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Hearing Aids, Hearables, What’s the Difference?

You may come across a new term in 2018, if you haven’t heard it already. The term is “hearable”. A hearable is an in-ear device that can perform a range of tasks. Where traditional hearing aids mostly help you to hear better, hearables are currently being used to do other things. This can include streaming music, translating language, giving you directions, reading your emails, etc. Although they both belong in your ear, their utility is quite different at this point.

Missing Sounds Means Missing Memories

Life happens just once. We get one shot at experiencing all that life has to offer. One high school graduation, one wedding day, one child’s first Christmas, one last day of work, one grandchild’s first birthday. All of these moments happen once and only once. Sound contributes heavily to all that we experience and how we remember these experiences. Hearing loss can keep us from experiencing these moments to their fullest. Memories rely on our senses. When we think back

Rechargeable Hearing Aids!

One of the most significant recent advancements in hearing aids is the introduction of the lithium-ion battery. Lithium-ion batteries are both energy dense and rechargeable. Hearing aids have traditionally been powered by zinc batteries. There are still many zinc powered hearing aids on the market. Some benefits of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are obvious while others are not. The clearest benefit to rechargeable hearing aids is not having to mess with the batteries. Rechargeable wearers don’t have to pick up or

Why Are There So Many Types of Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes. The vast array of choice may be confusing to the average person. Just why are there so many types? Some hearing aids are larger, others are smaller, some have tubes, others don’t. There has to be an explanation! The truth is there are several variables involved when choosing the right hearing aid. Of course most people prefer their hearing aids to be a small as possible. The smallest hearing aids go entirely

Treating Hearing Loss is a No-Brainer!

When it comes to addressing hearing loss, the decision to take action isn’t always immediate. In fact, it takes the average person 7 years from the time they find out they have a hearing loss until they finally do something about it! It’s a fact that the earlier someone can treat their hearing issues the better. Since developing hearing loss is often a slow gradual process, the negative side effects can be easily missed. For instance the desire to go

The Importance of Hearing Care Providers

Many times the main component of better hearing is overlooked. It’s not the hearing test, the hearing aids, or the hearing aid settings. The most important part is the hearing care provider! The provider plays the most critical role for many, many reasons. First and foremost a provider can help identify where the hearing problems are rooted. Sometimes wax blockage is the culprit, an issue that’s almost always easy to fix! Other times hearing care providers can identify infections, fluid

Hearing Aids and Eyeglasses Are Similar, Right?

It’s probably inevitable that hearing aids get compared to eyeglasses. After all hearing and vision are both major senses and the most prominent ones at that. So it’s only natural that hearing aids and eyeglasses get thrown into the same boat too. Although they obviously are unique in their specific purpose, they both help us improve one of our five senses. But in reality comparing hearing aids to eyeglasses isn’t like comparing apples to oranges it’s more like comparing apples

Why Are Online Hearing Aids So Cheap?

With online shopping gaining popularity among seniors, it’s increasingly common for them to start researching a product on the Internet. A quick search for hearing aids reveals several products. Many of the products that show up cost a few hundred dollars or less. What is the difference between these and hearing aids at Sonus? Typically the first results of an Internet search will yield what are called personal sound amplifiers. These devices only make sound louder. Personal sound amplifiers are

10 Signs of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a condition that can be caused by a number of factors. The majority of hearing loss cases occur over long periods of time. This can make it hard to recognize. Here are 10 questions you can ask yourself to see if you might have a hearing loss. Do you ask others to repeat themselves often? It’s perfectly normal to miss parts of conversation here and there. But when asking others to repeat becomes the norm, it is

Hearing Loss On The Rise

Modern life is experienced in a sea of noise. From automobile traffic to lawnmowers to vacuum cleaners, some sort of noise will always find you. What does all this mean? More hearing loss. Millennials’ affinity for earbuds is equivalent to their parent’s love of rock concerts. Loud music is an obvious contributor to hearing loss. Less obvious culprits are snow blowers, lawn mowers, fireworks, chainsaws, and motorcycles. Noise can be so prevalent sometimes that we may not even know we