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What are the differences in today's hearing aid styles?
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on July 13, 2018
There is a wide variety of hearing aid styles available in the market, especially in regards to their size and the way they're placed in or around your ear. When looking for hearing aids, all the information and options available can be overwhelming! To help, we’ve listed the most common styles of hearing aids available, along with some plusses and minuses....
What is a hearing aid dryer and why do I need one?
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on July 01, 2018
Q: What is a hearing aid dryer and do I need one? A: Following your hearing professionals' recommendations on the care and maintenance of your hearing aids is important and can reduce the number of repairs required during the life of your hearing aids. Storing your hearing aids in a safe, dry place overnight can help prevent hearing aid malfunction caused by...
Empowered with Halo 2: Lanie's Better Hearing Story
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on June 18, 2018
Hearing loss affects every aspect of a person’s life, and for Lanie Singer Browar, 58, hearing loss has played a role in her life since she was a child. The Kansas City native grew up with a moderate to severe loss and now has a profound hearing loss that also categorizes her as “legally deaf.” Lanie was fit with Halo 2 (iNOW) hearing aids in...
What is ear infection hearing loss?
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on June 01, 2018
Hearing loss can be caused by a number of different factors including aging, injury, noise exposure, infection and heredity. Those factors affect the auditory nerve, causing a sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type of hearing loss. But did you know an ear infection can also cause hearing loss? Hearing loss caused by an ear infection is referred to as a...
What to expect at your first hearing test and appointment
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on May 15, 2018
Are you thinking about making an appointment to get your hearing checked? (Good for you, by the way — being proactive about your hearing health will go a long way towards your overall health and quality of life.) If so, it can be helpful to know what to expect when you visit your local hearing healthcare provider. Procedures may vary from state to state, but...
What is Feedback in Hearing Aids?
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on May 03, 2018
Some of the negative stigma surrounding hearing aids and their use is based on the fact that hearing aids were once bulky items that would squeal or squeak in the wearer’s ears. This squeaking on whistling is known as feedback. Fortunately, today’s technology is much more appealing cosmetically and significantly more sophisticated in terms of...
Hearing Loss - Facts vs. Fiction
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on April 13, 2018
Hearing and sight are arguably our two most important senses. Yet, if and when either starts to fail us (and both usually do as we age), we react to each quite differently. Look around at all the people with glasses, contacts, Lasik surgery or just cheaters, and it’s obvious that we have no problem or hesitation with treating vision issues. But when it...
How to Use the "Car Memory" in TruLink
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on April 03, 2018
One of the most difficult hearing situations is when you’re in a car, whether you are driving or not. The loud roaring of highway traffic and rough concrete of the street below make for a noisy environment where speech can easily get drowned out. In NuEar’s Made for iPhone® hearing aids, we can program a Car Memory that helps improve speech...
Tinnitus (a.k.a. Ringing in the Ears) 101
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on March 27, 2018
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population. So what is this audiological and neurological condition that afflicts one in every six of us — and what can people who suffer from it do about it? We cover the basics here. What is tinnitus? ...
What is high-frequency hearing loss?
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on March 06, 2018
Although hearing loss varies by degree and type, high-frequency (or high-pitch) hearing loss is one of the most common configurations of hearing loss. Hearing professionals define high-frequency hearing loss as hearing loss that occurs between 2000 Hertz (Hz) – 8000 Hertz. Decreased hearing acuity in the high-frequency range is often the first sign of hearing...
What is causing the ringing in my ears?
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on February 09, 2018
If you have ringing or hissing or buzzing in your ears, you have what medical experts refer to as “tinnitus." Experts have tried to pinpoint an exact physiological cause of tinnitus, but the mystery remains unsolved. Exposure to loud noise, head injuries, medication, and even earwax are thought to trigger the onset or worsen existing tinnitus. The sad fact...
Tired more than usual? It may be hearing loss.
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on February 01, 2018
Do you find yourself low on energy, exhausted after a day of busy interactions, whether at a social or work setting? Hearing loss may be to blame! Hearing loss and fatigue may seem unrelated, but in reality, they are much more connected than you realize. Fatigue is defined as “extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion.”...
What is the best way to clean my ears?
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on January 18, 2018
Believe it or not, this is one of the most frequently asked questions and it's important to remember why we have earwax. Cerumen, often referred to as earwax, is produced by the ear for several different reasons. It collects dirt, debris and bacteria, preventing unwanted foreign bodies from entering the ear. Earwax also has lubrication properties to keep the ears...
How to make TV watching more enjoyable with hearing aids
Posted by Sandia Hearing Aids on December 28, 2017
When meeting with your hearing healthcare provider, you were probably given a questionnaire asking about situations where hearing is challenging. If TV was on that list, your provider may have discussed some solutions to help make TV listening easier and more enjoyable. Like many people, you might have decided to ‘just start’ with the hearing aids,...
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