High Fever is one Potential Cause of Hearing Loss

Posted by Lori on Thursday February 1, 2018

  Our hearing is a complex system of delicate and interconnected parts. And while it can withstand much, some things are known to damage the tiny hairs (stereocilia) and nerve cells in your inner ear — which can cause or result in hearing loss.   These things include loud noises,…

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Where to buy hearing aids – online or from a hearing professional?

Posted by Lori on Thursday February 1, 2018

If you’re reading this post, you’re probably thinking about getting hearing aids. You’re doing what almost everyone does today before they buy a vacuum or TV, or book a vacation or try a new restaurant — you’re doing online research.   You are smart. Consumers today have an abundance of…

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Hearing aid memories: What they are and when to use them

Posted by Lori on Thursday March 1, 2018

Open up a hearing aid brochure or visit a hearing aid manufacturer’s website, and you’ll likely come across the term “memories.” Memories refers to different environmental programs that can be accessed by the hearing aid user. These memories manipulate the hearing aid’s gain, frequency response, and microphone mode (directionality) in…

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Tech Tip: Using “Find My Hearing Aids”

Posted by Lori on Friday March 2, 2018

You know that scary and stressful feeling you get when you misplace your keys or wallet? As some of you may know, that feeling gets worse when the items missing are your hearing aids. Hearing aids are an investment, and it is terrifying to lose something that's often a big…

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18 Everyday Sounds That Can Hurt Your Hearing

Posted by Lori on Monday April 2, 2018

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in America — and exposure to loud noise is a leading cause. So what is considered “loud”?   Exposure to any sound 85dB and above can cause hearing damage, though duration is also a factor. Here are 18 common sounds that…

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Beating the dinner din — five dining out tips for people with hearing loss

Posted by Lori on Friday April 13, 2018

Does it seem that, over the years, restaurants have been getting louder and louder? It’s not your imagination! According to industry insiders, restaurants sometimes deliberately create louder environments for a variety of reasons. These reasons can vary from wanting to create a “fun” atmosphere to making it so customers don’t…

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Age-related hearing loss is expected to increase

Posted by Lori on Tuesday May 1, 2018

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the older we get, the more likely it is we’ll lose our hearing. It’s just one by-product of living a long, fulfilling life (along with fading eyesight, weakened muscles, wisdom, experience…).   That doesn’t lessen the shock of this statistic by the World Health Organization.…

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All Ears: Aren’t all hearing aids the same?

Posted by Lori on Tuesday May 15, 2018

This is actually a multi-faceted question! At its most basic, the answer could be “yes,” because — from a manufacturing standpoint — hearing aids all require the same parts: a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver (or speaker) and a battery source. And, from a functional standpoint, all hearing aids should…

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Wearing Hearing Aids is “no big deal”

Posted by Lori on Friday June 1, 2018

Starkey hearing aid wearers frequently share their stories. Below is an interview with Starkey wearer Lauren that was originally published on the Starkey Hearing Technologies blog in 2017.   Tell me a little bit about yourself?   My name is Lauren. I live in New York City, and I'm a…

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Why should you get your hearing aids professionally cleaned?

Posted by Lori on Monday June 18, 2018

I treat my hearing aids a lot like my car, maybe better actually. Both are routinely treated to cleaning rituals and maintenance tune-ups. And while my car may only get cleaned once a month, I make sure I dry and clean my hearing aids daily, regardless of how long I…

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Watching TV with Hearing Aids

Posted by Lori on Tuesday July 3, 2018

When meeting with your hearing healthcare provider, you were probably given a questionnaire asking about situations where hearing is challenging. If TV was on that list, your provider may have discussed some solutions to help make TV listening easier and more enjoyable. Like many people, you might have decided to…

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What is the best way to clean my ears?

Posted by Lori on Thursday July 12, 2018

Believe it or not, one of the most frequently asked questions we get is about the best way to clean your ears. But before I answer it, I first like to remind people why we have earwax. Cerumen, often referred to as earwax, is produced by the ear for several…

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Understanding your hearing aid batteries life-span

Posted by Lori on Wednesday August 1, 2018

One of the most annoying things that can happen with hearing aids is when you hear the tinny voice say “Low Battery.” But a lot of factors play into how quickly your hearing aid batteries are used. The quality of your hearing aid batteries can affect a lot of things:…

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What’s the difference between a cochlear implant and a hearing aid?

Posted by Lori on Friday August 17, 2018

Q: What’s the difference between a cochlear implant and a hearing aid? A: Cochlear implants and hearing aids are both medical devices used to treat sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type of hearing loss. While both devices treat hearing loss, hearing aids are much more common than cochlear implants. Hearing…

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Introducing A Hearing Revolution – Livio AI Hearing Aids

Posted by Lori on Friday September 7, 2018

A hearing revolution has arrived. Brand-new from Starkey® Hearing Technologies comes the world’s first healthable hearing aid with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. Able to track brain and body health, Livio™ AI puts your hearing health in your hands via a new mobile app – the Thrive™ Hearing app –…

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Stream Like Never Before with Three New Wireless Accessories

Posted by Lori on Friday September 14, 2018

Designed to provide universal connectivity and greater streaming capabilities, three new wireless hearing aid accessories from Starkey Hearing Technologies work with Livio AI hearing aids to help you engage with the world around you.   The TV While the Thrive Hearing app also enables direct streaming of audio, music and…

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Hear better and live better with the Thrive Hearing app

Posted by Lori on Thursday October 11, 2018

If you haven’t yet heard about our revolutionary new Livio™ AI hearing aids, then before you read any further, check out this real quick. And maybe this too. If you have heard about it — or if you’re back from that short detour — then this blog is all about…

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You can now fine-tune your hearing aids from anywhere

Posted by Lori on Friday October 19, 2018

With our new telehealth program, Hearing Care Anywhere, Livio™ AI hearing aid wearers can request minor adjustments to their hearing aids from their hearing care professional — without needing to make an appointment or stop into their office. Hearing Care Anywhere is convenient, and it’s easy to use If you’re…

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The connection between diabetes and hearing loss

Posted by Lori on Wednesday November 14, 2018

The relationship between hearing loss and diabetes has long been debated. But research now concludes that hearing loss is more prevalent in adults with diabetes. One research study included data from participants ranging in age from 20 to 69. Important information they found: People with diabetes were 2x more likely…

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How do you say, “It’s also an ear-worn language translator”?

Posted by Lori on Tuesday November 20, 2018

Introduced less than two months ago, Livio AI hearing aids are already changing how people think of and use hearing aids. Why? Because Livio AI is the first multi-purpose hearing device that not only sounds better than other hearing aids out there, it also let you track your brain and…

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Do’s and don’ts of communicating in a busy environment

Posted by Lori on Tuesday December 11, 2018

Hearing aids are amazing! But even people with normal hearing can sometimes struggle in loud environments. If you find yourself in a busy environment, these tips can help. Do’s 1. Do look at the people you are speaking with. We all use visual cues whether we realize it or not.…

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Realistic Programs For Asian Mail order brides For 2019

Posted by Lori on Saturday December 15, 2018

Should you be single, you almost certainly happen to be preoccupied by means of dating constantly. It matters not the sexuality, getting a meeting for the saturday or sunday will probably be as older as Adam and Event. Men usually carry out checking and asking simply because the gals usually…

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Do’s and don’ts of getting hearing aids

Posted by Lori on Thursday December 20, 2018

Getting hearing aids is a big decision and a smart investment towards your future quality of life. Before you make the decision, consider these tips to help ensure you get the best hearing aids for your needs. Do’s 1. Do speak with a hearing professional about situations you want to…

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