News — hearing aid devices

Simple Ear Helps You Be a Better Birder

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 Ask any experienced birder, and they will tell you they rely most on hearing a bird to identify it more so than their ability to see it.  In the middle of summer, the forest often is thick with vegetation, and when birds are still, it becomes incredibly hard to spot them regardless of how bright their colors are.  Fortunately, even if they remain still, birds often will call to each other to communicate to other birds that they have spotted something in the woods, or to call a young one back to its parent.  Using their vocalizations to identify what...

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Improved Hearing Becomes Mainstream

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Only one out of five people with hearing loss actually benefit themselves by using a hearing aid. Today Boomer and seniors can’t accept the fact that they have to deal with a hearing loss and they just get by day in and day out straining to hear in everyday situations. Simple Ear is a new hearing solution founded because today it’s too much of an investment in time and money to get a hearing aid and it’s time more than 20% of people start to do something about their hearing problems. Recent research from the Better Hearing Institute indicates that...

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Can Tinnitus Be Fixed with Hearing Aids?

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What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear (ringing of the ears) when no actual sound is present. Despite the origin of the name, "ringing" is but one of many sounds the person may perceive. Although we hear tinnitus in our ears, its source is really in the networks of brain cells (what scientists call neural circuits) that make sense of the sounds our ears hear. A way to think about tinnitus is that it often begins in the ear, but it continues in the brain. What causes Tinnitus? Tinnitus is not a disease, but...

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Tips for Better Hearing Health

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For most people, young and old, the key to keeping your hearing healthy is about knowing how much loud sound you are exposed to. Deafness (around 80%) is caused by damage to the tiny hair cells in the inner ear. This damage can be the result of too much noise, and it’s permanent. It is important that we all take steps to prevent noise-related damage by avoiding loud noises. The louder the sound, the less time you can safely listen to it. Just because a sound isn’t annoying doesn’t make it safe. Noisy occupations, such as working in factories or road construction,...

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Hearing Aid Pricing….Why are they so expensive?

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Just recently I bought a new wireless printer for my home office. It was only $69, works for all of our computers and mobile phones vs. our old wired model that cost $200 and only worked for one computer. Why have hearing aids become more expensive, while cellphones, computers, tablets, printers and televisions gotten cheaper? The reasons are pretty simple. In some hearing company business models, the company doesn’t even manufacture the products. They buy directly from a manufacturer, then resell the hearing aids to their franchisees or licensees. Obviously, both the manufacturer and company cover their costs and take...

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