COOL, CALM AND CONNECTED

As increasing numbers of people have come to view hearing instruments as a technology extension to the smartphone, their coolness factor has risen commensurately.  No longer regarded as simply a means of improving hearing, hearing instruments with Bluetooth connectivity have...

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“CROS” SECTIONS

Individuals who have normal to moderate hearing loss in one ear and no usable hearing in the other ear might be helped by a “CROS” (contralateral routing of signal) or “BiCROS” (bilateral routing of signal) hearing instrument.  By using a...

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READING GLASSES FOR EARS

Recent Interest in over-the-counter hearing instruments called “personal sound amplification products” (PSAPs) has been piqued by studies showing they may prove to be beneficial for certain cases of hearing loss.  The primary benefit of these devices is that they are...

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NOT ALL EYES AND EARS

It is a mistake for new users of hearing instruments to think that they will immediately restore their hearing to a natural level much in the way that prescription eyeglass lenses correct a refractive error.  While glasses correct vision instantly...

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HEARING YOUR OWN PULSE

To understand “pulsatile tinnitus”, it is helpful to know the difference between the two main types of hearing loss: “conductive” and “sensorineural”.  Conductive loss is due to problems involving the ear canal, ear drum or middle ear; sensorineural loss involves...

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REPEATING PROBLEM

If you find yourself constantly asking people to repeat what they have said to you, it is a good indication that you have a hearing problem that should be diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, all too many people who could benefit...

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