Hearing Aid Life Expectancy

One of the frequently asked questions I get almost daily is, “How long do these things last?”  Hearing aids are a sizable financial investment, and it’s normal to want to know about how long you should expect with a pair before planning to buy another.   You should expect your hearing aids to last about…

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Lip Reading Explained

Lipreading and speech-reading are strategies that hearing impaired people use to help decipher and decode speech.  Most all of us do it to an extent, whether or not we have hearing loss!  Our brains are very adept at using facial cues and mouth and eye movements to help us determine what someone is saying and…

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ReSound Mini Mic Tech Review

ReSound Mini Mic In the past, I’ve blogged about the many accessories that ReSound has built to work with their Alera line of hearing instruments and their Verso line of instruments.  To refer to that blog, click HERE.  Today I’d like to focus mainly on just one of the accessories: the Mini Mic.   The…

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Troubleshooting Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are electronic devices that are worn in or right next to the body, so they are bound to have issues crop up from time to time.  Here are some quick, easy, do-it-yourself troubleshooting tips for the most common hearing aid problems. Problem: Feedback or Whistling that is new or more severe than before…

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Sonic Pep 20 Tech Review

During this difficult economic time, many people cannot afford to pay top dollar for a high-end hearing aid.  Thus, manufacturers have risen to the challenge to provide the industry with more budget-friendly options to meet the increasing need for more affordable hearing health care.  Sonic is no exception; they have developed their Pep 20 hearing…

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Sudden Hearing Loss

Remember a few years ago when Rush Limbaugh lost his hearing overnight and came public about it?  Limbaugh was suffering from a Sudden Hearing Loss, which is not nearly as uncommon as one might think.  I’m not referring to ears blocked with wax or middle ear/Eustachian tube problems that make hearing temporarily be muffled.  I’m…

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