Are Patients Truly Satisfied with Their Hearing Aids?

Let’s face it. Hearing aids are an investment in your health, and one you want to be sure is well worth it. So, how do you know if you’ll be satisfied with your hearing aids? It’s hard to make any guarantees. After all, much depends on the professional you work with, the type of hearing aids you purchase, your specific … Read More

Don’t Wait Until End of Year to Get Hearing Checked

The clock is ticking down on 2023, and though there are still a few weeks left on the calendar, if you’re considering having your hearing checked and possibly buying prescription hearing aids soon, you should schedule that appointment now. Why? Because typically, end-of-the-year appointments are hard to come by. Many individuals wait until the last minute to schedule a variety … 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

Exercise Caution When Handling Hearing Aid Batteries

Though rechargeable hearing aids have become more popular in recent years, many people still prefer hearing aids powered by small disposable button-sized batteries. Likewise, many audiologists still prefer standard disposable batteries when comparing them to new rechargeable counterparts because they remain more durable with less chance of repair or failure. In addition, long-term costs of devices with disposable batteries are … Read More

Why Is Everyone on TV Mumbling?

Picture this. You and your sweetie snuggle up on the couch with your popcorn and favorite beverages, ready to watch the latest release on Netflix. But a few minutes into the movie, you both have puzzled looks on your faces. You turn to your partner and ask, “What did he say?”  Your partner looks confused too and replies, “I’m not … Read More

Do Your Hearing Aids Whistle?

Do your hearing aids whistle or “squeal” at times?  For those who wear hearing aids, probably one of the most annoying problems is when they whistle or “squeal.” After all, that high-pitched sound isn’t just heard by you, but can be heard by others who are near. So, what causes your hearing aids to whistle or “squeal,” and what can … Read More

Types and Styles of Hearing Aids

With the addition of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids to the market, choices have become even more confusing for consumers. In this blog post, we’ll address the differences between prescription and over-the-counter hearing aids, and the types of hearing aids now available. Over-the-Counter or Prescription Hearing Aids? OTC hearing aids were recently approved by the FDA. Think of OTC hearing aids … Read More

Over-the-Counter or Prescription Hearing Aids?

With the recent entry into the marketplace of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, many consumers are asking themselves, “Which do I need?  Over-the-counter or prescription hearing aids?” Probably the best place to start in answering that question is with a comprehensive hearing evaluation performed by a doctoral-level audiologist. A hearing evaluation isn’t required in order to purchase OTC hearing aids, but … Read More

Do You Have Insurance to Help Pay for Hearing Aids?

Health insurance and hearing aids are complicated topics, and just because you have medical insurance doesn’t mean you have a benefit that helps pay for hearing aids. Some insurance companies cover the cost of prescription hearing aids, some provide a limited benefit, and some provide none. It’s always best to check your benefits with your audiologist so you know exactly … Read More

Get Connected with Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids

Like any device that relies on digital processing technology, prescription hearing aids have become packed with features that can improve your hearing by leaps and bounds. One of those technological advances is Bluetooth connectivity. If your prescription hearing aids are equipped with Bluetooth, you can connect to your cell phone to make hearing calls easier through both ears. You also … Read More