Hey there,

Hearing aids play a phenomenal role in people’s lives right across America.

They let you connect with loved ones and take part in amazing activities, which might otherwise be difficult.

But new challenges have arisen during the pandemic, and many of our patients have asked how they can make the most of long periods spent at home.

One of the best options in this context is a TV streamer.

What is a TV Streamer?

If you want to witness the incredible sound effects from the newest blockbusters, a TV streamer is a worthwhile investment.

The devices connect to the back of your home entertainment system and then send the audio output directly to your hearing aids.

With the touch of a button, you can control the sound level.

This lets you enjoy family time more, especially during the pandemic, as the technology can be used in tandem with your TV’s main speaker system.

Many of our patients say this cuts out those pesky arguments about how high the volume should be set, as everyone can hear at a level that’s right for them!

If you’re interested, let the team know, and they’ll give you a demonstration of the best options.

Updates from the Office

You’ll find the world’s most advanced wax removal system at both our Dartmouth and Fall River premises – the Nupur Earigator.

When you come for a check-up, your specialist can use this equipment to offer you an “ear spa,” which is as amazing as it sounds.

In team news, Lisa Boie is now our primary care coordinator at our Dartmouth office. Many of you will be familiar with her great attitude and professionalism from her previous post.

We also had a great time during Hearing Health Awareness Month in August. It felt great to reach out to members of our community who were expressing concerns.

There’s plenty of material available online about the month-long event – including why so many people have an untreated hearing loss in America today.

If you know anyone who has raised worries about their hearing recently, let them know we’re ready to help them at any of our three offices.

Why You Shouldn’t Try ‘Candling.’

You might not be aware, but there’s a new phenomenon sweeping the nation that is beginning to concern audiologists.

It’s called “candling,” and in essence, it involves trickling burning hot candle wax into your ear in an attempt to remove debris.

Those who are taking up this practice believe it has multiple benefits, including potentially assisting cancer treatments.

But it’s important to clarify that there is no scientific proof to these claims, and what’s more, you could do severe damage to your ear if you try it.

The specialists at Duncan Hearing Healthcare can offer you an “ear spa treatment,” which is both far safer and an effective way of removing build-up.

So if you know anyone who’s discussed this home remedy – let them know there’s a better solution available! Contact the team now to find out more.

Useful Resources

Why Do So Many People Have an Untreated Hearing Loss?

Find out why people wait up to ten years before finally speaking to a doctor of audiology about their hearing concern…

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Duncan Hearing vs. Costco – What’s The Difference?

Great hearing technology is only a part of the puzzle to achieving better hearing, with the much more important part being the right team of experts and treatment plan….

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Have a question or need help? We’re here for you!

Call us at (508) 674-3334.

The Team at Duncan Hearing Healthcare

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Nancy Duncan, Au.D.

Nancy Duncan, Au.D.

Dr. Duncan’s Southcoast roots run deep, establishing a special connection to the community where she practices. A homegrown product, she graduated from Somerset High, just across the Taunton from Fall River, and received her B.S. in communication disorders and psychology from Worcester State College. Her master of science in audiology was awarded at the University of Arkansas in 1997, after which she worked for several private audiology practices in Arkansas, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.