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Hearing Aids were a Pioneer in Electronics Miniaturization

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

The history of technology and cultural values are tightly interwoven. With any technological development, you can see how the desires, needs, and values of the surrounding culture prompted the innovation. Although some people tinker with technology with a pure curiosity to understand what is possible, most of the discoveries that make their way to becoming a marketable commodity have a …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry    

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing aids have never been smaller or more technically advanced. But although hearing aids are designed to be robust, like all electronic devices, they need to be protected from moisture. If you’re an avid swimmer or use your hearing aids for sweaty activities such as hiking or jogging, your hearing devices might be exposed to moisture every day. What can …

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Are Two Hearing Aids Better Than One?

In Hearing Aids by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

For many people, the choice to get two hearing aids is a simple one. It might be apparent to you that you have reduced hearing ability in both ears, and it would not suffice to get just one hearing aid. Many people understand that the imbalance between the two ears would make it quite disorienting and even dizzying to get …

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Hearing Aids & Artificial Intelligence

In Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

If you think about artificial intelligence, what comes to mind? For some it would be a robot like Rosie from the Jetsons, nearly human in her intelligence yet lacking that emotional spirit that makes us who we are as individuals. For others, artificial intelligence brings to mind a computer buried in a server field beneath the earth, churning out the …

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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People

In Hearing Aids by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Mild cognitive decline is an expected and natural part of the aging process. As one ages, it can become difficult to remember details, learn new things, and make decisions quickly. There are also cognitive changes that can happen that are more severe, impacting one’s ability to navigate on a daily basis. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are examples of …

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When to Get New Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Have you been thinking about upgrading to a pair of new hearing aids? If you’ve had hearing aids for a while, you might be wondering when it’s time to get new devices. You’ve noticed that hearing aid technology has changed in recent years, and you think you may be happier with new devices. Below are some of our best suggestions …

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Getting to Know Your Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing aid technology continues to progress at a rapid rate and each new model brings more innovation. The increased sophistication of today’s hearing aids allows us to benefit from their use by their advancements in the replication of sound frequencies. The more advanced the technology, the closer it is to natural sound reproduction, the fuller the hearing experience we have …

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A Push for More Accessibility with Product Design

In Accessibility, Hearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids, Hearing Health, Hearing Technology, News, Research, Science by Jennifer G. Mayer, Au.D., CCC-A

Technology is advancing at an incredible rate, and the improvements to our everyday lives have been equally incredible. As these innovations continue, society stands to benefit greatly. Yet, the question of technological benefits is not as simple as it might appear. Immense resources go into these developments, yet the social implications of technology include a crucial question: Who benefits from …