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Hearing Aids

Unitron Discover Jump

Discover Jump Hearing Aids

By | Hearing Aid Review, Hearing Aids, Hearing Devices, Hearing Group

A New World with Unitron “Discover Jump” Hearing Aids A new world of better hearing is yours to explore with the latest technology: Discover Jump Rechargeable Hearing Aids. These hearing instruments use Unitron’s latest Discover platform. From the first fit of your hearing aids, this technology will amaze you with clarity, discreet design and advanced technology options. Discover Advanced Platform Technology If you are looking for the latest in hearing aid design and features, the Discover Jump will prove to be a perfect fit for you. Noteworthy features include the Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries, on-the-go charging options, and built-in dehumidification. Also, you…

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Ken Roper Hearing Aid Review

Hearing Aid Review by Ken Roper, PGA Golf Professional

By | Hearing Aid Review, Hearing Aids, Hearing Devices, Hearing Group

Ken Roper’s Hearing Aid Review In this video, we will check out Ken Roper’s Hearing Aid Review.  He shares his story as well as why he loves coming to Hearing Group.  Ken Roper has been a PGA Golf Professional for 55 years. His hearing aids are helping him keep doing what he loves: play golf!  Ken has been a Hearing Group patient for about six years now, and he’s still loving HG!  His hearing aids help him communicate with people better. He is also able to stay involved with his friends on the golf course as well as with his…

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When to Get New Hearing Aids    

When To Get New Hearing Aids    

By | Hearing Aids

Are you considering purchasing your first set of hearing aids? Maybe upgrading your current hearing device is something you are thinking about. Experts recommend replacing your hearing aids every three to five years. But, it can be tricky to know when it’s the right time for you. Hearing instruments are an investment. It’s not an insignificant financial decision to purchase a new set. Here are some of our top tips on when to bite the bullet. You’re finding it hard to keep up with conversations If you’ve been wearing instruments for a while but are having trouble hearing, it may…

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Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy

By | Cognitive Health, Friends & Family, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle & Leisure

Can Hearing Aids Keep You Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy? Noone in the world would turn down the chance to improve their quality of life. But that’s what people might be doing if they don’t treat their hearing loss. People who treat their hearing loss are happier, healthier and wealthier. People with hearing loss who don’t use hearing aids tend to be less happy and less healthy. And even less wealthy in some cases. This is the conclusion of a lengthy report titled “Hearing Loss – Numbers and Costs” by Professor Emerita Bridget Shield of the Brunel University in London, UK….

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When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

When Should I Update My Hearing Aids?

By | Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

Hearing aids today have better performance and durability than ever before, but to get the most from your hearing devices, it’s important to make sure they are functioning well and programmed optimally for your hearing loss. If your hearing aids aren’t serving you well, it may be time for an update. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to update your hearing aids. Take Advantage of New Technology One huge reason to update your hearing aids is to access new and better technology for hearing. With the advent of smartphones and digital home systems, many hearing aids offer…

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Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

Weather Preparedness Tips for People with Hearing Loss

By | Emergency Preparation, Hearing Aids, Hearing Devices, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Tips & Tricks, Weather Preparation

From hurricanes and tornadoes to blizzards and heat waves, extreme weather can be deadly. Storms can arise suddenly and an important part of staying safe is being prepared. If you have hearing loss, emergency preparedness has a few extra challenges. Make sure you stay on top of information and can communicate with others, even when the going gets rough. Get Smart Alerts Alternative alarm and alert systems exist for people with hearing loss, some as close as your pocket. People with hearing loss have long relied on vibrating alarm products that alert you to danger. Many people with hearing loss…

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Myths about Hearing Aids

Myths about Hearing Aids

By | Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Research, Resource

At the root, hearing aids are simply another piece of modern, advanced technology that exists to help people better navigate and enjoy their lives. However, there seems to be a shroud of unnecessary mystery and mystique around hearing aids. This is very different from other technology, such as tablets, smartphones or Bluetooth. The following myths are as common as they are untrue. You may have heard some of the following, however, please do not believe them! Myth #1: Hearing aids are only for old people, and they will make me look “old”. With the rise of noisy activities and constant…

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Why Are People with Hearing Loss Not Using Hearing Instruments?

Why Are People with Hearing Loss Not Using Hearing Instruments?

By | Hearing Aids, Hearing Devices, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, News | No Comments

The primary clinical intervention for individuals facing hearing loss is the use of hearing aids, but recent studies show that the majority of those who may benefit from hearing instruments do not use them. According to the National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys (NHANES), only one in seven individuals aged over 50 years with hearing loss actually use a hearing device. That equates to only 14% of the of the 26 million people facing hearing loss actually taking advantage of devices that may improve their hearing. Equally surprising, the average age of first-time hearing aid users is 74 years old,…

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Hearing Aids & Headphones

Hearing Aids & Headphones

By | Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Lifestyle & Leisure | No Comments

Did you know that you can use headphones even if you use hearing aids? Advances in headphone technologies and in hearing aid technologies have created ways to use them both at the same time—and to use your hearing aids as headphones. Different Types of Headphones There are generally three types of headphones that you can use if you are a hearing aid wearer. Bone conduction headphones do not make any contact with your ears. Instead, they sit in front of your them on your cheekbones. The transducers of bone conduction headphones send sound vibrations through your cheekbones to your cochlea,…

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Pros and Cons of Small Hearing Aids

Pros and Cons of Small Hearing Aids

By | Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health | No Comments

Hearing aids used to be large clunky plastic shells over the inner workings which needed large batteries and frequent cleanings. And even when they were clean, they looked dingy because the plastic discolored. They were, well, obvious, and there was no way to style your hair around them, use a phone or wear a headset if you needed one for your job. These days, newer hearing aid models are tiny, and they fit in your ear canal. The first step to treating hearing loss, of course, is getting a hearing test at Hearing Group and then having a professional go…

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