Hello again,

If you’re anything like us here at Scottsdale, then you’ll have enjoyed a bit more “TV time” throughout this pandemic.

If that’s the case, then more specifically again, you may have had to endure arguments over the volume!

Well, as hearing aid technology gets more advanced, it’s now starting to tackle such domestic problems like the above.

In particular, the introduction of the TV streamer has been a godsend for hearing aid wearers.

What is a TV streamer, and how can it help your hearing?

A TV streamer is a brilliant solution for those times where one person feels the sound is too loud, while the other feels it’s too low, as it gives the person with the hearing aid total control.

This is because the TV streamer sends a TV’s audio output directly to your hearing aids and gives you a personal set of controls to decide the amount of sound you want to hear.

All the major manufacturers – from NuEar to ReSound – offer their own TV streamers, and if you want to avoid arguments over volume, then we can help you there!

Just give us a call at (480) 360-7995, and we’ll happily tell you all you need to know and get you set up.

Several of our patients have tried the TV streamer, and the response has been brilliant!

Updates of Interest From the Scottsdale Office

The biggest and best update we can give you is the feedback we receive from our patients, as this hopefully reassures you that when you come to see us, you know you’ll get the best service!

Here’s the latest review about our own Dr. MacKechnie:

“My first time in the office, all staff were courteous and professional. The demeanor of Dr. MacKechnie was wonderful; she explained every procedure and had a very calming way about her. I will recommend her and that office.” – Stephanie H.

How Hearing Treatment Can Prevent Dementia

Twenty-eight leading experts have suggested cases of dementia in America could be reduced by 40 percent if the general public addresses 12 key risk factors.

High on their list is encouraging people to protect their ears in high-stress environments and seeking treatments when someone first notices hearing loss symptoms.

Studies show that your hearing is crucial in how your brain processes information.

As a result, researchers believe that hearing loss stops your brain from functioning perfectly, reducing your overall cognitive capacity.

Social isolation, often a side effect of untreated hearing loss, may add to this problem.

If you know someone who has a concern, contact the team about a comprehensive hearing assessment – the best way to diagnose an issue.

Helpful Resources


Our concern for the hearing health of individuals in the Scottsdale area, regardless of age, motivates us to raise awareness concerning the prevention of hearing loss while people are young…

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Some of us choose to ignore the signs because we feel that it is a natural part of aging, and there is nothing we can do about it. But, Late treatment of hearing loss can be detrimental to your hearing health….

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Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.

Call us at (480) 684-1080.

Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat

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Dr. Debra L. Hamila, Au.D., CCC/A

Dr. Debra L. Hamila, Au.D., CCC/A

Debra Hamila received her master’s degree in audiology from Cleveland State University and her Au.D. from Arizona School of Health Sciences and has been a practicing audiologist for more than 33 years. She has worked in a variety of ENT offices, hospital and clinical settings.