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Wax in Your Ears

On October 12, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing, With Comments Off on Wax in Your Ears

Ever wonder what that substance is inside your ears?  A lot of us have wax in our ears, but not sure where it comes or what the purpose is.  I am hoping this write up can provide you with some of the answers to those questions. What is wax? Earwax,…

Using Your Hearing Aid With The Phone

On September 14, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Using Your Hearing Aid With The Phone

Talking on the telephone can be frustrating if you have a hearing problem. Luckily many phones now come equipped with a special coil that amplifies the signal whenever someone with a hearing aid uses that phone. They must have a hearing aid with a “T” switch. When the hearing aid…

Using Two Hearing Aids for Binaural Hearing

On September 7, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Using Two Hearing Aids for Binaural Hearing

Human hearing uses a simple technique to add a three dimensional quality to hearing. With two ears providing sound information, the brain can use the slight differential in the quality of sound in each ear particular to determine where a sound originates. This is known as binaural (bye naw rahl)…

The Function of a Hearing Aid

On August 30, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection, With Comments Off on The Function of a Hearing Aid

The hearing aid is quite simply an amplification device. It is like traveling the world as part of an ongoing concert with every sound picked up and amplified for your personal pleasure. The microphone picks up sound waves, converts them into electrical signals which are then processed through the amplifier…

Limitations

On August 21, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection, With Comments Off on Limitations

There are no miracles when it comes to the hearing aid. It is basically an amplifier. It makes sounds louder. It cannot presume to clarify confused sounds. The better the amplifier and receiver, the better the quality of sound provided to the ears. But, if you have total hearing loss…

How Many Types of Hearing Aids

On August 14, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection, With Comments Off on How Many Types of Hearing Aids

Selecting the right hearing aid is largely determined by hearing tests. For people with mild to severe hearing loss, there are three hearing aids which may suit them. The in-the-ear model is nearly invisible to others. The behind the ear model is more powerful, but not as well hidden as…

Hearing Enhancement Technology

On August 7, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection, With Comments Off on Hearing Enhancement Technology

The world of the hearing impaired has been broadened the in recent years with advent of assistive hearing technology that allows a single individual to adjust the volume of the radio, television or even the movie theater sound system, for their own needs. At home, special devices that attach easily…

Choosing a Hearing Aid

On July 31, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection, With Comments Off on Choosing a Hearing Aid

You should ask your hearing aid provider for references. The names of customers who have purchased their hearing aids and who have had there hearing aids serviced at this particular dealer. Ask the dealer if the cost of the ear mold is included in the price. How long is free…

Adapting to the Environment

On July 24, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection, With Comments Off on Adapting to the Environment

There are literally millions of possible listening situations. From the one on one conversation, to a concert to a crowded room, sounds can be loud, confused, soft and clear or distorted by echoes. Many hearing aids today are better able to cope with a number of different listening situations. By…

Hearing Conductive & Sensorineural Hearing Impairment

On July 17, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing, With Comments Off on Hearing Conductive & Sensorineural Hearing Impairment

Approximately one in every ten people in the united states has some form of hearing loss. There are two kinds of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural (SEN-so-ri-neu-ral). Conductive hearing loss is caused by a mechanical failure. The sound is prevented from reaching the inner ear. Many times a wax blockage…