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  • Wearing One Aid vs. Two Aids

    2016-03-24

    Being able to hear with both ears is just as important as being able to see with both eyes. If you closed one eye, your depth perception would be distorted. If you close off one ear, your understanding is affected. Hearing occurs in your ...

  • What Hearing Aid Users Hear

    2016-03-24

    What Hearing Aid Users Hear Hearing aids do not restore hearing to typical levels. However, depending on the degree of hearing loss, hearing aids will enable a person to hear many sounds. This includes both environmental sounds such a ...

  • RIC (Receiver-In-the-Canal) Hearing Aids

    2015-11-13

    The RIC hearing aid moves the receiver (i.e., speaker) from the plastic case down into the sound tip connected with very thin wires wrapped with a thin tube. RIC hearing aids can cover both a sloping high frequency hearing loss as well as ...

  • Hearing Aid Types

    2015-10-19

    Over the years, generally there are 3 types of circuitry: Analog, Analog Programmable, and Digital.   Analog hearing aids offer basic amplification with some adjustments of trimmers and/or volume control available. They ...

  • Hearing Aid Styles

    2015-10-19

    Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) For mild to moderately-severe hearing loss:    * Smallest custom hearing aids available    * Fits inside the ear canal    * Nearly invisible    * Be ...

  • Choose the Right Hearing Aid for You

    2015-03-20

    At times, we may seem inundated with the number of available choices available to us in the hearing aid market. You may ask yourself, “Which hearing aid is best for me?” In this article, learn what to consider when choosing a ...

  • 9 Tips for Wearing Hearing Aids for the First Time

    2015-03-20

    Our hearing aids offer both fit convenience and aesthetically pleasing appearance once put on the ear as they become nearly invisible to the naked eye. Tip #1: Start in a quiet room at home first to get used to the new sound quality. ...

  • Why Do Hearing Aids Cost More Than Laptops

    2015-01-26

    In 1952, the Sonotone 1010 hearing aid hit the market. Priced at $229.50, the device stood out as exceptional. It was the first consumer product to rely on a transistor, which Bell Labs had invented a few years earlier. The transistor pro ...

  • Binaural Processing

    2014-12-16

    There is a reason we have two ears. In people with typical hearing, the ears work together to better understand speech in noisy environments as well as to determine the direction from which a sound originates. For instance, we can tell th ...

  • Hearing Aid Noise Reduction Technologies

    2014-12-04

    One of the most pressing difficulties of persons with hearing loss is an inability to effectively understand speech in the presence of noise. Studies have shown that around 40% of adult wearers continue to be unsatisfied with their abilit ...

  • Hearing Aid Technology

    2014-12-04

    Hearing Aid Technology is Nothing Like It Used To Be Ten thousand baby boomers enter or start social security every day. With that, higher instances of age-related hearing loss are sure to follow. According to the American Speech- ...

  • Types of Hearing Aids

    2014-11-18

    There are several types of hearing aids – behind the ear, in the ear, in the canal and implantable hearing aids. Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids This slim hearing aid fits on top of and tucked behind the ear. Typically, an ...

  • Getting a Hearing Aid

    2014-11-12

    Hearing aids are selected following a comprehensive audiological evaluation, which produces an audiogram that the audiologist can use to learn about the type and degree of hearing loss experienced by a child or adult. Hearing assessment p ...

  • CHALLENGING LISTENING SITUATIONS

    2014-08-29

    For hearing aid users, some listening situations are more problematic than others. Listening in noisy surroundings, for example, is often more problematic than listening in quiet situations. Often the ability to focus on specific sounds i ...

  • GETTING USED TO NEW SOUNDS

    2014-08-22

    The human ear is a truly remarkable organ for picking up sound. But it is the brain that translates all the sound information into what we perceive as hearing. Therefore it is not just the ears, but also the brain that needs time to becom ...

  • Getting used to hearing aids

    2014-08-12

    During the first couple of days, the sound reproduced by the hearing aids may be perceived as unnatural, and it may be difficult to recognise and distinguish between various sounds. If you use your hearing aid every day, you will graduall ...

  • What Hearing Aid Users Hear

    2014-07-24

    Hearing aids do not restore hearing to typical levels. However, depending on the degree of hearing loss, hearing aids will enable a person to hear many sounds. This includes both environmental sounds such as the sound of a rattle or a dog ...

  • Using a Hearing Aid

    2014-07-20

    People of all ages use hearing aids. Hearing aids are appropriate for the very young and the very old, for those with minimal hearing loss and those with profound hearing loss. Hearing aids are often the first step families take when ...

  • Giving Your Child Access to Sound: Next Steps for Parents

    2014-06-20

    Giving Your Child Access to Sound: Next Steps for Parents   by Melody Felzien and Judy Harrison, M.A.   As a parent of an infant with a newly diagnosed hearing loss, the decisions to be made can seem overwhelm ...

  • How to Check Hearing Aids

    2014-06-12

    How to Check Hearing Aids   How do I check the hearing aids?   STEP 1: Look at the hearing aids and earmolds and note any: Broken or cracked areas Blockage of openings Build-up of moisture ...

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