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When to Get New Hearing Aids

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

If you ever wonder how often you should replace your hearing aids, know that many factors could determine the answer. It can be in response to technical issues with your hearing aid or due to changes in your hearing needs. Consider these five things before replacing or upgrading your hearing aids:  Are your hearing aids functioning like new? For your hearing aids to perform optimally, they require regular maintenance and occasional technical repair. Since they …

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Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

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

From self-driving cars to digital personal assistants,  it seems like in nearly every aspect of life people are exploring the potential of artificial intelligence or “AI” for expanding the capabilities of our current technology. Artificial intelligence systems are becoming ever more common and prevalent in our everyday life with digital technology negotiating ever more complicated environments.  Artificial intelligence has a lot to do with programming multi-layered input assessment with nuanced decision making, attempting to mimic …

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In the Loop: Get the Most out of Your Hearing with Hearing Loop Technology

In Assistive Listening Devices, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Loss Treatment by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

If you are new to hearing aids, the chances are you don’t always understand all the different features offered. Hearing aids today can come equipped with a wide range of assistive features from rechargeable batteries to tinnitus therapy. When considering which features may be right for your needs, it is important to understand the advantages of equipping your hearing aid for loop systems. Also known as “telecoil”, hearing loops are a widely-used assistive technology that …

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The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

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

If you haven’t been paying attention to the latest advances in hearing aids, then you are in for a surprise. Today’s hearing aids are fully digital, making sounds and the conversations you want to hear, clearer than ever before. If you remember the hearing aids of the 80’s and 90’s, you may remember giant beige apparatuses which squealed sporadically with feedback and amplified everything. However, the last ten years in hearing aid advancements offer hearing …

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Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

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

If you have been wearing hearing aids, there is a big chance that you are familiar with buying and replacing batteries regularly. For many, this may just feel like a small chore in exchange for the amazing advantages which hearing aids have to offer, such as improved mood, closer relationships and higher self-esteem.  However, a fairly recent addition to many hearing aids promises to soon become the new standard. Rechargeable hearing aids eliminate the need …

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Headphones & Hearing Aids

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

It used to be that if you were a hearing aid user it was difficult to use any kind of headphones. Often the hearing aids of the past were too bulky to fit beneath headphones or that the combination of the two technologies created annoying and distracting feedback.  Today, headphones are part of our lives more than ever before, allowing us to speak on the phone hands free or listen to our favorite music or …

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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 …