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Winter Hearing Aid Care Tips
Posted by Bruce Townsend on December 08, 2017
Water is necessary for human survival but remains the number one enemy when it comes to hearing aid function and performance. Water can result in malfunction, corrosion, and it can reduce volume by blocking sound from entering the acoustic ports of the microphones. The performance of zinc air batteries can also be adversely affected when airflow is obstructed by...
Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Posted by Bruce Townsend on November 10, 2017
“Immediate difference in clarity.” “The quality and performance is really beyond anything I’ve seen.” “Patients have experienced a significant improvement in sound quality when comparing hearing aids, even to recent technology.” “Patients have noticed improvement when listening to music and improvement for clarity of...
Protect Your Hearing with These Protection and Prevention Tips
Posted by Bruce Townsend on October 05, 2017
Life is loud. Spending just an hour cutting your lawn without wearing hearing protection can cause irreversible damage to your hearing. But whether you’re cheering on your favorite sports teams, flying on an airplane, or getting your teeth cleaned at your dentist’s office, remember that you could be exposing your ears to unsafe noise levels. The good...
Three Ways to Make the Most out of Your Hearing Care Follow-up Appointments
Posted by Bruce Townsend on September 11, 2017
Like your car, teeth, and even your financial portfolio, your hearing aids and hearing health can benefit from routine care and maintenance. After a hearing aid fitting, your hearing healthcare professional will likely recommend follow-up appointments. These routine visits offer great opportunities to ask your hearing professional questions, have maintenance...
When NOT to wear your hearing aids
Posted by Bruce Townsend on August 04, 2017
This blog originally appeared as a fun, personal story on www.starkey.com. I love how comfortable my hearing aids are, but sometimes I forget they are there. And while this is a wonderful thing — and there is little I can’t do while wearing hearing aids — there are a few times when remembering you have incredibly advanced technology in-or-on...
Simple Steps to Enhancing Hearing Aid Performance
Posted by Bruce Townsend on July 17, 2017
We put our hearing aids through a lot — earwax, sweat, dust, oil and sometimes water. While daily cleaning and regular service can help retain optimal hearing conditions and extend the life of your hearing aids, sometimes hearing aid repair is necessary. But before sending your hearing aids off for repair, check these common troubleshooting errors and...
5 Tips for Dating with Hearing Loss
Posted by Bruce Townsend on June 22, 2017
Dating is already complicated. You have to pick a restaurant, an outfit, and you have to plan what do if you don’t like your date. And if you have hearing loss, chances are you are planning other things too. Making sure the restaurant has enough lighting. How you’re going to talk about your hearing loss with a new person. What to do if the person speaks...
11 Reasons You Should Go Get a Hearing Test
Posted by Bruce Townsend on May 19, 2017
Hearing loss happens. It’s the third most common health problem in the U.S., according to WebMD. Hearing loss is also very treatable – even more so when detected early. If you suspect you have hearing loss, why not find out for sure? It's free, painless and takes less than an hour. Hearing loss has been known to foreshadow cardiovascular events. ...
Wireless Hearing Aids and SurfLink Accessories Let You Live Life the Way You Want
Posted by Bruce Townsend on April 06, 2017
Our newest wireless hearing aids — A4 and Invisibel [Synergy] — are our most advanced hearing aids ever. Thanks to an all-new operating system and updated technology, they’re designed to make music sound more natural than ever, and speech sound crisp and clear no matter how crowded or how loud the environment that you’re in is. But to really...
How To Properly Clean Your Ears
Posted by Bruce Townsend on March 15, 2017
Q: What do your ears and your oven have in common? A: They are both self-cleaning It’s true! Your ears can clean themselves with the help of cerumen. Cerumen, the medical term for earwax, forms in the outer one-third of your ear canal, naturally migrating out of your ear with jaw movements, such as talking or chewing, to naturally clean your ears. Earwax is...
14 Great Reasons to Wear Hearing Aids
Posted by Bruce Townsend on February 20, 2017
Got hearing loss but don’t want to wear hearing aids? Today’s hearing aids have a lot more upside than just looking significantly more stylish than their predecessors. You can hear again Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. Your spouse will be relieved They’ll be grateful they won’t need to be your interpreter...
Everything You Need to Know About Hearing Aid Batteries
Posted by Bruce Townsend on January 13, 2017
Batteries are one of the most important things when it comes to hearing aids. Hearing aids need a steady source of power from a quality hearing aid battery in order to run effectively and properly. A low battery or defective battery can significantly impair the performance of a hearing aid. Here are four things you should know about hearing aid batteries: How Long...
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