Hearable, PSAP or Hearing Aid: What’s the Difference?

Look around in almost any public space, and you will probably notice several people sporting headphones, wireless earbuds, or a Bluetooth headset. Personal audio devices like these are practically obligatory among joggers striding along to music, commuters catching the morning news to pass the time on trains and buses, and[…]

Tinnitus Causes and Treatments

Ringing in the ears, buzzing, humming, chirping, crickets. These are just a few of the words people use to describe their tinnitus. Tinnitus is the sensation of sounds or noises within the ear (not originating outside the body).

Tinnitus is not imaginary! It is very much real, even if it is[…]

How Long do Hearing Aid Batteries Last?

Hearing aid batteries can last as long as 10 days in some hearing aids, but a span of five to seven days is more typical. Battery life depends mainly on the hearing aid power requirements and the size of battery used, so it’s perfectly normal to change batteries every few[…]

5 Tips for Traveling with Hearing Loss

Many people travel as a way to relax or to escape daily life, or even to learn about new cultures. Going to a new place can be an enriching experience, but it can also be stressful. You have to find your way around in unknown environments, and even a small[…]

Echo And Hearing Aids: Why They’re Not Good Friends

If you’ve worn hearing aids for a while, you might have noticed that when you are in an echo-y room, it’s much harder to understand the conversation. Hearing aids tend to amplify echo, so if you’re not aware of what’s happening or how to reduce the echo in the room,[…]

Signal to Noise Ratio – What It Is, and Why You Should Care

Ask any audiologist or hearing aid industry expert and they’ll likely know about the Signal to Noise Ratio. But ask a hearing aid user, and you might just get a blank stare.

As a hearing aid user myself, I enjoy educating others on key hearing loss topics they might not[…]

Widex Evoke: New Machine Learning Hearing Aids

Denmark-based hearing aid manufacturer, Widex, has recently announced the launch of the new Evoke platform, the first ever to bring advanced real-time machine learning technology to hearing aids. This is exciting news: when it comes to customizing the settings of their hearing aids for specific listening situations, hearing aid[…]

Can Your Hearing Aids do it All?

Hearing aids have come a long way since the bulky devices of decades past. They’re smaller, more discreet, technologically advanced powerhouses whose functionality goes far beyond improving how people hear. Today’s hearing aids significantly enhance the quality of life for those with hearing loss, improving their physical health and mental[…]

Signia Pure Charge&Go Nx Hearing Aids Now Available

Today Signia, one of the world’s leading hearing aid manufacturers, announced a unique new product, Pure Charge&Go Nx hearing aids.

Taken directly from the press release:

Pure® Charge&Go hearing aids feature Signia’s unique Own Voice Processing (OVP™),[…]

Telecare Transforms Life for Those with Hearing Loss

Consider this scenario: A man in his late 50s is diagnosed with moderate hearing loss and receives hearing aids for the first time. He is delighted to hear sounds he hasn’t heard in years. Within the first couple of days, though, he has difficulty hearing his wife’s voice when they[…]

What are Directional Microphones in Hearing Aids?

The hearing aids I wear have two microphones each, one on the top of the hearing aid, and one at the bottom. It’s very common for the RIC type (Receiver In the Ear) to have two microphones.

On the silver plate, you can see one mic at the top and[…]

OTC Hearing Aids – What You May Be Missing Out On

Last year, the bipartisan over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid bill was signed into law. But it’s not like we’ll immediately see OTC hearing aids in stores; it will take some time for the FDA to write up the regulations that manufacturers have to follow and in turn manufacturers will have to[…]

Hearing Aids That Work with the Apple Watch

When the Apple Watch was launched in 2015, only two hearing aid manufacturers—Resound and Starkey—were offering direct connectivity with their hearing aids. Over the years, more manufacturers have caught up with them. In this article we’ll look at hearing aids that work with the Apple Watch and why you might[…]

Lithium-Ion vs. Silver-Zinc Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are among the few premium portable electronic devices that until recently completely relied on disposable batteries. The true challenge so far has been to develop a rechargeable battery that is small enough so it can fit even in the smallest hearing aids. Being small isn’t the only requirement[…]

How Modern Hearing Aids Make Hearing a Natural Experience

You have probably heard the old stereotypes about hearing aids—they whistle, they make everything too loud, they are noisy. But a less common complaint is that they don’t do their job. In other words, people acknowledge that hearing aids do help people hear the sounds that they couldn’t with hearing[…]

5 Things a First Time Hearing Aid User Should Expect

When I walked into the hearing clinic to purchase my first pair of hearing aids 15 years ago, I didn’t really know what to expect. It had taken me a long time to make the decision of purchasing hearing aids, and I was now looking forward to this technology.

Hearing Aid IP Ratings Explained

For years, I used to be terrified of using my hearing aids anywhere near water. I even developed a weird habit to triple check whether I still have my hearing aids in before I’m stepping into the shower or before diving into a swimming pool. I do it even if[…]

Widex Beyond Z Rechargeable Hearing Aids

On September 11, 2017, Widex announced the Beyond Z Rechargeable, a new hearing aid that is based on their latest generation Beyond. It inherits all the features of the Beyond platform and is also rechargeable. We’re pleased to see that Widex has joined the competition and launched a rechargeable hearing[…]

3 Most Popular Hearing Aid Accessories

Wireless hearing aids are sophisticated devices that can truly improve your quality of life. However, there are situations where you might need to rely on external accessories to communicate effectively. In this article we’re going to take a look at the most popular hearing aid accessories and why they’re useful.


What to Expect at a Hearing Test

Often hearing loss happens gradually, so the brain has enough time to adjust to your hearing changing. That’s why it can be difficult to identify the symptoms of hearing loss. It can sometimes take several years to realize that your hearing has changed and to finally decide to get a[…]

How Hearing Aids Can Help with Tinnitus

Tinnitus is known as a sensation of sound inside your head. It is usually referred to as “ringing in the ear” even though it can take many forms: ringing, buzzing, hissing, humming or even roaring.

Tinnitus is quite common: approximately 10-15% of the US population is affected by it. In[…]

6 Benefits of Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Made for iPhone hearing aids used to make news headlines a few years back. Initially a prerogative of hearing aid brands Resound and Starkey, other manufacturers have now caught up with them. Phonak has even recently released Made For All Hearing Aids, which provides direct connectivity to any[…]

Signia Nx Hearing Aids Coming Soon

On October 18, 2017, hearing technology leader Sivantos announced the new Signia Nx, the latest generation of high-end hearing aids that are expected to begin shipping at the end of November.

Signia Nx OVP (Own Voice Processing)
Signia’s newest hearing aids come[…]

Phonak Audéo B-Direct Made For All Hearing Aid

Phonak, one of the world’s leading hearing aid manufacturers, has just unveiled a new product that is creating quite a buzz in the hearing aid industry. Phonak has introduced its long-awaited Made For All (MFA) hearing aid, the Audeo B-Direct, which[…]

Phonak Introduces Titanium Hearing Aids

Combining the benefits of the latest 3D printing technology and medical grade titanium, the Phonak Titanium is the most revolutionary custom molded hearing aid to hit the market in years.

If you’re one of the 48 million Americans who struggle with hearing[…]

Signia Pure 13 BT Made for iPhone Hearing Aid Coming Soon

We’ve just learned of an exciting new product release from Signia (formerly Siemens). Available May 1, Signia is releasing their first Made for iPhone hearing aid- Pure 13 BT. From the information available thus far, it looks like a pretty interesting product that brings some innovation to this increasingly popular[…]

Unitron Moxi Fit R: Smallest Rechargeable Hearing Aid

Just a quick update to all our subscribers currently wearing Unitron Moxi Fit hearing aids, or perhaps getting ready to jump into the hearing aid market. Canadian-based hearing aid manufacturer Unitron has recently entered the rechargeable hearing aid market with a pretty interesting new product- Moxi Fit R.


Widex BEYOND Made for iPhone Hearing Aid Coming Soon

We’ve just learned some exciting news! At the end of November, Widex is set to release a Made for iPhone hearing aid, called BEYOND. The BEYOND hearing aid will be Widex’s first foray into the Made for iPhone hearing aid category.[…]

Signia Silk Instant-Fit Hearing Aid Coming in November

We’ve just learned that in November Signia hearing aids will be releasing a brand new discreet hearing aid that will be classified as “instant-fit”. The Signia Silk will be in a tiny one-size-fits-all form factor that in most ears will be as discreet (if not more discreet), than traditional custom-molded[…]

Unitron Moxi Now: The Smallest RIC Hearing Aid in the World

Today I’m pleased to announce a brand new, exciting hearing aid to our portfolio of products available nationwide.

In an industry often plagued by look-alike, me-too, copycat products, it’s a breath of fresh air to be introducing the newest hearing aid by Canadian hearing aid[…]

3 Fun (Simple) Online Hearing Tests

Not quite ready for a full-fledged hearing test? Why not kill a few minutes and see how you stack up against the internet, by taking a couple quick, extremely rudimentary hearing tests online?

The video “tests” below are all centered around testing high frequency hearing, since for most people,[…]

Try Our New Hearing Aid Comparison Tool

By popular demand, we are proud to introduce our new hearing aid comparison tool!

Using this tool, it has never been easier to compare hearing aids side by side based on price, user reviews, local availability, features, and much more. We know we’ve[…]

Signia Cellion Hearing Aid Coming Fall 2016

We’ve just learned of an exciting new hearing aid Signia will release in the Fall of 2016. Following Phonak’s announcement earlier this week of their all new Phonak Audéo B-R rechargeable hearing aid, we now know that Signia will be releasing[…]

New Phonak Audéo B and Audéo B-R Hearing Aids

Less than 24 months after Phonak’s launch of the enormously popular Venture platform, Phonak is gearing up to release a new family of hearing aids built on the all new Belong platform. These new hearing aids, available initially in only the RIC[…]

5 Things That Will Suprise You About Your New Hearing Aids

Many people have preconceived notions about how hearing aids look, sound, feel, and perform. However, first-time hearing aid wearers are almost always surprised by their new hearing aids in one way or another.

Here are the top 5 things our customers[…]

Widex Unique 440 Review

In my role at ZipHearing, dozens of hearing aids cross my desk each week. Every once in a while, I like to unbox a set and “play” with them. It helps me stay up to date on the technology and capabilities of[…]

Phonak Audéo V90 vs. Audéo V70

Update June 30, 2016: We’ve just learned that on August 29, 2016, Phonak will be releasing the new and improved version of this hearing aid, the Phonak Audéo B and Phonak Audéo B-R rechargeable hearing aids.

At the time of this[…]

The Truth About Hearing Aid Advertising

Do you constantly see full page ads in your local newspapers for hearing aids? Or maybe your local radio station plays that same 15 second hearing aid ad every hour on the hour. Or perhaps you’ve just entered the golden years and[…]

Hearing Aid Trial Periods

Considering purchasing hearing aids? You’d be wise to familiarize yourself with the terms of hearing aid trial periods before taking the plunge.

If you review a handful of Better Business Bureau profiles for hearing aid providers, you’ll see that many of the[…]

ReSound LiNX2 9 vs. LiNX2 7 vs. LiNX2 5

Last week we announced that we are now offering ReSound hearing aids. We’ve seen a good amount of interest in ReSound hearing aids among our website visitors, so we thought we’d provide a brief outline of some of the main differences between ReSound’s most popular hearing aids- the LiNX2[…]

Widex Hearing Aid Accessories

Widex hearing aids are some of the smartest hearing aids on the market. They can auto adapt to the wearer’s environment, focus on specific voices in a crowd, and over time can even learn the wearer’s listening preferences and adjust themselves![…]

ZipHearing Now Offering ReSound Hearing Aids

We are pleased to announce that ReSound hearing aids are now available through our nationwide network of hearing providers. ReSound has long been a leader and pioneer in the hearing aid industry. In early 2014 ReSound was the first manufacturer to introduce Made for iPhone hearing aids, and[…]

Phonak Audéo vs. Bolero

Update June 30, 2016: We’ve just learned that on August 29, 2016, Phonak will be releasing the new and improved version of the Audéo V hearing aid, the Phonak Audéo B and Phonak Audéo B-R rechargeable hearing aids.

In Phonak’s family of Venture hearing aids there are two behind[…]

Private Label Hearing Aids

In my old stomping grounds of California’s Central Valley, vineyards owned by the Bronco Wine Company dot the landscape. The Bronco Wine Company owns the Charles Shaw label of wine which is sold exclusively through Trader Joes and affectionately known as “Two-Buck Chuck.” Although critics have called Charles Shaw wine[…]

Widex Unique Fusion vs. Passion

The Widex Unique line of hearing aids is one of the newest, and currently one of our most popular lines of hearing aids. The Unique family offers a full line of styles, from tiny, custom in-the-ear hearing aids, to large and powerful behind-the-ear aids. Among all these styles, the 2[…]

Phonak Adds New Naída V to Venture Platform

For patients with severe to profound hearing loss there is a new power hearing aid on the market to consider- the Phonak Naída V. In late 2014, Phonak first introduced the Venture platform which promised wearers more processing power, reduced battery consumption, and better overall performance. The Venture platform was[…]

Siemens Ace Binax Review

With receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids being all the rage, and more and more folks looking for the most discreet hearing aids possible, it’s no wonder the Siemens Ace binax has been such a hit. Siemens bills it as the smallest RIC in their latest line up, but it just[…]

Siemens eCharger for Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Siemens builds cutting edge hearing aids that are comfortable, perform very well in background noise, and incredibly discreet. And did I mention rechargeable via the Siemens’ eCharger accessory? The eCharger accessory has been around for several years now, but improvements made to latest generations and an increase in demand for[…]

Myths About Buying Hearing Aids Online [Infographic]

In my role at ZipHearing I talk to folks struggling with hearing loss every day. One of the questions I’m frequently asked is, “Should I buy hearing aids online?” My answer is always the same- “If local service from a licensed hearing provider is included in your purchase price, sure!”[…]

Talking Too Loudly or Quietly? Consider a Hearing Test

We all know someone who talks too loudly. Maybe you’re told you talk too loudly. Some may dismiss the loud talking of themselves or others as simply a personality trait. While that may sometimes be true, there is a real chance that that “loud mouth” is actually struggling with hearing[…]

Sivantos Launches New Signia Hearing Aid Brand

A little over a year ago it was reported that German-based hearing aid manufacturer Siemens was sold to the Sivantos Group. This sale left many in the hearing aid industry wondering what was to come of the Siemens brand, and what new direction the Sivantos Group might[…]

5 Reasons to Consider Buying Unitron Hearing Aids

It’s always been important to me to provide a wide array of hearing aids to our patients. I try to make sure each hearing aid that we deal with offers something slightly different to our patients, so that we (and the hearing providers we work with), can provide each patient[…]

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Hearing Aids

With an average of 12%-18% of hearing aids “in the drawer” (not being used), it’s clear that for one reason or another, many people who purchase hearing aids are not realizing the full benefits they may provide. Among the reasons that so many hearing aids get relegated to the[…]

Should You Buy an Extended Warranty on Hearing Aids?

When you buy new hearing aids, they’ll come with a warranty of 1-4 years. Because hearing aids are so expensive, many people consider purchasing extended warranties. Sometimes, this a smart thing to do; other times, it doesn’t make sense.

If you’ve already purchased hearing aids and are wondering how long[…]

Buying a Hearing Aid: Part 1 of 3

Discovering that you have a hearing loss can be devastating. On top of that, navigating the maze of options available to you is time consuming, requires a great deal of specialized knowledge, and is just flat-out confusing. However, when it comes to buying hearing aids, a bit of due diligence[…]

Widex Announces New Unique Hearing Aids

Today at the annual EUHA in Germany, Widex announced the release of a new family of hearing aids- Widex Unique. It’s been over 2 years since Widex had a major release, so the anticipation for this release was great, thanks in part to a sharp marketing campaign and lots of industry[…]

Buying a Hearing Aid: Part 2 of 3

If you haven’t yet read Part 1 of this series, please go back and read that first. Before we begin Part 2, please open this list of most popular hearing aids in a new window; we’re going to reference it quite a bit throughout this post.


Buying a Hearing Aid: Part 3 of 3

If you haven’t done so already, please read Part 1 and Part 2 before reading this post. Once you’ve settled on a few hearing aids you’re interested in, it’s time to find a competitive price and a place to buy them. In this post, we’re going to show[…]

How to Use a Stethoscope with Hearing Aids

Note: We do not sell the stethoscopes listed on this page. Please do not contact us with questions, but feel free to post a comment below.

For medical professionals with hearing loss who regularly auscultate, hearing the vital internal sounds of the body can be quite a challenge. Whether you[…]

What is Real Ear Measurement?

When you’re fit with hearing aids, one of the many ways your hearing provider may ensure your hearing aids perform properly is by conducting a test called Real Ear Measurement (REM). REM is one of the most valuable tools hearing providers have at their disposal. It allows for a more[…]


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