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Hearing Aids

  • My hearing aid is dead. Five easy steps to troubleshoot your hearing aid at home!

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on January 20, 2020
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    Imagine you wake up and no sound is coming out of your hearing aid. Today you have an important business meeting at work or celebration with family and friends. Unfortunately, hearing aids can “die” at any time, whether it’s convenient for you or not. For many people, a hearing aid is a lifeline for communication and without it they can […]
  • Protect yourself and your parents from hearing aid scams!

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on June 5, 2015
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    1. Make sure they are seeing an actual audiologist. Call ahead to ask for credentials.         Audiologists have a degree in diagnosing hearing loss, not selling hearing aids. Be aware that some hearing aid dealers wear a white coat to look like a doctor when in fact they are not. The degree or training should be posted […]
  • Four mistakes you could be making with your hearing aid right now!

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on March 30, 2015
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    Not staying up to date with your hearing test. Hearing aid wearers should have an annual hearing test to check for changes in hearing sensitivity. Based on these documented changes, the hearing aids are reprogrammed to better fit your changing hearing loss. By not staying up to date with hearing testing, the hearing aids are at risk for not properly […]
  • Improve clarity on your cell phone with EasyCall II

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on October 30, 2014
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    Do you have hearing loss and have trouble understanding conversation on your cell phone? The Taylor Listening Center is excited about a new product available early 2015 from Phonak called the EasyCall II. The EasyCall II will allow patients to wirelessly hear phone conversation in both hearing aids resulting in incredible sound quality! Why we are excited: Cell phones can […]
  • Someone gave me their old hearing aid, can I wear it?

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on August 14, 2014
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    This question is asked regularly in our office, let’s discuss! The simple answer to the questions is: IT DEPENDS! The most important factor to consider when figuring out if you can wear someone else’s hearing aid is to determine what style hearing aid has been given to you. Is it a custom hearing aid or a hearing aid that goes […]
  • How do I know which level of hearing aid technology is right for me?

    By Dr. Emily J. Taylor on August 2, 2014
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    Hearing aids come in different styles, colors, and levels of technology. Today we will discuss how to determine which level of technology makes the most sense for your lifestyle. When preparing for your hearing aid evaluation, you should first determine what your listening goals are. For example, is background noise your major concern? Do you have the most trouble with […]