Hearing Loss and Fluid in the Ear

Q: Will a hearing aid help me with hearing loss caused by fluid in the ear? A. If you’re talking about fluid-in-middle-ear-cavity, either ear or both ears, I’d be sending you to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor for a medical evaluation before we fit any hearing system on you. Have you had an … Continued

Cure for Tinnitus: Does It Exist?

Is there a cure for tinnitus? That’s a great question. I wish I had an easy, quick answer to share. Tinnitus is a complicated situation.   First of all, I’d recommend you visit the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) website (www.ata.org). ATA is a wonderful non-profit organization with valuable resources. They are passionate about helping those … Continued

Commoditization of Hearing Aids and Customer Satisfaction

I see the hearing aid industry moving in two opposing directions. On the one hand are providers whose business models are based on commoditization and unit volume. We might call these providers “hearing aids peddlers.” Their interest is on sales and speed. There is nothing necessarily wrong with this, as long as the user knows … Continued

Hearing Aid Repairs

From time to time every hearing instrument will need some level of hearing aid repair to keep it functioning at its full potential. The care and use of hearing instruments does play a role in how often a component needs repair or replacement. Hearing instruments are amazingly intricate, high-tech devices. Our ear canals are warm … Continued

Hearing Aids and Severe Hearing Loss

Your hearing specialist or audiologist will tell you, the most challenging cases are those with severe hearing loss. How well can hearing aids help when faced with the challenge of severe hearing loss? First, it’s important to understand some facts about hearing loss and the problems it creates. In general, there are two types of … Continued

What Causes Hearing Loss?

If you’re reading this blog, you’re wondering about the causes of hearing loss, either for yourself or for a loved one. Today, 25 percent of adults age 45-64 and 40 percent of adults age 65 and older suffer from some degree of measurable hearing impairment. There are various reasons why people suffer from hearing loss. … Continued

What is the Best Hearing Aid Brand?

Each year there are upgrades and improvements in the hearing aid industry. Since the time this post was original written, there have been numerous changes . . . ” – see 2016 update at bottom of article We are a culture who wants to rank everything. “What’s the best?” This is a question asked of … Continued

Common Questions About Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids – Part 2

How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost? The simple answer is that the price of hearing aids range from several hundred to several thousand dollars, but our commitment is to find a solution that fits every budget. Hearing aids vary in type from “amplifiers” to complex custom-programmed digital instruments with incredibly sophisticated electronics. Like many electronics, … Continued