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Welcome to Hearing Revolution’s NEW BLOG! I’m Dr. Kristin, the writer of said new blog. This blog is tool to help you understand more about hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, and how these things impact our lives and world. It’s meant to be interactive, and I am always happy to answer questions or discuss topics you have questions about; please feel free to email me at DrKristin@hearingrevolution.com. We will take time to discuss all of the “hot topics” in the industry and hopefully help debunk some myths and untruths. My primary objective is to give you useful and helpful information.
I am a Doctor of Audiology. I obtained my B.S. from Illinois State University, my M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and My Au.D. from Salus University. I have clinical experience in diagnostic and hearing aid dispensing clinics. My primary “interest” and area of study in audiology is hearing aids…specifically, how they can help, how much they can help, what their limitations are, how it affects peoples’ lives, and so on. I like being able to make a difference in the quality of someone’s life, to help them hear their grandkids or loved ones or sermon at church. I’m also interested in helping to combat the less-than-stellar rap that hearing aids get, as well as discussing strategies for listening and understanding, and how to get the absolute most out of your hearing aids.
Helen Keller once said, “I am just as deaf as I am blind. The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus– the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir, and keeps us in the intellectual company of man.” I have to agree. Sight is what connects us to things, but sound/speech is what connects us to people.
Until next time,