Welcome to Jacobs Audiology’s monthly newsletter!
In each edition, you’ll learn about key events and new announcements taking place at the Bowie and Southern Maryland locations. Essentially, it’s your way of checking in on everything that’s happening in Jacobs Audiology’s world.
August is always an exciting time for the Jacobs Audiology team.
But as you may have seen from our website blogs, social media posts, and in-office materials, this year is even more special as it’s
“Hearing Health Awareness Month.”
This comes at a crucial moment.
Face masks are preventing people from lip reading. Now, many who’ve relied on this for years are coming to terms with a possible condition.
“Hearing Health Awareness Month” is an event that supports and educates those in the community who may be feeling worried or uncertain.
How Can You Help?
Not everyone finds it easy to confront a hearing loss. But in the spirit of spreading awareness, there are a few things you can do to help those with concerns.
Firstly, think about who might be suffering from a hearing loss among your friends and family. Then, ask them if they’d consider a comprehensive hearing assessment.
A simple question like this can help someone start their journey to better hearing.
Second, if you’d like to have an even greater impact, the team is on the lookout for people to share their hearing journeys with the world.
You can find some examples on our website. But it would be great to hear from more of you if you have a tale to tell.
We appreciate all you do.
Updates from The Office
The team continues to put your safety first with advanced sanitation procedures. Each office is equipped with clear barriers on desks, while the staff wears masks and gloves at all times.
In addition, the Bowie office has been recently renovated. It will be great to welcome all of you there over the next month!
The Curbside Service remains in operation, and the team is ready to assist anyone who wants to make use of this contact-free option.
You can also fill out your patient forms online now, prior to coming to the office. This will cut down on wait times and mean you’ll spend less time inside the office with others.
Finally, our fabulous care coordinator, Jessica, celebrated her birthday last month. Everyone is so grateful for her amazing service.
assistance of any kind.
Top Tips for Managing New Challenges
The team at Jacobs Audiology knows that the hard of hearing have struggled throughout the pandemic.
So they’ve created a list of four “top tips” about how to manage the current circumstances.
1. Make sure you keep on top of cleaning your devices. And if you encounter a problem, let the team know, and they’ll provide swift assistance.
2. Face masks can easily harm or dislodge hearing aids. Why not download a handy “find my device” app to ensure you always know where yours are?
3. Remote Audiological Support is a great option for those who’d prefer not to visit the clinics. With this, you can get advice and technical adjustments straight to your home.
4. Let us know if you’re struggling with communication due to face masks. The team can help you to find a range of solutions.
If you have any worries or would like to share your tips with others, contact the office. Everyone at Jacobs Audiology would love to have your input.
Hearing Tests: A Walkthrough of Your First Visit
Many hesitate to seek treatment because they don’t know what to expect from a hearing test. Here’s a quick walkthrough of a first visit to Jacobs Audiology to help put your mind at ease…