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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All About Batteries

Many of the most “Frequently Asked Questions” I hear a lot pertain to one thing: BATTERIES.  You have to have them, so let’s get some information out here and hope it will help to dispel some myths or misunderstandings. First of all, hearing aid batteries come in 4 different sizes.  Below is a table that…

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Best Hearing Aid Manufacturer?

I must get asked at least once a day, “What manufacturer is best?” by patients looking to purchase hearing aids, looking to get “the best” for their money.  After all my clinical experiences, I will tell you something: they’re really pretty close to all being about the same.  Pretty much all of the manufacturers out…

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Choosing the right hearing aid

Once you have your hearing test results and have decided to proceed with amplification, your hearing healthcare professional can take the next steps forward to getting you into those new hearing aids. You may be wondering what makes one hearing aid superior to another, or why your hearing healthcare professional recommends a particular hearing loss…

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Understanding your Audiogram

Once you’ve had your hearing test, your hearing healthcare professional will explain the results of the audiogram to you.  Your hearing loss will fall into several different categories: type, degree, and shape, and I will cover each of these.  The reason it is important for you to understand your hearing loss is that it matters…

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