Hearing Loss and Cognition

Hearing Loss and Cognition

No one likes hearing loss. There’s nothing good about it — though there are ways to treat it and alleviate its repercussions. Unfortunately, recent studies have discovered a troubling connection between hearing loss and the erosion of cognitive abilities. These...
If Your Hearing Abruptly Alters, Seek Medical Help

If Your Hearing Abruptly Alters, Seek Medical Help

Suddenly not being able to hear — whether in one ear or both — is frightening and something requiring immediate medical attention. Sudden hearing loss (SHL) is not unheard of. It’s not something that the medical community fully understands, but it is something that is...
Protecting Your Ears During Summer Festival Season

Protecting Your Ears During Summer Festival Season

There are plenty of people who don’t think of the beach, golf course, or picnic table when they think of summer. Their passion is the summer music festival. If you’re one of those people — or you know someone who is — there is one note of caution to be considered....
Take Care of Your Hearing Aid in the Moist Summer Heat

Take Care of Your Hearing Aid in the Moist Summer Heat

In most places, summer means warmer temperatures and, as often as not, higher humidity. This brings some issues for the users of hearing aids. These issues are mostly about moisture and the (bad) things it can do to your hearing aid. Though it should be noted that...
The Most Discreet Hearing Aid: The Lyric

The Most Discreet Hearing Aid: The Lyric

Phonak’s Lyric is one of the most inconspicuous hearing aids on the market. It provides superb audio engineering with disposable units that are placed deep in the ear canal for up to four months. When its battery is drained the entire unit is replaced. The Lyric is so...
A Hearing Loss Tool for the Phone

A Hearing Loss Tool for the Phone

Modern hearing aids are a marvel of modern technology and design. But there are some other tools that can aid those with hearing issues. For example, even with a hearing aid, telephone conversations can often be a challenge. One of the most effective and economical...
What’s New in the 2018 World of Hearing Devices

What’s New in the 2018 World of Hearing Devices

Like the rollout of new car models every year, most major manufacturers of hearing devices introduce new models or — more often — new features or accessories for their flagship models. This is no different in early 2018, with Oticon, Phonak, and ReSound all adding...
Hearing Devices for Children

Hearing Devices for Children

The Ins and Outs of Child Hearing Devices The recommendation that your child needs a hearing device can seem overwhelming. But the community of hearing device professionals has decades of experience delivering products that have helped children with hearing-loss...
Replacing Hearing Device Battery: A Small Task to Master

Replacing Hearing Device Battery: A Small Task to Master

Like any electronic device, your hearing device requires a power supply. And that’s the hearing device battery. The latest technology in some devices can allow some devices to have both zinc air batteries and/or rechargeable solution. But batteries don’t last forever...
Hearing Devices For Athletes

Hearing Devices For Athletes

If you’re an active athlete and use a hearing device, there are some basic issues to be aware of and a few models on the market that may be the best option for your lifestyle. First, some general tips about hearing devices and athletics. If you’re playing a contact...