Articles

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

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 Are The Best Hearing Aids?

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

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

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, Ph.D. 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.

Differences Between A Personal Sound Amplifier (PSAPS) And A Hearing Aid

weighing the differences between a personal sound amplifier and a hearing aid

 

You've probably seen advertisements for very low-priced personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) online or in your local pharmacy. However, we want to stress that there are differences between sound amplifiers and hearing aids, and those differences are important to your hearing health.

Tips For New Hearing Aid Users

Tips For New Hearing Aid Users

 

If you have not worn a hearing aid before, there will be a transition period where you think they may not be working. This feeling is very normal, as you have to train you brain to hear again. Here are seven tips for helping you, as a new hearing aid user, to get the best experience from your new device.

Should I Buy Used Hearing Aids?

Man Trying to Figure Out if He Should Sell His Used Hearing Aids

 

We do not advise that you buy used hearing aids. Since hearing aids can be expensive, often $6,000 or more, it may be tempting to purchase a used pair. However, there are several problems with purchasing used hearing aids. While we do sell some refurbished products, these are lightly used and have been reconditioned to appear almost indistinguishable from new hearing aids. That being said, we do not buy used hearing aids from our customers, and here’s why.