Support an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids

Support an Active Lifestyle with Hearing Aids

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle & Leisure

Sometimes people who have hearing issues are resistant to the idea of starting to wear hearing aids. We commonly hear concerns like, “They’ll make me feel old,” or, “I won’t be able to do the things I used to.” The reality is that untreated hearing loss is what can take away our mobility and limit our activities. Hearing aids, by …

Myths about Hearing Aids

Myths about Hearing Aids

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

Are you struggling to hear people more and more and suspect you may have a hearing loss? There are a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss, but with better understanding of this serious condition we can raise awareness and help you and others know the facts about hearing loss. Here are a few common myths about hearing loss and the …

How do Hearing Aids Work?

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Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

It’s common to struggle to hear what people say every now and then, but if it seems like it’s happening all the time, then it’s time to have your hearing tested. While hearing loss is permanent, the most common treatment is hearing aids. These amazing devices amplify sounds you struggle to hear, based on your individual hearing exam. How do …

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

The Pros & Cons of Different Hearing Aid Types

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

Entering into the arena of hearing aids can be overwhelming for the average person. It’s like learning a whole new language! But, it’s a process that pays off. The vast majority of people who wear hearing aids are happy with their purchase and would recommend them to a friend. Hearing aids are responsible for improving relationships, adding vibrancy to life …

What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss

What is Single-Sided Hearing Loss

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss Treatment

The symptoms of hearing loss in one ear can be life-altering. Unilateral hearing loss (UHL), is a common and distressing ailment that affects an estimated 60,000 people in the United States each year. Here are some basic facts regarding single-sided deafness and the most effective treatments for this distinctive form of hearing loss. The cause of unilateral hearing loss Unilateral …

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes, and technological advancements have created more options that were imagined in the past. With so many new styles and types of hearing aids, it is important to get to know some of the basic features and functions that hearing aids provide. Indeed, some of these features are only available in one style …

Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing Aid Compatible Assistive Listening Devices

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss Treatment, Hearing Technology

The innovation of hearing aid technology in recent years has significantly enhanced user experience for those with hearing loss. There is such a wide range of features and options that allow hearing aids to easily integrate into your daily life and maximize your hearing in all environments you navigate.  In addition to hearing aids, there are numerous types of assistive …

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

Going Digital with Your Hearing Aids

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

Advanced Hearing Aid Technology An estimated 48 million Americans are living with some degree of hearing loss. People who use hearing aids depend on them to perform and assist with the various functions of our hearing ability. It is, therefore, up to hearing aid manufacturers to ensure that these devices are in line—and often compatible—with the technology of the day. …

Hearing Aid Features that Support Modern Lifestyle

Hearing Aid Features that Support Modern Lifestyle

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Lifestyle & Leisure, News

Hearing aids have come quite a long way since your grandparent’s generation. Advances in technology have allowed for smaller and smaller components, greater connectivity between devices, and better plastics. This has resulted in hearing aids that are sleek, modern, and wired to suit all of your wireless needs. Modern hearing aids are sturdy, complex machines that are perfect for your …

Headphones & Hearing Aids

Headphones & Hearing Aids

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hearing Protection, News, Tips & Tricks

These days, it seems like everyone is plugged into a device, whether making a phone call or listening to music on their commute. It may be that the headphones you are wearing are contributing to hearing damage. Headphones are getting smaller and more technologically advanced. Smaller is not always better, in fact. There are in fact links between the use …