Timothy C. Steele, Ph.D., FAAA, president of Associated Audiologists, Inc., has extensive experience in the field of audiology. He is a clinical assistant professor and has an ad hoc graduate faculty appointment at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he teaches audiology coursework and he provides clinical instruction for audiology programs in the region. He earned his doctorate of philosophy in audiology degree from the University of Kansas. Dr. Steele’s research interests and passion are in the areas of hearing loss rehabilitation and hearing aids.
We recommend otoclips which are adult versions of the critter clips mentioned in another expert answer. These cost approximately $5-15. I would probably suggest the binaural... Read more
Technically, I believe all manufacturers use the same microphones but the algorithms that each digital hearing aid uses for processing vary greatly. I think it would be... Read more
First and foremost it's important that you work with an audiologist to have a comprehensive hearing evaluation performed if you are experiencing bothersome tinnitus. In some... Read more
It can take time for the middle ear swelling and fluid to resolve even after completion of antibiotics. If she is experiencing pain or drainage in her ear canal, then you... Read more
There is certainly no harm in wearing them regularly during your waking hours and probably more evidence to support consistent use being tied to better long-term outcomes.... Read more
This is a common question but we rarely see it as a problem. However, without knowing your son's specific needs, I can appreciate your concern. We've had success in the past... Read more
Another option for hearing aid donation is through the Sertoma organization. They can utilize donated hearing aids to help support those in need in local communities. Here's a... Read more