Hearing Aids

Buying Hearing Aids Online

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular- but it is not appropriate for all purchases.  There are some purchases, especially those in which service is necessary to make the purchase be a successful one, which should not be completed online.  To be bold, and to the point: hearing aids should not be purchased online. In order to be successful with amplification, it is important to work… Read More

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What to expect once I have Hearing Aids

Once you have been fit with your new hearing aids it is important to understand that it will take time to get use to all the new sounds you are hearing.  At first, things may sound different including your own voice but over time you will begin to get use to these sounds.  It will take your brain some time to get use to all… Read More

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Hearing Aid Repairs

Today we are going to focus on how to repair hearing aids.  If you have a receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aid that sounds weak or is completely dead, there are a few things you can try at home. Hearing Aid Components We Will Focus On: Domes – Covers the wax guard Batteries – gives the hearing aid power. Wax Guard – Prevents ear wax from getting into the… Read More

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What Else Can You Do for Your Ears?

by Dr. Zachary Moore Audiologists offer many products and services to both adults and children.  The most common services are hearing tests and hearing aids, but today I would like to talk about some of the lesser known items.Hearing protection:  Hearing protection ranges from very basic to more advanced. Basic: Foam ear plugs:  These are the simplest form of ear protection that you roll between your fingers… Read More

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Hearing Aids Are Not Your Average Glasses

Hearing aids are not your average glasses. Many people have the misconception that getting hearing aids is comparable to getting glasses, meaning that they correct your hearing and make it “normal” again. Hearing aids are prescribed according to the hearing test results and individual patient needs. They are then programmed using the results found from the audiometric testing that was performed in a sound proof booth. They are also… Read More

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Protect Hearing Aids From Moisture

Protect Your Hearing Aids From Moisture Moisture in hearing aids slowly corrodes the components.  Then moisture makes its way onto the batteries and reduces their effectiveness.  Continuing on its path of destruction, moisture travels down the hearing aid tubing where it condenses into tiny drops and eventually infiltrates the filters inside the ear hooks.  During this process the hearing aid will slowly lose clarity and amplification until it… Read More

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Benefits of Two Hearing Aids

The benefits of wearing two hearing aids as opposed to one As an audiologist, this question comes up in my office just about every day.  Hearing aids can be a significant investment and many people want to know if they can get by with only one.  The fact of the matter is if you have hearing loss in both ears, in order to get the… Read More

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Hearing Aid Myths

Myth or Reality?  There a lot of hearing aid myths and misconceptions.  Here we dispel ten of them. 1.  My hearing loss cannot be helped. In the past, people were often told by their primary care physician that “nerve” loss cannot be treated with hearing aids.  With advanced digital technology, the majority of patients with sensori-neural hearing loss (SNHL) can be helped.  Wearers can now… Read More

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Hearing Aids and Confidence

Forget the thought that hearing aids make you look old.  Better hearing makes you more confident and feel younger. Yes, it is true that hearing aids can actually make you feel more attractive and confident.  People who cannot hear well may be doing one of two basic behaviors. Concentrating really hard on what they are trying to hear. Totally off in their own world and… Read More

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The One Hundred Dollar Hearing Aid

My wife is an art historian. Nothing gets her angrier than to overhear some museum goer say, “Two million dollars for that painting? I could have done that!” It takes all of her willpower not to turn around and say, “Well, why don’t you?” I have the same reaction when I hear someone remark that they can build a hearing aid for $100. Well, why… Read More

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