Consider Water-Proof Hearing Aids

Hearing aids of today really are amazing pieces of technology. They help us hear the world around us wherever we may be, they favor speech over background noise, and they connect with the devices that keep us connected to family, friends and media. Their DSP (digital signal processing) has become so sophisticated that, in many …

Why Is Moisture So Bad for Electronics Anyway?

We’ve all seen it happen: A phone gets dropped into a puddle, or a radio is accidentally left out in the rain. Maybe you’ve gotten so accustomed to your hearing aids or Airpods that you forgot to take them out before getting in the shower! We all learn relatively early in the course of life …

Be More Social & Active with Hearing Aids!

About 48 million Americans are today living with some type of hearing loss. In fact, the average hearing ability for someone age 70+ involves significant high-frequency hearing loss. While hearing loss may be a fact of getting older, hearing aids are an excellent way to amplify the sounds around us to keep us present, active …

How Humidity Affects Your Hearing Devices

Somehow we all seem to know that moisture is the enemy of electronics. It’s easy to see what happens when electronic devices get wet: They stop working! Something we might not be clear on, however, is just how much humidity is okay for an electrical device. Hearing devices like hearing aids, hearables (such as Apple …

The Ubiquity of Hearables & How Redux Can Help!

Where technology is concerned, speed and integration are the names of the game. We look at our smartphones possibly hundreds of times per day, and a pet industry of accessory devices seems to have been waiting in the wings since at least the mid-2000s to jump in and help us get more done without always …

Drying Beyond Just Hearing Aids

Hearing aids have been around since the 17th century, and electronic hearing aids have been common since the early 1900s, though in recent decades the technology has taken off like never before. Improvements in battery technology, computing power, and software capability have allowed hearing aids to become extraordinarily more useful than ever before. Yet the …

Why Moisture is the Natural Enemy of Electronic Devices

Electronics have come a long way in the last 50 years. In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that every two years, the number of transistors in an integrated circuit would double every two years. Today known as “Moore’s Law,” this “law” was more of an observation that companies and governments alike have seen fit to invest …

Caring for Your Hearing Aids in Extreme Temperatures

Hearing aids are powerful yet sensitive instruments. While care is taken in manufacturing to protect the tiny computers that live inside our hearing aids, they still need to have openings for microphones and speakers, battery compartments or charging ports. They also need to spend most of their days inside or behind our ears, neither of …

Veterans and Hearing Loss

Our veterans and active duty service members are some of the most important and brave women and men in our country. These brave soldiers have voluntarily put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. Enlisting in the military comes with many risks, and unfortunately tinnitus and hearing …