Whether we realize it or not, almost every day we experience the concept of “bundled vs. unbundled” pricing. Here’s an example. If you buy a car loaded with all the options that not only includes the cost of the vehicle, but also includes oil changes and tire rotations for the first 50,000 miles, that’s an example of bundled pricing. You … Read More
Battery Basics for Hearing Aid Users
For most people who wear hearing aids, hearing aid batteries are an absolute necessity. They keep your hearing aids powered up and in top working condition. Recently, Hearing Tracker, an online resource, surveyed 1,000 hearing aid users about their hearing aids and battery usage. Here are some highlights: The average hearing aid user reports wearing their hearing aids 13 hours … Read More
What’s the Problem with Earwax?
From the time you were old enough to bathe on your own, your parents probably taught you that an important part of hygiene is keeping your ears clean. But did they teach you the correct way to clean your ears? And what happens if you don’t clean them? Is there really any danger to a build-up of excess earwax? Let’s … Read More
Why Do People Avoid Wearing Hearing Aids?
It’s a proven fact that hearing aids work, and today’s hearing aids work better than ever thanks to advanced digital technology and features such as artificial intelligence, directional microphones and rechargeable batteries. So what’s stopping millions of Americans from wearing hearing aids? The average person waits five to seven years before seeking help. Is it the stigma associated with hearing … Read More
Do Your Hearing Aids Need a Boost?
Just as their name implies, hearing aids can help you hear. But sometimes hearing aids aren’t enough. Sometimes your hearing aids need an extra boost to help you hear your best. Assistive Listening Devices Boost Hearing Aid Abilities If your hearing aids are current and quality technology fit by a doctoral-level audiologist using real-ear measurement, but you still have problems … Read More
Hearing Aid Experts
Determining the best hearing aid technology for each individual patient is a complex process which takes the patient’s comprehensive hearing evaluation, health history, lifestyle, personal listening needs and budget into consideration.
“Smart” Hearing Aid Technology Could Change Your Life
Today we have hearing aids that are “smart!” They know a meeting sounds different from a party – even the difference between classical and pop music…and they can adjust accordingly. These smart hearing aids can keep up with the changing sounds in your life. But how is that possible?
What is Sound Sensitivity?
It’s a noisy world – car horns blaring, people shouting, phones ringing, radios turned up at top volume – these sounds can all be annoying, but for most people, they aren’t intolerable. Unfortunately, if you’re someone with sound sensitivity, these sounds can be so disruptive, it’s difficult to live what most people would consider a “normal” life.
What Does Tinnitus Sound Like?
Tinnitus is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” but it can actually manifest in a variety of different perceived sounds including: ringing, hissing, static, crickets, screeching, whooshing, roaring, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, dial tones and even music. According to the American Tinnitus Association, in almost all cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning that only the person who … Read More
What Is Tinnitus and Who Has It?
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absences of an external sound source. Tinnitus can take on any number of characteristics and is usually a sound that only you can hear. You can experience tinnitus that varies from soft to loud and from low to high pitch. Individuals describe their tinnitus in a number of ways, including a buzzing, … Read More