Notes From the Experts

Insurance Benefits for Hearing Aids

Posted on: Thursday, March 8th, 2018 @ 2:38 pm


If you have an Insurance plan that covers the purchase of hearing aids, consider yourself one lucky person!  Hearing aid benefits are hard to come by.  Unfortunately, even though there is a large population of people that would benefit from this coverage it is seldom seen.  Although you may qualify for Medicare or Medicaid coverage, …

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 …

Why are there different levels of hearing aid technology?

Posted on: Thursday, February 15th, 2018 @ 3:43 pm

McCollum Testimonials

These days information is everywhere!  We research everything!   We don’t buy a toaster or a car without reading the features, the benefits and reviews.   We want to make sure we are not sold to but rather making an informed decision to purchase.  We don’t care for cheesy sales tactics and we want to make sure …

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 …

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 …

Expert Advice on Tinnitus

Posted on: Thursday, August 10th, 2017 @ 2:13 pm


From our expert series, Neil J. DiSarno of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has some valuable information to share with those that suffer with Tinnitus/ringing of the ears. “Tinnitus refers to “ringing in the ears” or “head noises” when no other sound is present. Tinnitus can sound like hissing, roaring, pulsing, whooshing, chirping, whistling or clicking. …