Better Hearing

Patient Testimony Videos

Posted on: Thursday, March 1st, 2018 @ 2:50 pm


Check out what our patients have to say about their experience of being fitted with hearing aids at McCollum Hearnig Center.  

Online Hearing Tests

Posted on: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 @ 9:00 am


If you think you are having trouble hearing and have taken our online hearing test at but want a second opinion, try one of these easy to use online hearing tests: Or Download the Hearing Test App from Google Play or Itunes @ Your best source for a Hearing Test and understanding your …

Brain Fitness

Posted on: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 @ 1:42 pm


Despite significant advancements in hearing aid technology, listeners with hearing loss continue to express frustration when trying to understand conversation in noisy environments. Even with a favorable signal-to-noise ratio, older adults struggle more in these listening situations than younger adults do for a number of reasons, including deficits in central auditory processing and cognitive function. …

Researchers identify part of the brain that compensates for hearing loss in older adults

Posted on: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 @ 2:01 pm


Researchers have pinpointed the specific part of the brain that older adults rely on to differentiate speech sounds in background noise, which could revolutionize the treatment of hearing loss. As people age, their peripheral and central auditory system (areas of the brain that help to intake and interpret sound) decline in function and plugging into …

How to educate teachers about your child’s hearing loss

Posted on: Thursday, August 31st, 2017 @ 4:03 pm


August 16, 2016 by Renee Oehlerking Parents, as you begin to prepare your child for a new school year consider preparing your child’s teacher(s) as well by sending an “introductory” or “re-introduction” letter. The letter allows you the opportunity to provide any new or pertinent information regarding your child’s hearing status, remind the teacher about …

Pairing Hearing Aids to Your iPhone

Posted on: Monday, August 28th, 2017 @ 1:16 pm

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Is your iPhone asking you to re-pair your hearing aids?  It’s easier than you think to solve this issue!  Follow these simple steps for the solution: Under SETTINGS make sure BLUETOOTH is turned ON and the battery doors on your hearing aids are OPENED Then tap the following: GENERAL ACCESSIBILITY HEARING DEVICES CLOSE THE BATTERY …

Suppressing Tinnitus With Music Therapy

Posted on: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 @ 11:47 am


Subjective tinnitus, the ringing or other noise that often accompanies noise-related hearing loss, is a tough problem to treat. But researchers in Germany have come up with a novel approach, a kind of music therapy in which the music is custom-tailored to the person with tinnitus. The technique, by Hidehiko Okamoto, Henning Stracke and Christo Pantev of …

Tips to Adjusting to Hearing Aids

Posted on: Thursday, August 17th, 2017 @ 3:33 pm


 Tips to Adjusting to Hearing Aids   Tips to get used to your hearing aid at home Tips to get used to your hearing aid on vacation Tips to get used to your hearing aid at work Tips to get used to your hearing aid out and about