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What to Look for When Buying a Hearing Aid

November 12, 2018

Are you in the market for new hearing aids in Waterloo, IA? Whether you have used a hearing aid for years, or are looking to buy your first one, the number of options available for hearing aids these days can be downright overwhelming. Fortunately, buying a hearing aid does not have to be a mystifying process. By knowing the different features and styles available to you before buying one, you can be sure to pick the option that is best for your needs and your lifestyle. With that in mind, here are seven things you might want to look for... View Article

New to Wearing Hearing Aids in Waterloo, IA? Plan for an Adjustment Period

October 26, 2018

Will it take awhile to adjust to wearing hearing aids? Adjusting to hearing aids doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, but how long it takes depends on a few factors, like the severity of your hearing loss and how long it took you to seek treatment. So, the answer is yes—if you are a new wearer of hearing aids in Waterloo, IA or breaking in a brand new pair, there will be an adjustment period. Here’s what to expect, and some tips for hearing success. Expectations and what to do It can take up to four months for you to... View Article

Can Hearing Aids Improve Your Hearing?

October 12, 2018

If you are new to wearing hearing aids in Waterloo, IA, you might be wondering whether these types of hearing assistance devices actually work. Can hearing aids actually improve your ability to hear? This depends on a few factors, particularly the type of hearing loss you have. The following is a breakdown of the two main types of hearing loss, including their causes, symptoms and treatments. Sensorineural hearing loss Of all the different types of hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss is the most common. Unfortunately, it’s permanent. It occurs when the auditory nerve or the tiny hair-like cells of the... View Article

What to Expect During a Hearing Test in Waterloo, IA and More Hearing Test Information

September 24, 2018

Hearing is one of the five senses, and plays a major role in everyday life. However, many adults fail to check on their hearing, allowing it to worsen over time until they find they can’t hear much of anything at all. This is why it’s so important to get your hearing tested by an experienced professional. Hearing tests may sound a little intimidating, but the process is actually quick, simple and non-invasive. The average hearing test in Waterloo, IA will take around an hour to complete and will usually include a number of different tests to help get a full... View Article

Hands-Free Cell Phones Connect to Hearing Aids in Waterloo, IA

September 10, 2018

People who have worn hearing aids during the technological revolution of the last 20 years have probably experienced some form of frustration when it comes to today’s staple technology: cell phones. Because of the technology that both cell phones and hearing aids use to transmit signals and noise, hearing aid users may have heard buzzing sounds due to radio frequency interference. These sounds may make it difficult to use the phone, or even impossible if the sound is loud and frustrating enough. Recent mandates from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have required cell phone companies to create phones that are... View Article


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