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Digital Hearing Aids vs. Analog Hearing Aids: Which Should You Choose?

Hearing aids have three basic parts: a microphone, an amplifier/processor, and a receiver. When we talk about analog versus digital hearing aids, we’re really talking about the amplifier/processor — the part that processes the sounds sent by the microphone and makes them louder. Analog hearing aids were the only option until the late 1980s, when…

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Ring in the New Year: 6 New Year Resolutions for Hearing Health

It’s a new year! For so many people, the early days of January and February mean looking toward the next 12 months and making their new year resolutions. Whether it’s exercising, traveling more, or simply dropping a bad habit, new year resolutions are all about doing something better for yourself. At MDHearingAid, we think that…

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Hearing Aid Buyer’s Guide: Buying Hearing Aids and What Happens Next

Buying hearing aids can seem really complicated. We hope our hearing aid buyer’s guide has helped you figure out the right place to buy it, the right kind of hearing aid for you, and the features you’re looking for in your first hearing aid. This guide was designed to help you feel confident throughout the…

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Getting Comfortable with Your New MDHearingAid

When you first start wearing hearing aids, things are going to sound different—most in a good way, like finally being able to hear the birds singing, but some in a bad way, like your own voice sounding too loud or the clock constantly ticking. This is completely normal. With time and exposure to the sound…

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Hearing Aid Buyer’s Guide: Hearing Aid Features

Now that we’ve covered where you can buy hearing aids and the types of hearing aids, it’s time to cover some common hearing aid features. You don’t want to buy an expensive hearing aid without understanding what the features even do, because then you’re likely never going to use those features. And, you don’t want…

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Winter Ear Protection for Hearing Aid Users

December is nearly upon us, and many of us are preparing for the harshness of winter and snow. We pull our hats and gloves out of storage. We buy salt for our walkways. We put snow tires on our cars. But for all the well-known winter prep, many hearing aid users forget to consider the…

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Is Your Hearing Shot? – Hunting Ear Protection

Hunting season is in full swing, which means many people will be spending their spare time bundled up in camo and stationed in the woods, hoping to bring home some fresh meat. With the long periods of quiet and tranquility, it’s easy to forget that hunting can actually damage your hearing. Preparing your hunting ear…

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Hearing Aid Buyer’s Guide: Types of Hearing Aids

The first chapter of our hearing aid buyer’s guide explained the different places you can buy hearing aids. Now that you know your hearing aid seller options, what types of hearing aids can you choose from? Which type makes the most sense for your budget and needs? Part two of our hearing aid buyer’s guide…

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The Cost of Hearing Aids in 2019

What is the cost of hearing aids? So you’ve gone to get your hearing checked. You visited an audiologist or a hearing clinic and they performed the various tone tests. They started going through your results and confirmed what you suspected … your hearing has started to decline. The hearing specialist suggests investing in hearing…

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Hearing Aid Buyer’s Guide: Where to Buy

Buying hearing aids can seem like a complicated mess. Many people put off getting hearing aids because it feels like a herculean task in itself, which leaves them struggling to hear the world around them. Only one in five people with hearing loss who could benefit from wearing a hearing aid are actively using one.…