Hearing at Mueller Farmer’s Market

Q.   My family and I enjoy going to the Mueller farmer’s market on Sunday about once a month.  The crowds there can get noisy.  Are there better ways to use my hearing aids in loud places like that? A.  You have a few options with your hearing aids when you are in a noisy environment.  […]

Trouble Only in Noise

Q.   My only problem hearing is in noisy places.  That’s all.  Big crowds.  Restaurants.  Near live music.  Do I need to get hearing aids to help me hear in those loud places? A.  Noise makes it harder to understand speech whether you have a hearing loss or not. Do other people around you in those […]

Only One Bad Ear

Q.   The hearing loss in my left ear began about 40 years ago because of an injury when I was a teenager.  The hearing center I went to last week said I need a hearing aid for both ears.  Why is that? A.  It sounds like your left ear has been your ‘bad’ ear for […]

Ear Hearing Differently with Hearing Aids

Q.   Since I got my hearing aids in South Austin three months ago, my left ear continues to hear better than my right ear.  Why is that? A.  First, congratulations on taking the steps to address your hearing needs.  And yes, often one ear can feel like it hears better than the other ear.   […]

Invisible Hearing Aids – Part 2 of 2

Q:  I do not want anyone to see me wearing hearing aids.  Are there hearing aids available that cannot be seen? A:  Short answer, yes.  Longer answer, there are daily and long-term invisible hearing aids.  Last week I discussed the daily versions.   Long term hearing aids are ones that are placed deeply into the […]

Invisible Hearing Aids – Part 1 of 2

Q:  I do not want anyone to see me wearing hearing aids.  Are there hearing aids available that cannot be seen? A:  Short answer, yes.  Longer answer, there are daily and long-term invisible hearing aids.  Next week I will discuss the long-term version.   Daily hearing aids are ones you remove each day.  They either […]

New Hearing Aids – Part 2 of 2

Q:  My hearing aids have helped me these past 6 years.  I work in a AISD middle school office and have to hear students, parents, and teachers well in one-on-one and group meetings.  What could new hearing aids do better than my current ones? A:  There are two key areas that differentiate your 6-year old […]

Can Soft Voices Sound Clearer?

Q:  My office in Sunset Valley has a lot of open space.  Employees will step up to me, use a very soft voice and ask a sensitive question.  My hearing is not the best anyway, so those whispered questions are impossible for me to understand.  Can hearing aids help with that? A:  The key reason […]

SXSW Music and Hearing Aids

Q:  By the end of SXSW, I began to get a lot of ringing in my ears.  I can even hear it when I have my hearing aids on.  Are there any adjustments to my hearing aids that can help the tinnitus go back down? A:  Exposure to loud sounds can cause tinnitus to increase.  […]

Ear Drainage and Hearing Aids

Q:  During spring hay fever season, my ears experience a lot of drainage down both of my ear canals.  Will that drainage damage my hearing aids? A:  The drainage down your ear canals can reach your hearing aids and block them up, but the drainage will not physically harm the hearing aids.  Make sure you […]