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How Did a Mouse Get Trapped in My Ears?

By Stephanie Karfelt/ Guest Blogger Mouse Trap (AKA Eustachian Tube Dysfunction) It feels like a mouse crawled into my ear. It didn’t die though, because sometimes I can hear it swallow. Wonder what type of doctor specializes in that? Refusing to allow a stray rodent to keep me from my novel any longer, I got … Continue reading

Introducing My New Ear Molds

Ever wonder what a hearing aid mold looks like in its beginning stages? Yesterday, I went to my audiologist to have the above impressions taken of my ears. The impressions will be shipped to a manufacturer to make ear molds for my new set of hearing aids. In a few weeks, I should have the … Continue reading

Help! Do Implantable Hearing Aids Work?

This morning, I received a Facebook message from a friend in California. Her question stumped me: “What do you think of the whole Envoy Esteem Implant thing?” My response: “Are you thinking about using it? Honestly, I have no idea. Are you in touch with an audiologist about it?” Do any of you faithful Lipreading Mom … Continue reading

Can You Help Me Count My Lost Decibels?

Are you like me: not deaf, but close to it? Every year, I head to the audiologist for a hearing test. Ninety-five percent of the time, the result is the same: more hearing decibels lost. Eleven years ago when I was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss, each ear tested at 20 percent hearing loss. The … Continue reading

Hearing Aids Are So Gosh, Darn Cool

Don’t you just love my “purty” cool headline and photo choice? (And don’t you just love Lipreading Mom’s penchant for Oklahoma twang?) I confess that I’m a sucker for happy endings. They bring out my inner Oklahoma Pollyanna. When I recently posted the hearing aid financial struggles of my friend “Abby” (not her real name … Continue reading

Adventures in Tinnitus (1): Make the noise STOP!

Oh, to have a quiet moment. Welcome to the world of tinnitus. It’s a condition characterized by a perceived ringing, buzzing or whistling sound in the ears. Lipreading Mom’s 6-year-old daughter recently shared she can’t hear the teacher at school well because of the sounds inside her ears. Her school audiologist admits there isn’t an objective … Continue reading

Test the Ears You Love

My three kids range in age from 3 to 10. Two of them go to school full time, and one is currently being taught at home by his Lipreading Mom. Although each one has amazing abilities that I notice even though I’m maternally biased, I sometimes wonder about their ears. They come from a long line … Continue reading