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...
Household Items Contributing To Hearing Loss

Household Items Contributing To Hearing Loss

Aging is not the only cause of hearing loss. The amount of noise exposure someone has over his or her lifetime is also a factor that contributes to the amount of hearing loss an individual has. Noise exposure is most commonly thought of as only work-related. However,...
Hearing Loss Increases Fall Risk

Hearing Loss Increases Fall Risk

Our ears play a very important role in our daily lives by helping us with hearing and vestibular (balance) function. There are two organs in the ear. One is called the Cochlea and it collects vibrations and pressure waves to determine which sounds we are hearing and...
Humidity and Hearing Aids

Humidity and Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are essentially mini computers that evaluate complex environments, process sound and apply amplification to account for an individual’s hearing loss. The microchip inside of the hearing aid is susceptible to environmental factors such as moisture just as...