Hearing Aids

Why Do I Need To Wear Hearing Aids At Home?
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

The majority of our hearing is done with our brain and not with our ears, as the ears pick up sound and deliver it to the brain. This is why it is so important that we expose the brain CONSISTENTLY with sound. More exposure to amplification leads to optimal benefit with hearing aid use. Hearing aids give you the amplification you need to hear, but what many… Read More

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Hearing Aid Discount Plans
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

Before making a large investment in your hearing health care, it is important that you consider the pros and cons of your purchasing plan. Discount plans oftentimes sound like the benefit you receive is equivalent to the level of technology that you need. This is not always true. Prior to any major purchase, it is important that you know what you are purchasing. Remember that… Read More

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History of Hearing Aid Technology
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

Around 1990, hearing aid manufacturers routinely developed devices that would automatically capture softer inputs (sounds) to provide extra enhancement (more volume) while at the same time, reducing amplification (volume) for louder inputs (sounds) without any digital enhancements.  In 1996, the onset of 100% digital processing brought about the use of noise algorithms (mathematics) that would analyze incoming sound signals and automatically adjust the emphasis of… Read More

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Fixing Common Hearing Aid Problems
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

If the hearing aid doesn’t work at all: Make sure the aid is turned on (don’t laugh; this happens!). Make sure that that the T-switch is correctly positioned (not in the “T” position). Check if the battery is inserted correctly (+ and in the right place). If you have to force the battery, you probably have it wrong. Check to see that the battery is… Read More

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Expectations for Adjusting to Hearing Aids
Hearing Professionals of Maryland

One of the major keys to success with hearing aids is to have realistic expectations. Hearing loss is a frustrating and complicated impairment to begin with. Frustration occurs when sounds are heard, but not understood. It takes approximately 7 years for a hearing impaired individual to seek treatment for their loss, as the loss typically happens gradually. Consequently over the years certain sounds have not… Read More

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