Hearing Aids vs. Ear Drops

Q.  For the past 3-4 years I have wondered if hearing aids would help me hear people more easily and more clearly.  The Austin American Statesman had a large ad a couple of weeks ago about ear drops that would restore hearing.  Should I try the drops before trying hearing aids? A.  I also saw […]

Recharge Them or Change Batteries

Q.  During my internet research into hearing aids, it seems like most hearing aid companies make ones that are rechargeable.  They also provide the same model hearing aid that uses batteries which need to be changed once a week or so.  Is one style of hearing aid better than another and are their any differences […]

Missing the News and Conversations

Q.  I’m lost.  When people say ‘virus’ it sounds like ‘dry rust’.  They say ‘wear a mask’ and I hear ‘where’s the flask’.  When I listed to the weather forecast is sounds like gobbledy gook. ‘Thunder storms’ sound more like ‘crumbly corns’.  How could hearing aids help? A.  Chances are you might have some hearing […]

Hearing with both ears, though one is deaf

Q.  I lost the hearing in my right ear 20 years ago when I was in high school.  Hearing better and keeping my current job has become even more important given the economic impact by the virus.  Is there a way a hearing aid might help my right ear? A.  I would recommend two steps […]

Tough Times Need Better Hearing

Q.  My parents are using the corona virus as the latest reason not to address their hearing loss.  With the news on all the time at their house, they get into even more disagreements because they mishear a lot of the news.  How can I get them to finally get some hearing aids? A.  Though […]

Mail Order Hearing Aids During Lockdown

Q.  My dog chewed up one of my hearing aids this week.  My hearing center is fully closed during the lockdown.  I have seen TV commercials for hearing aids, and my Mom’s Reader’s Digest has an insert ad in it for hearing aids.  Will these types of hearing aids be okay to use?   A. […]

Hearing Aids and Face Masks

Q.  I wear a face mask when I am at work and out running necessary errands like grocery shopping.  Are there better ways to wear a face mask with my hearing aids so the masks’ elastic bands around my ears do not pull off my hearing aids.   A.  As we wear masks more frequently, […]

Hearing Aids Connect to Devices

Q.  While doing my job from home these past few Covid-19 weeks, my colleagues and I conduct more conference calls and video calls than we ever did before.  The hearing problems I had in live meetings are much, much worse in virtual meetings.  Is there a hearing aid that can help me in video and […]

Hearing Health and Well-Being

Q.  My family and I have been staying at home for the past three weeks and my husband’s hearing loss is more and more evident.  He vacillates between irritation and isolation because of his trouble hearing us well.  Plus he needs the TV and radio to be much louder than the rest of us, which […]

TV is Turned up to “Insanity” Level

Q.  Now that we’re spending more time at home due to the virus, it has become undeniably apparent my wife needs the TV volume up much louder than any of the rest of our family.  If she could turn it up to 110, she would.  How would hearing aids help her?   A.  Hearing aids […]