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, [...]
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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 [...]
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”
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 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 [...]
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 [...]