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A brief history of hearing aids.

A brief history of hearing aids.

Hearing aids have been around for a lot longer than one might think. But over the years, the design and features of these devices have drastically changed. Many people first looking at hearing aids today are surprised at the size and versatility of these little gadgets. After all, many of us have the image of …

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Tech savvy

Let’s get tech-savvy!

Hearing aids have been rapidly growing in technological capabilities. They get smaller, they are rechargeable, and battery life is increased with each model. And of course, enhanced sound quality, speech clarity and background noise diminution. For many people, the importance of hearing aids starts and ends with getting better hearing. For those who are a …

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Starkey Evolv AI

Starkey Evolv AI new products.

Exciting news from across the world with new products this month! The American brand Starkey has just launched their new “Evolv AI” hearing aids, packed with exciting features. Starkey focuses on taking hearing to the next level by looking after your general health at the same time. New models, new technology and a new approach …

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New Audeara Headsets

New Audeara Headsets.

As audiologists, there’s one question we often hear new patients ask when they’re just not quite ready. “What’s the step between hearing aids and no hearing aids?”. When told one has a hearing loss, the thought of wearing hearing aids sometimes feels too extreme. But generally, if you’ve come for a hearing test, it means …

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Update to the Signia App

Update to the Signia App.

We’ve recently come across instances of Signia hearing aid wearers having issues with using the app on their phone. It looks like the Signia app has received an update that has been creating some mischief. The symptoms can be the app not opening, the hearing aids not syncing or certain functions not working. The good …

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Keep your hearing aids dry

Keep your hearing aids dry.

Unless you’re a tropical plant, moisture generally does not make for a good friend! Unfortunately for hearing aids, moisture is all too present and can easily cause damage or corrosion to the tiny devices. Factors such as rain, sweat or general humidity can easily cause a problem. And given the importance of these devices to …

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Aiding your Unaidable Ear

Aiding your Unaidable Ear.

More often than not, with a hearing loss, you’ll find a relatively similar loss in both ears. However, sometimes one ear may be worse off than the other, and sometimes, it may be classified as “unaidable”. In this case, the hearing loss is too severe for a hearing aid to give sound. The good news …

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Oticon More

Oticon More, a whole new world

Recently arrived on the market are new hearing devices set to shake the way we look at hearing. The new Oticon More devices offer a new approach to hearing where the brain is put in the operating seat. You may have already heard about these exciting new devices, so here’s a closer look at what …

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Super power

Super Power new product upgrades

To finish off this first quarter of the year, Signia and Phonak are launching exciting upgrades to their product lines. This time, both companies focus on their stronger power aids for more severe hearing losses.  Signia and the new Motion X. Signia opens with its new Motion X hearing devices. Many people will be familiar …

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Window Face Mask

Unmask your conversation

It’s no secret that we are living in unprecedented times. The arrival of this global pandemic has forced us all to adjust and adapt our daily lives in many different ways. Staying home more often, keeping at a distance from others and of course: wearing a mask. While masks are hoped to limit virus transmission, …

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The connection between hearing loss and dementia.

Are hearing loss and dementia connected?

For as long as we can remember, hearing loss was a troublesome but inconsequential part of growing older. Then in 2013, an otologist and epidemiologist named Frank Lin, working at John Hopkins University in the United States, performed a ground-breaking study. He discovered that despite then-current medical beliefs, there was a direct correlation between hearing …

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Signia Styletto X

New technology – Signia Styletto X

Attractive Design. The Sleek design fits comfortably behind your ears, definitely if you are wearing glasses as well. The design reminds most clients of Earpods; they don’t resemble hearing devices. The sleek design, the trendy colours, the cool metal look — it‘s something to be seen! A new design and colours, Signia has introduced a …

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Phonak Virto Black

Phonak Virto Black, Trendy High Tech for the Hearing Challenged.

It isn’t often that we here at ‘Falls of Sound” get really excited about the introduction of a new hearing aid. Being an independent hearing centre, we see a constant flow of new and updated devices from all of the major manufacturers. Once in awhile, though, something comes along that is a real game-changer. That …

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TV Streaming Happiness

True story TV streaming happiness.

“ I must admit I was very sceptical when Katia suggested the TV Streamer to connect the TV with my hearing aids”. “But hearing the TV directly to my hearing aids, not having to read the subtitles AND be able to have a conversation at the same time is quite amazing!” Mary, not her real …

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iPhone Hearing Aids

iPhone Vs Hearing Aids.

As an Independent hearing aid provider, we hear lots of people questioning the price. Some are comparing hearing aids with the legendary iPhone. Comparing price is what most individuals discuss. However, the technological advances of iPhones in contrast with hearing aids are another. An iPhone investment is a fraction of a hearing aid and has …

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