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 …

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Hearing Aids

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

Summertime presents opportunities to connect with friends and family for fun in the sun, but it is not without its hazards for hearing aids! If you’re gearing up for summer activities, remember these tips to help keep your hearing aids in tip-top shape! Hearing Aids are Water-Resistant, Not Waterproof With few exceptions, hearing aids are able to withstand a little …

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 …

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

Why You Should Treat Bilateral Hearing Loss with Two Hearing Aids

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

If you have hearing loss, there’s very little chance it will be equal in each ear. People frequently notice that one ear hears better than the other and refer to it as their “good ear.” The results of a hearing test may reveal that this form of hearing loss is “unilateral.” Unilateral hearing loss can manifest as a diminished capacity …

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids

Preparing for Emergencies with Hearing Aids   

Leanne E. Polhill, LHAS, BC-HIS, BA Hearing Aids, Tips & Tricks

Although most of us would much rather be optimistic and not think about it, emergencies can and do happen. Extreme situations can develop quickly and have a devastating impact. Being prepared can make all the difference when it comes to getting through a disaster. If you have hearing loss, this involves making some special preparations to make sure you stay …