Archive for August 2018

The Future Is Here

The Future Is Here
With the coming onslaught of over-the-counter hearing aids, we will see many products developed and released by companies new to the industry. I’ve been in this business long enough to watch manufacturers come and go. I have a personal connection and interest because back in the day, I worked for one of them. Consider 3M,... Read more »

You Can Still Love The Way Music Sounds With Ear Protection

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to snag tickets to see the Foo Fighters at Wrigley Field. Sitting in the upper deck, my jaw dropped watching how many people were not wearing ear protection. I know that many of you reading this think about the spongy foam plugs that muffle sounds when inserted. Those... Read more »

Invisible Hearing Aids

No magic involved. There are invisible hearing aids. Research shows us that when asked, 60% of potential hearing aid wearers want an invisible solution. That means that most of us wish for a hearing device that no one else can see. Don’t let anyone tell you that this is not possible, especially if you have... Read more »
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Hearing Aid Advertising

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. When I open up the Chicago Tribune most days, there are numerous one page ads for hearing aids. Buyer beware. Much of what you see is to get you to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment. Yes, most businesses advertise because it is... Read more »

Make The Right Choice. Choose Ear Protection.

While watching the History Channel a few weeks ago, we came across a series called “Forged and Fire”. It’s a challenge for blacksmiths, bladesmiths and the like to create weapons and blades. The contestants are judged on creativity and durability of their workmanship. The audiologist in me is thinking, “Where are their earplugs? Why aren’t... Read more »