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Do’s and don’ts of getting hearing aids
Posted by Steve G. Peek on December 20, 2018
Getting hearing aids is a big decision and a smart investment towards your future quality of life. Before you make the decision, consider these tips to help ensure you get the best hearing aids for your needs. Do’s 1. Do speak with a hearing professional about situations you want to hear and communicate in better. 2. Do bring a third party or significant...
Do’s and don’ts of communicating in a busy environment
Posted by Steve G. Peek on December 11, 2018
Hearing aids are amazing! But even people with normal hearing can sometimes struggle in loud environments. If you find yourself in a busy environment, these tips can help. Do’s 1. Do look at the people you are speaking with. We all use visual cues whether we realize it or not. 2. Do try to situate yourself in good lighting to see everyone’s face. 3....
The connection between diabetes and hearing loss
Posted by Steve G. Peek on November 19, 2018
The relationship between hearing loss and diabetes has long been debated. But research now concludes that hearing loss is more prevalent in adults with diabetes. One research study included data from participants ranging in age from 20 to 69. Important information they found: People with diabetes were 2x more likely to have hearing loss than people without. ...
How do you say, “It’s also an ear-worn language translator”?
Posted by Steve G. Peek on November 12, 2018
Introduced less than two months ago, Circa AI hearing aids are already changing how people think of and use hearing aids. Why? Because Circa AI is the first multi-purpose hearing device that not only sounds better than other hearing aids out there, it also let you track your brain and body health, stream music, phone calls and more from your smartphone, and...
You can now fine-tune your hearing aids from anywhere
Posted by Steve G. Peek on October 17, 2018
With our new telehealth program, Hearing Care Anywhere, Circa™ AI hearing aid wearers can request minor adjustments to their hearing aids from their hearing care professional — without needing to make an appointment or stop into their office. Hearing Care Anywhere is convenient, and it’s easy to use If you’re a hearing aid wearer, you know...
Hear better and live better with the Thrive Hearing app
Posted by Steve G. Peek on October 11, 2018
If you haven’t yet heard about our revolutionary new Circa™ AI hearing aids, then before you read any further, check out this real quick. And maybe this too. If you have heard about it — or if you’re back from that short detour — then this blog is all about the Thrive™ Hearing app, the “control unit” for Circa AI...
Stream Like Never Before with Three New Wireless Accessories
Posted by Steve G. Peek on September 19, 2018
Designed to provide universal connectivity and greater streaming capabilities, three new wireless hearing aid accessories from Starkey Hearing Technologies work with Circa AI hearing aids to help you engage with the world around you. The TV While the Thrive Hearing app also enables direct streaming of audio, music and more with Circa AI hearing aids, we know...
Introducing A Hearing Revolution - Circa AI Hearing Aids
Posted by Steve G. Peek on September 07, 2018
A hearing revolution has arrived. Brand new from NuEar® comes the world’s first healthable hearing aid with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. Able to track brain and body health, CircaTM AI puts your hearing health in your hands through a new mobile app – the ThriveTM Hearing app – and a suite of new wireless accessories. ...
Using “Find My Hearing Aids”
Posted by Steve G. Peek on August 21, 2018
You know that scary and stressful feeling you get when you misplace your keys or wallet? As some of you may know, that feeling gets worse when the items missing are your hearing aids. Hearing aids are an investment, and it is terrifying to lose something that's often a big part of your day-to-day life. With NuEar Made for iPhone® hearing aids, the “Find...
High fever is one potential cause of hearing loss
Posted by Steve G. Peek on August 02, 2018
Our hearing is a complex system of delicate and interconnected parts. And while it can withstand much, some things are known to damage the tiny hairs (stereocilia) and nerve cells in your inner ear — which can cause or result in hearing loss. These things include loud noises, natural aging, certain medications and, in some cases, illnesses that are...
What are the differences in today's hearing aid styles?
Posted by Steve G. Peek on July 13, 2018
There is a wide variety of hearing aid styles available in the market, especially in regards to their size and the way they're placed in or around your ear. When looking for hearing aids, all the information and options available can be overwhelming! To help, we’ve listed the most common styles of hearing aids available, along with some plusses and minuses....
What is a hearing aid dryer and why do I need one?
Posted by Steve G. Peek on July 01, 2018
Q: What is a hearing aid dryer and do I need one? A: Following your hearing professionals' recommendations on the care and maintenance of your hearing aids is important and can reduce the number of repairs required during the life of your hearing aids. Storing your hearing aids in a safe, dry place overnight can help prevent hearing aid malfunction caused by...
Empowered with Halo 2: Lanie's Better Hearing Story
Posted by Steve G. Peek on June 18, 2018
Hearing loss affects every aspect of a person’s life, and for Lanie Singer Browar, 58, hearing loss has played a role in her life since she was a child. The Kansas City native grew up with a moderate to severe loss and now has a profound hearing loss that also categorizes her as “legally deaf.” Lanie was fit with Halo 2 (iNOW) hearing aids in...
What is ear infection hearing loss?
Posted by Steve G. Peek on June 01, 2018
Hearing loss can be caused by a number of different factors including aging, injury, noise exposure, infection and heredity. Those factors affect the auditory nerve, causing a sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type of hearing loss. But did you know an ear infection can also cause hearing loss? Hearing loss caused by an ear infection is referred to as a...
What to expect at your first hearing test and appointment
Posted by Steve G. Peek on May 15, 2018
Are you thinking about making an appointment to get your hearing checked? (Good for you, by the way — being proactive about your hearing health will go a long way towards your overall health and quality of life.) If so, it can be helpful to know what to expect when you visit your local hearing healthcare provider. Procedures may vary from state to state, but...
What is Feedback in Hearing Aids?
Posted by Steve G. Peek on May 03, 2018
Some of the negative stigma surrounding hearing aids and their use is based on the fact that hearing aids were once bulky items that would squeal or squeak in the wearer’s ears. This squeaking on whistling is known as feedback. Fortunately, today’s technology is much more appealing cosmetically and significantly more sophisticated in terms of...
Hearing Loss - Facts vs. Fiction
Posted by Steve G. Peek on April 13, 2018
Hearing and sight are arguably our two most important senses. Yet, if and when either starts to fail us (and both usually do as we age), we react to each quite differently. Look around at all the people with glasses, contacts, Lasik surgery or just cheaters, and it’s obvious that we have no problem or hesitation with treating vision issues. But when it...
How to Use the "Car Memory" in TruLink
Posted by Steve G. Peek on April 03, 2018
One of the most difficult hearing situations is when you’re in a car, whether you are driving or not. The loud roaring of highway traffic and rough concrete of the street below make for a noisy environment where speech can easily get drowned out. In NuEar’s Made for iPhone® hearing aids, we can program a Car Memory that helps improve speech...
Tinnitus (a.k.a. Ringing in the Ears) 101
Posted by Steve G. Peek on March 27, 2018
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. That’s over 15 percent of the U.S. population. So what is this audiological and neurological condition that afflicts one in every six of us — and what can people who suffer from it do about it? We cover the basics here. What is tinnitus? ...
What is high-frequency hearing loss?
Posted by Steve G. Peek on March 06, 2018
Although hearing loss varies by degree and type, high-frequency (or high-pitch) hearing loss is one of the most common configurations of hearing loss. Hearing professionals define high-frequency hearing loss as hearing loss that occurs between 2000 Hertz (Hz) – 8000 Hertz. Decreased hearing acuity in the high-frequency range is often the first sign of hearing...
What is causing the ringing in my ears?
Posted by Steve G. Peek on February 09, 2018
If you have ringing or hissing or buzzing in your ears, you have what medical experts refer to as “tinnitus." Experts have tried to pinpoint an exact physiological cause of tinnitus, but the mystery remains unsolved. Exposure to loud noise, head injuries, medication, and even earwax are thought to trigger the onset or worsen existing tinnitus. The sad fact...
Tired more than usual? It may be hearing loss.
Posted by Steve G. Peek on February 01, 2018
Do you find yourself low on energy, exhausted after a day of busy interactions, whether at a social or work setting? Hearing loss may be to blame! Hearing loss and fatigue may seem unrelated, but in reality, they are much more connected than you realize. Fatigue is defined as “extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion.”...
What is the best way to clean my ears?
Posted by Steve G. Peek on January 18, 2018
Believe it or not, this is one of the most frequently asked questions and it's important to remember why we have earwax. Cerumen, often referred to as earwax, is produced by the ear for several different reasons. It collects dirt, debris and bacteria, preventing unwanted foreign bodies from entering the ear. Earwax also has lubrication properties to keep the ears...
How to make TV watching more enjoyable with hearing aids
Posted by Steve G. Peek on December 28, 2017
When meeting with your hearing healthcare provider, you were probably given a questionnaire asking about situations where hearing is challenging. If TV was on that list, your provider may have discussed some solutions to help make TV listening easier and more enjoyable. Like many people, you might have decided to ‘just start’ with the hearing aids,...
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