Spring into New Hearing Aid Technology and Experience the Renewed Sounds of Spring!

April 20, 2023 | News


After a long winter, opening a window to let in a bit of fresh air is rejuvenating… It also allows us to hear an entire world coming back to life… So good for the soul. Birds chirping, a neighbour cranking up the old lawnmower, folks getting the rakes out and clearing the broken branches and other debris from their yards.  

And what an exciting time it is to hear! New hearing aid technology continues to present the world to us more naturally and seamlessly than ever before. The latest hearing aids offer a wealth of conveniences. They’re rechargeable, so you don’t have to fumble with those little batteries or worry about carrying some around in case you need to change them.  Certain models are water resistant, so, as the weather warms up even more, you’ll be able to join that cool water fight or go fishing without a worry. They can also connect to your smartphone and television via Bluetooth®, so you won’t miss a play in the game or the dialogue in your favorite TV show or the latest movie that became available to stream. You’ll also be able to stream all your favorite cooking shows directly into your hearing aids, hands-free! This means you can keep on working with your hands while following all the proper steps and not miss a beat! 

To celebrate Spring, we’d like to offer a dinner recipe for you and your loved ones.

Spaghetti al Limone with Asparagus


  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • ⅔ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large bunch of asparagus, trimmed, and thinly sliced on a deep diagonal
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 4 3″-long strips of lemon zest
  • ½tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 2oz. Parmesan, finely grated (about 1 cup), plus more for serving


Step 1: Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1½ cups pasta cooking liquid.

Step 2: Meanwhile, heat oil in a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot over medium-high until simmering. Add asparagus, season with salt, and cook, stirring often, until just beginning to take on colour, about 1 minute. Add garlic, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and let sit until pasta is done.

Step 3: Add pasta and basil to the pot with the asparagus mixture and return to medium-high heat. Squeeze juice from both lemons into pot and add 2 oz. Parmesan and 1 cup reserved pasta cooking liquid. Cook, tossing vigorously and adding more pasta cooking liquid if needed, until sauce is creamy and emulsified and pasta is coated about 1 minute. Taste and season with more salt if needed. Remove and discard garlic.

Step 4: Divide pasta among bowls, placing a lemon strip in each, and top with more Parmesan.

Bon appétit!

(Source: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/spaghetti-al-limone-with-asparagus )

So… Happy Spring! Enjoy to its fullest! And, please contact us if you would like to know more about this new and exciting hearing aid technology. We are here to help and improve your quality of life!

Ethier Hearing Clinic – Expertise you can trust.