The latest information on hearing aid fitting for individuals who are experiencing hearing loss, looking for hearing health information for their loved ones, or just desire to learn more about getting the best fit with hearing aids to make the right hearing health decisions.
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Visiting a hearing aid center for a hearing test and consultation is the first step in buying hearing aids.
In most cases, hearing aids fit comfortably and do not cause pain or irritation.
Thinking about buying hearing aids, but not sure where to start? Seek professional advice in order to determine your level of hearing impairment and to be fitted with proper aids.
Whether or not a used hearing aid will work for another individual is dependent on several factors, including the type of hearing aid and the hearing loss and listening needs of the wearer.
While the average lifespan of hearing aids can be as long as five years, sometimes replacement is required sooner due to changes in hearing levels or changes in hearing aid technology.
Hearing aid feedback, sometimes referred to as "whistling" or "squealing," is typically caused by hearing aids that do not fit properly or by ear wax blocking the ear canal. Most new hearing aids offer technology that reduces or eliminates this annoying feedback.
If two hearing aids are recommended for your hearing loss, you will have the best success when wearing both. There are many benefits to wearing bilateral hearing aids.
Most people who are fit with hearing aids enjoy hearing sounds again and find that they do not want to be without their hearing aids.
Successful hearing aid wearers tend to wear their hearing aids for all waking hours. Once you're used to hearing sounds again, you'll probably find you don't want to be without your hearing aids; however, there are certain situations you should take them off.
One concern with all new hearing aids is the physical fit. Hearing aids need to be comfortable, not too tight and not too loose, they should fit just right. Do not wear the...
All custom made hearing aids and earmolds are made from a "cast" of the ear. The cast is referred to as an ear impression. The hearing professional makes the ear...
I recently purchased new hearing aids and am concerned about losing them. What happens if I lose my hearing aids?
Virtually all patients wearing hearing aids complain about background noise at one time or another. There is no way to completely eliminate background noise. Remember, when you...
When you wear hearing aids for the first time, you will probably notice your voice sounds funny! You will hear your voice amplified through the hearing aid and some people describe...
My hearing aid keeps getting wax in it. How do I clean my ears to keep this from happening?
Can a faulty microwave deprogram my aids? Both of my hearing aids seemed to have lost their programming at the same time. I had them both reprogrammed a couple weeks ago. Then, a few days ago, BOTH went nearly dead. I have been near a microwave, which
I wear a digital hearing aid and I am going on a trip overseas and was just wondering if I could go through the scanner at the airport with my aid on and also when I go on a tanning bed should I take my hearing aid off?
Is it legal to fit one person's custom made hearing aids for another person. That is, if a husband has ITEs and he passes away, can those ITEs be fit for his wife, brother etc.? I have heard conflicting information about this and have been unsuccessful i
I get great benefit from my hearing aids and would like to wear them, however I find it nearly impossible to find an earmold that doesn't cause a terrible allergic reaction. Any advice?
When playing jazz professionally, the contour changes of my jawline, causes feedback in my digital hearing aid which fits inside my ear. Also, the trumpet sound itself causes the hearing aid to cut out completely.
When playing jazz professionally, the contour changes of my jawline cause feedback in my digital hearing aid which fits inside my ear. Also, the trumpet sound itself causes the hearing aid to cut out completely.
I have a precipitous high frequency sensorineural hearing loss, and have suffered from almost constant feedback in my hearing aids. What solutions can you suggest?
My new digital hearing aids are fine, but I still cannot tell the difference between many words. What would frequency compression do for me?
I am considering getting frequency transposition hearing aids. Is there an adjustment period to this technology? How long would it take to get used to frequency compression?
My mother was recently found to have a hearing loss. We still have my father's old hearing aids. Can they be used for my mother?