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All Ears: Aren’t all hearing aids the same?
Posted by Gregg Billmeyer on May 15, 2018
This is actually a multi-faceted question! At its most basic, the answer could be “yes,” because — from a manufacturing standpoint — hearing aids all require the same parts: a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver (or speaker) and a battery source. And, from a functional standpoint, all hearing aids should amplify sounds, just as all cars...
Age-related hearing loss is expected to increase
Posted by Gregg Billmeyer on May 01, 2018
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the older we get, the more likely it is we’ll lose our hearing. It’s just one by-product of living a long, fulfilling life (along with fading eyesight, weakened muscles, wisdom, experience…). That doesn’t lessen the shock of this statistic by the World Health Organization. Five times more likely...
Beating the dinner din — five dining out tips for people with hearing loss
Posted by Gregg Billmeyer on April 13, 2018
Does it seem that, over the years, restaurants have been getting louder and louder? It’s not your imagination! According to industry insiders, restaurants sometimes deliberately create louder environments for a variety of reasons. These reasons can vary from wanting to create a “fun” atmosphere to making it so customers don’t want to linger...
18 Everyday Sounds That Can Hurt Your Hearing
Posted by Gregg Billmeyer on April 02, 2018
Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in America — and exposure to loud noise is a leading cause. So what is considered “loud”? Exposure to any sound 85dB and above can cause hearing damage, though duration is also a factor. Here are 18 common sounds that typically top 85dB. Think exposure to loud noise has affected...
Tech Tip: Using "Find My Hearing Aids"
Posted by Gregg Billmeyer on March 02, 2018
You know that scary and stressful feeling you get when you misplace your keys or wallet? As some of you may know, that feeling gets worse when the items missing are your hearing aids. Hearing aids are an investment, and it is terrifying to lose something that's often a big part of your day-to-day life. With Halo iQ, Halo 2 and Halo hearing aids, the “Find My...
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