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Watching TV with Hearing Aids

In hearing aids by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Do you have hearing loss? If so, you are part of an ever-growing population living with this disability. It’s estimated that around 50 million people in the US alone live with hearing loss and due to misinformation around listening safety, this number continues to grow. Hearing loss makes it difficult to connect to the people in your life when you are out in busy places with multiple conversations and sometimes inside your own home.  Do …

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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids

In hearing aids by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

One of the most prevalent medical concerns that older persons face is hearing loss. Hearing loss affects almost one out of every eight persons. Even though hearing loss is a public health crisis, it is undertreated. Hearing aids could assist around 29 million persons in the United States, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. People use a variety of justifications to postpone dealing with their hearing loss. The following are …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

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

Hearing aids are a big investment, so you want them to last. One of the best things you can do to maintain your hearing aids is to keep them dry. If you clean and dry your hearing aids every day, you’ll enjoy better sound quality, fewer repairs, and a longer return on your investment.  Moisture Damaged Hearing Aids It’s no surprise that moisture damages your hearing aids. Just like your smartphone, hearing aids aren’t a …

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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

In hearing aids by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

If you have recently received a hearing loss diagnosis, you are probably learning a lot, very quickly, about how hearing loss is best treated – and trying to find the best options for your needs. One question we frequently hear from people is whether it is truly necessary to get hearing aids as a set of two, or if getting one hearing aid can perform just as well while costing less.  More often than not, …

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

In Health, hearing aids, hearing health by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

We all know that a healthy diet and regular exercise can do wonders for many areas of your life, but studies are finding that using hearing aids offers similar benefits to your wellbeing. Research has shown that people who treat their hearing loss with hearing aids earn more, are physically healthier, and have a better quality of life than those living with untreated hearing loss. How can so much hinge on your hearing? Your hearing …

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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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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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Hearing Aids vs. Hearing Amplifiers 

In hearing aids, hearing health by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Taking the steps to treat hearing loss is great! Now more than ever, there is a vast range of hearing aids and other instruments that are designed to provide helpful hearing support. These devices often come with various features and technologies that enhance hearing across all environments. With this wide availability of options, it can be difficult to know which device would be best for your hearing needs. Understanding the differences between hearing instruments is …