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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 […]

A Discussion of Hearing Problems in Children

Five thousand children are born profoundly deaf each year in the United States alone. Another 10 to 15 percent of newborns have a partial hearing loss. SENSORINEURAL IMPAIRMENT A sensorineural hearing loss is used to describe hearing impairments which result from a disruption of the conversion of mechanical vibrations in the inner ear to nerve signals, which go up to […]

Hearing, Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: Issues and Answers

Hearing, Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: Issues and Answers Dr. Douglas L. Beck , Audiologist, Editor-In-Chief, Healthy Hearing Website Hearing loss occurs to most people as they age. Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (birth or prenatal) or hereditary factors, […]

Hearing Aid Compatibility – Cell Phones – Land Lines

Many of today’s digital hearing aids are Bluetooth or wireless compatible, meaning they are able to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth enabled devices and other audio devices such as cell phones and you home landline.    Most wireless solutions require the hearing aid wearer to use a streaming device to send the signal from the cell […]

Do I Need Two Hearing Aids?

Basically, if you have two ears with hearing loss that could benefit from hearing aids, you need two hearing aids. It is important to realize there are no animals born with only one ear. Simply stated, you have two ears because you need two ears. If we try to amplify sound in only one ear, […]