Stem Cell Research and Hearing Loss

Patients are always asking me if anything can be done to bring back the hearing they have lost without using hearing aids.  In the past, my answer was always a, “No, but wouldn’t that be wonderful?”  Now, my answer is, “Not yet, but scientists are getting closer all the time and it won’t be more…

Water Resistant and Waterproof Hearing Aids

Back in the day, even a few drops of water could kill a hearing aid in short order.  Today we have water resistant and waterproof hearing aids to help people who have active lifestyles or who enjoy certain activities that have been off limits for hearing aid users in the past. Some companies, like ReSound,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tinnitus Masking Hearing Aids

In the past year or two, we have seen an influx of a new type of hearing aid on the market: the tinnitus masking hearing aid.  The tinnitus masking hearing aids look like regular hearing aids but have two functions: to improve hearing as a hearing aid would, and to put out another signal to…