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How long should my hearing aid batteries last? – Harford County Aegis “Ask a Doctor”

Q: How long should my hearing aid batteries last? A: Fresh hearing aid batteries typically last 5-10 days, depending on the model of hearing aid and size of the battery.  If people were comfortable wearing hearing aids large enough to accommodate AA batteries, they would last for weeks.  But smaller hearing aids means smaller batteries, [...]

Are hearing aids covered by health insurance? – Harford County Aegis “Ask a Doctor”

Q: Are hearing aids covered by health insurance? A: As messed up as the health insurance industry currently is, hearing aid coverage is one of the most confusing aspects of an already confusing system.   Medicare typically covers hearing evaluations when performed by an audiologist, but Medicare doesn’t touch hearing aids themselves.  Other insurances sometimes [...]

Is there a way to know for sure if I have a hearing loss? – Harford County Aegis “Ask a Doctor”

Q: It seems like I have to turn up the television more than I used to and I think I’m asking people to repeat themselves more often.  Is there any way to know for sure if I have a hearing loss? A: Yes.  Get your hearing tested by an audiologist!  (I promise – most of us don’t [...]

When should I have my hearing tested? – Harford County Aegis “Ask a Doctor”

Q: My family has been complaining about my hearing recently, but I’m not ready for hearing aids.  When should I have my hearing tested? A: A lot of people wait until they’re ready to get hearing aids before they have their hearing evaluated by an audiologist.  But this isn’t ideal.  The best time to get your [...]

Are there hearing aids that can make background noises quieter? – Harford County Aegis “Ask a Doctor”

Q: Are there hearing aids that can make background noises quieter? A: Hearing in noisy places like a restaurant is often very difficult for people with hearing loss.  You want to hear your spouse in front of you and not the other 100 people in the room, right?  It would be great if the hearing [...]

The Phonak RemoteMic is here…

The Phonak RemoteMic is a great solution to those Phonak hearing aid users who have difficulty listening to one-on-one conversations in noisy settings. In order for the RemoteMic to work with your Phonak hearings aids, you must wear the Phonak ComPilot around your neck. The RemoteMic is then clipped on your partner’s shirt, which will [...]

The ReSound Verso Hearing Aid

The ReSound Verso

The Verso hearing aid is ReSound’s newest hearing aid on the market. It is available in two different levels of technology: The ReSound Verso 7 (mid-level) and the Verso 9 (high-end). Some advancements in the these hearing aids include: improved sound quality of music, increased feedback control (meaning your hearing aids will be less likely [...]

Try to remember the first time you heard music…this man does!

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Could you imagine being able to hear music for the first time at the ripe age of 23?  Well, the 23 year old mentioned in this story remembers it vividly.  This is a great story about a hard-of-hearing man finally able to appreciate music for the first time in his life thanks to getting new [...]

Starkey 3 Series Hearing Aids

Trouble hearing?

    Hearing aid users spoke and Starkey delivered.  Starkey’s newest hearing aid, the 3 Series, has been released and includes some new patient-driven features.  Besides the slightly altered design, the 3 Series now offers patients with a new tactile toggle switch and their most updated sound processing strategies to date.   One toggle button can [...]

Hearing-the Most Neglected Health Test for Men?!

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Take a look at this interesting link from Men’s Health News talking about how hearing tests are The Most Neglected Health Test for Men and some significant health risks associated with untreated hearing loss.  Hopefully, this encourages everyone (including women!) to have their hearing tested!