What are speakers, filters and domes?

You may have wondered what filters, speakers, and domes are exactly. In this blog posting, we will explain. If you are a user of RIC hearing aids you are certain to have come across these terms. Let’s talk about speakers first.

Everything you need to know about conventional and rechargeable hearing-aid batteries

Before the invention of hearing aids with integrated rechargeable batteries, all hearing aids needed to have batteries inserted. Nowadays, zinc-air batteries are used for hearing aids.

What accessories are available for Widex hearing aids?

Widex DEX communication accessories give hearing aid users access to a world of sound. These accessories make it easier to quickly link to remote controls, TVs, personal audio systems tablets and the like. Whether it’s music, phone calls, a TV programme or a remote control that you’re interested in – there’s a DEX for almost any situation.

The top 3 hearing aids for listening to music and Bluetooth support

Making phone calls and streaming music via your hearing aids are possible nowadays thanks to hearing aids that offer direct or indirect Bluetooth support, enabling you to turn your hearing aid into a wireless headset.

What Phonak hearing aids are available and what are the differences between them?

Phonak hearing aids are available in various sizes and styles. The three most common types of hearing aid are behind-the-ear hearing aids (BTE), receiver-in-canal hearing aids (RIC) and in-the-ear hearing aids (ITE).

Hearing loss – what to do?

Perhaps you recognise this: people around you have been telling you to get your ears tested for months, maybe even years. You’re not the only one! According to the psychology of the hard-of-hearing, on average it takes seven years until someone recognises that they have hearing loss and take a hearing test. A hearing care professional will do an extensive hearing test to identify your hearing loss. And what if you have hearing loss?

What’s the best hearing aid for me?

If you’re getting your first hearing aid, you probably have many questions and a mental image of a very large and noticeable hearing aid. But often, you won’t need one of those. Your hearing care professional can tell you everything you want to know about the best and most suitable hearing aid for you. But if you want to have that first conversation confident that you are already familiar with the various possibilities, read on.

Why it’s smart to buy a hearing aid at the end of the year AND can it still be done now?

Ice creams are sold especially in the summer, when it is hot and people need to cool down. The gyms fill up again just before the summer so that everyone can go to the beach with a trained body. Even with hearing aids, we see a peak in sales: in December. Why is that and why is it wise to order a hearing aid at the end of the year?

What to do if you need a hearing aid?

Suppose that you have just consulted a hearing care professional, who informed you that it would be wise for you to wear a hearing aid. Whether you were expecting that or not, naturally you need some time to let it sink in. Of course, you could decide to take no action, but that would mean depriving yourself of many wonderful sounds and interesting conversations. No doubt the people you talk to daily would also be happy if you tackled your hearing problems. And remember: use it or lose it – it’s essential to keep stimulating your brain. And the only way to do that is to offer it sounds by means of a hearing aid.

How to choose a hearing aid

The world of hearing aids can be a bit confusing sometimes, as there are more than 26 different brands, as well as various types and models. How do you find the hearing aid that’s best for you? Making the wrong choice means that you will not be able to get everything from your hearing aid that it has to offer, which would be a real pity. In this blog, we provide tips and tricks to enable you to make the right choice and stop being limited by hearing loss

Which hearing aid brand is the best? And what are the differences?

A hearing aid will last three to five years, and of course you will want to be sure that you will fully enjoy it all those years. That’s why it’s important to get well-informed beforehand as to which brand and type of hearing aid suits you. We hope that this blog will make it easier for you to choose the right hearing aid.

What is the difference between Phonak and Starkey hearing aids?

The world of hearing aids has many brands. What are the biggest differences between them? Are there any differences? We explain the differences between the major brands Phonak and Starkey.

Is there a link between hearing loss and age?

Ask a person what age they associate with the words ‘hard of hearing’ or ‘hearing aid’, and most people would reply ‘over seventy’. We tend to associate hearing loss with ageing and being ‘elderly’, but that is incorrect. Most people wearing a hearing aid are under 65 years old.

Trouble with your hearing aid?

Wearing a hearing aid can sometimes present certain problems, depending of course on the type of hearing aid that you wear. In this article, I will be covering various problems and their remedies. I will mainly be discussing hearing aids worn behind the ear with a tube or speaker inside the ear.

How can I use my hearing aid together with my smartphone? Why link them?

Why is it that you keep seeing people wearing wireless earbuds outdoors? Whether they are cycling, driving, jogging or even just walking down the street – people love to communicate. They listen to their favourite music or podcast, talk to friends or use a navigation tool telling them how to get to where they want to be .

Which hearing aid brand is superior: Oticon or Starkey?

In the Netherlands, 26 hearing aid brands are available, each having its pros and cons. Not every hearing care professional will sell every brand, either as a result of a supplier agreement or because of a personal preference. Many Dutch chains sell two brands. And as the preferred brand changes every year, you can never be sure that the same brand will be available when you wish to replace your hearing aid. Online Hoortoestel and most independent hearing care professionals are not restricted to a limited range, but offer a choice of nearly all hearing aid brands. In this blog, we will be comparing two brands: Oticon, from Denmark, and Starkey, from the United States.

Which hearing aid do I need?

For some people having to wear a hearing aid will come as a shock. After all, doesn’t a hearing aid look like a refrigerator dangling behind your ear? Fortunately, that is a thing of the past. In this blog, I explain what hearing solutions are available and which model best matches which type of hearing loss.

When do you need a hearing aid?

In this blog, we will explain to you when it is necessary to have your hearing tested. It can be difficult to tell if you are hearing less in situations because you have a hearing loss, or if you are unable to hear someone for other reasons.