RESOURCE ALERT: Enjoy Dinner Out and Hear the Convo Do restaurants seem to be getting noisier? If you think so, you’re not alone. And, what’s more, researchers have reported a connection between hearing loud music and choosing more calorie-heavy menu...
Q: What is live speech mapping, and how can it help me? A: Excellent question! Live speech mapping is a mechanism for fine‑tuning hearing aids to the specific pitch and volume of your loved one’s voice and other important sounds....
Uh-oh! The September 2019 release of Apple’s iOS 13 mobile operating system introduced some exciting changes — the new dark-mode option, expanded photo-editing tools, increased language support, and more — but it also brought a few headaches. Amid the lost...
When you think about eyeglasses, what do you think of? Most likely your own pair or those of loved ones. If you’re more fashion-minded, you might even think about that funky pair you saw recently on one of your favorite celebrities. You definitely don’t think of old age. But what about when you think of […]Read More
Question: Are hearing aids only an “aid” or do they correct the hearing problem? Answer: The term aid does oversimplify the intricate technology of this complex instrument. However, aiding, by definition, is the function of this device in everyday life. In fact, hearing technology . . . . . . aids in improving relationships with […]Read More
We’re Talking Hearing Tech Powered With Artificial Intelligence When thinking about the conveniences artificial intelligence can bring, innovations such as Netflix — a film- and TV-streaming service that can learn and make recommendations based on individual viewing preferences — might come to mind. Other machine-learning offerings such as adaptive thermostats, self-driving cars, voice-operated virtual assistants, […]Read More
Question: I see ads for hearing aids in magazines and online at much less cost. Why shouldn’t I do that? Answer: Yes, the ads sound tempting; however, it really is too good to be true. Sadly, I have seen this approach linked to complications. Instead, imagine a face to face appointment with your audiologist where […]Read More
Did you know? Fewer than one out of three adults 70 and older who could benefit from hearing aids actually uses them, per the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and the rate plunges to just 16 percent among those 20 to 69. The reasons for these stark statistics may vary, but […]Read More
If you or someone you know has hearing technology, you understand how life-changing it can be, leading to even stronger connections to loved ones and a renewed vigor for life. But have you ever stopped to wonder just how those amazing little life-changers work? It might surprise you to know that the basics haven’t changed […]Read More
From blood-pressure kiosks in retail stores and vision exams online to home kits that test for HIV, blood-sugar levels, colon cancer, and more, the do-it-yourself approach to health screening continues to expand as the demand for greater convenience and consumer empowerment grows. Even online hearing tests are a part of the DIY mix, but do […]Read More