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How Hearing Aids Work

How Hearing Aids Work

Posted Nov 28th, 2019 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Technology

Have you ever seen a picture of someone using an ear trumpet? They were very early hearing aids that looked something like a musical instrument from a Dr. Seuss book. Sound was collected by a large opening at the end of a long, often curvy tube that ended in a smaller opening that was placed at the entrance to the ear canal.

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5 Facts to Help You Better Understand Hearing Aids

5 Facts to Help You Better Understand Hearing Aids

Posted Nov 21st, 2019 in Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Technology

Hearing aids have been around, helping people, for a long time. But most of the people who need one still shy away from them. There are all sorts of reasons that people give, ranging from cost to simply not wanting to be seen wearing something that makes them “look old.” Whatever the reason, the fact remains that close to half a billion people worldwide have a disabling hearing loss and most of them aren’t doing anything about it. Many can’t, due to poverty, but simply choose not to act. ...

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Are Online Hearing Tests Useful?

Are Online Hearing Tests Useful?

Posted Sep 27th, 2019 in News, Hearing Loss, Technology

DIY is a big deal these days. Got a fix-it problem around the house? A little online searching is all it takes to find some handy, do-it-yourself, how-to videos. That attitude has even made its way into healthcare. We aren’t at the point where people are looking up how to do a home appendectomy, but there are a lot of ways for people to play an active role in diagnosing and monitoring themselves.

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