The Benefits of Wireless Hearing Aids

Wireless hearing aid

In the past, hearing aids could limit a wearer from many types of personal audio devices, such as mobile phones and music players. If this is what you think of when you imagine using hearing aids, you are thinking of the hearing aids of the past! Nowadays, hearing aids are wireless and feature sophisticated technology… Continue reading The Benefits of Wireless Hearing Aids

A Maine Law Requires Private Insurers To Cover Cost of Hearing Aids

New law in Maine about hearing aid coverage

Hearing aids are ingenious, high tech devices providing a better quality of life for millions of Americans. It seems like the list of features available on hearing aids is getting bigger each year, as is the price tag. A basic set of hearing aids costs between $1500 and $3500 and this is on the low… Continue reading A Maine Law Requires Private Insurers To Cover Cost of Hearing Aids

What is the Difference Between Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids?

Hearing amplifier

Although the purpose they serve may seem similar, hearing amplifiers and hearing aids are two different devices. Yes, both can improve one’s ability to hear. However, hearing aids have a design tailored for people with hearing impairments and hearing amplifiers do not. The media tempts us to purchase hearing amplifiers while overlooking key differences that… Continue reading What is the Difference Between Hearing Amplifiers and Hearing Aids?

Don’t Believe These Common Hearing Aid Myths

Hearing aid myths

If you have a hearing loss and are considering hearing aids, then you are probably familiar with the numerous hearing aid myths and misconceptions. It is time to dismiss these myths and take care of your hearing. New technology and sleek designs are putting an end to these hearing aid legends while helping people hear… Continue reading Don’t Believe These Common Hearing Aid Myths

The Parts of a Hearing Aid & How It Works

Understanding how your hearing aid works

Hearing aids are incredibly specialized little pieces of machinery. Over the past several years, they have become increasingly advanced. Although you probably don’t think much about the different components of your hearing aid and how they work, each one has a specific and important role in helping you hear more sounds. Below we will review… Continue reading The Parts of a Hearing Aid & How It Works

How Inner Ear Drug Delivery Will Change Hearing Loss Treatment

Inner ear drug delivery

If you were to begin experiencing hearing loss tomorrow and visited an audiologist, what treatment recommendation do you expect to receive? If you are like most people, you would probably expect to be recommended an amplification device, like a hearing aid. However, if you were to begin experiencing the symptoms of an infection tomorrow and… Continue reading How Inner Ear Drug Delivery Will Change Hearing Loss Treatment

Mimicking The Brain’s Ability To Distinguish One Voice From Many With New Hearing Aid Technology

Our brains ability to hear individual voices in noisy environment

The brain does a fantastic job of picking out individual voices in noisy environments. This process, known as the cocktail party effect, is a remarkable human ability. This aptitude for understanding speech in the presence of noise is challenging for a person with hearing loss. Advanced hearing aids have trouble deciphering speech in noisy environments.… Continue reading Mimicking The Brain’s Ability To Distinguish One Voice From Many With New Hearing Aid Technology

Earwax Removal Do’s & Don’ts

Earwax is one of those things everyone has to deal with. It is completely normal, and it is designed to protect and clean the ear. Because of its waxy consistency, earwax (also called cerumen) can help to protect the ear from foreign particles, dust, bacteria, and other microorganisms. As part of your body’s normal functioning,… Continue reading Earwax Removal Do’s & Don’ts

How to Prevent Losing Your Hearing Aids (And What to Do If You Misplace Them)

When was the last time you lost your keys? Your wallet? The TV remote? What about your hearing aids? You might think you would never lose something so necessary and valuable as your hearing aids, but many people do! One audiologist, Dr. Melissa Danchak, AuD, noted that she typically sees an average of three people… Continue reading How to Prevent Losing Your Hearing Aids (And What to Do If You Misplace Them)

Degree of Hearing Loss vs. Degree of Hearing Access

For audiologists, one of the basic foundations of training is the concept of the degree of hearing loss. By assessing the degree of hearing loss in a person, the audiologist is able to predict communication outcomes in both adults and children. A person’s degree of hearing loss can range from mild to profound. By assessing… Continue reading Degree of Hearing Loss vs. Degree of Hearing Access