Hearing Healthcare and Obamacare

With the introduction of Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many Americans find themselves wondering how this could impact their hearing healthcare.  Currently, the majority of insurance companies do not provide members with hearing aids.  That said, some plans do provide a benefit, an allowance, or allow members to contribute tax free dollars to…

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Hearing Aid Cleaning Tools

When purchasing a new hearing aid, there are a multitude of things to learn and to remember.  You were probably given a case or a box to keep your hearing aids in at night, as well as a cleaning tool or two.  There are several different kinds of tools appropriate for cleaning your instruments, depending…

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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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