Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices (BAHD)

What are Bone-Anchored Hearing Devices (BAHD)? While hearing aids and cochlear implants are better known options for assisting those with hearing impairments, there is another device that may be more appropriate for your hearing loss. A BAHD, also known as a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), is made up of a surgically implanted portion and a…

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The Value of an Audiologist

What is an Audiologist? When a hearing loss or balance disorder is suspected a decision must be made regarding where to seek help. An audiologist is a health care professional who provides patient centered care in order to identify, diagnose and treat hearing loss and balance disorders using evidence based practice. An audiologist aims to provide…

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Hearing loss: Listening to the signs

Ever wonder when you should go get your hearing tested? Or what that testing will encompass? A very informative article has been circulating throughout the internet as well as multiple newspapers. The article can help you understand the signs to recognize that your hearing needs to be tested along with the process of testing.

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What do I do if my hearing aid stops working?

Hearing aid repair options offered by The Hearing Center In a previous blog (, we explored different ways a hearing aid user could try to troubleshoot their devices at home. Many times, users are able to solve the problems on their own by cleaning or changing the battery. If at home service of your devices…

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Communicating on the telephone with hearing loss

Overcoming the stresses of talking on the phone Individuals with hearing loss will often find that it is quite difficult and can be frustrating to hear on the phone. Often times the sound quality on the phone will be poor and degraded and sometime people do not speak as clearly while talking on the phone.…

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Ear-Friendly Holiday gift giving guide

Gift giving ideas With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas for those closest to you. This year, why not consider giving your loved ones a unique but useful hearing related gift? Whether they are hearing impaired or have normal hearing, below is a list of gift ideas…

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Basic Hearing Aid Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting guide Are you having issues with your hearing aids? Here are some common hearing aid issues, solutions, and troubleshooting steps you can take at home. ISSUE POSSIBLE CAUSE POSSIBLE SOLUTION HEARING AID IS DEAD OR NOT WORKING Dead, run down, or wrong type of battery. Replace battery. Eartip plugged with wax. Change wax guard…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Your Ears

Earwax, or cerumen, is a naturally occurring substance in the ear canal that protects against bacteria, fungi, and insects. The earwax naturally migrates out of the ear canal, but can build-up over time. An excessive build-up can cause you to notice a decrease in hearing. If you have turned on a television or opened a…

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Making the Most of Your Hearing Aids or Cochlear Implant

Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent health issues in the world today.  Over 48 million people in the United States experience significant hearing loss. Studies have shown that untreated hearing loss can have detrimental effects on a person’s social and emotional health. Listening with a hearing loss requires increased cognitive effort which often leads…

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Rechargeable hearing aids

Phonak Audeo BR In September 2016, Phonak, one of the major global manufacturers of hearing aids, released its next generation of hearing aid technology. The new product line features the Audeo BR, the first hearing aid to house a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Currently, the rechargeable option is only available in RIC (receiver in the…

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Walk-In Repair Clinic

Walk-In Repair ClinicIf you are experiencing problems with your hearing aid Walk-In clinic is available on Tue from 10am -11:30am and Thurs from 1pm – 2:30pm. No appointment necessary. To make an appointment call the Hearing Center at (904) 399-0350

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