3 Relevant Articles For Hearing Aid Wearers Today

Hearing Aids and Bluetooth technology 1. Hearing Aids Meet the Future with Bluetooth Tech The most game-changing wearable device on the market right now may not be a fitness tracker or a smartwatch; it’s a hearing aid. Unlike fitness trackers, which are often tucked away in a drawer in just a few months, hearing aids are changing the way that people with hearing impairments live in the digital age, researchers say. Small, discreet and often Bluetooth-enabled, the new generation of hearing aids look more like something out of a spy movie than a doctor’s office. These devices...

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Audiology: The 2nd Best Career of 2015

Happy audiologist! According to CareerCast.com, audiology is the second best career of 2015. The best careers are determined by a specific methodology that includes analyzing criteria related to environment, income, stress, and more. This isn’t the first time audiology has made it to the top ten of the best careers. It’s been moving its way up the list since at least 2011, peaking this year at number two! Although it has the lowest average annual salary among the top ten winners at $71,133, it has the highest potential growth outlet at almost 35% followed most closely by dental...

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Baby Talk…It’s Good For Babies!

You know all those people that we tease behind their backs when they do “baby talk” to babies? How we feel so superior because we talk to babies like they are little adults? How we use our regular voice when addressing those little humans? Because baby talk is….well, for babies? Well, it turns out that not only do babies prefer to hear more baby-sounding voices but it’s actually beneficial to their speech development. A new study offering insights into early language development and led by McGill University in Canada was published in the journal Developmental Science. The...

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5 Rock Stars With Hearing Loss

April is International Guitar Month and when I think of guitars I think of rock and roll. My first thought never goes to classical guitar or flamenco guitar or jazz guitar. It really doesn’t even go to acoustic guitar….that would be my second thought about guitar. My first thought is the big, loud, rock and roll sound of an electric guitar. Any era of rock from 1950s sort of rockabilly sound to 1960s psychedelic sound to 1970s classic rock sound to 1980 hair band sound to 1990s grunge rock sound to 2000s alternative rock sound…you get the idea. Did you know that hearing loss...

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Earth Day Tips and Hearing Loss

Wednesday is Earth Day 2015 (Earth Day is always on April 22nd) and there are little things that we can all do to honor the ideals of Earth Day. This includes hearing aid wearers, too. Here are a few tips to help you be a little ‘greener’ this Earth Day (and every day).   1. Buy hearing aid batteries in bulk Hearing aid wearers can go through batteries like a kid can go through an Easter basket full of candy…there’s the potential for a lot of consumption there. With conventional packaging, you might have to take off the shrink wrap to get to the cardboard...

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5 Tips For Success With Your New Hearing Aids

So you got new hearing aids…maybe you are a first time user or maybe you have upgraded to a new model to better match your current hearing loss. Either way, those hearing aids will take some getting used to. I remember the first time I got prescription “progressive” trifocal eyeglasses. My eye doctor said I should wear them constantly for a minimum of two weeks to “get used to them”. As soon as I left his office, dutifully wearing the new glasses, I wanted to take them off! I was feeling nauseated and sick to my stomach as my eyes tried to adjust to the different zones on the...

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