Shopping Austin for Hearing Aids

Q.  I plan to update my 5-year old hearing aids that I bought in central Austin.  There are so many hearing centers in town now.  Is it worth shopping around to find out more about the hearing aids that are available? A.  If you want to get up-to-date hearing aids that will last you another […]

One Deaf Ear, One Hearing Aid? Part 2 of 2

Q.  As a teenager, my left ear was exposed to a very close shotgun blast.  I am in my early 40’s and don’t think I hear anything out of that ear anymore.  Can a hearing aid help my left ear? A.  Last week I suggested you get a hearing test from a hearing center that […]

One Deaf Ear, One Hearing Aid? Part 1 of 2

Q.  As a teenager, my left ear was exposed to a very close shotgun blast.  I am in my early 40’s and don’t think I hear anything out of that ear anymore.  Can a hearing aid help my left ear? A.  Exposure to a single profound noise can damage your hearing.  And more damage can […]

Hearing Aid Supply Chain

Q.  I need to hear better before the holidays.  My new glasses are delayed 3-4 additional weeks because of the global supply chain issues with my lenses.  How long does it take to get new hearing aids? A.  This year there have been almost no delays for receiver-in-the-ear hearing aids, which are the most common […]

South Austin Hearing Aids

Q.  My parents need hearing aids and live in South Austin.  Can you recommend some easy to understand resources to help them learn more about hearing loss and hearing aids? A.  If you are unfamiliar with hearing aids and hearing centers, good, and easy to understand information can be hard to find.  I recommend three […]

Moisture and Hearing Aids

Q.  I walk with friends in my Leander neighborhood.  They wear their aids all the time.  But I am concerned mine will get damp or wet when I perspire.  Is it okay for me to wear my hearing aids during our walks? A.  Different hearing aids can be affected differently by moisture.  Most TV, magazine […]

“What?!?” and Hearing Aids

Q.  My wife is always asking me “What?!?” because she cannot hear me.  It’s been getting worse over the past couple of years.  Does she need hearing aids? A.  Here is an exercise to try.  First, make sure you are talking with your wife from the same room.  Also make sure the TV, radio or […]

Using One Hearing Aid

Q.  My hearing aids are about 4-years old.  Back in June I think I lost the right one when I was taking off my mask in an H-E-B parking lot.  I haven’t used the left one since then.  Is it okay to wear the left one on its own? A.  There is no danger wearing […]

Hearing Aid Myth (5 of 5)

Q.  I have heard the super expensive hearing aids aren’t really any different than the cheap ones I see in magazines, online, and on TV.  Is that true? A.  There are a multitude of differences between the hearing products available through TV promos, online sites, and magazine ads and the hearing aids provided at on-site […]

Hearing Aid Myth (4 of 5)

Q.  Are the new high-tech, Bluetooth hearing aids too difficult to learn how to use? A.   New technology can be intimidating.  The technology in the new, Bluetooth hearing aids is automatic.  To hear better, you simply wear the hearing aids.   Newer hearing aids will make some adjustments automatically based on the type of sound […]