Hearing Health Blog

Teenie Tiny Hearing Aids – Part 2

Q.  I see hearing aids behind people’s ears.  Why wouldn’t everyone wear the teenie tiny hearing aids that completely fit inside the ear canal? A.  There are three main reasons more people do not wear the teenie tiny hearing aids that can fit completely in some people’s ear canals.  In this order, the reasons are: […]

Teenie Tiny Hearing Aids

Q.  Do the teenie tiny hearing aids that the ads say hide in your ears have all the same features as the hearing aids that fit behind your ears? A.  The short answer is “No.”.     I will guess that the features you are referring to are the BlueTooth features in external hearing aids that […]

Old Hearing Aids Still Working

Q.  Would you believe my 15-year old hearing aids still work?  Since they do, is there any reason for me to get new ones? A.  If you still use your 15-year old hearing aids, you must rely on them a great deal to help you hear.  If they were in perfect working order, they would […]

Hearing Aid Frustration

Q.  My husband’s hearing aids are six years old.  He is frustrated with them of late because he has begun to change the volume frequently as he tries to understand us better during a meal, while watching TV, or even when we walk through our East Austin neighborhood.  Is it time for him to get […]

Wife Is Tuning Out

Q. My wife and I have spent a lot more time since March working from home together. Inotice she tunes out a lot of what I say unless I am beside her or in front of her. She will oftenmis-hear what I say, too. She is only 57. Is it time for her to get […]

Using a ‘Third’ Hearing Aid

Q.  Six of my co-workers and I still safely meet on occasion in the building’s largest conference room.  The other week, ‘Paul’ walked to the opposite side of the room and put a device the size of a small key fob on the table.  He announced it was his third hearing aid so he could […]

Using Bluetooth with Hearing Aids

Q.  My new Oticon hearing aids sound wonderful.  I should have gotten some years ago.  When I direct stream a movie on my iPad, a video call on my MacBook Pro, a phone call, music or book on tape from my iPhone into my hearing aids, the signal will alternate back and forth between my […]

Adding Hearing Aids to Your Routine

Q.  My Dad has some new hearing aids that help him a lot.  However, he might go 3 or 4 days without using them.  He says he forgets to put them on.  How can I encourage him to wear them more? A.  Kudos to your Dad for getting hearing aids and I am glad they […]

Hearing Aids’ Face Masks Settings

Q.  When I step over to my neighbor’s home to chat, we both wear face masks.  Even with my hearing aids on, his mask makes it harder for me to understand him. What can I do to allow my hearing aids to work better in this situation? A.  Yes, face masks have a negative impact […]

Level Out vs. Upgrade vs. Unlevel

Q.  I bought a hearing aid for my ‘bad’ ear 5 years ago.  Now my ‘good’ ear is bad enough to need an aid.  Can I get a matching aid to go with my old one, or do I have to get a new pair? A.  Since both of your ears need help, wearing two […]