According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), a law established as part of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 directed the FDA to create a new category of hearing aids for adults with perceived mild-to-moderate hearing loss called over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. As part of this process, in October 2021, the FDA formally proposed a … Read More
Five Must-Have Features in Hearing Aids
Today’s medical devices are constantly evolving thanks to advances in technology, and hearing aids are no different. A hearing aid purchased a decade ago may have been the latest at the time, but if you’re still using that hearing aid, you are likely missing out on some of the latest advances in hearing aid technology—advances that cannot only make your … Read More
Bluetooth Technology and Streaming for Hearing Aids
Bluetooth technology has become such an integral part of our daily lives that we take it for granted. Today, many electronic devices are Bluetooth-enabled, like cell phones, computers, headphones, speakers, keyboards, printers, computer mice and even new vehicles. Because Bluetooth has become so common, many people think their hearing aids are equipped with it, too. Newer hearing devices usually are, … Read More
The Great Debate: Rechargeable vs. Disposable Batteries
It’s only been about four years since the first rechargeable hearing aids hit the market, and since that time, they’ve become increasingly popular with consumers. After all, many people are interested in conserving energy and doing as much as possible to preserve the planet. Rechargeable devices seem “greener” and consumer friendly. But before you jump on the “rechargeable bandwagon,” think … Read More
Why Does My Hearing Aid Whistle? What Can I Do About It?
Whistling, or hearing aid feedback, is a common occurrent for anyone who wears hearing aids. But you’ve probably been asking yourself, “why does my hearing aid whistle and how do I fix it?”. According to Widex, a leading manufacturer in the hearing aid industry, hearing aid feedback occurs when sound that was supposed to go into your ear canal leaves … Read More
Real Ear Measurement: What Is It? What You Need To Know.
Why do individuals purchase state-of-the-art hearing aid technology, only to end up not wearing their new hearing aids and leaving them in the nightstand drawer? It may be because the hearing aids weren’t correctly fit and programmed for the individual. Hearing aids come preset to the manufacturer’s specifications. Some audiologists simply take the hearing aids out of the box, put … Read More
Affordable Hearing Solutions- Breakthrough Hearing Aid Technology That Won’t Break the Bank
Want to keep up with work, family, and friends like you used to? Today’s hearing aids feature advanced technology that not only can help you hear better, but that’s available at a more affordable price than ever before. Here are some popular features to ask about if you’re considering hearing aids. Bluetooth Hearing Aid Technology Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids allow you … Read More
What’s the Latest Breakthrough Hearing Technology and Do You Need It?
Lots of people think they need the latest bells and whistles on everything from their smartphones to their computers, to their cars. So why should hearing aids be any different? And if you want the latest hearing aids, what’s one of the top features you should consider? According to our doctoral-level audiologists, one of the top features many people now … Read More
Top 3 Things to Look for in New Hearing Aids
Thinking about new hearing aids? There are lots of things to consider as you begin your search. Thanks to new technology, here are three important features you should consider in any new hearing aids you are looking at. Bluetooth connectivity—Bluetooth is the technology used to send signals between electronic devices. Its original purpose was to help us get rid of … Read More
5 Steps to a Custom Hearing Aid Solution
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