Hearing Aid Resources

Articles and resources to help you succeed with hearing aids

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...

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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...

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Earasers Expert Review - Hear For Yourself

Earasers are high-fidelity hearing protection devices designed for musicians and concertgoers. They claim to offer “the world’s first flat...

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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
Eargasm Earplugs Review with Audio Samples

Dr Steve Taddei got his hands on a pair of Eargasm earplugs and measured their performance in the HearingTracker Lab. Experience these new Eargasm...

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NPR x EarPeace Earplugs Review with Audio Samples

Dr Steve Taddei got his hands on a pair of the NPR x EarPeace earplugs and measured their performance in the HearingTracker Lab. Experience these...

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Loop Experience Pro Earplug: Expert Review and Audio Samples

I recently acquired Loop Experience Pro Earplugs and measured their performance in the HearingTracker Lab. In my review, I provide my overall...

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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.

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Minuendo Lossless Earplugs - Do They Work as Advertised?

Dr Steve Taddei puts the Minuendo Lossless Earplugs to the test in the HearingTracker Audio Lab to test the fit, sound attenuation, and frequency...

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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
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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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