Category: Hearing Aids

When Is It Time To Replace Hearing Aids?

We all own electronic equipment. Most of us replace our cell phones, television sets, and sound systems as technology improves and we are usually wowed with the new features and changes. Technology keeps improving. Most ears appreciate the difference in sound quality, better hearing in noise, and better hearing in general, when exposed to new... Read more »

Open Season for Medicare Enrollment

Medicare is the primary insurance for much of the population we serve. It is now open season for Medicare enrollment and there are advertisements for secondary insurance promoting free hearing aids. Take time to read the fine print. The lure of “free” may be associated with hidden costs. Benefits for hearing aids vary when they... Read more »

Don't Assume That I Hear Like You

Hearing devices can be life changing for some and with a severe hearing loss, wearing a pair of hearing aids can be a necessity. Speech and sounds transmitted through hearing aids or implants do not sound the same as listening through the ears we were born with, assuming that they were perfect from the start.... Read more »
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Bathe Your Brain In Sound

  This year has been different as Covid has turned our lives upside down. With social distancing, life has become quieter for most of us. We are traveling less, socializing less and spending more time at home than ever before. With the lack of socialization, I worry that there will be an increase in cognitive... Read more »

My hearing aid is dead

One of the most common calls we get is when a hearing aid stops working. For many of our patients, a dead hearing aid is much more than an inconvenience. Thankfully most of the time, a non functioning hearing aid can be revived. Here are some of the most common problems we encounter and some... Read more »

Listening vs Hearing

Listening vs Hearing
We hear with our ears, but how we understand happens at the level of the brain. Research has proven that hearing loss causes changes to the brain. And not in a good way. As an Audiologist, maintaining normal brain function is the most important reason to treat the mildest of hearing losses with hearing aids.... Read more »
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What Happened To My Hearing?!

  The sense of hearing diminishes as we age. And I’m not talking about baby boomers and beyond. During early adulthood is when we start losing ultra-high-frequency sounds which are not important for daily communication. Sounds that are audible during our teenage years, slowly diminish as we age. A while back, I read about a... Read more »

What to Expect with New Hearing Aids

What to Expect with New Hearing Aids
Over the past 40 years hearing aids have changed dramatically. Hearing aids used to be big, bulky and loud. Now hearing aids can be sleek, colorful or even invisible if desired. Hearing aids actually sound great and some offer health benefits. The way in which Audiologists fit hearing aids has also changed. Back in the... Read more »

Dogs Love to Eat Hearing Aids and Other Stories

Dogs Love to Eat Hearing Aids and Other Stories
Patients come into our office sharing tales of lost hearing aids or telling us that their beloved pets have gotten a hold of their hearing aids. It’s not uncommon to have a patient walk in the door with what once was an operable hearing aid, ridden with chew marks and chunks of missing plastic. Yes,... Read more »
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Embrace Disruption!

Every industry has disruption and the hearing industry has certainly had it’s share. Next fall there will be a new class of hearing aids available for purchase. The Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act is coming to fruition. The idea of over the counter solutions is not new. For many years we have seen amplifiers... Read more »