Hearing Aids

Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Worth It?

September 15, 2022

Over-the-counter hearing aids are not inherently bad. No matter what model or brand you use, there will likely be some increase in overall loudness. But over-the-counter hearing aids suffer from several limitations.

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How Long Does it Take to Get Used to Hearing Aids?

September 1, 2022

Hearing aids can make a huge difference in addressing problems with hearing; they can also take some getting used to. 

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Which Hearing Aid Styles Are the Best?

June 16, 2022

Having the right type of hearing aid can significantly improve the quality of your life, but with so many to choose between, it can be difficult to know where to start!

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How Much Are Hearing Aids and Will Your Insurance Cover Them?

March 24, 2022

The price of hearing aids is a common question and a necessary discussion to have with patients. There are many different factors that determine the cost of hearing aids.

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How to Connect Your Hearing Aids and Cell Phone

March 1, 2022

Being able to connect your hearing aids to your phone is not a completely new idea, as people previously were able to do so by wearing an additional accessory like a necklace. However, we can now connect your hearing aids wirelessly to your iPhone or android cell phone.

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How to Talk to Loved Ones About Hearing Aids or a Hearing Test When They are Hesitant

February 3, 2022

80% of adults between the ages of 55 and 74 who would benefit from wearing hearing aids don’t use them. Without realizing it, we slowly begin to turn the volume up on devices, move closer to people to hear better, or begin to lip-read.

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Compare Hearing Aid Brands and Reasons to Upgrade

January 27, 2022

If you are thinking of upgrading your current hearing aids for better and newer technology, now is the perfect time! This blog will discuss the hearing aid technology advancements of the most common brands we fit patients with.

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Hearing Loss and The Holidays: Tips for Hearing Loss at Gatherings and Parties

December 15, 2021

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time, and perhaps even more stressful for people who are hard of hearing. See helpful tips to use as a listener or a speaker to make the holiday season easier on individuals with hearing loss. 

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What Are Locked Hearing Aids & Why You Should Avoid Them

November 4, 2021

Unfortunately, most patients who purchase a locked hearing aid were never told what a “locked hearing aid” is and what it could mean for you if you purchase them.

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What the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act Means for You

July 29, 2021

We are excited to see positive movement for the Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act (MAASA) of 2021, a legislative bill that will help patients have direct access to an audiologist instead of needing a referral from their primary doctor.

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Kirsten's Favorite Audiology Products

May 5, 2021

Each May, Better Hearing and Speech Month, is a time to raise awareness about communication and hearing disorders while letting people know more about available treatment options that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems speaking or hearing.

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Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage and Hearing Aids

February 16, 2021

If you’re thinking of changing to a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, we want to make sure that you have everything you need to make a well-informed choice when it comes to changing your coverage. 

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Introducing Our New Partner... Dr. Kirsten McWilliams!

September 29, 2020

We have some exciting news here at The Hearing Solution! We have a brand new partner: Dr. Kirsten McWilliams. 

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Hate your hearing aids? It’s most likely a problem with the programming, not the device!

September 4, 2020

Is your hearing aid device not working as it should do? Is it causing you more issues than it’s solving? You might not have to replace your hearing aids - you can actually get them reprogrammed instead!

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I can’t understand you with a mask on!

August 12, 2020

What can we do to improve our ability to understand our speech and listening with others while we wear masks?

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Considering Buying Hearing Aids? Here’s What to Ask Your Provider

February 4, 2020

If you are considering the use of hearing aids, answer these important questions during the purchasing process.

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New Hearing Aids and Difficulty Communicating with Loved Ones

November 12, 2019

After being tested and fitted for hearing aids, it can take anywhere from 4 to 20 weeks for the brain to adjust to the new audio input it receives. This adjustment period is 100% natural.

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Audiology Medicare Access: When Will You Be Eligible?

November 12, 2019

For years, basic services like hearing aids haven’t been covered under Medicare. However, recently proposed legislation could correct some of these glaring gaps.

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Can Hearing Aids Really Reduce the Risk of Dementia, Depression and Accidents?

November 7, 2019

The relationship between hearing loss and dementia is well-documented. But only recently have researchers started to take a more active interest in studying this link in greater detail.

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Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

June 26, 2019

The relationship between hearing aids and health care coverage is complex, with a lot of confusing and inconsistent information out there. But what about Medicare?

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What’s the Difference between Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers?

June 5, 2019

If sound clarity is important to you, you may want to visit a licensed professional trained in proper hearing aid fitting and customization. Check out the differences between audiologists and hearing aid dispensers to help you decide which path to go.

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Are Bluetooth Hearing Aids Truly Worth It?

January 3, 2019

Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids work by creating a wireless connection with other Bluetooth devices to send and receive audio information. This wireless “pairing” can be established with everything from speakers to cell phones to TV’s to computers.

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What Is the Best Hearing Aid on the Market?

September 25, 2018

It’s not uncommon to treat hearing aids like any other consumer item. During the shopping process, you might read reviews or talk to friends as you search for the highest rated hearing aids you can find. And on the surface, this makes perfect sense. Better quality means better audio input, right?

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How to Take Care of Your Hearing Aids

November 9, 2017

How can you best protect your hearing aid from damage and how can you keep it clean? The following are tips from those with experience.

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Traveling with Hearing Aids

July 28, 2017

Traveling with hearing aids requires extra preparation to guarantee a good trip. Here are some suggestions on improving your travel.

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Protect Your Hearing During Exercise

April 20, 2017

A healthy lifestyle involves exercise and protecting your hearing during those moments is important. Consider some tips here.

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Getting Used to Your New Hearing Aids

September 9, 2016

Hearing aids are wonderful devices, but they usually have a "break-in" period where the user gets adjusted to wearing them. The Hearing Solution can help.

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