10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

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By Armand Leone, Jr., MD, JD

doctorThe patient physician relationship is unique and is based on trust and open communication. However, physicians do not always share the insider’s view about the healthcare system that they know. There are things that doctors know from their experiences that they don’t tell patients. Here are 10 things that physicians know but don’t tell their patients:

1. Having elective surgery on a Friday or in the afternoon carries a higher mortality and complication rate than earlier in the week or day.

2. Being admitted to the hospital on a weekend with a serious condition carries a higher mortality and complication rate than being admitted during the week.

3. Doctors know the limits of modern medicine and most don’t choose heroic cancer treatments or end of life care.

4. What their surgical and procedure complication rates are and how those compare to the national rates for the same.

5. A misdiagnosis occurs in at least 1 out of every 20 patient encounters in doctors’ offices.

6. Surgery to remove partial meniscal tears does not result in better knee function than medical treatment and physical therapy alone.

7. Bad outcomes after spinal decompression back surgery are so common there is a specifically designated ICD-9-CM billing code for when they fail called “Post-Laminectomy Syndrome”.

8. The quality of care decreases and medical errors increase during July which is when graduated interns, residents, nurses and other new health care workers first report to work at many of the nation’s hospitals and to start practicing medicine.

9. Fatal medication errors alone spike by 10% every July as new medical residents start taking care of patients.

10. Learning a new surgical technique, even for an established surgeon, requires a learning curve and, yet, every surgeon has to perform a procedure for the first time … where do you fall on their learning curve.

– Armand Leone, Jr., MD, JD, MBA Partner and Co-Founder of Britcher, Leone & Roth. Armand is also a board certified diagnostic radiologist

How To Make Frustration Work For You

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By Loretta G Breuning

stressedwomanOur frustrations are often blamed on modern society, but monkeys had the same frustrations 50 million years ago. They chased rewards and failed to get them. They scanned for threats and got hurt anyway. They were let down by their fellow monkey. But frustration helped them thrive, and it can help you too.

Frustration comes with intelligence. Lizards don’t get frustrated because they don’t have enough neurons to ponder a Plan B when their Plan A falls short. Primates have a big stock of extra neurons so we can generate alternatives instead of just repeating hard-wired behaviors. But untried alternatives are risky, so we stick to Plan A until we have a sign that it’s not worth our effort. Frustration is that sign. Frustration is a tool for primates to stimulate more happy chemicals. Here are some examples.

Dopamine
Monkeys love to eat nuts, but cracking them open is frustrating. A monkey will bang away at a nut for a long time because the good feeling of dopamine flows when a reward is anticipated. Persistence often works, but if you’ve picked up a bad nut or your technique is flawed, persistence gets you nowhere. Knowing when to stop and try something different is the way to succeed. Frustration helps a monkey know when to stop. It’s a bad strategy to give in to frustration quickly is a bad strategy, but it’s also bad to ignore frustration forever. The primate brain decides when to honor frustration and shift its focus. That opens a monkey to new information so it finds a better nut or a better technique. Our brains don’t shift easily because old dopamine pathways have value and new paths are risky. It takes a big investment of energy, and frustration motivates that investment.

Serotonin
When a monkey reaches a juicy mango in a tree top, a bigger stronger monkey may snatch it from him. This is frustrating, but he may not resist because it hurts to get bitten more than it hurts to lose a snack. He will look for a new piece of fruit instead. He doesn’t want a distant fruit because isolation brings predators. He scans for a fruit that’s near the troop but not near a more dominant individual. His brain is skilled at comparing himself to other monkeys. When he compares favorably, his serotonin surges and he goes for the fruit. This is a nice monkey who is not consciously interested in one-upping others, but he has needs. He learned to meet his needs in youth with the help of serotonin. A young monkey is never fed solid food. He learns to get food while nourished by mother’s milk, and that learning includes how to manage the conflict that comes with group life. After weaning, a juvenile monkey will starve unless he holds his own in a group of monkeys who are bigger than him. He must know how to hold back to avoid harm until his serotonin says its safe, and then go for it. Holding back is frustrating so he eagerly seeks opportunities to let go. All too soon, another dominant monkey frustrates him, but he’s always alert for interactions that he can dominate. (And she is alert for interactions she can dominate. Male pronouns are used for simplification.)

Oxytocin
A monkey feels good when he gives or receives a grooming because oxytocin is stimulated. But the quest for oxytocin often leads to frustration. Sometimes you groom others and they don’t groom you back. Sometimes they forget you when mating season comes, or when meat is being shared. Sometimes you risk your life defending a grooming buddy and they don’t defend you back. Frustration motivates you to take your grooming elsewhere, but that can be frustrating too. You might even suffer the indignity of having your grooming offers rejected. Frustration can build to the point that you consider leaving the troop. You risk being eaten alive out alone in the world, but the prospect of new monkeys treating you right lures you on. It’s hard to build trust bonds with new grooming partners, but frustration motivates you to keep trying.

In today’s world, you can eat shelled nuts from a bag on the couch. You can sue people who steal your mangoes. You can negotiate contracts with your grooming partners. But we still get frustrated because our brain keeps trying to stimulate more dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin. The next time you feel frustrated, you can see it as tool that opens you to new information. You can celebrate your ability to design a new strategy instead of mourning the disappointment of your expectations. We can never be sure which choice is best, but we can be sure that our brain evolved to make such choices.

Loretta Breuning is author of the book Meet Your Happy Chemicals, which shows how you can naturally stimulate more of the dopamine, serotonin and endorphin that make you happy. Dr. Breuning is Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, and a Docent at the Oakland Zoo.

5 Great Activities To Get Your Kids (And You!) Moving This Summer

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By Michelle LaRowe

familyjogThe snow is finally melting and schools across the country are entering their final months before the long days of summer. Rather than packing the kids off to camp or settling in for a long summer in front of the television, incorporate fun and fitness into your family’s summer plans. This summer, commit to increasing your children’s and your own endurance, stamina, and physical fitness with these five fun activities.
Go for a Hike

Whether your family treks up a mountain or takes a scenic walk to a waterfall, admiring the wonders of nature by a walk in the woods is a no-cost, fun activity that increases fitness for children of all ages. The National Trail System boasts more than 50,000 miles of public trails with hikes available for all fitness levels and abilities. Young children may benefit from a small one mile loop while older children can hike up multi-mile inclines. Don’t spend your days off in front of the television; take the family, kids, pets, and all, for a hike!
Join a Team

Just because schools don’t offer sports year round doesn’t mean your kids can’t enjoy the benefits of team activities in the summer. Local clubs offer everything from soccer to swimming during the dog days of summer. Kids not only get the opportunity to meet new playmates and learn new skills but also increase their coordination and physical performance in team sports. Parents can get involved by coaching a team; helping everyone in the family to learn more about sportsmanship and to increase their physical activity level.
Family Dance Party

familyfunImproving your family’s fitness doesn’t have to be boring. On rainy days or long, lazy nights, throw a family dance party to get everyone moving. Assign a dance style to each song, like ballet, ballroom, or rock concert, and see what moves each family member can come up with. Create a fun and funky playlist, get out the glow sticks and disco lights, and go to town showing off your best moves.
Backyard Games

Increasing your physical activity doesn’t require much money or even leaving your backyard. All those games you enjoyed playing as a child can be just as fun for your own children to play- especially if you play too. Gather up the family for some backyard games that require little more than a ball and some running. Freeze Tag, Kick Ball, and Spud are highly physical but incredibly simple games for families of all ages and sizes. Even a simple game of catch improves hand-eye coordination and gets muscles warmed up.
Strap on Some Wheels

Don’t limit fun to what you can accomplish on your own two feet! Bikes, scooters, and skateboards all provide a fun way to burn some extra calories and get kids moving. Head to a local roller skating rink to spend an afternoon racing around the track to golden oldies and improving balance. Incorporating wheels not only provides speed and fun but allows kids to improve their endurance.

Now that the weather is warmer, it’s the perfect time for families to recommit themselves to staying active and healthy. Not only do these activities provide needed physical activity, but they can also strengthen family bonds when you do them together.

– With over 20 years of experience in the nanny world as an award-winning nanny, agency director, and parenting author, Michelle LaRowe is considered a leading industry expert. A mom herself, she loves to educate parents and nannies on the importance of quality in-home childcare. Find out more by visiting @eNannySource on Twitter.

Use Traditional Chinese Herbs When You Cook For Flavor And Health – Part 2

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By Lauren Hill

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

spiceFresh ginger is very powerful when grated or pressed. The immediate problem with its flavor is it becomes much less sharp the longer the ginger is exposed to the air. Even after a few hours, the potency of ginger is significantly reduced. Ways to combat this is by using pickled or candied ginger. Purchasing preserved ginger can help your culinary flavors be as poignant and fresh as possible.

Unlike five-spice, cooking with ginger requires more knowledge of how to use it to specifically complement dishes. If used improperly ginger is completely overpowered or does not mesh with other more subtle flavors. For the best results with ginger, look up your favorite Chinese dish that has a ginger twist to it.

If you want to use ginger to alleviate joint or arthritis pain, go ahead. Ginger has been studied not only for its properties in digestive health, but also as an anti-inflammatory. Eating a meal with plenty of ginger or even eating a candied ginger disk can give you relief from aching joints.

Loving Licorice: Star Anise

As a child I did not like black licorice, the flavor was too strong, and it did not seem like a very delicious candy. As an adult, I have a healthy appreciation for anise and licorice root and how they can add deep flavor to otherwise boring meals. Star anise is a beautiful spice that comes in the shape of a snowflake or star, hence its name. If you plan on using star anise in your cuisine you should invest in an herb bag. To infuse dishes with the flavor of licorice without having to pick out inedible anise fragments, an herb bag lets you steep herbs, the same as with a tea bag. When the meal is ready, simple take the herb bag out and there will be no herb leaves or spice fragments.

If you are like me and did not enjoy licorice as a child, give star anise or licorice root another chance. The odds are that your taste buds have matured, and you now enjoy the bitter and distinct taste of black licorice. You should try it out at least once not only because the taste is amazing paired with other delicious Chinese dishes, but it is very good for you. Licorice root, which also tastes as its name suggests like licorice, has been linked with soothing coughs and sore throats for many hundreds of years. It is still an ingredient in many cough syrups.

If you would like to reduce the symptoms of your cold or cough, star anise and licorice root are some of the best and tastiest natural remedies.

Learn More About Chinese Cooking and Herbs

If you find yourself intrigued with experimenting with traditional Chinese spices and herbs, check out more of the information on the internet. Not only can you find awesome recipes for delicious foods, but you can find essential medicines that have been a part of Chinese culture for millennium.

Many herbs have long been proven to help cleanse the body of toxins, sooth congestions and inflammation, increase memory retention, and encourage proper bodily function. If you are not interested in the health side of Chinese herbs, you should at least experiment with the flavors that have been influencing Chinese cooking for thousands of years. For people who want to add healthy, non fattening taste to meals, or would like to become better acquainted with ancient Chinese medicine, traditional herbs and spices can enhance meals and bodies at the same time.

– Guest author Lauren Hill writes for Solstice Medicine Company.

Use Traditional Chinese Herbs When You Cook For Flavor And Health – Part 1

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By Lauren Hill

HealthPeople all around the world love the distinctive flavors of Chinese food. In fact, when I visited Paris, I was unfamiliar with French cuisine, and on my first evening out I spotted a Chinese restaurant and decided to go with the familiar rather than the unknown. What most people might not realize is the flavors so many Americans and Europeans enjoy are watered down and changed to fit a foreign palette. Using authentic and traditional herbs completely changes the flavor profile of some of the most common and familiar Chinese dishes. Not only does using these authentic herbs change the taste, they also add other health benefits.

Branching out With Spices and Additives

It can be easy for people to become stuck in a cooking rut. A person may become familiar with a dozen or so dishes that they enjoy, and then seldom try cooking anything new. Do not sell your taste buds short! There are so many exciting flavor combinations out there that it is a true pity when people deny themselves the opportunity of culinary exploration.

If you are not very adventurous in the kitchen, start out small. Eggs are the perfect complement to almost every flavor combination, and most people know how to cook a few scrambled eggs. A good way to test out traditional Chinese flavoring is by adding a dash or a pinch of an herb to your morning scrambled eggs. It is a good way of tasting new tastes in a controlled environment. A good place to start is with Chinese five-spice powder.

Five-spice powder usually has more than just five spices, but in Chinese medicine, five is a healing number. Five-spice not only added flavor, but it was said to have helped rejuvenate the body from the inside out. I like my five spice with a hint of citrus, this typically means that it contains tangerine peel. The combination of clove, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, and star anise of five-spice create a very rich flavor.

Not only does five-spice powder create a wonderful depth of flavor, the ingredients have been shown to increase health in the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Ginger especially is used as a home remedy for several medical issues including motion sickness and nausea.

Mastering Ginger

Ginger is a fantastic root that has a pungent aroma and bright tang. Not only is it a traditional flavor in Chinese cuisine, it can be found easily in domestic supermarkets. There are powdered forms, but you can also find ginger hands in the fresh produce section. If you would like Chinese ginger, you can order it from specialty dealers online. Since ginger is such an important herb and medical remedy in China, you can find a few more varieties online than you can in your local supermarket.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..

– Guest author Lauren Hill writes for Solstice Medicine Company.

Tips For A Better You In 2014

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joggerIt’s no surprise to see your local gym packed to the gills come Jan. 2.

Whether you’re swearing up and down that 2014 will be the year you get in shape or you’re trying to shed some of those holiday pounds, you might be trying to draw up a plan of attack.

Low carb? Low fat? Weight lifting? Running? Maybe a combo?

Here’s some advice from Florida State University exercise and willpower experts on how to make the most out of your health and fitness goals in the new year.

Step one: Get moving

It’s good to be optimistic and set goals, but start with little ones such as walking the dog each day after work, said Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences Associate Professor Lynn Panton.

You can slowly build up your workout to include longer walks, some running and weigh tlifting. But start with adding smaller, more manageable workouts into your schedule.

“Just taking that walk is so important for stress and glucose levels,” she said.

Step two: Set a schedule

womanweights“We all have these iPhones attached to us,” said Mike Ormsbee, assistant professor of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences. “Put your workout on your schedule the same you would a meeting with your boss. You wouldn’t miss a meeting with your boss. Think about your workout the same way.”

Roy Baumeister, professor of psychology and author of the New York Times bestseller “Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength,” agrees, adding that it’s easier to keep to a schedule if it is convenient to your everyday life.

“If you belong to a gym that’s a 20-minute drive, and so you have to figure out when to go, and what to do when you get there, and so forth, your willpower will be squandered in many ways,” Baumeister said. “Devise a simple, convenient routine that won’t require any additional decisions or steps. For example, instead of joining a gym, get yourself to take a jog or even just a fast walk around your neighborhood every day or two at a set time.”

Step three: Keep at it

Sometimes sticking to that exercise routine — whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or not — can be the hardest part.

Maybe you’re extra busy come March or perhaps you’ve hit your goal weight and think that you can ease up on the exercise. But, there can be hidden costs to simply stopping your workouts.

A study by Ormsbee measured the overall body fat, lean muscle mass and resting metabolic rate of collegiate swimmers at the height of their season. When the season concluded, the swimmers took several weeks off to rest, so researchers took their measurements again. After five weeks, the swimmers’ body fat had jumped 2 percent and aerobic fitness plummeted by 8 percent.

joggersOrmsbee said he is unaware of any study looking at what happens when a sedentary person starts then stops an exercise program, but there is reason to believe that a similar trend would occur.

That doesn’t mean you have to be continuously training for a marathon. Pick a routine or workout that works best for you.

“The most important thing to do is to pick a plan and stick with it,” Ormsbee said.

Contact our experts:

Lynn Panton, College of Human Sciences: 850-644-4685; lpanton@fsu.edu

Mike Ormsbee, College of Human Sciences: 850-644-4793; mormsbee@fsu.edu

Roy Baumeister, College of Arts and Sciences: 850-228-1709; baumeister@psy.fsu.edu

Four Ways That Watching TV Can Kill You Prematurely

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By Dr. Michael Wald

familytv1. The average American wastes years in the seated position. This can lead to increased death risk from heart attack and stroke. People should be mindful of standing periodically when watching TV; doing jumping jacks; push-ups; sit ups; stationary bike – anything that promotes circulation and involves increasing ones heart rate.

2. Sitting increases the risk of developing clots in the legs called deep vein thrombosis or DVTs – a condition that can result in death of lung tissue (pulmonary infarction), cerebral stroke and death. While sitting raising ones heels off the floor (both feet), either at the same or alternately, promotes venous drainage of blood in the feet and legs improving blood flow towards the heart; sluggish or pooled blood in the lower extremities can cause blood to coagulate (stick) forming clots (DVTs). These clots then can go to the heart, lungs and brain and cause life threatening health problems. Sitting with the feet elevated also decreases the risk of developing potentially deadly DVTs.

3. Sitting also promotes weight gain from a slowed metabolism. If one must sit, raising the arms above head alternately, or each arm one at a time, will speed up metabolic rate, burn calories and reduce all causes of premature morbidity and mortality. Sedentary living leads to increased cardiovascular risk; loss of muscle mass and tone; fat and water retention and even memory loss just to name a few hazards.

scale4. Prolonged sitting while watching TV promotes weight gain associated with increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels by increasing insulin levels. Hyperinsulinemia is a major cause of cardiovascular disease when associated with blood sugar problems. Eventually, prolonged inactivity such as TV watching will fatigue the ability of the pancreas to produce insulin, causing hypoinsulinemia (low insulin levels). This raises blood sugar and causes diabetes. Diabetes is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States.

– Dr. Michael Wald, aka The Blood Detective, is the director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods – Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or www.blooddetective.com or by calling: 914-242-8844.

Why Might You Feel Guilty About Finding Health?

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By Dr. Natasha N. Deonarain

womanarmupHas there ever been a time in your life when you felt ashamed of who you were? What about feeling guilty? Propagation of feelings of guilt and shame, whether we realize it or not, play a significant role in the delivery of American healthcare. And unfortunately, it’s women who end up suffering the most.

How do feelings of guilt and shame emerge as we try to pursue optimal health?

First, let’s begin inside our doctor’s office. Say you have arrived there for a health check-up. What’s the first thing your doctor’s medical assistant will do? Likely, he or she will tell you to step on the scale and get weighed.

Stop right here for a moment.

Although your doctor uses your current weight to measure a BMI or to calculate drug dosages, what does the well accepted practice of stepping on a weigh scale do in terms of your ‘thought’ environment? In other words, what thoughts are most likely to emerge from this simple act?

Many of us are concerned about our weight these days. The actual number on the scale may make us feel embarrassed, especially as we have to get measured in front of a stranger who’s carrying a clipboard and pen, and is ready to write that number down.

saladplateWe all know that we “should” diet. We know that we “should” exercise. But as we try and stick to those promises day after day, week after week, we find that we’re only human and yes, we fail despite our best efforts.

Stepping on a scale often evokes a strong emotional response. I’ve even seen women turn around so they don’t have to look at the number, or flatly refuse to get weighed. I know they feel judged, embarrassed and possibly guilty. They know what we’re going to say as doctors: “Jane, you should diet and exercise.” And frankly, they just don’t want to hear it again. It doesn’t mean anything anymore.

In addition to the guilt trip about dieting and exercising, we get measured up against something called “normal.” And all of us seem to fail. Why is this?

Because there really isn’t such a thing as normal, is there? It’s a concept that our society has created to stuff us all into some box which really only serves to perpetuate feelings of guilt and shame. And when guilt and shame form the basis of a healthcare encounter, no amount of preaching by a doctor to “diet and exercise” will ever lead us to optimal health. Those words mean nothing when placed against feelings of guilt and shame.

What’s a better solution then, when many doctors will have trouble wrapping their heads around this idea that we should stop weighing healthy patients?

My solution is simple. If you want to find your way to health, don’t go to a doctor first. You heard right. Don’t begin in a doctor’s office if you want to find health. It doesn’t make any sense to start there.

Doctors have been trained for many years to find a disease. They have not been trained to encourage you in health practices, although they will adamantly insist they are the ones well-equipped to do that. What they will do immediately, is search for disease, any disease, right from the moment you walk in their office door. And when they haven’t found a disease after a battery of tests, they will declare that you are healthy simply because you don’t have a disease. This is backwards logic.

The absence of disease does not equal health.

The absence of disease does not equal health. And so, to begin by asking you to step on a scale and get measured against a non-existent “normal” only serves to keep you feeling judged, guilty or shameful about who you are. This will never, ever help you find your way to optimal health.

So begin here to know and love yourself. How can you do that?

In my next blog, I’ll tell you a few stories of people who were able to find health, lose weight, and look gorgeous…without even trying!

Shame and guilt are powerful deterrents to happiness.

Shame and guilt are powerful deterrents to happiness. They have been perpetuated in the delivery of healthcare, and have served only to keep our minds well separated from knowing and loving our bodies and spirits. Recognizing when shame and guilt play a role in our interactions with healthcare providers will help us develop the strength to find new pathways to self-empowerment, choice, and ultimately, optimal health through the pure joy of living well.

– Natasha N. Deonarain, MD, MBA is the author of The 7 Principles of Health: Your Call to Health Consciousness, now available on Amazon. She is the founder of the Health Conscious Movement and blogs at www.health-conscious.org.

What Advantages Does An Invisible Hearing Aid Give You?

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By Emily Steves

humanearThere are many advantages associated with using invisible hearing aids, which can help you to enjoy improved comfort alongside the best quality digital programming. Invisible hearing aids can be fitted inside the ear canal, and cannot be seen by observers. As well as this discreet advantage, invisible hearing aids make use of high tech hearing technology, and are available in several specialist brands; it’s also worth remembering, though, that some wearers may not be suitable for invisible hearing aids due to the size of their ear canal.

An invisible hearing aid is designed to fit within the ear canal, and is fitted to your particular hearing needs; as with other digital hearing aids, invisible hearing aids can be programmed to filter out different kinds of sounds, and can be set up to deliver the best sound for phone conversations and crowds.

Invisible hearing aids are typically fitted much closer to your ear drum than other hearing aids that clip around your ear. At the same time, invisible hearing aids are built to resist water and wax, but not intensive activities like swimming or being underwater in the bath.

One of the main advantages, then, of wearing invisible hearing aids is that you can reduce any anxiety about wearing a visible hearing aid in public; while now common, many younger people and children are still uncomfortable about wearing a hearing aid. Invisible hearing aids consequently provide a solution that allows people to enjoy enhanced hearing without having to worry about being judged – again, hearing aids have advanced to the point where designs and visibility mean that they be comfortably worn without being self conscious.

There are many different invisible hearing aid brands that can be tailored to your hearing loss. Among these brands, Phonak hearing aids use cutting edge technology to enhance your hearing, and feature advanced settings such as sound-flow and whistle-block. While standard hearing aids can achieve much of the same effects, Phonic’s invisible hearing aids are designed to be small and easy to wear without noticing them.

One of the main advantages, then, of wearing invisible hearing aids is that you can reduce any anxiety about wearing a visible hearing aid in public…..

Other popular invisible hearing aid brands include those made by Starkey SoundLens – these invisible hearing aids can be worn within your ear canal, and can be set up to cut out whistling and any other forms of interference. In the same way, brands like the Siemens iMini include features like feedback stopping, directional hearing, speech enhancement, and noise reduction when you’re out in public or in busy restaurants and bars.

When looking for an invisible hearing aid, it’s crucial to get a consultation with a trained audiologist, who can assess your type of hearing loss, and whether an invisible hearing aid is right for you. Unfortunately, some people do not have wide enough ear canals to have invisible hearing aids fitted, so make sure that you get a full consultation before making a decision.

It’s also important to ensure that your service includes aftercare, whereby an audiologist can deal with everything from discomfort when the hearing aid is being worn, through to reprogramming it to adjust to your hearing.

– Blogger Emily Steves suffers from hearing loss. She likes sharing her experiences and thoughts about many different invisible hearing aid brands. She firmly believes that these can help you understand the issues of hearing loss more efficiently.