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Do Hearing Aids Help With Tinnitus?

As we age we naturally lose some of our ability to hear sound. An additional obstacle is that many (as many as 10%-15%) people separately acquire tinnitus. Officially tinnitus is defined as, "...is the perception of sound within the human ear (ringing of the ears) when no actual sound is present. Despite the origin of the name, "ringing" is only one of many sounds the person may perceive." For this afflicted it is no small matter.

Why Do Hearing Aids Whistle?

 

Regardless of the amount of money you spend, at sometime you will face a whistling noise while wearing them. Occasionally, the sound is perfectly normal and not worthy of concern. Other times, it can be a sign that something is wrong. Let's take a moment to discuss this further. 

What Is The Difference Between Open And Closed Hearing Aid Domes?

 

When purchasing hearing aids there are two types of domes you are presented (really 3 with custom molds) with. Before we get into that lets first clarify what a "dome" is. A hearing aid dome is the small plastic bell-shaped piece at the end of the tube. This is the actual physical piece that is inserted in your ear. A proper fitting dome can make a huge difference in both comfort and quality while wearing your hearing aid.

What Kind of Batteries Does A CIC (Completely In Canal) Hearing Aid Use

Another question we are often asked is what kind of batteries does a CIC hearing aid use. Due to the very small size needed to fit in the compact hearing aid, a size 10 battery is the most common. Our CIC hearing aid the TactEar 801 CIC also takes a size 10 battery. On average, a size 10 battery will last approximately 95 hours.

What Are The Best Hearing Aids?

When we look through our monthly reports on what terms people Google to find us one of the most common phrases is, "What are the best hearing aid?". On the surface it may seem like a very simple question to answer. In reality the answer is much more complicated. In short, the best hearing aid is the one that matches your specific need and budget. If you go to an audiologist or hearing center they will test you and tell you the best hearing aid for you might be $3000 per ear.

The Audiogram Explained

Audiograms (or hearing tests) can be a bit confusing at first. You have a chart with Frequency along the top and Loudness down the side. You have a series of dots and lines across the graph. Occasionally, there will be notes written across the page. What does it all mean? Let's take a look.

Discount Hearing Aids - You Had My Curiosity, Now You Have My Attention

In a recent paper published in The Hearing Review there was a bombshell released. Author Sergei Kochkin, PhD released a whole host of information regarding direct mail hearing aids and traditionally bought (audiologist office) hearing aids and how their overall satisfaction rates. While the entire article warrants reading, the long and the short of it is that direct mail hearing aid satisfaction is almost indistinguishable between direct mail purchased and traditionally purchased aids.