They say each day is a gift—and that gift includes a medley of sounds that stitch your day together, from birds chirping as you sip your morning coffee on the patio, to the serene sound of spring rain pattering on your umbrella. But how does hearing loss affect our ability to hear these sounds? And which sounds do those with hearing loss commonly miss? Read on to find out.
There are many styles of hearing aids available, but two of the most popular styles are Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC) and Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids. While these two styles look similar on the outside and share some similar functions and benefits, there are several key differences that set them apart.
Don’t miss a beat with our top 5 blog articles of 2020! Find answers to some of the most common questions from the past year! Read them again and share with friends to spread the word!
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Do you struggle to hear your family members at home? Have you found yourself saying ‘What?’ more than normal? Has your spouse repeatedly complained that the TV is too loud? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to get your hearing checked.
We have all experienced ear wax in one way or another. It is a natural part of life whether it is gooey, flaky, or crusty. But what is it, why does our body produce it, and how does it impact our hearing?
Rechargeable hearing devices are designed for today’s busy lifestyles, ideal for individuals who are on the go and want an alternative to tiny replaceable batteries. Not quite ready to give up your current hearing aids? Check out our answers to some of the questions you may have about making the switch to rechargeable hearing aids.
“I know I have a hearing benefit through Amplifon Hearing Health Care, but I'm not sure where to start. How can I make the most of my hearing benefit?”
Dr. Meyer's Answer:
If you have a hearing benefit through Amplifon Hearing Health Care, you have access to so much more than just hearing aids. But if you've never been to a hearing care provider or had hearing aids in the past, you may not know how to take advantage of the additional value available to you. Here’s five things you can do you make the most of your hearing benefit.
In our “Ask the Expert” series, Amplifon Hearing Health Care audiologist Carrie Meyer, Au.D., answers a frequently-asked question related to hearing loss and hearing aids.
“I need hearing aids, but I also need help paying for them. I thought Medicare would help with the cost, but I’ve been told that I should look for coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan. What’s the real story? I’m confused!”
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Today’s world is full of loud sounds, from the roar of lawnmowers to the clamor of construction sites. Even your favorite hobbies may emit sounds big and strong, such as: riding a motorcycle, playing or producing music, spending an afternoon at the shooting range, or home improvement using power tools.
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