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Will a Hearing Aid Make My Hearing Worse?

We’ll just get straight to the point.  No, a properly fit hearing aid will not make your hearing worse.  The key to the answer lies in the phrase “properly fit”.  There are several steps involved in ensuring that a hearing aid is fit properly. Step 1 The Hearing Test and Patient History Stage Gathering information […]

Troubleshooting Tips for Hearing Aids

Hearing aids require care to ensure that they work properly.  If you notice a problem, here are a few tips on how to troubleshoot problems with your hearing aid. The hearing aid appears to be dead or weak Reason #1 Cause: Dead, weak, or wrong type of battery. Test: Substitute new battery. Remedy: Battery replaced. […]

When Should You Get Your Hearing Checked?

If the last time you had your hearing checked it was done by the school nurse, it’s time to get it checked again.  Most people tend to associate hearing loss with aging, but hearing loss can happen at any age.  According to the National Institutes of Health, 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old […]

Information About Hearing Aid Batteries

A small zinc air battery powers the majority of today’s hearing aids. The small colored sticker on one side of the battery keeps the battery inactive until you remove the sticker. Once the sticker is removed from the back of the battery, oxygen in the air contacts the zinc within the battery, and the battery […]

What Are the Possible Causes of My Hearing Loss?

The auditory system (outer, middle and inner ear) is the sensory system for hearing.  And like any other sensory system in the body (vision, touch, smell) it is likely to change how well it works over time.  There are any number of reasons why your auditory system may not work as well tomorrow as it […]

What is a Conductive Hearing Loss

A conductive hearing loss occurs when sound is not transmitted efficiently at some point along the pathway from the outer ear canal to the oval window.  The oval window separates the middle ear from the inner ear.  This pathway includes  the eardrum (tympanic membrane and the three, small bones (ossicles) of the middle ear. A […]

Hearing Aids and Cold Weather, What You Need to Know

It’s cold today.  Some people like the cold weather and some avoid it all costs. Either way if you are going outside there are precautions that you need to take depending on the actual weather conditions.  If you wear hearing aids there are a few precautions you should take to avoid unnecessarily damaging your hearing […]

Relationships and Hearing Loss

If you are married to, live with or love someone who has a hearing loss this article is for you.  Being in a relationship can at times be trying.  Being in a relationship with someone who has a hearing loss that they refuse to do anything about can at times be impossible.  Never are you […]