You have a hearing loss and the family is driving you crazy to get something done. But, you feel that one more thing added to your life will push you over the top. If this sounds familiar, I have some wonderful ideas for you! First, get your hearing tested by an audiologist. He or she will check … [Read more...] about How to Love Your Hearing Aids
If you have an old pair of hearing aids or cochlear implant processors that someone used in the past, don’t waste the opportunity to help someone else. That device may open a new world of hearing to someone. There are a few options for you to recycle the hearing aids. All makes and models are … [Read more...] about Recycling Used Hearing Aids
One of the most difficult situations in which to hear well is to hear one person in a group of loud-spoken people. Not hearing well in the company of friends and family is a quality of life issue. Without the ability to hear what is going on, you tend to withdraw and become isolated. Rather than … [Read more...] about Understanding Brain Controlled Hearing Aids
The most common call to my office for lost hearing aids is that the individual was in the hospital or rehabilitation facility when the hearing aids were lost. Another common place to lose hearing aids is in a test situation, such as having an MRI, an outpatient procedure or other situation that … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Hearing Aids Safe
Have you seen the ads about the extended wear hearing aids? One of my patients asked me to discuss them in my next month’s column, so here we go! The name of the extended wear hearing aid is Lyric3. The company that initially invented the product was recently purchased by the company Phonak. Now, … [Read more...] about Exploring Extended Wear Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are confusing to people, you think the cure is here; however, it is only part of the solution. After all, they are hearing aids not hearing cures. Hearing aids improve quality of life significantly, but there is a learning curve when using them, especially in a noisy room. The … [Read more...] about They Got Hearing Aids…Now What?
If you have an old pair of hearing aids or cochlear implant processors that someone used in the past, don’t waste the opportunity to help someone else. That device may open a new world of hearing to someone. All makes and models are of value and will be readily accepted. There are a few options … [Read more...] about Old Hearing Aids Help Others
So, you or someone you associate with has hearing aids. Congratulations! Now the question is, what should you expect when you talk to them? Should they be able to understand everything going on around them? Will I still have to repeat myself? Will life be normal again? Actually, the hearing aids … [Read more...] about Hearing Aids – Now What?