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  • Who should do the listening check?


    Why is a hearing aid listening check needed? A child learning language needs the hearing aids to consistently provide a clear sound that is loud enough for him or her to hear speech. Hearing aids can malfunction for a variety of reaso ...

  • Understanding hearing loss


    Understanding hearing loss Many people suffer from hearing loss. In fact, the latest available statistics show that over 10% of the U.S. population report difficulty hearing! That's over 31.5 million people! And as the Baby Boomer ...

  • Do I Need Hearing Aids?


    Many first-time hearing aid wearers have asked themselves this very question. If you’re not sure whether you need hearing aids, the first step is to have your hearing checked by an audiologist, hearing aid dispenser, or ear doct ...

  • In the hear and now


    There is a simple remedy for rectifying hearing loss among young children, and thanks to a national program many are getting the help they need. Liu Zhihua reports. Hearing loss can go unnoticed in children and many parents do not ...

  • Hearing loss and deafness increasing amongst children


    Recent statistics show the world is louder and more dangerous for children's hearing.  It has long been thought that noise-induced hearing loss is a problem for adults, not children. However, research by US Centres for Diseas ...

  • Steps to Obtaining Hearing Aids


    Obtaining hearing aids involves several appointments described below. Step 1: Audiologic evaluation (hearing test) The first step is to have your hearing evaluated. An audiologist, a professional who specializes in evaluating and ...

  • Hearing aid maintenance


    Basic principle of hearing aids maintenance is dampproof, antiseptic, shockproof and daily cleaning. Dampproof  The hearing aid consists of precision electronic components. The hearing aids bocomes abnormal and noiceless if the ...

  • Three Main Types of Hearing Loss


    A loss of hearig can range from a mild to moderate hearing deficiency to a total hearing loss. In general, there are three main types of hearing loss which differ from one anather depending on the part of ear that is affected. Be it the o ...

  • What questions should I ask before buying a hearing aid?


    Before you buy a hearing aid, ask your audiologist these important questions: What features would be most useful to me? What is the total cost of the hearing aid? Do the benefits of newer technologies outweigh the higher cos ...

  • Do all hearing aids work the same way?


    Hearing aids work differently depending on the electronics used. The two main types of electronics are analog and digital. Analog aids convert sound waves into electrical signals, which are amplified. Analog/adjustable hearing aids ar ...

  • Low-Cost Hearing Aids Prove Superior To Expensive Hearing Aids


    After years of using expensive custom hearing aids, Douglas Smith says he found a better solution for his needs with the affordable MDHearingAid, a high quality line of low cost hearing aids which was developed by a doctor.  May ...

  • Hofstra Professor Helps Develop Sabbath Friendly Hearing Aid


    Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Orthodox Jews who wear high end, multi-program hearing aids often disable their devices’ most helpful features on the Jewish Sabbath, because they are concerned about inadvertently depressing ...

  • Hearing Aids: Needed but Shunned


    Only 14% of older adults with hearing loss use hearing aids, according to estimates from a nationwide survey. The proportion dropped to fewer than 4% of people with mild hearing loss across all age decades and to fewer than 5% of ...

  • Do I need two hearing aids?


    How come some people only have one hearing aid? Isn't everyone supposed to have them for both ears? Two hearing aids (binaural) is usually best for a patients ability to hear well. There are a few exceptions. I recommend only one ...

  • The upside to hearing loss


    Hearing loss can make life challenging at times but there are some benefits. Former United States President Ronald Reagan certainly recognized this and so too did my grandfather, the Reverend John Ball. He died before I was born but ...

  • When hearing aids aren't enough, cochlear implants can help


    (ARA) - Straining to hear each day, even when using powerful advanced hearing aids? Feeling frustrated and sometimes even exhausted from listening? Whether it happens suddenly or gradually over time, hearing loss can affect physical and ...

  • Hearing aid technology eliminates chatter


    In nearly every public subway station, restaurant and cafe, people will notice a thin hearing loop wire installed on corners of the wall. It transmits electromagnetic signals to active hearing aid devices through a tiny receiver. Anybody ...

  • Do Patients Know How to Manipulate Their Hearing Aids?


     l   Desjardins and Doherty (2009) created the Practical Hearing Aid Skills Test (PHAST) to evaluate hearing aid users with regard to their ability to manipulate their hearing aids. The PHAST is based on eight basic hearing ...

  • Do you know the history of Hearing Aids?


    Background The hearing aid is an instrument that amplifies sounds, particularly speech, for people with hearing impairments. It may be worn comfortably behind the ear, in the outer ear, within the ear canal, in the frames of eyeglasse ...

  • Daily Care for the Hearing Aid


      Hearing aids require special care to ensure that they function properly. Your audiologist will show you how to care for and check them regularly. Ask how you can obtain a listening tube, a battery tester, a forced air blower, and a ...

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