What Causes Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

To get to what causes sensorineural hearing loss, let me first explain what sensorineural hearing loss is. According to Wikapedia Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a type of hearing loss in which the root cause lies in the inner ear or sensory organ (cochlea and associated structures) or the vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII). SNHL accounts for about 90% of … Read More

Our Favorite Hearing Aid Batteries

Rechargeable batteries are now available on the market, ion lithium battery and Z-power. The most common type of battery is the zinc-air battery. There is different brands of zinc-air batteries and it does make a difference what one you use. Zinc-air batteries are air-activated, the sticker on them allows the batteries to remain inactive until it is removed. Once peeled … Read More

Hearing Loss Facts

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More than 360 million people have disabling hearing loss, according to February 2013 released by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately, a large majority of those who need hearing help fail to do so. Hearing loss population is growing. Here are some startling hearing loss facts to consider: Approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population – 38 million Americans – have a … Read More

Outer Ear Infections and Hearing Aids

outer ear infections and hearing aids

If you are prone to acute outer ear infection, hearing aids can be a risk factor, but does not have to be. Outer ear infection, also known as Otitis externa or swimmer’s ear can present ear pain, swelling of the ear canal and drainage. Without going into too much detail, some causes: germs, swimming in polluted water, water trapped in … Read More

Hearing Aid Accessories

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There are many different types of hearing aid accessories and each manufacture has their own version. Most Manufactures offer some sort of lapel microphone that can be worn by a co-worker, spouse, pastor or anyone you might be having trouble hearing. The person would wear the lapel microphone and their voice would stream directly into your hearing aids giving you … Read More

Hearing Aid Care

Open the battery doors at night to allow for venting of the hearing aids and stop the main drain on the batteries, this will allow the batteries to last longer. Clean your hearing aids with a dry soft cloth, audio wipe or a clean dry toothbrush. DO NOT use rubbing alcohol on your hearing aids this will break down the … Read More