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Why should you get your hearing aids professionally cleaned?
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on May 15, 2018
I treat my hearing aids a lot like my car, maybe better actually. Both are routinely treated to cleaning rituals and maintenance tune-ups. And while my car may only get cleaned once a month, I make sure I dry and clean my hearing aids daily, regardless of how long I wear them each day. But while my day-to-day hearing aid care routine is great, I still make sure...
All Ears: Why do I have a hard time hearing in noise?
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on May 02, 2018
One of the first signs of hearing loss is when someone, who typically hears well in quiet environments, struggles to hear in noise. Why is that? Even for someone with normal hearing, noisy settings can be tricky to navigate when trying to make out speech. That’s because we all tend to use contextual cues — or clues from words we do make out —...
Tech Tip: Using "Noise Manager" for noise management on-demand
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on April 13, 2018
If you’re using TruLink, you may have noticed a cool feature called Noise Manager. This feature, located in the Personalize section of TruLink, lets you control and personalize noise management settings on-demand. Here’s how to use Noise Manager: From the TruLink home screen, tap on “Personalize” in the bottom right-hand corner. ...
Custom hearing aids - personalization perfected
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on April 03, 2018
Quick – what image comes to mind when you think of a hearing aid? Something like this, right? That’s not surprising. It’s the protypical shape of Behind-The-Ear (BTE) style hearing aids, and what you’ll most likely see if you Google “hearing aid.” It is the shape of a “standard” hearing aid, which account for 8 of...
WebMD study confirms wearing hearing aids improves quality of life
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on March 20, 2018
We frequently tout the many benefits of wearing hearing aids — like improved relationships, increased confidence, reduced risk of cognitive decline and more — because we see and hear first-hand how hearing better changes a person’s life, and we want everyone with hearing loss to experience the same. Now, a WebMD® study confirms it. Watch this...
Help - Something's wrong with my hearing aid!
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on March 06, 2018
Like any electronic device, hearing aids will occasionally malfunction. Not to worry – we’re here to assist you in identifying minor hearing aid problems and how to troubleshoot them. This information may save you time and reduce frustration by helping you remedy some of these problems yourself, so you can continue receiving benefit from your hearing...
What's the difference between a cochlear implant and a hearing aid?
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on February 09, 2018
Cochlear implants and hearing aids are both medical devices used to treat sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type of hearing loss. While both devices treat hearing loss, hearing aids are much more common than cochlear implants. Hearing aids are used to successfully treat varying degrees of hearing loss, from mild to severe. Most people with hearing loss...
Understanding Your Hearing Aid Batteries Life-Span
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on February 01, 2018
One of the most annoying things that can happen with hearing aids is when you hear the tiny voice say “Low Battery.” But a lot of factors play into how quickly your hearing aid batteries are used. The quality of your hearing aid batteries can affect a lot of things: how long the batteries last before needing to be changed, the overall performance of the...
What are the differences in today's hearing aid styles?
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on January 19, 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...
Q: What is a hearing aid dryer and do I need one?
Posted by Nebraska Hearing Instruments on January 10, 2018
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 moisture and debris. That is why many hearing...
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