Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids
Make informed decisions when purchasing your next hearing device using our consumer's guide to hearing aids. This guide provides plenty of tips and information when determining what the best hearing aid is for your specific needs.
Whether you need more information about hearing loss, hearing aids or accessories, our frequently asked questions section provides answers you’ve been looking for.
How Hearing Works
Understanding how the ear works and how we hear is essential to not only properly diagnosing a hearing problem, but also recommending the best treatment for your particular needs.
Degrees of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss impacts people differently and can be mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound in degree. Understanding the severity of hearing loss is crucial to developing the best approach to treatment.
Hearing Aid Batteries
There are five sizes of hearing aid batteries available on the market. The sizes from smallest to largest are: 5, 10, 312, 13 and 675. Size 5 hearing aid batteries are rarely used. The four most common hearing aid battery sizes are all smaller than the diameter of a dime.
Boomers and Hearing Loss
The changing demographics of today’s aging workforce require the attention of hearing healthcare professionals to help keep America’s workers as productive and successful as possible.
Hearing Loss and Alzheimers
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or is showing signs of dementia, a thorough hearing check is in order.
Hearing Loss and Dementia
Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, a study by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers suggests.
Hearing Loss and Your Health
Research by the National Council on the Aging on more than 2,000 people with hearing loss as well as their significant others demonstrated that hearing aids clearly are associated with impressive improvements in the social, emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of people with hearing loss in all hearing loss categories from mild to severe.
Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sound in your ears? Do you hear this sound often or all the time? Does the sound bother you or interfere with your concentration? If you answer yes to these questions, you may have tinnitus (ti-nahy-tuhs).
The Heart-Hearing Connection
he authors of a study published in the American Journal of Audiology concluded that the negative influence of impaired cardiovascular health on both the peripheral and central auditory system—the potential positive influence of improved cardiovascular health on these same systems—have been found through a sizable body of research conducted over more than six decades.
Latest Hearing Health News
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Musicians’ Hearing Loss and Prevention
Regardless of what type of music they play, musicians are constantly exposed to high-decibel sounds. Because of this high-decibel immersion, it’s crucial for musicians to wear proper ear protection to prevent hearing loss and tinnitus.
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Ideal for people with some degree of hearing loss, the Captioned Telephone, or CapTel, works like any other telephone with one important addition: It displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation. CapTel phone users can listen to the caller, and can also read the written captions in the CapTel's bright display window.