Winning the War against Hearing Loss, part 4: Hearing Well with a Cell Phone

By: Bob Martin, AuD Miracles happen in our field. Last time I discussed Kim who, thanks to her hearing aids, was able to work in a noisy bar and save her family’s home. This week, I want you to meet David, a real estate agent with severe hearing loss. In the past he could not…

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Successful Hearing Aid Use, Part 11: Captioned Telephones Are Great!

Most people are familiar with closed captioning on their television. The words are printed on the bottom of the television screen so you see them and hear them at the same time. Captioning technology is now also available on telephones. Telephones with captions work the same way as any other phone except they have a…

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wearing hearing aid do's and don'ts

Successful Hearing Aid Use, part 10: Ten do’s and dont’s of wearing hearing aids

Here are ten rules you should be aware of if you wear hearing aids. In brief, they are: (1) Beware of hairspray. (2) Beware of dogs. (3) Be careful with little children. (4) Keep them dry. (5) Open the battery door at night. (6) Rub your hands to check aids. (7) Break in new hearing…

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Successful Hearing Aid Use, part 9: What if your hearing is very poor?

Most hard-of-hearing people derive substantial benefit from wearing hearing aids. Unfortunately, there are a few hard-of-hearing people who have such severe hearing loss that they cannot use hearing aids successfully. This article is written for these folks. However, before deciding that your hearing is so “bad” that hearing aids can’t help you, be sure you…

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Successful Hearing Aid Use, part 4: “I don’t hear well any more”

by Bob Martin   If you wear hearing aids, this week’s post is for you, your family, and anyone who helps you. It deals with this common problem: Your hearing with hearing aids was fine for several months, but now something has gone wrong and you don’t hear well anymore.   IS IT THE BATTERY?…

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Hearing Aids and Telephones

For people who wear hearing aids, using the telephone can be frustrating.  Not only can hearing and understanding be difficult, but feedback generated by placing the handset near the hearing aid can be distracting and annoying.  The evolution of and dependence upon telecommunications in our society cannot be overstated. Phones are everywhere and everyone is…

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