Posted by - General.

So I can’t make this up! I lost my processor in its Aqua+ on Sunday. It was a bummer as I didn’t bring my back-up and only had my Kanso for the other side and didn’t bring the Aqua+ for that. However, 4 days later, Denise and I are sitting on the beach and we see this gentleman with a metal detector in the water! I sent my mom down to talk to the man and just let him know if he happens to find a processor, let us know! Not five minutes later he found it! Perfect working condition! Didn’t even have to change the battery or anything!!! By the way, the gentleman’s name was Walter and we had him take a picture with us! Read more

Posted by - General.

Remember Carl Fredricksen’s constant frustration with his hearing aids in the popular Pixar film Up? Unfortunately, there is some truth to Pixar’s depiction of hearing aids. Hearing aid feedback (loud squealing), excessive noise, and over-amplification can still be a problem. Anyone who has worn hearing aids for more than 5 years can recount numerous embarrassing occasions of older models squeaking in the middle of a dinner party or providing overwhelming amplification of car and wind noise. Read more

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I am 84 and have used hearing aids for 25 years. Until 2014 they worked so well that I could almost ignore them. But then I learned unconditionally that “sometimes hearing aids are just not enough”! I.e. like when talking to doctors, lawyers, family, work men around the house, fill in the blanks, etc! Read more

Posted by - Hearing Aid Batteries.

Hearing Tracker recently surveyed over 500 hearing aid users to help get a better idea of how long hearing aid batteries really last. We asked participants about their battery size, their hearing aid style, what brand of hearing aids they use, and whether they use streaming technologies, etc. Read more

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As a recent subscriber to The New York Times, I was thrilled to read the title “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Fight to be Heard” on March 25, 2016. However, after reading the text I was disappointed to see that the author mentions Hard of Hearing People in the title, but fails to include them in his text. Only 1% of deaf people use sign language as their usual means of communication. For hard of hearing people, who comprise the other 99% of people with hearing loss, sign language is just like a foreign language. Read more

Posted by - Regulation.

In a recent submission to the FCC, Apple argues that the current HAC compliance rules do not assess how well handsets and hearing aids actually “work together for consumers” and that the FCC should perform “qualitative assessments” to ensure handset usability for hearing aid users. Further, Apple proposed that the Commission should recognize solutions such as Made-For-iPhone (MFi) as viable alternatives to current hearing aid compatibility (HAC) compliance. Read more

Posted by - Events.

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss, invites you to attend Convention 2016, being held June 23-26, 2016 at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. The Convention, now in its 31st year, features an extensive educational program and exhibit hall and trade show for people with hearing loss as well as their families and professionals who work with them. Read more

Posted by - Hearables.

The Bragi Dash is one of the most talked about in-ear wearables (aka "hearables") to ever to hit the market. After raising over 3 million dollars through an extremely successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter (in early 2014), Munich-based Bragi went on to raise 22 million dollars in venture capital from a group of unidentified global investors (in Nov. 2015). In the most simple terms possible, the Dash can be described as a rechargeable wireless earphone that has the capability to store and play music files, stream bluetooth audio, track fitness stats (heart rate, step counter, etc), and provide two-way communication with a smartphone. Read more

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) published a new Qualified Listing yesterday for a “Samsung Bluetooth Hearing Aid,” from member company “Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.” The listing was first reported by Android Headlines who also reported that Samsung “applied for the Earcle trademark in South Korea and included references to hearing aids in this product documentation.” Read more