Now Is the Time for Better Hearing

Now Is the Time for Better Hearing

20% of the U.S. population has hearing loss in at least one ear, according to a study by the World Health Organization. Though the number sounds staggering, hearing loss affects a vast majority more of our friends, family, and neighbors than many expect. Yet, as...
OTC vs. Prescription Hearing Aids

OTC vs. Prescription Hearing Aids

OTC (Over the Counter) Hearing Aids vs. Prescription Hearing Aids: Which Are Right for Me? In August, the FDA finalized a ruling allowing a new category of hearing aids to be sold in pharmacies and online. These over-the-counter hearing aids (OTCs) were approved for...
Can The Weather Hurt My Hearing Aids?

Can The Weather Hurt My Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are essentially mini computers with a lot of technology packed onto a chip housed inside the casing. Any extreme swing of temperate and/or humidity can have an effect on the components of a hearing aid. Hearing aids are comprised of a chip, microphone,...
Are Q-tips Safe for My Ears?

Are Q-tips Safe for My Ears?

Everyone produces wax and oils in their ear canals. There are glands within the ear canal that produce the wax and oil on a regular basis. Some individuals produce wax at a very fast pace while others produce a minimal amount. There are also different consistencies of...