Checking In: When to Schedule Hearing Aid Maintenance

Audiologist inserting hearing aid on a woman's ear.

You got hearing aids because you want to be fully engaged in all the moments in your life, big or small. Whether that’s going to a concert, enjoying dinner out with your partner or celebrating your grandchild’s birthday at Gage Park, you want to be present. What you don’t want is for your hearing aids
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Is It Time to Get New Hearing Aids?

Patient and doctor discussing hearing loss.

We update our technology all the time. When we need a new smartphone, laptop or tablet we go out and buy the latest, fastest model. While we might not view our hearing aids the same way as we do our smartphones, the truth is they have a lot in common. They both continue to evolve
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COVID-19 & Your Ears

Man with hearing aids wearing a mask.

We all know the main symptoms of COVID-19: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, etc. But did you know that the coronavirus can also cause ear-related symptoms? One review published in the International Journal of Audiology indicates COVID-19 can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. About the Research In June of 2020,
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What to Do When Your Hearing Aids Get Wet

Rain and condensation on a window

Imagine the scenario. You’re enjoying a casual stroll through the trail at Lake Shawnee. You’re about three miles in when you start to notice the rain clouds. Before you know it, you’re caught in a downpour with nowhere to hide. Eventually, you get back to your car and not only are you soaked you realize
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Working It Out: How Exercise Can Affect Hearing

A group of people enjoying a yoga class.

Most of us already know many of the benefits of working out. Exercise helps us improve heart health, lower the risk of diabetes, and sleep better just to name a few. A lesser-known benefit is that exercise can have a positive effect on hearing health as well. One more reason to try a new activity
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Hearing Aid Care in Colder Weather

Dried leaves sitting in a pine tree.

Summer is waning and cooler weather is just around the corner. While for many lower temperatures bring with them a sigh of relief, cold weather can cause problems for people who use hearing aids. Let’s look at several ways colder weather can affect hearing aids, as well as tips for caring for them. Snowy and
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Getting Used to Your New Hearing Aids

Doctor Fitting Female Patient With Hearing Aid

Putting in new hearing aids isn’t the same as putting on a pair of glasses; rather than simply being able to hear like you once did, you’ll have to get used to what it’s like to hear all the sounds around you. It makes sense, since your ears have gotten used to missing certain sounds,
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What You’ll Miss if You Get an OTC Hearing Aid

ENT doctor checking ear with otoscope of woman patient at hospital. Physician examining ear of female patient with an instrument.

You may have heard from a friend or relative about a new over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid they just purchased. While it can be enticing from a price-point and convenience point of view, OTCs may not be all they’re cracked up to be. We review what you’re missing out on if you get an OTC hearing
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The Benefits of Hearing Aids with Rechargeable Batteries

Hearing impaired man with hearing aid using smart phone at home or at office

Many of the products you can find at Electronic Life have rechargeable batteries, including smartphones, iPods, MP3 players, tablets and laptops. Did you know that many of today’s hearing aids are also available in rechargeable models? Rechargeable hearing aids have built-in batteries that never need to be removed or replaced; instead, you simply dock your
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How to Get the Most out of Your Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

Audiologist helps man with hearing aid fitting.

Behind-the-ear (BTE) style hearing aids consist of a plastic shell that attaches to an earmold via plastic tubing. Sound travels from the main portion of the hearing aid through the tubing and is delivered into your ear through the earmold. BTEs are suitable for a wide range of hearing loss, from mild to profound. In
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