Understanding the Difference Between BAHA and Cochlear Implants

Some people with hearing loss respond well to traditional hearing aids to amplify sound, but others are not so fortunate. Those people may need to go a step further and consider an implant to improve the quality of their hearing. There are two main types of surgically implanted devices, BAHA and cochlear implants, which work […]

How To Tell if Your Child is Suffering From Hearing Loss

The idea of your child suffering from hearing loss is a scary thought. Most parents don’t expect to ever need to deal with this situation. However, according to the CDC, around 0.17% of infants and .5% of children age three to 17 suffer some form of hearing loss. Early intervention can lead to better outcomes. […]

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 Loss, Usher Syndrome, and Hope

Dr. Dewsnup and her son Brenden

As an Audiologist and mother of a child diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, my eyes have been opened to a community I never knew existed. When my son was diagnosed with hearing loss, we were devastated and thought his hearing loss would be our biggest battle. After getting past the grief associated with my son’s hearing loss […]

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?


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 […]