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The Pros and Cons of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Jun 24, 2019 10:14:36 AM

 

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.

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Topics: hearing aid batteries, hearing aid technology

What is Bluetooth Technology, and How Can It Help Me Hear Better?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on May 29, 2019 10:28:00 AM

 


 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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Topics: hearing aid technology

5 Factors That Affect How Long Hearing Aids Last

Posted by Associated Audiologists on May 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

 

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.

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Topics: hearing aid batteries, hearing aid technology

Do Your Hearing Aids Need a Boost?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Apr 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Just as their name implies, hearing aids can help you hear. But sometimes hearing aids aren’t enough. Sometimes your hearing aids need an extra boost to help you hear your best.

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Topics: Hearing Support, hearing aid technology

“Smart” Hearing Aid Technology Could Change Your Life

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Mar 25, 2019 12:34:21 PM

Today we have hearing aids that are “smart!” They know a meeting sounds different from a party – even the difference between classical and pop music. And they can adjust accordingly. These smart hearing aids can keep up with the changing sounds in your life. But how is that possible?

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Topics: hearing aid technology

Hearing Aid Buyers Beware

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Oct 1, 2018 10:48:33 AM

When it comes to hearing aids, the old adage applies: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” At Associated Audiologists, we are aware that many advertisers use misleading strategies marketed as deals. Here are some common claims to watch out for:

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Topics: hearing aid affordability, hearing aid technology, hearing aid cost

Address Your Hearing Loss with Style

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Apr 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Hearing aid styles and technology can be confusing, even if you have been wearing hearing aids for years. Please keep in mind that our job as doctoral-level audiologists is to guide you through this selection process, so be sure to ask questions and take notes as you weigh your options. Hearing aids are an important investment in your health and well-being.

Technology Comes in Lots of Shapes and Styles

A common misconception is that a specific hearing aid technology can be purchased only in certain styles. The technology refers to the computer chip and signal processing that you are purchasing. The style refers to the type of shell that houses the technology. That means the smallest style isn’t necessarily the most expensive or the best.

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Topics: coping with hearing loss, living with hearing loss, hearing aid technology, hearing aid cost

Do Hearing Aids Help With Tinnitus?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Mar 26, 2018 11:32:57 AM

According to the American Tinnitus Association, ringing in your ears, or tinnitus, is overwhelmingly connected to some level of hearing loss. Most people develop tinnitus as a symptom of hearing loss, caused either by age, long-term hearing damage, or acute trauma to the auditory system. According to the general scientific consensus, hearing loss keeps fewer sounds from reaching the brain. In response, the brain undergoes changes in how it processes different sound frequencies. Tinnitus is the product of these changes.

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Topics: Hearing Aids, tinnitus, hearing aid technology

Hearing Aids with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & Other New Technology

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Feb 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 

Did you know you can take your hearing to the next level using recent advancements in hearing aid technology and by adding assistive listening devices and accessories?  Here are three recent innovations that can improve your performance with hearing aids, and enhance your listening experience.

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Topics: Hearing Aids, hearing aids, hearing problems, hearing loss, hearing aid technology

Hear Better with Beyond Hearing Aids

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Feb 9, 2018 10:11:05 AM

 

Digital technology continues to advance, making microprocessors smaller and more powerful than ever, including those used in the latest hearing aids from Widex, called BEYOND.

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Topics: Hearing Aids, hearing aids, hearing problems, hearing loss, hearing aid technology

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