Is Smaller Better? Why Smaller Hearing Aids Aren’t Always the Best Solution

When it comes to hearing aids, many people don’t want anyone else to see the devices they’re wearing, and arrive at their first appointment convinced they want completely in-the-canal “invisible” hearing aids. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of these tiny devices, and why you should consider all your options. Many people equate smaller prescription hearing aids with being technologically … Read More

New Survey Shows Many People Don’t Use Assistive Listening Technology

A recent survey conducted by the Committee for Communication Access in America sheds new light on who uses assistive listening systems and why. Read on to learn more about these findings, as well as the types of assistive listening systems available to improve your listening experience. Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), assistive listening systems (ALS) … Read More

Analyzing the AARP Article on OTCs

A little more than a year ago, over-the-counter hearing aids officially arrived in the U.S. consumer market, creating concern among hearing professionals and confusion among consumers. The original legislation that made OTCs a reality had good intentions—to make hearing aids more accessible and affordable, but the jury is still out on where things stand in that regard. In this blog, … Read More

What’s the Best Phone if You Wear Hearing Aids?

Thanks to advances in technology, hearing aids can now connect to smartphones. Bluetooth technology, a feature many of us use on our phones, can even turn hearing aids into much, much more than devices that help you hear better when you’re talking to your spouse or watching television. Thanks to this advanced technology, you may be able to stream your … Read More

How Remote Mics Can Help You Hear Better

If you have hearing loss, you likely have problems hearing and understanding speech. And even if you wear hearing aids, they sometimes may not be enough to help you hear and understand what is being communicated in some complex settings. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, that’s because often, turning the volume up on your hearing aids isn’t … Read More

7 Tips to Keep Your Hearing Aids Working All Summer Long

Summer is practically synonymous with fun in the sun, but summer isn’t the “friendliest” time of year if you wear hearing aids. In fact, heat and moisture can keep your hearing aids from functioning their best. Here are a few tips to help you take care of your hearing aids so you don’t miss any of the action this summer. … Read More

The Latest on Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

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

Illustration of smartphone searching and find bluetooth wearable

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

packshot phonak mini charger case open with green hearing aids

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