When it comes to hearing aids, there are literally hundreds of options available, from very basic entry-level devices to premium advanced technology that can connect to your smartphone and learn your listening preferences. These hearing aids come in different styles, such as open-fit behind-the-ear, completely in-the-canal or receiver in-the-canal. But what’s the best hearing aid for you? The answer is, “That depends.”
With so many options available, a doctoral-level audiologist can help you determine the best technology for your hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget. An audiologist is a degreed professional who specializes in the diagnosis and non-medical treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders.
Whether you’re interested in rechargeable hearing aids because you have difficulty handling traditional hearing aid batteries, or you want a “greener” power option, most of the major hearing aid manufacturers, including Widex, ReSound, Oticon, Phonak and Starkey, now offer rechargeable hearing aid options. But let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of this technology.
When it comes to hearing loss and hearing aids, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. Here, we dispel five common myths with the truth about hearing loss and hearing aids.
If you’re like most people, you understand that there are lots of different hearing aid brands on the market. But did you know that some hearing aids use proprietary technology that requires you to return to the provider you purchased them from for repairs and adjustments?
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It was a long winter in the Midwest, and most of us are thrilled to be outside soaking up the sun. But summer can pose some special challenges to your hearing and hearing aids you should be aware of. Here are a few tips to help you take care of your ears and hearing aids while still enjoying the sunshine!
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If you have a smartphone, computer, a new vehicle or new hearing aids, you already may be using Bluetooth technology. But do you know how it works, and that it’s a key feature in many of the latest hearing aids on the market?
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Hearing loss affects 38 million Americans, a number that's expected to double by 2060, with current aging population trends. An estimated one in three people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 74 currently has hearing loss, and two-thirds of adults age 70 years and older have a clinically significant hearing loss.
Hearing aids are a significant investment for many people which improve their quality of life and ability to communicate with friends and family. But the fact remains that most hearing aids have a limited lifespan, and that lifespan may range from three to seven years, depending on the type of hearing aid, where it is purchased, how it is serviced, and the individual using it.
According to the American Red Cross, which responds to more than 60,000 house fires annually, fires kill more Americans each year than all other natural disasters combined. Children under 5 and adults over 65 are more than twice as likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the U.S. population.