Hearing Aid Resources

Articles and resources to help you succeed with hearing aids

The Truth About Tinnitus Treatments: What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

Learn about the latest innovative treatments for tinnitus that your doctor might not be telling you. Discover how bimodal neuromodulation and...

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10 Best Apps for People with Hearing Loss: Top Picks

Here's a Top-10 roundup of the best iOS and Android apps for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing—so you can download your way to easier...

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I Lost My Hearing Aid! What Can I Do? Tips and Strategies for Finding and Preventing Lost Hearing Aids

A comprehensive guide for finding lost hearing aids, covering how to use "Find My Hearing Aid" apps, conducting thorough searches, and contacting...

Carly Sygrove on
Phonak Has Something for Everyone This Spring

Phonak’s Lumity family of hearing aids has been designed to optimize speech understanding in the many settings people with hearing loss often find...

Bill Bielski, AuD on
Taking Control of Your Hearing with Phonak CROS Lumity and Roger

If you have unaidable hearing in one ear and normal hearing on the other side or if you have an aidable hearing loss in your better ear, CROS...

Dr. Alyssa Ricevuto on
What’s a Hearing Number and Why You Should Know Yours

You should know your "Hearing Number" just like you should know your eyesight and blood pressure numbers. Here's what the Hearing Number is, how...

Carly Sygrove on
Quietest and Loudest US Restaurant Chains as Rated by the SoundPrint App

The SoundPrint app, which has a sound-level meter, and its users have identified the quietest public places—restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and...

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Hearing Aids with Artificial Intelligence (AI): Review of Features, Capabilities and Models that Use AI and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and Deep Neural Networks (DNN) are transforming hearing aids by enhancing speech...

Carly Sygrove on
User Review of Bellman & Symfon Maxi Pro: A Useful Device for Amplifying Conversations, TV and Phone Calls

The Bellman and Symfon Maxi Pro is a simple, easy-to-use personal listening system that provides clear amplified sound for conversations, TV...

Digby Cook on
New Lumity Products Cater to Individuals with Complex Listening Needs

The new Lumity product line uniquely caters to individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss, unilateral hearing loss, and pediatric patients,...

Abigail Poyser, AuD on
Tips for Searching for a Job When You Have a Hearing Loss

Navigating the job search with hearing loss presents unique challenges. This article offers comprehensive guidance for those with hearing loss,...

Adriana Aleksandrova on
Hearing Aids as Health and Fitness Trackers: Monitor Your Hearing, Steps, Body, and Mind for a Healthier Lifestyle

Looking for a health- and fitness-tracking hearing aid that provides data on improving mental, physical, and social well-being? Here we review the...

Carly Sygrove on
Hear with Your Eyes: A Review of Live Captioning Glasses and the Vision of Making Conversation Easier for All

Augmented Reality (AR) glasses equipped with real-time captioning are empowering individuals with hearing loss to communicate effortlessly. Find...

Carly Sygrove on
Flying with Hearing Loss: Best Airlines and Airport Travel Accommodations for People with Hearing Aids and Implants

HearingTracker explores accommodations from some of the most popular U.S. airlines for passengers with hearing aids and cochlear implants. We also...

Carly Sygrove on
How to Clean and Maintain RIC, BTE, ITE, and OTC Hearing Aids

Follow these tips to get the best performance from your hearing aids while extending their service life.

Carly Sygrove on
Phonak Roger On V2: The Best Noise Cancelling Hearing Aid Accessory

Hearing better in background noise is the #1 goal for most hearing aid users. Roger On can help even if your hearing aids fail to deliver.

Matthew Allsop on
Widex SoundRelax: Enhanced Tinnitus Relief System

SoundRelax is a new feature from Widex offering a range of calming sounds designed to manage tinnitus, soothe anxiety, and boost concentration.

Matthew Allsop on
Optimizing Hearing Aids for Music: A Practical Guide

Do the notes of a piano sound distorted? Or do songs you know intimately seem off, or does all music sound excessively tinny? Don't worry.

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Top-8 Advanced Technologies and Tips for Watching Television with a Hearing Loss

This article explains why TV listening is more difficult with flatscreen televisions and outlines eight potential solutions, particularly tailored...

Carly Sygrove on
Every Patient Is Unique and So Are Phonak Virto™ Paradise Custom-Made Hearing Aids

Phonak’s ITE Patient Expectations Checklist has been thoughtfully designed to systematically aid in your discussion regarding the benefits and...

Brandy Heckroodt, AuD on
Top 10 Free Online Hearing Tests You Can Try Today

Online hearing tests and apps are a quick way to check whether your hearing needs attention. Some even provide you with an approximate audiogram—a...

Tina Sieber, PhD on
The 8 Best Hearing Aid Accessories

Accessories for hearing aids can be extremely helpful—whether you're listening to a lecture, trying to hear someone in a noisy bar or restaurant,...

Carly Sygrove on
Best Cell Phones for the Hearing Impaired

Every smartphone has accessibility features, but some models are more comprehensive than others. If you have a hearing loss, this article will...

Tina Sieber, PhD on
Phonak is for Everyone

Driven by a heritage of audiological expertise, Phonak has spent more than 75 years creating key hearing solutions that address the most...

Justin Elder on
3DME In-Ear Monitors - Tested in the Lab!

For musicians, audio engineers, or in general those looking for advanced active hearing protection, 3DME In-Ear Monitors offer a comprehensive...

Dr Steve Taddei on
Conversations Shine with Phonak Audéo™ Lumity

Speech understanding is essential. It is consistently rated as a top need that people with hearing loss continually seek improvements in. With...

Justin Elder on
Vertigo and Dizziness: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Most people experience vertigo and dizziness at one time or another. Here is what you need to know about this disorienting problem, the...

Brad Ingrao, AuD on
Introducing Three New Hearing Aids To Enhance Your Well-Being

The impact of hearing loss is often underestimated. Growing evidence shows that taking steps towards hearing well is linked to a greater state of...

Justin Elder on
Rediscover the Sound of Paradise with Phonak Virto™ Paradise

Virto Paradise is custom-made to perfectly fit your ears and listening needs and provides unrivaled sound quality and universal connectivity.

Justin Elder on
How to Find a Good Audiologist

Finding a good audiologist can be a real challenge. Check out our list of audiologist search tools, and learn more about the differences in...

Kristen Fischer on
Meniere’s Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Also known as endolymphatic hydrops, Meniere’s is a disorder of balance, hearing or both caused by an increase in inner ear fluid called endolymph.

Brad Ingrao, AuD on
TruHearing: What It Is, How It Works, and Is It Right for You?

TruHearing is the leading administrator of hearing healthcare benefits in the USA. The company offers a wide selection of discounted hearing aids...

Tina Sieber, PhD on
Phonak ActiveVent™ Receiver: The World’s First Intelligent Hearing Aid Receiver

ActiveVent Receiver is an innovative speaker technology, featuring a mechanically switching vent that provides naturalness of your own voice while...

Justin Elder on
Earmolds for Hearing Aids: Choosing the Best for You

Earmolds play a key role in enhancing your hearing, and the choice between the two varieties—hard and soft—can feel difficult. We take a closer...

Erin Marsh on
Domes Versus Earmolds: Which Are Better for You?

One decision to make when wearing hearing aids is whether to choose domes or earmolds to fit inside your ear canal. Your unique hearing loss,...

Erin Marsh on
Phonak CROS P – A Paradise Solution for Unilateral Hearing Loss

Individuals who exhibit unilateral hearing loss (UHL) and the hearing care professionals (HCPs) who care for them understand that UHL is not half...

Justin Elder on
Android 10 Hearing Loss Accessibility Guide

With Android 10, Google added a number of features to support users with hearing loss including Live Transcribe, Live Caption, and Sound...

John Loeppky on
iPhone Hearing Loss Accessibility Guide: iOS 15 Update

iPhone offers a number out-of-the box accessibility features for hearing loss, and and now with iOS 15, we've seen the addition of Conversation...

John Loeppky on
Best Smoke Detectors for People with Hearing Loss

Are you afraid of missing the sound of a smoke alarm? Special smoke alarms are available that provide tactile and visual signals to ensure you are...

Caleb Hill on
Could a Hearing Dog Help You?

A hearing dog provides independence, love, companionship, and emotional support, giving deaf people confidence to reconnect with their family,...

Carly Sygrove on
7 Best Noise Cancelling and Noise Reducing Apps for Windows

Noise cancelling and noise reducing apps for Windows can help suppress unwanted sounds so you can get back to productive and enjoyable virtual...

Chloe Brittain on
How to Navigate Higher Ed When You Have Hearing Loss

If you’re hard of hearing and starting a higher-education program, make sure that you have appropriate accommodations. Here are five things to...

Julia Métraux on
Roger On™: A Microphone Dedicated for All Conversations

Roger On is a microphone dedicated for all conversations that occur in background noise and over distance. With its ability to distinguish the...

Justin Elder on
The Cochlear Implant Surgery and Recovery Process

As with any surgery, you will probably be feeling nervous, hopeful, and excited. Just remember—cochlear implant surgery is relatively simple.

Meagan Borgelt on
How To Enable Live Captions and Transcription In Zoom

Log into Zoom on your Internet browser — not the app. Enable automatic speech recognition (ASR) closed captioning for your Zoom meetings by...

Shari Eberts on
A Smart-Shopper’s Guide to Hearing Aids in the UK

If you’re shopping for your first pair of hearing aids in the UK, take a moment to explore your options. To find the right solution for you, talk...

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How To Get a Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implants are an established, FDA-approved medical treatment option designed to replace the function of the inner ear (cochlea) and mimic...

Meagan Borgelt on
Does Insurance Cover Cochlear Implants?

Navigating insurance can certainly feel overwhelming, so to make the process easier, Cochlear has a pre-surgical Insurance Support Team to help...

Meagan Borgelt on
How Long Do Hearing Aid Batteries Last?

Our survey on hearing aid batteries revealed major differences in how long batteries last depending on size and brand of battery, brand of hearing...

Abram Bailey, AuD on
Auditory Training – Brain Training That May Help You Hear Better In Difficult Situations

One often-overlooked hearing enhancement tool is auditory training, a “brain training” technique for the ears, that is often used to improve...

Stu Nunnery on
Hearing Loops Make It Easier to Hear With Hearing Aids

When wearing hearing aids, hearing loops (or telecoil loops) can help improve your hearing. They are installed in a variety of establishments.

Stu Nunnery on
What Is Frequency Compression in Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are now so sophisticated that they have features hardly anyone but audiologists are aware of, much less understand. Most of us just...

Erica Manfred on
How to Buy a Hearing Aid

Buying a hearing aid doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. Don't get lost in the marketing noise.

David Copithorne on
When to Upgrade: How Often Should I Replace My Hearing Aids?

If your current hearing aids are functioning well and meeting your hearing needs, there may be no reason to upgrade. However, you may want to...

Abram Bailey, AuD on