Tinnitus Cause and Treatment

Have you heard friends or family members complain about having a ringing, buzzing, swooshing, or other noises or sounds in their ears?  If so, they may suffer from an issue called “tinnitus”.  Some people pronounce it “TIN-uh-tiss” while others pronounce it “tih-NIGH-tuss”; either way is considered correct and acceptable.   In the dictionary, tinnitus is described…

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Hansaton AQ Rechargeable Series Tech Review

Today I’d like to discuss an innovative solution to hearing aids and battery issues from Hansaton!  Many people have such difficulty with batteries, opening and closing the doors, taking the sticky tabs off the batteries and getting them in where they go.  More still have visual problems that can make changing batteries nearly impossible.  Dexterity…

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Hearing Loss Prevention

Thus far, we have discussed hearing aids and technology, but let’s go back to the basics and talk about what can be done to preserve hearing so that hearing aids may not be necessary for years to come.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration report that 30 million people a year in the U.S. are…

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Sonic Flip Tech Review

Earlier in 2012, Sonic Innovations launched an innovative new product called the Flip.  The Flip is a mini Receiver in the Canal (RIC) instrument with a terrific sound quality and many great features, as well as taking a size 13 battery instead of the standard RIC battery size of 312.  The case is designed so…

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ReSound Verso Tech Review

Earlier this week I was able to attend a training seminar for a new product: the ReSound Verso.  ReSound has developed an upgrade on the Alera product line and I have to say…the results are quite impressive, and the sound quality is phenomenal.   Verso has introduced a new concept of Binaural Fusion, where technology…

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Hearing Aid Technology

Technology makes the world go round, and hearing aids are no exception.  Gone are the ear horns and giant body aids of yesteryear, for they have been replaced with sleek, small, amazingly advanced digital instruments. Technology has made it possible to fit many features and advanced settings into very small, nearly invisible instruments, not to…

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Analog vs Digital

In a land where technology reigns supreme, hearing aids are no exception!  After I explain hearing aid benefits to patients, so often I am asked of the hearing aids, “Are they digital?”  These days, the answer is a resounding “Yes”. What is the difference between analog and digital hearing aids? Analog hearing aids were what…

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