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What Kind of Problems Could You Encounter

On July 10, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on What Kind of Problems Could You Encounter

There are a number of hearing aid problems that can be checked and possibly corrected yourself. If you have a whistling or howling noise, make sure your earmold fits, check for loose tubing or your volume may be turned up too loud. If you have scratchy sound or the aid…

Protecting Your Device

On July 2, 2016, Posted by , In Caring for Your Hearing Aid, With Comments Off on Protecting Your Device

The hearing aid is an advanced electronic device and should be treated as such. You should avoid getting the aid wet. This also includes moist environments like a steam bath or wet weather. Moisture can damage your hearing aid. If it should get wet, let it dry naturally with the…

Keep the Wax Out

On June 25, 2016, Posted by , In Caring for Your Hearing Aid, With Comments Off on Keep the Wax Out

There is no way to prevent earwax from getting onto your hearing aid. The ear produces earwax. Some people produce more earwax than others and may need to clean their hearing aids more frequently. If you are one of those people with significant earwax buildup, it is important to have…

How to Clean Your Aid

On June 17, 2016, Posted by , In Caring for Your Hearing Aid, With Comments Off on How to Clean Your Aid

The hearing aid should never be exposed to cleaning fluids or fluids of any kind. Moisture can ruin a hearing aid. Use a soft dry cloth to wipe away wax from the unit. For stubborn wax, use a soft bristle toothbrush. The earmold can be cleaned with warm water to…

Checking Your Hearing Aid Batteries

On June 9, 2016, Posted by , In Caring for Your Hearing Aid, With Comments Off on Checking Your Hearing Aid Batteries

The hearing aid battery is a marvel of miniaturization. Care of your battery is simple. Do not get it wet. If it should get wet, you should dry the battery thoroughly before putting it into the hearing aid. The best way to dry the battery is to wipe it down…

Warning Signs of Possible Hearing Loss

On June 5, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Warning Signs of Possible Hearing Loss

The signs of hearing loss are often not. immediate. In today’s incredibly loud world, far louder than preindustrial times, we suffer a constant barrage of damaging noise from sources we would think not all that loud. Because of this, we endure a gradual decline in our ability to hear. With…

The Hearing Process

On May 29, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on The Hearing Process

Understanding how we hear helps us understand how hearing aids work. Sound is made of vibrations in the air. When an object vibrates, it compresses the surrounding air and pushes a wave through the air until either loses coherence or is intercepted by our ears. These waves are gathered by…

Taking a Hearing Test

On May 22, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aid Selection,Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Taking a Hearing Test

Evaluating hearing loss is crucial to preventing further problems down the road. We all suffer the effects of our loud modern society throughout our lives and stopping hearing loss while we still have hearing, is very important. If a hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with a hearing health care…

Hearing Aid Selection – 4 Types of Hearing Aids

On May 15, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Hearing Aid Selection – 4 Types of Hearing Aids

There are four basic types of hearing aids. The first is the in-the-ear type which fits partially into the ear canal. These hearing aids have no external wires and are tight in weight. For mild to moderate losses they are quite adequate. The behind the ear model is the classic…

Take Care of Your Hearing

On May 15, 2016, Posted by , In Ear Conditions - Hearing, With Comments Off on Take Care of Your Hearing

Before the industrial revolution, before the clatter of carts on cobblestone streets, in the idyllic time of pastoral man, there were few loud sounds and certainly not the almost constant din we endure today. Hearing loss is often thought of as a sudden event caused by a terrifically loud sound….