How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

Parts of a hearing aid in a persons palm

Treating your hearing loss with hearing aids can be a big investment of time and money. One of the first questions you may ask your audiologist after they recommend hearing aids is “how long will these last me?” There is no straight forward answer, because just like a car, the lifespan of your hearing aids
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Common Hearing Aid Fears

Relaxed Businessman Using Phone in Hotel Room with a hearing aid in his ear

Hearing loss is an extremely common condition. In fact, an estimated 48 million Americans experiences it. Despite this, only about one in five actually seeks treatment. Below are some of the most common hearing aid fears and why they shouldn’t stop you from getting help for your hearing loss. “Hearing Aids Will Make Me Look
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Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

Older male adult with a bone anchored hearing aid

While traditional hearing aids are the gold-standard treatment for people with mild to severe hearing loss, not everyone experiences successful outcomes with them. One alternative option for people who don’t benefit from hearing aids is a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA). Below is an overview of what a bone-anchored hearing aid is, how it works, who
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Talking to Loved Ones About Hearing Loss

Deaf friends enjoying their time together with a cup of coffee, talking in sign language.

No matter what, talking to your loved one about their hearing loss will be a hard conversation. Telling someone you love that their condition has gone untreated for too long can be awkward or uncomfortable. But if you care about them, it needs to be done. Your audiologist at Topeka ENT has put together a
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Can Babies Wear Hearing Aids?

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The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that approximately three in every 1,000 babies are born with hearing loss. Fortunately, in 2000 the federal government implemented a program with a goal of having all babies screened for hearing loss within a month of birth, diagnosed by age three months and enrolled in an intervention program by
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