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How to Save Money on Hearing Aids

They’re one of the most expensive personal items you’ll ever buy.

In the U.S, the average price for one hearing aid is a staggering $2300.

With prices like that, it’s only natural to wonder how you might save money on hearing aids.

Well, look no further.

In this post[…]

Hearing Aids vs. Amplifiers: Which is Right For You?

If you’ve noticed your hearing isn’t what it used to be, one of your first questions may be-

“Should I buy hearing aids or an amplifier?”

Those who sell hearing aids will almost always say hearing aids are the better choice.


Buying Hearing Aids Online [Pros & Cons, Expert Tips]

The average price for a single hearing aid in the United States is $2,300.

This leads many consumers, even those with the means to spend[…]

Invisible Hearing Aids [Reviews, Prices, Latest Models]

Gone are the days of clunky-looking pink hearing aids that fill up the entire ear, whistle, and can be seen by everyone.

Today’s hearing aids are digital high tech devices- they’re miniature computers in your ears, and if you want, they can[…]

Hearing Aids for Tinnitus [Ultimate Guide]

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly 15% of the general public — over 50 million Americans — experience some form of tinnitus.

If you’re one of those 50 million, you may be wondering if it’s possible[…]

Guide to Waterproof (Water-Resistant) Hearing Aids

Searching for waterproof or water-resistant hearing aids? Smart thinking!

Hearing aids designed to protect against moisture, sweat, and dust make it possible to hear better when it matters to you, rain or shine.

If you are looking for hearing aids that[…]

How to Find a Good Hearing Provider

Ask any experienced hearing aid wearer and they’re likely to agree-

Finding a good hearing provider is the single most important part of the hearing aid buying process.

Find a good audiologist or hearing aid dispenser, and your investment in hearing aids has the potential to be one of the most life[…]

Best Hearing Aids of 2020

At any given time, there are hundreds, if not thousands of hearing aids on the market.

There’s also no shortage of “best of” lists, which purport to help consumers make unbiased decisions about which hearing aids are best.

The problem[…]

Types of Hearing Loss

If you’re seeking help for hearing problems, it’s important to first understand the type of hearing loss that you have.

Until you are certain of the type of hearing loss you have, it’s impossible to determine the appropriate treatment option.

If you’re not sure what type of hearing loss you have, get[…]

Common Causes of Hearing Loss

There are many possible causes of hearing loss, and different types of hearing loss have different causes.

There are generally two types of hearing loss: sensorineural and conductive.

Sensorineural is by far the most common type of hearing loss, and is the type of hearing loss that over 90% of[…]

Conductive Hearing Loss [Causes, Symptoms, Treatment Options]

About 15% of adults in the United States report that they have trouble hearing.

Over 90% of those individuals have what is called sensorineural hearing loss, or, what most people think of as “normal” hearing loss, usually due to aging or a lifetime of exposure to loud noises.

Much less[…]

Complete Guide to Getting a Hearing Test

About 30% of adults have hearing loss by age 59. Half experience hearing difficulties by age 69.

The exact statistics vary based on the source, but it’s clear that your chance of having a significant hearing problem increases[…]

Sudden Hearing Loss [Causes & Treatment]

If you have experienced a sudden hearing loss, call an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor’s office immediately!

Tell the physician’s office that you’ve experienced a sudden hearing loss. They will schedule you to be seen right away.

A sudden hearing loss is an otologic (ENT) emergency!
What is Sudden Hearing Loss?
Sudden hearing loss[…]

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss [Causes, Symptoms, Treatment]

Noise-induced hearing loss is becoming a serious problem in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 24 percent of adults have noise-induced hearing loss by age 60.

Even more alarming, one study of teenagers found that around 16[…]

Real Ear Measurement [A Quick Introduction]

When you’re getting your hearing aids programmed, one of the questions your hearing provider is going to undoubtedly ask you multiple times is- “now, how does that sound?”

You might respond with, “well it sounds okay, a little sharp I guess,” and your provider will make some adjustments and again[…]

Sensorineural Hearing Loss [Causes, Symptoms, Treatment]

It is estimated that 15% of American adults (37.5 million) report some trouble hearing.

Of these 37.5 million individuals, over 90% have what is called sensorineural hearing loss.

This makes sensorineural hearing loss the most prevalent type of hearing loss, by a long shot.

Sensorineural hearing loss has unique causes, symptoms,[…]

High Frequency Hearing Loss

Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged over 18 report some trouble hearing.

The vast majority of these individuals have what is called high frequency hearing loss.

High frequency hearing loss has various symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

In this post we’ll review everything you might want to know about high[…]

Low Frequency Hearing Loss

Approximately 15% of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing.
The vast majority of these individuals have what is called high frequency hearing loss.
Less common is what is called low frequency hearing loss.
According to hearing researcher Dr. Charles Berlin, there are only a[…]

Beltone Hearing Aids [Prices, Reviews, Models]

The Beltone name is as close to a household name in the hearing aid industry as any brand is.

With over 1500 locations in the United States, Beltone is one of the industry’s undisputed leaders in name recognition.

But are[…]

Miracle Ear Hearing Aids [Costs, Reviews, Models]

They’re one of the best known hearing aid brands in the world, and as the name implies, you’d expect Miracle Ear hearing aids to be nothing short of miraculous.

But are they?

How about their prices? Are they reliable? What[…]

Hearing Aid Financing [Options, Interest Rates, Calculator]

With hearing aids typically ranging from $1500-$3500 each, many folks consider hearing aid financing to help make the expense more manageable.

Even if a lump sum payment for your hearing aids is manageable, many consumers choose to finance hearing[…]

Rechargeable Hearing Aids in 2020 [Ultimate Guide]

Wondering if rechargeable hearing aids might be right for you?

You’re not alone.

A recent survey by Consumer Reports indicated that 53% of hearing aid wearers consider rechargeability to be one of the most important features they look[…]

Best Cell Phones for Hearing Aids

What are the best cell phones for hearing aids?

To answer this question, you have to first determine how you want your hearing aids and cell phone to interface.

Choose the option below which sounds most ideal to[…]

What is the Most Powerful Hearing Aid?

In the United States, 3.4% of people with hearing loss have severe-to-profound hearing loss.

For these individuals who are not candidates for cochlear implants, high-powered hearing aids are often the only treatment option.

These high-powered hearing aids are always made in the BTE (behind-the-ear) style, simply because the larger size[…]

Bluetooth Hearing Aids in 2020 [Ultimate Guide]

You’ve heard of smart TVs, smart speakers, smartphones, but…smart hearing aids?
What makes a hearing aid smart?
It’s simple. A hearing aid’s ability to connect (via Bluetooth) to mobile phones and other devices makes it a smart hearing aid,[…]

Costco Hearing Aids [Reviews, Prices, Pros & Cons]

In the hearing aid industry, there may not be another 3 words as polarizing as “Costco hearing aids.”

If you’re considering buying hearing aids from Costco, we strongly recommend reading this post.

Before you take the advice of either a happy[…]

Hearing Aid Styles and Types

With all the different hearing aid styles and sizes, it can be difficult to know which to buy.

There are many factors to consider when choosing a style, such as your lifestyle, budget, hearing loss, and cosmetic preferences.

In this post I’ll review each style so you can get a better idea[…]

6 Things You Should Know About Earwax

People don’t usually talk much about earwax, but you can find some strange stories about it on the internet. One tells the tale of a man whose ear remained completely blocked by earwax for years until one lucky day when he went for a hike in the mountains. The change[…]

Do Hearing Aid Reviews Matter?

Each month, there are close to 50,000 Google searches for some variation of the term “hearing aid reviews.”

Clearly, a lot of people are interested in reading about particular hearing aids (and their associated user reviews) before purchasing them.

But just how useful are hearing aid reviews?

Like many other electronic devices, someone[…]

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[…]

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 otherwise[…]

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[…]

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 one[…]

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.

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.


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[…]

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 disputes[…]

Private Label Hearing Aids

Many national retailers engage in some form of private labeling of products. Private labeling is often beneficial to consumers because it allows retailers to offer lower cost products as compared to the more well-known national brands. But private labeling and self-branding by retailers doesn’t always work in the consumer’s favor,[…]

Talking Too Loudly or Quietly? Consider a Hearing Test

It’s embarrassing when people tell you that you’re speaking too loudly or quietly.

You don’t want to be a rude loudmouth in a restaurant.

At the same time, you need to project your voice so that other people can hear you.

If you’re getting[…]

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 almost always 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 financial sense.

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

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Flying With Hearing Aids

I recently returned from a vacation that involved quite a few flights, and on the final leg of my trip, I couldn’t help but notice the lady in front of me wearing a set of Oticon hearing aids. It got me thinking- what do people do with hearing aids while[…]

Frequency Lowering in Hearing Aids

If you have a hearing loss, there is a good chance the majority of your loss is in the high frequencies. With this type of a hearing loss, it is typically very difficult to hear words clearly and it often sounds like people are mumbling. If you’ve already had[…]

Will Hearing Aids Make My Hearing Worse?

If you’re considering buying hearing aids, you may be wondering, “will hearing aids make my hearing worse?” It’s a valid question, and like so many questions relating to hearing aids and hearing loss, the answer is “maybe” or “it depends.” In short, if you are wearing properly fitted hearing aids[…]

What Are Hearing Aid “Programs” or “Memories?”

If you’re in the market for hearing aids, and especially if you’ve already seen a hearing provider, you’ve probably heard of hearing aid “programs” or “memories” by now. In this post I’ll be using those two terms interchangeably, but they are the same thing. As a hearing aid wearer, programs[…]

Who Owns Who in the Hearing Aid World?

As a consumer, navigating the maze of options in the hearing aid market can be very tricky. There are several different hearing aid manufacturers, retailers, and private label brands, so figuring out who makes what and who sells what can sometimes be difficult. In an attempt to make things a bit more[…]

Hearing Aids for Musicians

I received an interesting email from a gentleman the other day who was a musician and audio engineer, so his entire life revolves around music. The gentleman had worn analog hearing aids for over a decade and loved them, but after losing them had tried 4 different digital hearing aids[…]

Itchy Ears from Hearing Aids

If you have just started wearing hearing aids and are noticing that your ears are itchy, you are not alone. Around 5% of first time hearing aid wearers complain that their ears are itchy as a result of using their hearing aids. While this problem can be very irritating, rest[…]

The Hearing Loss Blues: Depression & Hearing Loss

Living with hearing loss means a lot more than just not being able to hear as well as you once did. It turns socializing into a chore, simple conversations into misunderstandings, and formerly enjoyable events into activities you would rather avoid. The more you withdraw from life the greater your[…]

Audicus Hearing Aid Reviews

Note: This post is written by a hearing instrument specialist and is merely an opinion piece.

Originally launched in 2011, New York, NY based Audicus is one of the most widely recognized online hearing aid retailers in the industry.

With the average price of a single hearing aid ranging from $1600[…]

Most Important Hearing Aid Features

Choosing hearing aids today can be a pretty daunting task for the layman. Not only are there literally dozens of different styles of hearing aids to choose from, from just as many manufacturers, but the features the hearing aids have also vary a great deal, as well as the[…]

Can Surgery Fix My Hearing Loss?

For many people that suffer from hearing loss, one of the first questions they wonder is if surgery is a viable option to correct the problem. Sometimes it is, but most often, it is not. The answer to this question really depends on what type of hearing loss you have.[…]

Why Do My Hearing Aids Echo?

Do your hearing aids sound like they have an echo?

Or maybe when wearing them, it sounds like you’re talking in a barrel, have a head cold, or your own voice sounds like it’s “booming.”

All of these sensations can be attributed to what is known[…]

“Cookie Bite” Hearing Loss

There are many terms that we use to describe a hearing loss. You may hear someone say they have a “high frequency hearing loss”, or perhaps a “reverse slope hearing loss.” Less common, is the cookie bite hearing loss.

Cookie bite hearing losses are most often hereditary and are[…]

How do Hearing Aids Work?

One of the most common misconceptions surrounding hearing aids is that they just make everything louder. While hearing aids in the past gave users little more than volume control (either up or down), today’s hearing aids do so much more, and put the user in so much more control. Today’s[…]


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