Hearing Loss Tips

August 31, 2019
are hand driers so noisy that they might be damaging to children's hearing?

Are Hand Dryers Too Loud?

High powered jet hand dryers started appearing in public restrooms in the late 2000’s. The days of standing in front of the hand dryer for what seemed like minutes were soon to be over as convenience and time efficiency was positively received. However, the noise associated […]
August 31, 2019
illustration of the ossicular chain in the middle ear

Understanding Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis is a medical condition that affects the ossicular chain in the middle ear, leading to hearing loss. The ossicular chain is composed of three bones: the malleus, the incus and the stapes. These bones connect the ear drum to the cochlea in the inner […]
August 22, 2019
Audiologist putting a new hearing aid in an ear

Acclimatization: The Common Struggles Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

It takes time to adjust to new hearing aids, here’s why… Whether you are being fit with your first pair or your fifth pair of hearing aids, changes in amplification can sound very strange and even uncomfortable at first. This is similar to putting on […]
August 14, 2019

What Does a Mythbuster Think of Widex EVOKE?

Widex recently posted this video of Adam Savage of Mythbuster talking about his hearing loss and the latest model of their hearing aids. It is very interesting to hear how much of a difference his hearing aids have made in his life. He also discusses […]
July 26, 2019
A fast, yet silent electric car zooming down the street. Are these too quiet to be safe on our roads?

Are Electric Vehicles Too Quiet?

Energy efficiency over safety There is quiet, and then there is too quiet. Researchers fear that hybrid and electric cars are unsafe for hard of hearing individuals and pedestrians. Hybrids and fully electric cars recently experienced a growth in popularity with new high efficiency rechargeable […]