Deaf Awareness Spotlight – Dr. Matthew Wetmore

Dr. Matt Wetmore Spotlight

In honor of Deaf Awareness Month, Happy Ears Hearing Center is excited to spotlight one of our very own Audiologists. Dr. Matthew Wetmore, who has lived with hearing loss his entire life and successfully utilizes a cochlear implant and hearing aid. At Happy Ears, we seek out providers who are not only amazing clinicians but […]

Hearing Aids Are Not Your Average Glasses

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Can you have normal hearing again? Do you ever wonder if you can have normal hearing again? Many people have the misconception that getting hearing aids is comparable to getting glasses, meaning that they correct your hearing and give you normal hearing again. Hearing aids are prescribed according to the hearing test results and individual […]

What’s The Difference Between a Hearing Aid and a Personal Sound Amplifier?

Personal Sound Amplifier

Everywhere you look it seems there are ads for products promising to help you hear better. You might wonder what the difference is between a hearing aid and a personal sound amplifier. To most people these devices (known as personal sound amplification products, or PSAPs) sound like they are a cheap, easy-access hearing aid option. […]

What is a Hearing Aid Telecoil and How Does it Work?

TeleCoil

A hearing aid telecoil (t-coil) is a small copper antenna inside some hearing aids. Hearing aid telecoils operate by receiving and selectively converting electromagnetic energy into sound which can be heard by the hearing aid user. These sound signals (microphone or direct audio input) are projected into the environment by a loop system. This process, […]

Audiologists vs. Hearing Instrument Specialists

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What’s the difference? People often ask “What’s the difference between an audiologist, a hearing aid dealer, and a hearing aid dispenser?” Through the years, there has been a lot of consumer confusion and controversy over professional roles in diagnosing and treating hearing loss. It is still common for someone to get their hearing screened, or […]

Should I Buy Hearing Aids Online?

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With an increased number of individuals purchasing everything online, it is tempting for those with hearing loss to bypass the professional to get what they may think is cheaper pricing by purchasing hearing aids online. Many companies are selling hearing aids illegally online. These companies are constantly getting shut down. The FDA requires hearing aids […]