Author Archives: Hearing Aid Experts

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    Choosing the Right Hearing Aid for You

    Posted on October 14, 2013 by in Audiology, How to

    After months of blasting the volume on the television, yelling into the phone, and straining to hear in social situations, you have decided it’s time to seek help for your hearing loss. Perhaps you have realized that your child or elderly parent could add quality to their life with an assistive listening device. There are so many commercials and websites advertising the “Best” hearing aid for you, but how could they possible know? The short answer to that question is: […]

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    Summertime and The Living is Noisy

    Posted on August 3, 2013 by in Hearing Loss

    Summer is here, and along with beach trips and ice cream cones, we may be experiencing an increase in noise. The change of seasons brings to mind live music, fireworks, and swimming pools; all of which can be lots of fun , but can also be detrimental to your hearing. The smell of fresh-cut grass is reminiscent of the season, but how can we protect our ears from the noise-induced hearing loss of working with a lawn mower? The answer […]

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    What Do Hearing Aids Cost, and Why Do They Cost so Much?

    Posted on April 2, 2013 by in Hearing Aids

    The average hearing aid purchased today will cost roughly $1500, with top of the line models going for anywhere between $3000 and $4000 a piece. Prices like these leave the first time hearing aid purchaser with a distinct case of sticker shock. While the cost may seem astronomical, when you take the time to think about where your money is going, you will understand why these devices are worth every cent you pay. From the research behind the device’s development, […]

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    History of Hearing Aids

    Posted on February 10, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    It may be hard to imagine that the hearing aids we know and use today evolved from a series of strangely shaped, large trumpet-like structures. The first hearing aids, also known as “Ear Trumpets,” consisted of a wider end that collected sound, and a smaller end the tapered into a thin tube to deliver the sound to the ear. As far back in time as the 17th century, these Ear Trumpets were used by sailors to communicate over long distances. […]

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    Hearing Aid Pricing: Cost vs. Benefit

    Posted on May 11, 2012 by in Hearing Aids, How to

    There are several things to take into consideration when you begin to compare pricing on hearing aids. While you may be looking for the “best hearing aid” for the price you are willing to pay, it is almost impossible to discern which hearing aid is the best, without considering the features that would be right for you. The severity of your hearing loss is the number one determining factor, along with lifestyle (level of activity, types of activities, etc), and […]

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    Depression and Hearing Loss

    Posted on March 22, 2012 by in Hearing Loss

    Depression is a problem that can affect just about anyone at any age, but according to a study conducted by the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, 15 of every 100 adults over age 65 in the U.S. reported feelings associated with depression. There are many contributing factors to the diagnosis of depression, but one very serious correlation has been drawn between those who are suffering from hearing loss and feelings of depression and isolation. In 1999, The National Council on Aging […]

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    How to Detect Hearing Loss in Infants and Children

    Posted on December 6, 2011 by in Children, Detection, Hearing Loss

    Children learn speech by imitating the sounds that they hear around them, and without the tools of hearing and speech many developmental milestones can be delayed and feel almost impossible. There is a myth circulating about children needing to be a certain age to have their hearing tested. Doesn’t my child have to be able to talk to accurately respond to a hearing test? Absolutely not. If you suspect that your child is hearing impaired, they can be tested as […]

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    Tips on Discussing Hearing Loss with a Loved One

    Posted on December 4, 2011 by in Hearing Loss, How to

    Hearing impairment is one of the most commonly unaddressed health conditions in the United States. While hearing loss can be an extremely sensitive topic to bring up with a loved one, living with a hearing impaired individual who refuses to seek help can be a very difficult situation to navigate.  In many cases the spouse or family member of the affected person will fall into a pattern of co-dependency. In this situation, you may feel that you are helping by […]

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