Hearing loss isn’t just a modern-day problem.
The quest for better hearing is centuries old and has evolved from merely cupping one’s ear, to hollowed-out animal horns, and eventually ear trumpets, with only minimal success.
The 1900s took a huge leap in the right direction when portable electronic hearing aids were invented in 1938 – although the battery pack required strapping it to the wearer’s leg!
Fortunately, technology continued to develop over the decades, and today’s hearing aids are much smaller and easier to wear.
And their features are amazing!
With full digitization, smartphone connectivity, and special features like remote assist, they are sleek and highly sophisticated devices.
Of course, manufacturers always want to surpass their current products, which brings us to the present. The ReSound ONE is now available, and many believe this new model will redefine its wearers’ experiences.
Is the ReSound ONE the one we’ve been waiting for?
Prior to it, the ReSound Quattro knocked hearing technology out of the ballpark with its amazing and natural sound quality.
I can honestly say it has been the best hearing device I have ever worked with, so I was curious to see how ReSound could top itself.
With this in mind, I provided some of my patients with the new device to find out exactly what they made of it.
Their feedback has been very impressive so far, which is always a good sign – and it probably has a lot to do with the ReSound One’s innovative design.
Unlike most hearing aids, which capture sounds via a microphone located behind the ear, the new device places a third microphone and a receiver inside the outer ear canal.
Therefore, it mimics the way people use their ears to hear, using the outer ear to register the position and frequency of different noises just as nature intended.
Updates from the Office
Important news: our new online store is now up and running – find the link here.
On the site, you can request hearing aid repairs and order supplies, maintenance tools, anti-itch remedies, batteries, and so much more.
It’s your one-stop-shop for everything hearing related! We hope you like it!
If you have an upcoming appointment, please be assured that we continue to practice with utmost cleanliness and safety.
This is to protect our patient, their families, and ourselves.
The children in our communities have returned to back to school virtually. It is good to see them learning again while keeping safe.
Meanwhile, the counties are currently monitoring the COVID numbers and hope to bring a hybrid program to the table soon.
And finally, Jessica celebrated her birthday on September 12. We celebrated with her all month long!
Is Your Commute Harming Your Ears?
Whether you are returning to work or school, have you considered the toll your daily journey could be taking on your hearing?
According to a past BBC study, the noise levels in the London Underground regularly exceeded 105 decibels, which is well above the safe limit of 85 decibels.
The Journal of Urban Health stated that sounds on New York’s subway rose to 94 decibels on 17 platforms and peaked at 106 decibels.
Many people mask these harsh sounds with loud music, but this often creates additional risks to their hearing.
Call me today to discuss any concerns you have about your daily commute and hearing. I’ll work with you to find the perfect solution!
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