Hearing Aids

The Great Debate – Rechargeable versus Disposable Batteries

It has only been approximately 4 years since the first rechargeable hearing aid came onto the market.  Since then, rechargeable batteries have become very popular with consumers. After all, many people are interested in conserving energy and doing as much as possible to preserve the planet. Rechargeable devices seem “greener” and consumer friendly. But before you …

The Great Debate – Rechargeable versus Disposable Batteries Read More »

Caring for your Hearing Aids

Proper care and cleaning of your hearing aid will help it work properly and can help avoid the need for repeated repairs. Hearing aids come in many different shapes and forms. On every model, there are three places that need regular care: The shell – The shell is the outer surface of the hearing aid. Wax …

Caring for your Hearing Aids Read More »

What does it mean when we say that hearing aids come in different technology levels?

All hearing aid manufacturers offer varying levels of technology.  It is a standardized system of 3 to 5 technology levels at different price points.  As you go up in technology levels, you are unlocking new features in the hearing aids that can help you in more difficult listening situations like church, restaurants and other social …

What does it mean when we say that hearing aids come in different technology levels? Read More »

What is the Difference between Audiologist, Hearing Instrument Specialist, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor?

Hearing is a very intricate sense, so it is no surprise that we sometimes have difficulty deciding on which type of professional to see for different hearing issues. An Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist (ENT) is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the ear.  In contrast, an Audiologist has at least …

What is the Difference between Audiologist, Hearing Instrument Specialist, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor? Read More »