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Imagine waking up one morning only to realize that your hearing has suddenly and drastically changed for the worse for no apparent reason? Although this is a rare occurrence, it is a scary possibility that affects approximately one in every … Continue reading
We are so happy to have Beth Conrod back working with the HIA family. Beth began her career with HIA in our Bedford office in 2012 and is now back working full time in our Dartmouth office as an audiologist! … Continue reading
What is Frequency Shifting? Some hearing aids have a feature described as frequency shifting or frequency lowering. When hearing loss in the high pitch region is severe to profound, it can be difficult to provide adequate amplification to those pitches. … Continue reading
What are Directional Microphones Directional microphones are used in virtually all current hearing aid models to prevent some background noise from entering the hearing device, depending on the location and volume of the “noise” versus the desirable signal (e.g. speech). … Continue reading
What is the Feedback Manager? Acoustic feedback in hearing aids is the high-pitched whistling sound that you may have heard from some older hearing aids. It is a result of the amplified sound leaking out the ear canal and being … Continue reading