The Month of May Brings Noise to Speedway

This past Saturday, I attended Qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  I had the opportunity to “take-in” the event with a  young man who was a first time attendee.  It is always a great treat to experience the excitement of a first time attendee.  We first noticed the “roar” when we were on 10th Street and […]

Dance Floor Noise Dose

During the recent basketball tournament in Indianapolis, a party was held for fans in the Grand Hall at historic Union Station. Like most parties, there was a band on a stage playing popular tunes in front of a dance floor.  I used a personal noise dosimeter (ER-200) to estimate my noise dose. The photo and […]

A Healthy Start Is The Best Start

For older folks, the Labor Day Holiday signals the start of the school season based on our childhood school calendars, but today’s kids are already in the routines of bed, bath, and bus stop calendars for the current academic year. Moms, nutritionists, and teachers advocate for a healthy breakfast to start the day.  Obstetricians advocate […]

Does your hearing aid have a T-coil?

A T-coil, also known as a telecoil, is a tiny copper coil inside a hearing aid that’s primary function is to assist the hearing aid user with telephone communication. When the telephone receiver also has a telecoil, feedback (whistling) is eliminated. A T-coil also means your hearing aid can couple to assistive listening devices and […]

We Are Committed to Professional and Principled Services

At Hoosier Hear Gear, we are committed to providing professional services in a caring, compassionate manner. We pride ourselves on the services we provide and personally identify with our commitment to excellence. I had a great experience in graduate school at Auburn University. Most alums “gush” about their alma maters. I suppose I fall into […]

Sound! Stop! Listen! Think about it!

We are surrounded by sound every day, some pleasant, some, not so pleasant. Some might say “music to my ears”. Others might say …”I don’t like noise. I prefer quiet”. Those of us who have normal hearing can think of many sounds we enjoy, sometimes more than others. Those of us who are hearing impaired, […]

Why Audiology? (Personal reflections on a chosen career)

I decided to pursue a career in Audiology during my junior year at IU. I, like many of you, had little idea what an Audiologist was or did. I really enjoyed the undergraduate class taught by Jeff Cokely, Ph.D. When I took that class it was “like a light bulb went off” and I had […]