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Hearing in the Workplace

A myriad of potential hazards falls under the category of workplace safety — including hearing loss. The fact is that untreated hearing loss is now a management issue. With hearing loss becoming more common in younger people — at the same time that the retirement age is creeping up — hearing issues are just more […]

The Sound Facts of Commuting

Modern life is loud. We’ve grown accustomed to it, but the fact is the everyday environment that many of us live in is not very good for our hearing health. This includes a daily fact — times two — for many: commuting. The common car honking, subway clatter, bus engine roar, and general mayhem that […]

Ear Infections Will Ruin a Summer

For many people, summer means getting in the water after months of it being too cold for comfort. But if you’re planning on spending a lot of time in the water — especially if you’ll be popping your hearing aid back in when you get out — then you should know about swimmer’s ear. And […]

Athletics and Hearing Aids Are Not Mutually Exclusive

The lifestyle of an active athlete and the need to use a hearing aid can indeed coexist. There are a few basic things to take into consideration, but your hearing aid shouldn’t hold you back from pursuing your fitness goals. Moisture is the most common issue that needs to be addressed. Exercising means sweating and […]

Some of the Best New Hearing Aid Products for 2018

The start of a new year is a good time to highlight some of the best new hearing aid products that were introduced last year. Now might be the time to see what’s available for “stepping up” your hearing experience. Towards the end of 2017 Phonak brought to market their new Audéo B-Direct. This Bluetooth-equipped […]

When More Than a Hearing Aid Is Needed

For most people, a modern hearing aid is enough to compensate for any hearing issues that are present. But for some people — or in some situations — additional assistive listening devices (ALDs) might be needed. Here are some of the most common types of ALDs that may help you with hearing difficulties that your […]

When Is It Time to Replace Your Hearing Aid?

Getting a new hearing aid — after having invested in one already — shouldn’t happen too often. But there are instances when “starting over” is the best course of action. Other than the obvious situation that your hearing capabilities have changed enough to warrant a new hearing aid — most likely a more powerful unit […]

Specialized Hearing Aids for Severe Hearing Loss

Of the people who use hearing aids, 70 percent have mild to moderate hearing loss. That leaves 30 percent of hearing aid users who fall within the severe to profound categories of hearing loss. This level of hearing loss requires hearing aids that can powerfully amplify sound. In addition, more robust speech recognition capabilities are […]

Rock Musicians with Hearing Aids

It may come as a shock, but there are a number of rock music legends now in need of hearing aids. How long-term exposure to high-decibel amplified music — and an uncounted number of pyrotechnical explosions — led to this is anyone’s guess. Recently announcing a year-long sabbatical at the age of 72, The Who’s […]