Hearing Aids

Tips for Hearing Aid Troubleshooting and Repair

August 5, 2020 2:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you been having issues with your hearing aids lately? Perhaps it feels as though they have not been as effective as they once were. This is definitely possible—like any other piece of technology, hearing aids will occasionally have technical problems and may require a tune-up or hearing aid repair in Long Island, NY for them to return to their most effective operation. Some of the most common problems people tend to experience with their hearing aids include a lack of sound, a lack of volume, unusual distortion of sound, constant buzzing or whistling noises or a hearing aid that... View Article

What to Know When It’s Time to Buy a Hearing Aid

July 29, 2020 2:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss, which means millions of Americans will also use hearing aids at some point in their lives. If your audiologist has prescribed the use of one of these devices, it is important to know the differences in the various options you have when you go to buy a hearing aid in Long Island, NY. Here’s a quick guide to the most common types of hearing aids and what you should know about them: Traditional behind-the-ear hearing aids (BTE): BTE hearing aids feature electronic components encased in plastic, which get tucked... View Article

A New AI Hearing Aid That’s More Innovative Than Ever

April 2, 2020 6:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hearing aid technology keeps advancing all the time, which is why we’re not surprised that AI hearing aids in Long Island, NY are becoming available. From better audio clarity to surprising new tracking features, one company is developing hearing aids that may change—and even save—lives. What can AI hearing aids do? The Starkey Livio AI, which is currently available, offers improved sound quality along with convenient smartphone features that make it easy to work with your hearing aids. Their Hearing Reality technology is designed to help you hear even in challenging environments, like noisy bars or restaurants, but can also... View Article

“FITTING” OUTSIDE THE BOX

June 6, 2019 7:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Written by: Judy Rasin, Audiologist Hearing care specialists sometimes meet patients who describe difficulty hearing, often especially in noisy or challenging environments, and yet (to our surprise) have normal audiometric findings. Complaints of difficulty understanding speech in noise is expected in our patients with measurable hearing loss, and we approach these patients with recommendations for amplification coupled with enhanced listening strategies and sometimes assistive devices. Although we have known about “hidden hearing loss” for years (that is, difficulty understanding speech despite normal audiogram), newer technologies are allowing us to offer more proactive solutions. Imagine a patient coming into the office,... View Article

Understanding The Sound of Your Voice

March 29, 2019 10:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the comments I hear from patients as they are being fit with hearing aids for the first time is “I can hear my own voice!” This is often said with some surprise. For most patients this is not a problem, as the awareness of their voice goes away quickly, often within the fitting session. For other folks there are a myriad of adjustments we can offer if the perception persists. I recently came across a TED talk by an MIT researcher whose work involves how people perceive their own voices. Her work intrigued me – she explores the... View Article

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