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What to Expect from Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

What to Expect from Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

In 2017, Congress passed a law for over-the-counter hearing aids to be sold for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. Over-the-counter hearing aids will be sold in stores and online without a medical evaluation or hearing test from an audiologist. This will...
MEDICARE & HEARING AIDS

MEDICARE & HEARING AIDS

In 2021 there was discussion about the possibility of Medicare paying for hearing aids.  This was actually part of the proposed coverage under the Build Back Better Bill.  This bill was initially a $3.5 trillion dollar proposal which included Medicare coverage for...
Listen Up While Masking Up

Listen Up While Masking Up

We always suggest to our patients that they wear their hearing aids as often as possible.  But what we have found is many of them are not wearing their hearing aids when they leave their house anymore. Why? Because they are nervous about losing their hearing aids when...
Hearing Aids Are Like Running Shoes

Hearing Aids Are Like Running Shoes

This past summer I started to run. I wanted to improve my health and figured running would be easy to incorporate into my afterwork routine. So, one day I strapped on my sneakers and off I went. In those first few weeks of running, everything hurt. But the more I ran...
Why You Need the Bells & Whistles

Why You Need the Bells & Whistles

A frequent comment we hear from patients is that they just want a simple hearing aid and they don’t need all the “bells and whistles.” But, what are the “bells and whistles?” I think most people are referring to Bluetooth; however, almost every hearing aid on...
Can I Have My Hearing Tested Online or at My Home?

Can I Have My Hearing Tested Online or at My Home?

Although it may sound more convenient to use online testing or in home hearing testing, there are many drawbacks.  In person testing in our office and most Audiology offices is conducted in a sound treated booth to ensure results are not impacted by environmental...
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