Hearing Aid Maintenance While on Vacation

hearing aid maintenance while on vacation

When traveling, it’s important to consider what you’ll need for your hearing aid. Remember that when you’re traveling your environment can be different than at home, so your hearing aids might need a little different care. Here are a few tips for hearing aid maintenance while on vacation. 1. If it’s been more than two to three months since your … Read More

Movies theaters and hearing loss

Going to the movies can be challenging for people with hearing loss. Two challenges are the sound in the movie theater can be deafeningly loud and the dialogue too soft. If you have access to be able to change programs on your hearing aids, a program, to cut down background noise can be set aggressively to help. Or, you might … Read More

Emergency Preparation for People with Hearing Loss part 2

Part 1 of this series can be found here. Your hearing loss doesn’t have to put you at a disadvantage during an emergency. With community support, planning and preparation, you can have peace of mind knowing you’ll stay safe and informed during any emergency. Create an emergency network: friends, family, caregivers, neighbors or a coworker pick at least two people … Read More

Emergency Preparation for People with Hearing Loss part 1

Part 2 of this series can be found here. Everyone should have an emergency / disaster plan. However, most don’t include hearing loss or their hearing aids. Between blizzards, wildfires, terrorist attacks, earthquakes there is no place in the country safe from potentially devastating natural disasters. Different disasters have different plans. Earthquakes, you might want to Velcro your hearing aids … Read More

Hearing Test

time for a hearing test

Hearing loss happens. It’s the third most common health problem in the U.S, according to WebMD. Hearing loss is also very treatable – and more successful when started early. If you suspect you have hearing loss, why not find out for sure? If you think you do not have a hearing loss it’s still a good idea to get a … Read More

Things to Consider When Selecting Hearing Aids

wearing a hearing aid for the first time

Who doesn’t love new technology? If you’re in the market for new hearing aids, this is an exciting time to be looking. With constantly new models and features being unveiled by major hearing aid manufacturers, there is a lot to consider when choosing hearing aids. Here are a few things to consider when you are selecting new hearing aids. Your … Read More

My Hearing Aids Got WET! Now what do I do?

hearing aids got wet

Most newer hearing aids have a protective coating to repel moisture, sweat and oil. The coating does not make them water proof, but it does help keep them dry. Whether your hearing aids got wet by felling into a glass of water for an unknown length of time or they briefly got wet while stepping into the shower, you want … Read More

Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing Aid Batteries Make sure you have hearing aid batteries on hand at all time. There is nothing worse than trying to enjoy a day out and can’t hear because your batteries died, or even worse being on vacation and run out of batteries trying to find some in an unfamiliar place! Make sure the batteries never touch each other. … Read More

What to Do With Old Hearing Aids

You should keep your last pair for a backup. You might need to use them if your current hearing aids go out and need to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. Starkey Hearing Foundations recycles old hearing aids. Old unwanted hearing aids are a vital part of the Foundations. They take out what parts they can use to … Read More

Vitamins for Hearing Improvement

vitamins for hearing improvement

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps improve circulation. The inner ear depends on good circulations to stay in good health. Vitamin C is an antioxidant believed to help keep your immune system strong to help fight off infections in the middle ear. Vitamin D is good for your three middle ear bones. Studies are being done with Vitamins A, … Read More