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. T-coils 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, known as […]

What is 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. To most people these devices (known as personal sound amplification products, or PSAPs) sound like they are a cheap, easy-access hearing aid option. Despite claims made by advertisers, these PSAPs are not FDA approved as medical devices – and […]

Posted in OTC

Audiologists vs. Hearing Instrument Specialists

Dr. Dewsnup Doctorate Diploma

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 […]

Why Shouldn’t I Buy My Hearing Aids Online?

buying hearing aids online

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 […]

What is Tinnitus and is there Treatment?

Tinnitus refers to an individual’s perception of a sound when there is no external sound source. Tinnitus can take many forms, such as ringing, buzzing, roaring, humming or hissing. It can be constant, intermittent, and can even vary in pitch and loudness. It can be bothersome to many, often times bringing an array of emotions, […]

Invisible Hearing Aids Without Batteries.. Yes, there really is such a thing.

Lyric Hearing Aids at Happy Ears Hearing Center

Lyric® Hearing Aids are a hassle-free, 100% invisible hearing solution. Lyric hearing aids are like contact lenses for the ear. Lyric devices can be worn 24/7 for two months at a time. They are placed very close to the eardrum and are worn all day every day. They can be worn in the shower, while […]

Hearing Aids Are Not Your Average Glasses

What is a hearing aid

Hearing aids are not your average glasses. Many people have the misconception that getting hearing aids is comparable to getting glasses, meaning that they correct your hearing and make it “normal” again. Hearing aids are prescribed according to the hearing test results and individual patient needs. They are then programmed using the results found from […]

Overcoming the Social Stigma Associated with a Hearing Loss

The stigma associated with hearing loss can be a big obstacle for individuals who need help to hear better. Some individuals are afraid to take the next step because of how they think their friends, family, or acquaintances may view them. Negative stereotypes and prejudices have followed hearing loss for years, and it surprises me […]