Misunderstanding words

Hearing loss is a major factor on your quality of life. One of the qualities is the understanding of your language or languages. Hearing loss can have a cognitive decline on your word understanding and the ability to understand speech. Hearing and understanding are two very different things. We have all misunderstood part of a conversation and it can be … Read More

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

A Guide to Cleaning Your Hearing Aids

Cleaning your hearing aids

If you are cleaning your hearing aids regularly they will sound better and work longer for you. Also, you need to remember even if you are cleaning your hearing aids daily you need to have them professionally cleaned every 3 to 6 months by your hearing care provider. Your hearing care provider can make sure they are still sounding good, … Read More

Communication Strategies for Hearing Loss

accurate hearing systems communication strategies for hearing loss

Depending on the persons hearing loss, you can’t always count on the hearing aids to completely restore hearing and understanding of the words. It can take a lot of focus and energy to keep up with a conversation. Here are some communication strategies Tips for hearing loss: Tip #1 Get the persons attention before you speak to them. A room … 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

What your Hearing Aids need for Vacation

accurate hearing systems hearing aid vacation kit

When traveling, it’s important to consider what you’ll need for your hearing aid. Remember that when your traveling your environment can be different then at home, so your hearing aids might need a little different care.  Here are a few tips of what you will need for your hearing aid travel bag. If it’s been more than two to three … Read More

6 Most Popular Types of Hearing Aid Styles

popular hearing aid styles

There are styles, levels of technology and manufacturers of hearing aids. They are all important when picking a hearing aid that best fits you and your lifestyle. In this post, we’re going to cover the different hearing aid styles—technology and manufacturers of hearing aids will come in a later post. Behind-the-ear Hearing aids (BTE) BTE Hearing aid fits behind the … 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

How to Prevent Hearing loss: 10 Tips

10 tips to prevent hearing loss

There are several things that can contribute to hearing loss. Here are a few tips you can do to help prevent hearing loss. Noise exposer – If you have to raise your voice to hear; it’s too loud. Limit your exposure to sound. If you are in loud noise on a regular basis, your risk for permanent damage increases over … Read More

Communication in Health Care Settings for the hard of hearing

communicating with your doctors accurate hearing systems

Communicating clearly with doctors, medical staff is important for safety and well-being. Here are some tips to better communicate with your health care providers. Always tell the staff that you are hard of hearing or deaf. Repeat information to make sure you understand what was said. You don’t want to assume you understood. With different heath care providers come different … Read More