not only created an entirely gluten free menu and dessert list, he has welcomed other restrictions that require a hearing aid including lactose intolerant, vegetarian and vegan.   Whatever special need, Grolla will create a culinary masterpiece.

Directions for the Hearing Impaired

From the Eastside

I-84 to exit 2 – 43rd Avenue

Left on NE Halsey

Right on NE 39th Avenue

Left on NE Broadway (past Sandy)

Right on NE 33rd Avenue

Left on NE Killingsworth

Grolla is on the corner of NE 30th and Killingsworth

From the Westside

I-84 to Exit 1 – 33rd Avenue

Left on NE 33rd Avenue

Left on  NE Killingsworth

Grolla is on the corner of NE 30th and Killingsworth

From Washington State

I-5 South to exit 303 – Alberta Street Swan Island

Left on Alberta Street (at first four-way stop)

Left on NE 30th Avenue

Grolla is on the corner of NE 30th and Killingsworth

From Airport for the Deaf or Hearing Impaired

NE Airport way to 82nd Avenue

Exit Columbia Boulevard

Right on NE Columbia Boulevard

Left on NE Cully Boulevard

Right on NE Killingsworth

Grolla is on the corner of NE 30th and Killingsworth

You may need a hearing aid for this.