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4 Tips for Hearing Aid Care This Summer at the Beach

Summertime is full of vacations and travel plans. If you’re planning a trip to the warmer climates where the sun is high, the water is blue and the sand is everywhere, then these tips are for you! 1. Sand - Make sure you wash your hands before handling your hearing aids. If you choose not to wear them while you are playing in the sand with your grandkids, invest in a waterproof bag or box and keep it in a safe and secure place. You don’t want your hearing aids to get sand or water in the tiny mechanical [...]

Styles of Hearing Aids: A Quick and Easy Guide [VIDEO]

You've no doubt noticed that modern hearing aids come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and sizes. In the attached video I present a 5 minute overview of the high points and low points of each style. Here's a recap! Behind the Ear "BTE" Just as the title would suggest, a BTE hearing aid sits behind the ear. It carries sound through a rubber tube into a custom made ear mold. This has historically been a favorite for users with many frequencies in the severe-to-profound range of hearing. PRO: Very high powered. Great for more severe loss. PRO: Fairly [...]

How To Change A Wax Filter In A Custom Hearing Aid

Video Transcription Hi, today we are going to show you how to change a wax filter in a custom hearing aid. There are different configurations of custom hearing aids. Today we are going to do an ITE. Now with the ITE, there is the portion that sticks out of your ear which is the face plate with your program button and your volume control. The portion that goes inside of your ear with the white filter and the vent is what we are going to be focusing on today. Whenever your hearing aid is not working, first you are going [...]

How To Change A RIC (Receiver-in-Canal) Hearing Aid Battery

Dr. Lacey C. Brooks, Audiologist at Hearing Aid Express is showing how to properly change a RIC (Receiver-in-Canal) hearing aid battery. For more information, visit hearingaidexpress.com Full Video Transcription: Hi. Today we are going to be showing you how to change batteries. I have for you a Receiver-In-The-Ear or Receiver-In-The-Canal hearing instrument and we are going to change the battery in this particular instrument today. Now, there’s various different types of hearing aids and the way that you change the battery will vary depending on what style but for today we are going to do the Receiver in the Canal. [...]