I was born and raised in Chicago by two wonderful parents who insisted that my sister and I attend college. I am extremely lucky to have an established and wonderful career where I change people's lives every day. Our practice is small and we take great pride in the care we provide our patients. We know our patients, their families and they know our families as well. Personalized service and attention is always at the forefront. I am happily married with two beautiful daughters and recently added to our family one son!
In the ear products are not rated for moisture resistance. All of the big manufacturers have well made products. Because you are putting an electronic device in a dark and... Read more
All of the big manufacturers have custom products powerful enough to accommodate your hearing needs, however, it is more important that you find a provider who will care for... Read more
A hearing health provider's title is distinguished by level of education which determines the type of service and care allowed. A dispensing license can be obtained with the... Read more
Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss in adults. It is a result of damage to the hearing nerve and is irreversible. Treatment for most... Read more
We have only fit a handful of patients so far. But, so far the feedback (no pun intended) has been great for hearing in noise! We all have different abilities to hear in... Read more
In my opinion. It is not which app is best, but which hearing solution/app meets your specific needs. The solution should be customized for you according to your specific... Read more
The button needs to be "adjusted or programmed" by your provider in order for it to function. Or maybe the button is broken. I'd make an appointment to see your hearing... Read more
Yes the sound quality is much cleaner and clearer as the new technology works harder and smarter. You won't be disappointed!
The answer to your question is yes. But consider this as well as I play the devil's advocate. There are 6 major hearing aid manufacturers in the market place and if you move... Read more
Yes, the new Oticon product is iPhone compatible and will stream through both ears as the Resound and Starkey products do. An iPhone 5 or greater is needed to accomplish this.
An app that will stream live TV through your devices is called Tunity. It will be of help when you are not at home.
The previous answer offered some good solutions but there are also wireless headsets that can solve your dilemma. These come at all costs. Some headsets fit over the head... Read more
Short answer: The Audeo B connects to most any Bluetooth enabled phone and will stream your phone call to one ear. It will not stream media.
With most manufacturers you will get more power with a behind the ear product as the first reply explains, however, Starkey Hearing Technologies is one manufacturer that always... Read more
Your success with what you describe is based upon your ear anatomy and the artistry of the manufacturer. If the device can be made deep enough to touch the bony portion of the... Read more
The answer lies in how deep the device can be built to fit in your ear. Most of the ear canal has cartilage under the skin, however the last third of the ear canal is bone. ... Read more
All of the major manufacturers have a solution for tinnitus built into their products at a variety of technology levels. In many instances, the hearing aid alone can be an... Read more
Yes, the latest technology has features to make you successful. Technology has never been better. Not everyone needs the highest level of technology. What is most... Read more
The average cost of a premium hearing aid will vary in each market. Hearing aids can range from hundreds of dollars to $4000 per device. When you purchase hearing aids, the... Read more
It sounds like you need to find a provider who understands your specific listening needs, evaluates your ability to hear in noise and will recommend the right solutions. ... Read more
It is my humble opinion that there really is no "best" hearing aid; however the best device is one which is properly programmed to fit your needs. All of the major hearing... Read more
Fitting hearing aids is an art. My advice to you is to research providers in your area and interview the top 2 or 3. Make sure that real ear measurements and or speech... Read more
The Esteem Hearing Implant is a hearing aid specifically made with water sports in mind. There is a long list of indications and contraindications. Esteem requires the skill... Read more
The best hearing aid is the one that meets your lifestyle and needs and is fit using evidence based practices. With any device, a qualified provider should have equipment to... Read more
Flyte hearing aids are normal hearing aids. They are made for TruHearing. If the device meets your needs, is fit appropriately (using real ear and or speech mapping), and... Read more
The good news is that on your device, all of your telecoil programs are adjustable! This is not true for all products. Return to your provider to have this resolved.
Yes you can have the devices unlocked. However, unfortunately, even if they are unlocked, the devices may not be able to be programmed in another country. Let your... Read more
Currently there are no waterproof devices available in the latest technology. All of the big 6 manufacturers have highly rated water resistant products which includes OPN . ... Read more
There is no best solution for a sensorineural hearing loss. What is important is that your specific listening needs are addressed and that the solution fits your prescriptive... Read more
If you have hearing benefits written into your policy, accessories may be covered. Check your benefits if you have private health insurance. Medicare will not pay for... Read more
Yes AGX is a private label which uses 5 of the 6 major manufacturers. I've said this before; the product is only a part of the solution. The relationship you have with your... Read more
It is important to understand that a hearing aid is only part of the solution in treating a hearing loss. Most studies show that the care you receive has a significant impact... Read more
In our practice we never let a hearing device walk out the door without performing real ear measurements. Think of the ear canal as a tube. If you roll up a piece of... Read more
When the eustacian tube opens and closes, it can have an impact on the percieved volume of sound. When the eustacian tube is closed, speech may sound softer or muffled. When... Read more
All of the major manufacturers have cutting edge technology. Halo is the original name for Starkey's made for iPhone product. There have since been updated versions of Halo... Read more
Both Android devices and Apple products work equally with the OPN platform. The iPhone connects directly to the phone while Android products require the use of an accessory... Read more
What you describe is most common. As we age the hearimg nerve ages too! That being said, surgery is not a solution for damage to the auditory nerve. It is fortunate that... Read more
Both brands are under the same umbrella and owned by the same company. Technology wise, you will have a good product. Yes, Resound branded devices can be programmed by any... Read more
Rechargeable batteries are a personal preference and are always given consideration for receiver in the ear (behind the ear) devices. Discussions always center on convenience... Read more
All of the big six manufacturers can connect directly to an iPhone. Starkey, Phonak, Oticon, Resound, Widex and Siemens.
There are many causes of whistling or feedback. Commonly wax build up in your ears, or improperly fit or programmed devices can be the culprit. A broken tube on a traditional... Read more
New devices, as a pair, work together to give you optimal hearing. However, it is possible to replace a single device and have mismatched technology. Yes, some ears prefer... Read more
Start with the surgeon. Ask why he or she prefers implanting particular manufacturers. Your ear anatomy also plays a role in the selection. The audiologist can then guide you... Read more
This is a question that many patients ask. Speech testing in a soundproof room does not give enough information as to how we hear. If the audiologist uses best practices,... Read more
One sided symptoms always require attention. You should make an appointment to see an audiologist. The audiologist will take a thorough case history, examine your ears,... Read more
To answer your question, here's a short blog that I published in August. http://www.chicagonow.com/say-what/2018/08/invisible-hearing-aids/
Yes, most older devices can be repaired even if the manufacturer who designed them can not. The only word of caution is that with an older device, you may be opening up... Read more
Without having a crystal ball, there is no way to calculate a release date for "direct to Android" connectivity to the Quattro. Trust me, we all keep asking! We do know that... Read more
Believe it or not, there's also an Ear Dryer made by Macks! The product is great for those of us who always get water trapped in our ears. It's gentle and safe to use.
The best protection is any plug, custom or non custom that fits correctly and is inserted properly. An audiologist can guide you through choices for fit and comfort and they... Read more
It is my understanding that if you compare technology levels within the same product line for a single manufacturer, it is the software. If you compare products between... Read more
Four out of the six major hearing aid manufacturers Starkey, Widex, Signia and Phonak make BiCros solutions. Each of these products are great if fit properly . Most patients... Read more
Yes it is possible to choose a hearing aid based on a hearing test. Fitting hearing aids on the basis of a hearing test alone is done routinely on mission trips when we see... Read more
Medicare provides so little in the way of dental, vision and hearing care. Unfortunately, this is the way Medicare was set up and offering hearing aids as a benefit would make... Read more
Both devices you describe work perfectly with Apple products. The big difference is that Oticon's system requires the phone to be in close proximity when you are having a... Read more
Do not trust an online test. If you are going to invest in hearing aids, invest in yourself by having your hearing evaluated by an Audiologist. You cannot check for wax with... Read more