Ear-to-Ear Wireless Hearing Aid Communication

Binaural Spatial Mapping is Starkey Hearing Technology’s ear-to-ear wireless hearing aid communication program. This system enhances sound quality by automatically adjusting two synced wireless hearing aids to bring about better clarity of speech in noisy environments. This, in turn, often makes it easier for the wearer to listen to conversation when loud background noise is … Continued

Hearing Aid Feedback

Have you ever heard someone’s hearing aid buzzing and whistling? Nobody wants their hearing aids to whistle. Hearing aid feedback happens for two reasons: either the hearing aid doesn’t fit correctly or there is too much power. In both cases, sound from the hearing aid leaks out of the ear and is re-amplified by the … Continued

Clarity of Speech in Noise

In my previous blog, I discussed the fact that hearing aids may look similar but have extremely different price points. One of the main reasons for this is the technology circuitry inside the aid. Voice iQ² is a program designed to maintain clarity of speech in noise and reduce listening effort. It can also add … Continued

Why Are Hearing Aid Prices So Different?

Your family has been telling you over the last few years you need to get your hearing checked. Since then, you noticed you have been asking people to repeat themselves. You need to really strain to be able to understand conversations. The ringing in your ears appears to be getting louder. It seems like everyone … Continued

Hearing Impairment

One in every 10 Americans reports having a hearing impairment, according to a recent MarkeTrack survey. With over 31.5 million Americans suffering from the effects of hearing loss, it ranks as the third most prevalent treatable disabling condition behind arthritis and hypertension. Hearing loss is NOT a sign of old age. Actually, it is the … Continued

“I Don’t Need a Hearing Test.”

You may experience many signs of hearing loss but think “my hearing loss is not bad enough” or “I can get along without any help.” In fact, these are the top four reasons people cite when asked why they don’t get a hearing test, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Below are many … Continued

Digital Hearing Aids

New technology developed in the last few years can help most people with hearing loss achieve improved hearing. The goal of hearing instrument fittings is to make more speech sounds available to the listener. However, simply making sounds louder does not accomplish this goal. Today’s digital hearing aids process sounds to present specific speech information … Continued