How to Hear Soft Speech 20% Better Than with Your Old Hearing Aids!
Oticon has long made excellent, very successful hearing devices. This time, they have made some changes to their products that are a significant evolution and didn’t increase prices. The newest, high-tech hearing devices, the Opn S 1, have made the following improvements over their last high-tech hearing devices: Improved ability to understand soft speech by…Read More
Hearing Aid Insurance Coverage: What Questions to Ask and What to Avoid
Most insurance companies still have exclusion policies in regards to hearing aids, meaning they will not cover hearing aids or anything hearing aid related like follow-ups, repairs and supplies. Some insurance policies do have coverage, but they have many restrictions and red tape. Here are some things you need to know to be able to…Read More
Smart Buying Decisions: How Hearing Aids Give You a Great Return on Your Investment
If you’re one of the nearly 40 million Americans who experience hearing loss, maybe it’s time to consider investing in your hearing health. Research shows that the rewards can be substantial. In fact, identifying and addressing hearing loss has been shown to positively influence virtually every aspect of an individual’s life—helping people personally, professionally, and…Read More
What is the Process to Get Hearing Testing or Hearing Aids
I get this question so often that I thought it would be prudent to write a short post about exactly what the process is like for those who may be a little nervous about their first audiology appointment. 1. The first step is to call and make an appointment. Some clinics do have walk-in hours,…Read More
Hearing Aids and Health Insurance – How to Select an Insurance Plan
Depending on your particular insurance plan, hearing exams, devices, repairs, and batteries may not be a covered benefit. If you have an employer-sponsored plan, your employer may have purchased a specific “rider” that does cover hearing healthcare. However, the person you are speaking to about your benefits may not know that and may not think…Read More
iPhone-Controlled Hearing Aids. Are They Hype or Something Real?
GNResound has made big news with an iPhone-controlled hearing aid. I’m a huge technology buff and an early adopter. I was excited to have the chance to see this in person. The short version of my impression is mixed. I think the idea is very forward thinking and has potential. I don’t think the technology…Read More