Using Hearing Aids to Treat Tinnitus

It’s summer and if you’re hearing crickets but they’re not in your back yard, you might have tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound source is present. Tinnitus can take on any number of characteristics and is usually a sound that only you can hear. You can experience tinnitus that varies from soft to loud and … 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

Disposable Vs. Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries — Which is Right for You?

If you’re thinking about purchasing hearing aids, you also may be considering rechargeables, one of the latest innovations in the industry. While many consumers think they would prefer rechargeable to disposable batteries, there are lots of factors to consider when making this choice. Here are some of the key issues to keep in mind. About Rechargeables In the big scheme … Read More

Why You Need an Audiologist in Your Corner

The world of hearing aids is about to become even more complicated, so the hearing professional you have in your corner can make a world of difference in how well you navigate the important choices that can help you hear your best. Why are things about to become more complicated? That’s because the government has approved a new category of … Read More

New Year, New Hearing Aids?

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As 2022 begins, it’s a good time to take stock of all aspects of your health, including your hearing. If you’ve never had your hearing tested and you are having problems hearing, now is a great time to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive hearing evaluation with a doctoral-level audiologist. The evaluation usually takes 60 to 90 minutes, and if … Read More

Over The Counter Hearing Aids: Everything You Need to Know

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Based on a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration dated Oct. 21, 2021, the agency is proposing a rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The proposed rule implements a key provision of the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act, as enacted in the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017. When finalized, the rule would allow … Read More

5 Types of Hearing Aids: Addressing Hearing Loss In Style!

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To the public, it probably seems that all hearing aids are created equal, but that’s definitely not the case. There are several major hearing aid manufacturers who produce devices with unique qualities to meet specific patient needs. In addition, based on the individual’s hearing loss, there are different hearing aid styles & types that work better in specific situations. And, … Read More

Protect Your Hearing Aids from Heat and Humidity

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What’s one of the biggest enemies of hearing aids? The answer is simple—moisture. Why is that a problem? A hearing aid is a small, digital device that has a shell consisting of a thin, but durable plastic shell. Inside the hearing aid shell is some of the world’s smallest digital equipment. Hearing aids allow sound to be picked up, processed, … Read More

8 Must-Ask Questions about Hearing Aids and Insurance

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If you’re confused about whether your insurance plan helps covers the cost of hearing aids, you’re in good company. Many people don’t understand whether their plan offers a benefit for hearing aids, and if it does, how it works. So here are some questions you should be sure to ask or understand: Does my plan have a benefit for hearing … Read More

Why Does My Hearing Aid Whistle? What Can I Do About It?

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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