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How Do Directional Microphones Make It Easier To Hear Speech?

How Directionality Works

Localizing sounds or identifying the direction they come from, is primarily made possible by having two ears, separated by our head.  Just like having two eyes improves depth perception, input from two ears improves our ability to comprehend speech in noise.  A person with normal hearing in both ears has a better chance of understanding speech-in-noise than a person with perfect hearing but only one ear.

Medication and Hearing Loss

Did you know that more than 200 types of common over-the-counter and prescribed drugs and chemicals can damage your hearing?  Aspirin, which lurks on a shelf in most people’s bathroom cabinets, is one of them.

Known as ototoxic, the adverse effects of these medications usually starts with ringing in the ears and/or loss of balance. More severe reactions, such as permanent hearing loss, occurs when ototoxic medications are taken in high dosages or over a long period.  

Hearing Aids and Your Memory - A Healthy Connection

For many people, the holiday season is full of family traditions deeply rooted into their minds by a lifetime of celebrations and quality moments. Fond recollections of loved ones and special times over the years have systematically been stored into pockets of cognitive recall deep inside the brain. These are more commonly known as memories.

How To Attach An Earhook And Thick Tube To A Hearing Aid

An earhook and thick tube combination are often used when a hearing aid needs to deliver more sound to the ear than the typical standard thin tube can produce. The logic is simple – the thick tubes have a greater diameter of tube available which allows more sound to transmit to the ear. The earhook is simply an adapter that allows for the thicker tube to connect with the hearing aid.