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Preparing For Your First Hearing Test

Preparing For Your First Hearing Test

You’ve finally made the decision to have your hearing tested, and take a step towards better hearing- well done! Now that you’ve started on your journey, how should you go about preparing for your first hearing test? How much time do you need to set aside, and what...

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How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Hearing Aids?

How Long Should You Wait Before Getting Hearing Aids?

Hearing loss, especially age-related hearing loss, often occurs gradually. Many people do not notice their hearing beginning to change, and a few years can go by before their hearing loss begins to interfere with their communication and activities of normal life. Even...

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Why Can You Hear When Your Ears Are Blocked?

Why Can You Hear When Your Ears Are Blocked?

We all know that our ears are responsible for hearing. However, you may have noticed that even when you fully block their ears, you can still hear some sound, although it’s softer and more muffled. Why can you hear when your ears are blocked? Do the ear canals need to...

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What Can You Do With Old Hearing Aids?

What Can You Do With Old Hearing Aids?

Do you have old hearing aids lying around? Perhaps you replaced them with new technology, or perhaps they belonged to a loved one who passed away. Hearing aids are often fairly costly, and it can feel like a real waste to let them lie unused or just throw them away....

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Home Security and Hearing Loss

Home Security and Hearing Loss

Many people with hearing loss, even those who wear hearing aids, worry about safety and security, especially at night. What happens if there is a break in, a fire, or other danger? Will you be able to hear the threat or be woken by the alarm, especially as you will...

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Hearing Aids in the Wind

Hearing Aids in the Wind

Anyone who has ever tried to speak into a microphone in a windy situation will know that they do not work very well together! The wind on the microphone can cause a very unpleasant roaring sound and distortion. This can happen and has traditionally been known to...

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Can Smoking Affect Your Hearing?

Can Smoking Affect Your Hearing?

We all know that smoking cigarette can have many negative effects on the human body. Many people know the biggest risks but aren’t aware of how it affects things like our senses. Can smoking affect your hearing? Let’s have a look at the research, and see what impact...

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Travelling with Hearing Aids

Travelling with Hearing Aids

As international travel slowly reopens, many people with new hearing aids are wondering how best to manage them while they travel. Should you remove your hearing aids when flying long-distance? How should you store them? Will you be able to charge your rechargeable...

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Which Hearing Aid goes into which ear?

Which Hearing Aid goes into which ear?

Well, you’ve done it- you’ve got new hearing aids, and you managed to wear them and take them off that night. Now it’s the next morning, and you need to put them back in- but you don’t know which one is which! Which hearing aid goes into which ear? Are they...

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Itchy Ears

Itchy Ears

If you’ve recently started wearing hearing aids, you might have experienced itchy ears at the beginning! Or, perhaps, your ears still get itchy after wearing your hearing aids for some time. Itchiness at the beginning is not uncommon, but there are some tips and...

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