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When You Hear Differently in Each Ear
Feb 07, 2020
In the same way that two eyes can have different prescriptions, two ears may not be able to hear the same. Your ears are separate entities, and hearing loss that affects one ear may not affect the other. Read on to find out why you may be hearing differently in each ear, and what you can do about it.
Hearing Amplifiers Are NOT The Same As Hearing Aids
Dec 20, 2019
Hearing amplifiers (also called sound amplifiers and voice amplifiers) can look very similar to hearing aids, and their descriptions can make them sound like hearing aids – but they are NOT the same as hearing aids. So what’s the difference?
Does Mild Hearing Loss Require Hearing Aids?
Nov 29, 2019
While the term “mild hearing loss” may sound like it’s no big deal, those with mild hearing loss often have difficulty following a conversation in a noisy environment or group setting, may not be able to hear soft sounds like whispers or rustling leaves, and may experience “listening fatigue” which can be very tiring and demoralizing.
5 Signs You Need To Get Your Hearing Tested
Nov 08, 2019
Hearing loss often creeps up slowly over time, so you may not even realize that your hearing is diminished until your hearing is significantly impaired. Check for these 5 signs to see if it’s time to get a hearing test.
3 Things To Consider When Choosing Hearing Aids
Oct 18, 2019
When it comes to hearing aids, there are countless options to choose from. Here are three important things to consider to narrow down your choice, and help you get the best hearing aid for you.
5 Reasons to Bring Your Family To Your Audiology Appointment
Sep 20, 2019
A family-centered approach when treating your hearing loss will help your Doctor of Audiology to better understand your needs, and ensure you have support as you transition to wearing hearing aids. See 5 good reasons to include your family at your appointments...
How Alcohol Affects Your Hearing
Sep 19, 2019
Open a bottle of wine with dinner, share a beer with a friend, or uncork a bottle of bubbly for a special occasion. But did you know that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to hearing loss?
The Connection Between High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss
Sep 19, 2019
Find out how high blood pressure can affect your hearing, and whether treatment can reverse the effects. A recent study provides compelling evidence.
Smaller & Smarter: How Technology Has Improved Hearing Aids
Jul 05, 2019
Faster, smarter, smaller technologies are built into the products we use every day, from our smart phones to our refrigerators to our cars. And hearing aids are no exception. New innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI) make today’s hearing aids easier to use and provide better sound than ever before, with a more discreet - even "invisible" - size, and features to suit any user.
Remote Microphone Improves Communication for Hearing Aid Wearers
May 24, 2019
Remote microphones stream sound directly into your hearing aids from a microphone some distance from where you are. Learn about several uses for remote microphones that can help improve your communication in otherwise difficult hearing situations.