Hearing Aids

Which Hearing Aid Features and Options are Best for me?
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Choosing the right hearing aid is like choosing the right car: there are so many on the market that will work, but it’s hard to tell which one is best. They all have pros and cons, and many will work just fine—but you want to have all the facts in order to make an informed decision about your treatment. So how can you tell which… Read More

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How do I care for my hearing aids?
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Your audiologist will show you how to use your aid properly and how to care for it. This may take several visits during the trial period. Stay in touch with your audiologist and discuss any problems. Be sure to ask questions if you need more information. Daily Cleaning Follow the instructions for regular cleaning provided by the manufacturer of your hearing aid. Wipe the aid… Read More

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Who can benefit from the use of ALDs?
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People with all degrees and types of hearing loss — even people with normal hearing can benefit from assistive listening devices.   Candidates for ALDs Are ALDs Only for People Using Hearing Aids? No. People with all degrees and types of hearing loss — even people with normal hearing can benefit from assistive listening devices. Some assistive listening devices are used with hearing aids; some… Read More

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What are Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)?
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ALDs can increase the loudness of desired sounds, such as a radio, television, or a public speaker, without increasing the loudness of the background noises. Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) People with all types and degrees of hearing loss, even people with normal hearing, may benefit from an assistive listening device (ALD). Typically, a hearing aid makes all sounds in the environment louder. ALDs can increase… Read More

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What is Digital Technology?
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The term digital is used for most of today’s current technology, from televisions to cell phones. Hearing aids today are digital, which means incoming sound is converted into a series of numbers which are then processed using mathematical equations. Digital processing enables very complex manipulation of sound, for example, to separate speech from noise.   A few digital instruments are capable of 1.8 million calculations per… Read More

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What do I need to know about my hearing aid batteries?
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All batteries are toxic and dangerous if swallowed. Keep all batteries (and hearing aids) away from children and pets. If anyone swallows a battery it is a medical emergency and the individual needs to see a physician immediately.  If a battery is swallowed, immediately call the 24-hour National Battery Ingestion Hotline at 202-625-3333 (call collect if necessary) or call your poison center at 1-800-222-1222. The… Read More

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What if my doctor recommends a hearing aid that is ugly or unflattering?
Medical Hearing Systems

Many people with hearing loss have gone to the doctor and been told that they need a hearing aid. However, you may have listened to the diagnosis while visions of clunky beige ear devices swam in front of your eyes—and you haven’t been back since. Let Form and Function Rule Your Hearing Aid Shopping Just because you’re buying a device to correct a medical condition… Read More

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Are there any hearing aids or accessories for people who play sports?
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Yes! Just because you have a hearing condition doesn’t mean you have to stay on the sidelines while your friends enjoy the warm weather. There are many different sports-centric hearing aids and accessories that allow you to hear crisp sound without risking damage to your device due to: Sweat. Moisture can prove fatal for many hearing aids. Even if an individual leads a sedentary lifestyle, sweat can… Read More

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Why do I need a hearing aid fitting?
Medical Hearing Systems

No individual is required to have a hearing aid fitting, but there are many benefits to having a hearing healthcare professional advise you when it comes to choosing the right device. Before you send away for a hearing aid, consider how a hearing aid fitting can be invaluable to patients by: Examining your hearing test results. Your hearing care provider will perform a short hearing test to… Read More

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Why did my hearing aid stop working?
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There could be a number of reasons why your hearing aid stopped working or isn’t working as good as it used to. Dead batteries, blocked filters, and changes in your hearing needs are all common reasons for compromised sound quality. Before taking your device to a professional for repair and maintenance, patients can try the following at home to restore clear sound:   Turn it… Read More

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