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Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

In Hearing Aid Technology by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

When you read “artificial intelligence” you might be thinking aliens, science fiction, robots, and the end of the human race. In this day and age, artificial intelligence is actually very mundane. It is everywhere, from the factories that produce the goods we consume every day, to our delivery services, to our schools. Artificial intelligence makes robotic vacuum cleaners go, makes our exercise monitors and apps work, and makes our airplanes fly. This is because artificial …

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Hearing Aids vs. Hearing Amplifiers

In Hearing Aid Technology, hearing aids by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Perhaps you’ve begun to notice changes in your hearing, and you are starting to look into your options to treat your hearing loss.  Perhaps you’ve heard of hearing amplifiers, whether it’s been on television commercials or over the counter at the drug store.  While they may seem like a more affordable and conservative and affordable purchase hearing amplifiers are not an effective treatment of hearing loss in the way hearing aids are. While these personal …

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Support an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids 

In Hearing Aid Technology, hearing aids, Lifestyle by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Today’s hearing aids combine cutting edge sound processing technology with sleek and discrete designs. These modern marvels help people with hearing loss face the challenges of hearing impairment and stay connected to the things that matter most. Hearing aid engineers also recognize that hearing aids have a big job to accomplish – helping you hear your best, no matter where you are and keeping up with your active lifestyle. If you’ve been looking for hearing …

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A Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aid Technology, hearing aids, hearing health, Lifestyle, Tips & Tricks by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Hearing aids are a common solution to hearing loss of all levels, whether it be mild or severe. Wading through the wealth of information on hearing aids can seem a bit overwhelming. There are in fact many factors to consider when it comes time to choose a new hearing aid, or to update the hearing aid style you already use. You will have to consider cost, of course, as well as factors such as your …

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Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aid Technology, hearing aids, hearing health by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

In previous generations of “analog” non-digital hearing aids sound was processed with a blanket approach. Hearing aids simply increased the size of a sound wave, amplifying it to make it easier to hear. Minimal adjustments could be made to the levels, but sound management still left much to be desired. Just as digital cameras have leapt forward with increasing power and resolution, so has digital sound management. Digital sound can selectively choose what sound waves …