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The end of the year is just around the corner — time to check your insurance. It’s easy to get sidetracked from your health care while preparing for and celebrating the holidays, so we want to remind you to take advantage of unused insurance benefits. As we approach the end of the year, we recommend you check with your insurance company

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The force of a traumatic brain injury (also known as a TBI, concussion, or head injury) can damage or displace the delicate bones of the inner ear, rupture the eardrum, and disrupt parts of the brain responsible for auditory processing. A persistent ringing, buzzing, or hissing sound may occur in one or both ears, and some TBI patients also report

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The real differences between audiology and over-the-counter solutions In July, President Biden signed an executive order allowing hearing aids to be sold over the counter. This measure is aimed at lowering the cost of hearing care, and at a glance, it seems like a great way to ensure that everyone who needs hearing care is covered. But can OTC products

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Want to feel even more connected to the world around you through the power of sound? There’s an app for that! Actually, we’ve compiled a list of six apps that can help support your communication wellness. 1. Live Transcribe This Google app for Android -powered smartphones doesn’t translate but does transcribe in-person conversations in real time. The program — developed

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Q: I have a hearing aid follow-up appointment soon. What can I expect? A: Better hearing is a journey, not a moment. Your hearing aid follow-up appointment is an important part of that journey. The more prepared you are for the follow-up, the more you’ll get out of it. Let’s take a look. The Preparation As much as you can

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The world of wireless can be a little daunting. But experiencing the joys of streaming can be as easy as 1-2-3. If you’re not sure how to get started using your hearing aids’ Bluetooth capabilities, read on. Connecting Hearing Aids to Your Smartphone There are a growing number of made-for-smartphone hearing aids . This technology lets you send the audio

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There’s nothing like the sounds that make your life unique. A favorite playlist. Your sweetheart’s laugh. The newscast you love listening to while whipping up your signature smoothie. In today’s world, however, hearing the sounds of your life can feel more challenging than ever. It’s why we’re excited about a new line of hearing technology that can help you hear

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Q: It turns out I need hearing aids. What's my next step? A: Hearing aids aren't one-size-fits-all devices , so your question is a good sign you're approaching this with the right mindset. Your first step is to confirm you've had a complete audiological evaluation. An online "hearing test" can't determine whether you need hearing aids , it simply reports whether

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6 Tips to Keep Your Hearing Aids at Their Best Whether you're on the town or out of town, you depend on your hearing technology to keep you consistently connected. Don't miss a moment when you're on the go with these tips for maximizing your hearing. Protect Your Tech Hearing aids are tiny computers, so keep them safe! If you're in

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You won’t "mind" this news about better hearing and improved cognition! Does hearing aid use help your brain? A growing amount of research associates hearing technology with improved cognition and slowed or decreased risk of cognitive decline. Get the latest on research that supports your better-hearing health and your mind. Have you heard? Yet another study links hearing aid use

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  Checking into a hospital can seem a little stressful, making it all the more important to feel empowered, alert, and engaged with the help of your hearing aids. Help protect them during your inpatient visit with these handy tips. It can be easy to lose track of your hearing aids when getting inpatient care at a busy medical facility,

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You might be surprised how many small ways you can complement the better hearing you already get from your hearing aids. Read on to learn about technology that can improve communication, and connection, even more. If youíre adjusting to hearing technology, youíve no doubt noticed how many situations around the home could be improved through better hearing, especially if you're retired, work

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Q: Are my hearing aids really kaput if they get wet? A: If you only knew how often we get this important question. As powerful as they are, hearing aids — like all electronics — have a couple of Achilles’ heels, and one of them is water. The moisture could come from a swimming pool, a shower, or even the

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In-the-ear. Behind-the-ear. Receiver-in-the-canal. Completely-in-the-canal. Today’s hearing aids not only offer wireless connectivity, directionality, near invisibility, and clearer sound than ever before, but they also come in a wider variety of styles to match your communication needs.  Good thing, too, because hearing loss affects an estimated 466 million people and counting, making customizable hearing technology an important part of helping the

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When it comes to hearing aids, a little TLC can go a long way toward helping them perform their best. Whether your summer includes playing Marco Polo, setting sail, or just catching some sun on the sand, dive into these quick maintenance tips to keep the fun at hand. DO consider using a hearing aid dryer or dehumidifier, which not

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