Top 6 Mistakes People Make When Buying Hearing Aids

  Buying hearing aids is a complex process. There are lots and lots of choices to make – from the type of provider you work with, to the specific hearing aid you choose.   Here are the top 6 mistakes patients often make, and how to avoid these pitfalls. 1. Basing Your Decision on Information in a Mailer Health insurance companies, … Read More

The Pros and Cons of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Whether you’re interested in rechargeable hearing aids because you have difficulty handling traditional hearing aid batteries, or you want a “greener” power option, most of the major hearing aid manufacturers, including Widex, ReSound, Oticon, Phonak and Starkey, now offer rechargeable hearing aid options. But let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of this technology. Advantages of Rechargeable … Read More

Top 5 Myths about Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids

When it comes to hearing loss and hearing aids, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. Here, we dispel five common myths with the truth about hearing loss and hearing aids. Myth #1 – Only old people have hearing loss or need hearing aids. Reality – Our average patient is 60 years old; 50 percent are male, 50 percent are female. … Read More

What “Locked” Hearing Aids Are and Why You Don’t Want Them

If you’re like most people, you understand that there are lots of different hearing aid brands on the market. But did you know that some hearing aids use proprietary technology that requires you to return to the provider you purchased them from for repairs and adjustments? That’s called “locked” hearing aid software technology. Locked hearing aids are commonly sold at warehouse/big … Read More

Summer Tips for Hearing Aid Care

It was a long winter in the Midwest, and most of us are thrilled to be outside soaking up the sun. But summer can pose some special challenges to your hearing and hearing aids you should be aware of. Here are a few tips to help you take care of your ears and hearing aids while still enjoying the sunshine! … Read More

What is Bluetooth Technology, and How Can It Help Me Hear Better?

If you have a smartphone, computer, a new vehicle or new hearing aids, you already may be using Bluetooth technology. But do you know how it works, and that it’s a key feature in many of the latest hearing aids on the market? What Is Bluetooth? Bluetooth is a technology that is used to send signals between electronic devices. The original … Read More

Hearing Loss Associated with Higher Health Care Bills

Hearing loss affects 38 million Americans, a number that’s expected to double by 2060, with current aging population trends. An estimated one in three people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 74 currently has hearing loss, and two-thirds of adults age 70 years and older have a clinically significant hearing loss. Older Adults with Untreated Hearing Loss … Read More

5 Factors That Affect How Long Hearing Aids Last

Hearing aids are a significant investment for many people which improve their quality of life and ability to communicate with friends and family. But the fact remains that most hearing aids have a limited lifespan, and that lifespan may range from three to seven years, depending on the type of hearing aid, where it is purchased, how it is serviced, and … Read More

Special Fire Alarms Can Alert Individuals with Hearing Loss to Danger

According to the American Red Cross, which responds to more than 60,000 house fires annually, fires kill more Americans each year than all other natural disasters combined. Children under 5 and adults over 65 are more than twice as likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the U.S. population. Smoke Detectors May Not Be Loud Enough for … Read More

How Hearing Loss Affects Your Daily Life

Your hearing plays a major role in everything you do: your job, your personal life, and even your physical health and safety. Many people assume that some hearing loss isn’t a problem, or that they can simply “get by” with asking people to repeat themselves or being unable to hear in daily situations.Unfortunately, many of these same people experience a … Read More