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Technology has truly advanced at lightning speed for hearing aids in the last decade. Rexton has been tirelessly dedicating itself to providing the best technology ever for hearing aids--ones that are durable, user-friendly, affordable, and connected. You no longer have to withstand the clunky, whistling hearing devices of the past. Here are some Rexton hearing aid features and facts:
If you would like more information on Rexton hearing aids please contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Hearing doesn’t happen in your ears--it happens in your brain. Sound becomes information there. Oticon has BrainHearing™ technology that offers superior performance for your hearing needs. There’s a 96 percent patient satisfaction level with Oticon hearing aids. Three of their life-changing, revolutionary hearing aids are the Oticon Opn, Oticon Alta2, and Oticon Dynamo. This major award-winning manufacturer aims to please.
Jonathan Hutcherson, a famous singer/songwriter, wears Oticon Opn hearing aids. He says, “Opn™ is the perfect name because when I put these hearing aids on, everything is really open with a really natural sound.” The Oticon Alta2 is as individual as you are. AndThe Oticon Dynamo is reliable and powerful, fitting for severe to profound hearing loss. There’s no annoying feedback, it works around the clock, and works in any weather. You also capture more speech detail.
If you would like to know more about Oticon hearing aids, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
The Phonak Lyric hearing aid has a ‘wow’ factor on people. Users report high levels of satisfaction with this device. After getting used to this device, as with any hearing aid, wearers are able to rejoin a world full of sound. Stories from patients confirm that Lyric makes them feel ‘normal’ again.
Phonak and a top U.S. provider of Lyric hearing aids joined forces and went a step further to prove Lyric is a hearing aid of choice. They used psychosocial and satisfaction measures, studying the impact of Lyric on adaptability, self-esteem, and competence. Lyric beats out traditional hearing aids because wearers do not have to adjust their lifestyle, adjust their habits to accommodate the hearing aids, or manually manipulate the hearing aids. The emotional impact of Lyric is an important measure of its success.
If you are interested in knowing more about Lyric, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
If you have severe to profound hearing loss, Signia can help change your life. They offer a large selection of powerful hearing aids to keep you communicating with family, friends, and coworkers. For example, there’s two very small behind-the-ear models--the Motion® P and Motion SP--ideal for severe to profound hearing loss. The receiver in-the-canal devices are also viable choices. The speaker sits right in the ear canal and connects directly to the hearing aid through a tiny tube behind the ear. The Carat™ or Cellion™ are the choices for this type of hearing aid. You can get the kind of power you need with all of the mentioned hearing aids, yet they are small and discreet.
If you are interested in powerful hearing aids, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
It’s a common question... Can I pass down my hearing aids to someone I know? It sounds nice, but it’s not so simple. It’s possible, but there is a lot to consider. Like with any hand-me-downs, results will vary, it may not be a good match, or it may simply not be possible.
Hearing aids are regulated
Hearing aids are medical devices that are regulated by the FDA. Records are required to be kept by the manufacturer. Important records include the name of the hearing care professional that bought the device, who the device was put on, and the repair history. Such information is vital for tracking when recalls happen or there’s another issue with the hearing aid.
It’s a case by case situation with hearing aids. You can get the hearing aids re-registered and the warranty can still be applicable, but much in wearing used hearing aids depends upon the shape, age, style, and particular features of the hearing aid, as well as whether or not the manufacturer will or can remold them. Some manufacturers may refuse to remold a hearing aid simply because it is a medical device. Also, sometimes it is simply a matter of the custom-molded hearing aid not being able to be reshaped into what someone else needs.
Hearing loss is particular to each person
The fit of hearing aids is an issue, as hearing aids aids are custom-molded and will not feel right in someone else’s ear. Even standard hearing aids are custom-molded. Also, the original wearers unique needs were addressed, which probably won’t be the same as yours. A hearing test determines the needs of each patient. The type of hearing aid sold depends upon the wearer’s needs. Also, reshaping them again may be cost prohibitive. Please also know that a major thing to be aware of is that the amplifier of the hearing aid and its loudness exists such that it caused a gain for the original wearer. The same loudness may further damage your own hearing. There’s no one-size-fits-all hearing aid.
Support and services for your hearing aids
Even if the hearing aid happens to fit and you can reuse it, you will still need support and services. You will need a hearing instrument specialist to adjust and service them on a continual basis.
You can donate the hearing aids
Sometimes parts of hearing aids can be reused for people in need, but not necessarily the whole hearing aid. If you decide to donate your hearing aids to a friend or relative, instead, have them contact a hearing instrument specialist to see if it is possible to reuse them.
If you have questions for a hearing instrument specialist, contact Pure Sound Hearing Aids for answers.
Signia’s updated Insio™ hearing aid is an in-the-ear style to make your life stress-free. It’s a tiny marvel that continues to offer superior language comprehension in challenging listening environments, but now also showcases exchangeable battery doors with optional push buttons.
There’s also exchangeable microphone protection to guard against earwax clogs. It only takes a hearing care professional minutes to change the filter.
If you are interested in knowing more about Signia hearing aid products, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
It has been worth waiting for a fully integrated lithium-ion battery--the latest rechargeable battery for hearing aids. The rechargeable technology for hearing aids has changed over time. Not all rechargeable batteries are created equal. You might have had to take other batteries out of the hearing aids to recharge them. Or, the charge in other batteries might not have lasted an entire day. But the lithium-ion battery makes the real difference. The charge lasts more than a day, the batteries don’t need to be changed, and the batteries last up to six years.
There are different types of batteries for hearing aids--nickel-metal hydride, silver-zinc battery, and lithium-ion. The lithium-ion battery works wonders. The Phonak Audéo B-R is a good example of a hearing aid with lithium-ion batteries.
If you would like to know more about lithium-ion batteries for hearing aids, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
The manufacturer Starkey has different hearing aid styles. They are:
If you would like to know more about Starkey hearing aids, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Gradual change is hard to detect. A sense of creeping normality is a fact. On a daily basis, hearing aids may seem fine and not much thought might go into having them. But dust and sweat can clog the microphone filters, the earpiece tubing can oxidize and harden, and grime can collect on the electrical contacts for the batteries. This usually happens on a very subtle basis over time, until one day something wrong becomes largely noticeable. But this kind of thing happens with everybody with one thing or another.
A yearly hearing test and check on the hearing aids can do the trick. Among other things, the software can be checked to make sure it is up-to-date.
Taking a family member along is good to help work toward solutions that fit or to get or give clarification of information.
If you need an annual check on your hearing aids and hearing test, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
When you get hearing aids, it requires an adjustment period to get used to them. Unusual or different sounds, such as hissing, are sometimes reported by wearers. Let’s identify the three most common sources of hissing and how you can reduce these unusual sounds.
Hissing and sounds in the environment
If you are in a quiet place, you may hear a soft hissing sound in your hearing aids, due to the fact that your environment is never without some sound. With hearing loss, it’s easy to forget there is always noise in the surrounding environment. The world is a noisy place, so there is always some hint of sound. For instance, when hearing goes, the soft sounds go first, like the refrigerator running, the fan on the computer humming, or the air conditioning or furnace running. Once these sounds can be heard again, they may seem annoying at first.
But something can be done; a process called “IFF-it” can help:
The hissing of feedback
You may be hearing feedback if you hear a hissing sound when your mouth is moving or something gets close to your ear. A hearing aid fit adjustment may be needed or the feedback can be reduced with special features your hearing aids may have.
Hissing with speech sounds
When people are talking the hissing sound may actually be speech sounds, like the “s” sound, which may sound hissy at first because the brain forgets such a sound when there is hearing loss. With time, you will adjust.
Hearing and understanding: the difference
Your brain will adjust to what sounds like hissing. After all, you got hearing aids to hear the sounds you couldn’t hear before. These sounds are the difference between hearing and understanding.
One remedy is to read aloud to yourself so that you can see and hear each word, so your brain is given more information to connect sound to speech. Half an hour a day for two weeks should help reduce the hissing sound. With time, it does diminish.
If you are having any trouble with your hearing aids, contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Hearing snippets of recorded conversations is easy with the TruLink app. In a few simple steps, you have access to information on your iPhone and the app’s Remote Microphone feature. You can record and replay the information or share via email. It’s a benefit you won’t want to miss out on.
You might, for example, want to record your doctor’s instructions and listen to them later or send them to your spouse for his or her information.
Fore more information on hearing apps, please contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Perhaps you are considering buying hearing aids and want to know where to buy them. Maybe you took an online hearing test. Maybe you assessed the quality of your life and want it back. Perhaps you’ve just started your research on hearing aids. Or, maybe someone you know encouraged you to start looking for hearing aids. No matter what your reason, we’d like to make one recommendation for you in the process. Visit a professional, instead of buying your hearing aids online. There are many advantages to buying hearing aids from a hearing instrument specialist, rather than online. You might get a small cost savings online, but the advantages to seeing a professional far outweigh the other. Here’s a list of benefits to seeing your hearing instrument specialist and what’s included in the cost over getting hearing aids online:
What’s included in an online purchase:
You get more bang for your buck and custom care than with an online purchase. Also, an online purchase does not include many of the features a professional visit does. It doesn’t include a thorough examination, education on use and care, fine-tuning your hearing aids, a professional evaluation, questions answered by the same person who fit you, loss and damage insurance, custom and invisible styles, follow-up, earmold impressions, an explanation of hearing results, or an intake interview. Also, with an otoscopic inspection by a hearing professional, he or she can rule out earwax buildup, disease, or an ear infection as potential causes of hearing loss. You might not need hearing aids at all.
For a visit with a hearing instrument specialist for the best hearing test, the best hearing aid deals, the most inexpensive hearing aids, and the top hearing aid brands, please contact Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
To begin, all digital hearing aids have an amplifier, a receiver, a battery, and a microphone. The digital part is the amplifier, which raises the volume. The old kind of amplifier, which was analog, could only make sound louder, but the new ones, which are digital, not only make sound louder, they are also a miniature computer. What makes today’s hearing aids valuable is the digital technology. Since they are a small computer, they have multiple features. See below:
The value of digital hearing aids is immense. The old analog ones just don’t compare. The digital ones widen your world, and they sound awesome--automatically. Try digital hearing aids. Contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Signia hearing aids are phenomenal. The Motion® 13P from Signia lets you experience natural sound no matter what the extent of your hearing loss. You will hear the sound of your own voice as nature intended, using the OVP™ (Own Voice Processing) system. Also, the Sound Clarity feature offers the most pleasing, natural listening experience in all situations. Conversely, the Motion 13P has a feature called Speech Quality, which has noise suppression technology.
There’s more to the Motion 13P
You can stream smartphone calls, television, and music directly into your ears. At the push of a button, you can hear a call. You can also stream music in high-quality stereo. As well, you can discreetly adjust the volume of your favorite television show. Signia’s myControl™ App has a convenient remote control so you can change the settings on the hearing aids on your smartphone. Conversely, Signia’s myHearing™ App helps you find out about your new hearing aids quickly. You can check out the user guide, connect to your hearing aid professional on the go, and follow special listening exercises. However, the features may vary depending on the configuration of the individual hearing aid.
If you are interested in this type of hearing aid, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
It’s hard to imagine humidity in an ear canal. Usually humidity is associated with weather conditions. The first thing you should know is that the residual or baseline percentage humidity level in someone’s ear canals can be different per individual or even per ear. The next thing you should know is that is it doesn’t have anything to do with the temperature or humidity in the environment--there is either humidity in the ear canal or not.
Lyric™ hearing aids combat humidity in the ear canal
The skin breathes and self-cleans in a normal, open ear canal. When the Lyric hearing aid is placed 4mm from the tympanic membrane, the game changes. How, you may ask, does the moisture flow in and out of the ear? There are seals designed to be breathable, containing holes that allow air and moisture to pass through. A constant flow contributes to a healthy ear canal. Smaller ears with more humidity have more problems. Knowing such a problem exists ahead of time helps with fitting Lyric hearing aids better. For now, the studies continue in discovering other ear health issues.
For more information on ear health, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure sound Hearing Aids.
Once in a while you might have trouble with your hearing aids, since they are electronic devices. You might experience internal noises or garbled/distorted sound, complete loss of sound, or weak or intermittent amplification. All electronic devices malfunction once in a while. Your hearing care professional can assist you in troubleshooting any problems. But below are some questions you can ask yourself and ways you can troubleshoot before contacting your hearing instrument specialist:
However, certain types of malfunctions should be reported to your hearing instrument specialist so as to not damage your hearing aids further or void the warranty. If the above solutions do not help, contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
You can experience the most intuitive, reliable, and advanced hearing aids with Signia’s longer-lasting Pure® Charge&Go. It is a high-tech marvel, resting almost invisibly behind the ear. It offers extremely natural sound and a high level of performance and also has Bluetooth® connectivity.
Changing batteries is unnecessary
True to its name, this marvel of technology can charge while you sleep and be ready when you wake up. You don’t need to change the batteries. It is an incredibly convenient design because wireless charging is built into it. You get a compact, portable charger with the hearing aids. The charger works on an inductive basis, so there is no need to position the hearing aids onto a precise contact point.
Another feature of it is the OVP™ (Own Voice Processing), which provides you with a natural sounding own voice, while Sound Clarity offers the most pleasant, natural listening experience in all situations. As well, the Speech Quality feature allows for noise suppression so you have clear listening.
You can directly stream television, phone calls, and music with premium Bluetooth connectivity via a smartphone. In addition, Signia’s myControl App™ gives you a remote control feature. Lastly, Signia’s myHearing App gets you acclimated to your new hearing aids in no time at all. Features may vary, so contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure sound Hearing Aids for more information.
A special-ed paraprofessional at Valley High School, Sherri Farmer is legally deaf. She found out the cost of the hearing aids she needs was upward of $5,000. She could not afford so much. But students at the school raised $900 for a down payment through a school program that serves the community.
A kind woman, Farmer would often listen to the students’ problems, but now the students were helping with her problems. “It was so moving,” said Farmer, who cried. “It just gets me every time,” she added.
Farmer graduated from Valley High School and has worked there a long time. Another teacher noticed she was asking others to repeat themselves a lot and encouraged her to get a hearing test. The test revealed Farmer is deaf in 65 percent of both ears.
She could hear vowels, but not consonants. And having tinnitus, pain was increased by loud noises. She then realized her hearing loss was genetic and not her fault. She learned to accept herself just as she loved and accepted her special-needs students. Then, Jordon Rudd, a freshman, who knew about Farmer’s hearing loss, got a community effort going through a school program. It’s a heart-warming story that is hard to forget.
Being proactive about hearing loss is important for so many reasons. Valley High School students got in gear and helped a teacher who had tried to qualify for other programs outside of the community in getting hearing aids without success. Now, she can reach her goal, thanks to her students' efforts and the school program.
If you think you have hearing loss, contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing evaluation.
Wow! Did you know that you can watch movies at the theater with your hearing aids, using a system inside most hearing aids that talks to a built-in system in the theater? It’s like you have the movie theater sound system inside your ears with no interference, no background noise, and no delay. This technology is possible through a small spring-like device built into many hearing aids. It is called a telecoil or t-coil. The telecoil uses magnets to communicate with sound systems that are built into looped public places, such as theaters, schools, or houses of worship. A magnetic wire is built into the walls or under the carpet. A sign will be displayed where this system is available.
The t-coil technology
When hearing aids are turned to the t-coil setting (magnet), the hearing aids will detect the loop or magnet in the building and they will start to communicate with each other.
Most hearing aids have this technology, such as the Starkey Muse iQ Rechargeable. This technology is also communicates with telephones and assistive living devices.
For more information on hearing aid technology, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Telecoils or t-coils expand the function of hearing aids. It’s a copper wire that is coiled in the the hearing aid. It works with telephones, looped public places, and assistive living devices. A looped public place uses a magnetic wire than runs in the walls or under the carpet to connect you to their listening systems. Such public places might be movie theaters, houses of worship, or schools.
The function of a telecoil
Most often, a hearing aid contains a microphone, amplifier, and receiver. The microphone listens to the environment, the amplifier processes the signal from the microphone, and the receiver presents the signal to the ear. An optional piece, the telecoil is in many hearing aids. For example, the Starkey Muse iQ Rechargeable has this technology. The telecoil listens instead of the microphone and is sensitive to magnets. It allows you to connect to phones, larger public places, and assistive living devices.
A telecoil and telephone
You can push a button, turn on a switch, or use a remote to access a telecoil using a specific memory function. Such a manual operation is called Manual Telecloil. Some hearing aids have an automatic function called Auto Coil.
Not all phones contain a telecoil. Cell phones with a “T-Rating” have a telecoil. For handsets and landlines, check for a sign that the handset is compatible with a telecoil. If you wish to connect your telecoil with a loop system, make sure your hearing instrument specialist knows.
For more information on telecoils, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Signia’s beautiful new CROS Pure® 312 is the greatest solution for hearing aid wearers with unaidable hearing loss in one ear. This elegant piece of technology provides the highest sound quality, including the most natural sounding own voice, and top Bluetooth® connectivity in a compact, discreet design. CROS Pure 312’s sleek sound detection and processing helps wearers to understand what others are saying in noisy environments. Even with it’s discreet size, this accessory can support direct streaming of phone calls and music without the need for an intermediary device. This device is also fully compatible with Signia’s myControl™ App for convenient remote control from your smartphone, and more. As well, the myHearing™ App allows you familiarize yourself with your new hearing aid in as little time as possible. You can follow special listening exercises, consult the user guide, and connect to your hearing care professional on the move via your smartphone.
For more information on new technology, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.For more information on new technology, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Hearing aids are continually exposed to foreign materials, moisture, and earwax. Exposure to these harsh environments can surely break down and interfere with correct functionality, just like with any other high-tech device. Such problems with hearing aids may be heightened for hearing aid wearers with busy lifestyles. So, hearing aids now have nano coating to delay or avoid the detrimental effects that can impose upon the use of hearing aids. This technology repels moisture and is in almost all hearing aids.
Nano coating and its relation to nature
Surface™ Nanoshield has been created by Starkey Hearing Technologies and is an invisible, proprietary nano coating. Fashioned after the lotus plant, which rolls water droplets carrying dirt off its leaves, this technology changes the surface interaction with oils, sweat, earwax, moisture, and other fluids, helping to keep these substances from penetrating or sticking to the hearing aids.
Since your ears are subject to numerous materials like sweat, dirt, and even rain, it is vital to have this technology. Direct contact with fluids is not good for hearing aids, so never shower or swim with them in your ears.
Tried, true, and tested
Surface Nanoshield is evaluated using a salt fog test, which is vastly used in the consumer electronic industry. The hearing aids with Surface Nanoshield are exposed to a salt fog for 48 hours at a temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, there is 48 hours of drying time. Each time, Surface Nanoshield successfully holds up to the environment, which simulates a sweaty and humid scenario.
A protection system called Hear Clear
Besides Surface Nanoshield, Starkey showcases an earwax protection system called Hear Clear. Disposable ear wax guards are used to stop earwax from building up on the hearing aid mechanisms. Remember, it is still important to perform regular cleanings and have preventative maintenance done on your hearing aids.
To learn more about hearing aid technology and products, as well as get proper maintenance on your hearing aids, please contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Are you hesitant to wear hearing aids? Today’s hearing aids are much more advanced than the ones from the past. Here are 14 reasons why you should get hearing aids for better hearing:
There are millions of Americans who don’t receive help for hearing loss. Like them, you’ll miss out on a lot if you don’t get hearing aids.
For the best hearing aid offers near you, contact a hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
Imagine hearing aids where you don’t have to buy or replace batteries. Wouldn’t that be perfect? Well, the Muse iQ R has that feature and more! This hearing aid is rechargeable and quick charging, as well as long lasting, easy to use, amazing sounding, and small.
They are 30 percent smaller, 20 percent longer lasting, and 100 percent easy to use.
So many more grand features to explore
The Synergy technology delivers hearing that is more subtle and immersive than ever before. Speech is also clearer, music sounds richer, sound direction detection is better, and everyday life sounds more normal.
The Muse iQ R hearing aids turn on automatically, and you don’t have to worry about settings. It adjusts automatically, too. It has intelligent hearing.
A unified charger, cradle, and carrying case
Muse iQ R hearing aids charge in 3.5 hours and offer 30 hours of battery life, including streaming.
Your reaction to Muse iQ R hearing aids
You will love the Muse iQ R hearing aids. They will make you feel like yourself again.
If you have an interest in learning about hearing aid technologies, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.