Hey there,

It’s Dr. Joni Ruiz here — welcome to the November newsletter.

It’s almost here – Thanksgiving, that is! And as the countdown to Turkey Day approaches zero, have you considered whether your hearing is up for the challenges that come along with it?

Multiple conversations at once at the dinner table jokes galore, and lots of cheerful laughter – it sure sounds like fun, but if you have a hearing loss or wear hearing aids, it can become rather tiresome trying to keep up with everything. 

If you are concerned that your hearing is not up to scratch or that your hearing aids could use a tweak after all, then don’t hesitate to call us today for an appointment. It’s not too late to see us – we’ll ensure your hearing is in tip-top shape, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun and memories to be made. 

In this month’s issue, we discuss how to help a loved one with a hearing loss, dive into the fascinating world of 3D ear scanning, and review some simple coping strategies to bring with you to the Thanksgiving table.

From the Big Thicket Hearing Aids & Audiology family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Patient Resources

What is 3D Ear Scanning, and How Can It Help You?

If your hearing aids don’t fit right, chances are you’ll less likely want to wear them. Find out how 3D ear scanning ensures a comfortable fit for you. 

Learn more…

Apple iOS 13 Update And Hearing Aid Connectivity

We wanted to reassure you that the issue is not with your ReSound product but actually with the device you are connecting your hearing aid to. Read our blog to see how you can fix this common issue.
Learn more…

Hearing Health Tip

It’s Thanksgiving. You are gathered around the table with the family, ready for your Thanksgiving feast…and you realize you can’t hear much of what’s being said because there’s so much noise and you have a hearing loss. 

Don’t despair – here’s three easy things you can do to make the day a pleasurable experience:

1.    Cupping your hand behind your ear is a simple visual cue that says, “I can’t hear you.” This usually results in the speaker talking louder without interrupting the conversation.


2.    If the host has turned up the music and it is too loud for you to hear those around you, there is nothing wrong with asking them to turn the volume down. Less background noise will make it easier for you to keep up with all the chatter.

3.    Being bombarded with lots of conversations happening around you can create brain overload, especially if you wear a hearing aid or have a hearing loss. Don’t hesitate to take a break from all the noise by making a trip to the restroom or stepping outside for a few minutes. The silence will let you recharge so you can enjoy the rest of your visit.

How Did We Do?

We love seeing our patients, and we love reading your positive feedback even more. Here is the latest review left by one of our patients:

“My father had hearing aids put in by Joni. She was thorough and kind throughout the process. My dad came to Joni from farther away than most patients, but we needed someone trustworthy. Joni is that. I cannot tell you enough good things about her and how impressed we all are with her abilities, caring nature, and professionalism. We are thankful to have had such a wonderful experience with Big Thicket and especially Dr. Joni”

Tammie Delcamp Flanders

Help spread the word about Big Thicket Hearing Aids & Audiology. If you’ve been to see us recently, please don’t hesitate to share your experience with the world! Your kind words just might inspire someone to get their hearing seen to.   

 

And That’s a Wrap!

Thank you for taking the time to read this far – I hope this newsletter has been useful to you.      
    
As a reminder, Big Thicket Hearing Aids & Audiology is on your side. If you have any concerns about your family’s hearing health, book an appointment by calling (409) 227-0284, or click the button below.

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Dr. Joni A. Ruiz AuD

Dr. Joni A. Ruiz AuD

Dr. Joni Ruiz is the owner and doctor of audiology at Big Thicket Hearing Aids and Audiology. She earned her doctorate of audiology in 2009 from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. Selected for a prestigious fourth-year externship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ruiz has more than ten years’ experience as an audiologist. She has a heart for patient-centered care. At her hearing care practice, she performs comprehensive diagnostic audiological evaluations, provides aural rehabilitation to her patients and their loved ones, dispenses state of the art hearing aids, and manages the care of said devices for their life. Dr. Ruiz is dedicated to patient education regarding hearing loss, hearing protection, and hearing aid selection.
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