Categories for Hearing Aids

Tips for First-Time Users of Hearing Aids in Waterloo, IA

April 11, 2019

It’s understandable to feel a little disoriented if you’re using hearing aids in Waterloo, IA for the very first time. This is especially true if your hearing loss was very gradual—you’re suddenly going to be thrust back into a world of sounds you might not have heard clearly in years. With this in mind, here are a few tips for new hearing aid users to better adjust to the experience: Understand that it’ll take time to fully adjust: Hearing aids will take a little bit of time to get used to. Your brain has to get caught up on how... View Article

How Long Will It Take for Me to Adjust to Wearing Hearing Aids?

January 22, 2019

Living with hearing impairment can really lower your quality of life, which is why so many people turn to hearing aids in Waterloo, IA and elsewhere. However, though these incredible devices can change someone with hearing impairment’s relationship with the world, it can take some time to get used to the technology, both how they feel and how they work. Living with hearing aids does come with a learning curve, but a lot of the newer versions—like the Phonak Marvel™—are getting easier and easier to work with. From its amazing sound quality to connectivity and the rechargeable model, the Marvel... View Article

How Long Will It Take Me to Adjust to Wearing Hearing Aids in Waterloo, IA?

December 26, 2018

The amount of time it takes to adjust to wearing hearing aids really varies from person to person, and depends on a variety of factors, not the least of which is how long you waited to get treatment for your hearing loss (and the severity of that hearing loss). Our ears collect noise from our environment, but it’s the brain’s job to translate those noises into sounds we recognize. Untreated hearing loss can result in atrophy of the auditory part of the brain, so it can take a little rehabilitation for the brain to start recognizing those sounds again. Ultimately,... View Article

We’re a Proud Provider of Phonak Hearing Aids in Waterloo, IA

December 12, 2018

Potter’s Hearing Aid Service has been a provider of Phonak hearing aids in Waterloo, IA for many years, and we are pleased to introduce some of the latest hearing aid technology from the company: its Audeo Marvel hearing aids. This latest generation of hearing aid technology from Phonak automatically adapts to certain listening situations more than any previous technology. Now, people who wear the devices can benefit from better speech understanding in noisy environments without having to strain and put in as much effort, making for more enjoyable everyday listening situations. Some of the features of Marvel hearing aids One... View Article

Nine Signs You Might Need a Hearing Aid

November 26, 2018

Are you wondering whether you might need a hearing aid? Well, if you have gotten to the point where you are asking the question, then there is a good chance the answer is “yes.” Some people are reluctant to face the fact that they might need a hearing aid. This is because some people associate wearing a hearing aid with being “old” or “boring.” But the truth of the matter is, folks with hearing aids span all ages and lifestyles, and you are only as boring as you allow yourself to be! Here are nine signs that it might be... View Article