Ask About Real-Ear Measurement to be Sure Your Hearing Aids Fit “Just Right”

Remember the children’s story about Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Goldilocks tried out everything in the bears’ home, from their porridge to their beds, until she found what she considered “just right.” Fortunately, Goldilocks didn’t wear hearing aids, but if she did, she’d want to see an audiologist who performs real-ear measurement and speech mapping. It’s the only way to … Read More

5 Steps to a Custom Hearing Aid Solution

Hearing screening and check equipment

Your hearing is as unique as you are, like a fingerprint. Though problems hearing may fall into general categories, hearing aids, which are usually prescribed to treat hearing loss, are not one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, hearing aids should be prescribed and programmed to address your needs, including your lifestyle and budget. But where do you start to get a customized solution … Read More

4 things to know about age-related hearing loss

Age-related hearing loss affects nearly half of all adults over age 75, but despite its prevalence, age-related hearing loss is often misunderstood or under-recognized by those who experience it. In fact, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) says denial is the biggest barrier to hearing aid use.

Degrees of hearing loss vary widely

Have you ever wondered why the hearing aid your spouse or neighbor wears doesn’t work for you too? It’s because hearing loss differs with each individual. It can appear anywhere on a spectrum from mild to severe, and doesn’t always affect both ears or have the same consequences. In short,there’s no one way to experience hearing loss – and there are many effective hearing aids that can … Read More

5 facts about hearing aid technology

Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States, after heart disease and arthritis. This means most people may need to purchase hearing aids in their lifetime. Hearing aids of the past were often regarded as obtrusive, and many individuals refused to wear them in order to not draw attention to their disability. However, hearing aid … Read More