Audiologist or Hearing aid Specialist? What is the Difference?

wearing a hearing aid for the first time

I get asked this question a lot. Quite a few years ago, Audiologists did not dispense hearing aids much, they specialized more in disorder of the ear and cochlear implants. Audiologist is a certified and licensed professional who has earned a master’s degree or Doctoral Degree in the field of audiology. Audiologist’s now fit hearing aids more as well. Hearing … Read More

How to Clean Hearing Aids

how to clean hearing aids

How to Clean Hearing Aids Never use rubbing alcohol, cleaning fluids or other solvents. Use audio whips if you are prone to ear infections. Do not remove ear molds too often or they may tear. If you live in a humid place, store your hearing aids in a dehumidifier. See a hearing care provider every 3-6 months for a professional … Read More

Is this Elder Care or Elder Scam?

elder care or elder scam?

I thought I would share this letter I received so you can watch out for the Medigap scam. Always read the fine print and be informed. Lately, I’ve had a rash of calls and emails from dispensers and audiologists asking my opinion on some recent developments in managed care and “Medigap” insurance coverages of hearing aids. I’d like to get … Read More

Common Myths about Wearing a Hearing Aid

For many, it takes years of struggles with misunderstanding speech in conversations, not hearing in noisy social settings and difficulties listening on the phone before they seek help with a hearing aid.  Yet, several days of strife may have been averted had a hearing aid been pursued earlier.  Today, many objections exist around hearing aids that prevent people from taking … Read More