How-To Videos

For your convenience and with the wonderful help of Phonak, we are happy to bring to you a series of How-To videos that show you the procedures involved in cleaning and maintaining your hearing aids. This page will be regularly updated to include new videos. To start viewing the videos please click here. Feel free to send us your suggestions if you wish us to highlight any other steps.

Hearing Loss Myths

10 Hearing Loss Myths You Should Stop Believing

You don’t need to be old to lose your hearing. Although seniors do have their unique health challenges, hearing loss can affect a person at any age. This is can be attributed to our evolving relationship with technology – especially music. Earbuds and festivals blare music that can damage your eardrum and cause hearing loss. However, there are many misconceptions about hearing loss that need to be clarified. Here are ten hearing loss myths you should stop believing if you [...]

Consulting Audiologist May Save Your Hearing

9 Reasons Why Visiting Your Audiologist May Save Your Hearing

Many take hearing for granted and only notice its value when it’s compromised. While most make regular trips to their family doctor, ear health can easily be overlooked. It’s important to get your ears checked out to make sure everything is working as it should and to make sure you don’t neglect any underlying conditions. If you’re not convinced that you should make a trip to your audiologist, check out these nine reasons why visiting your audiologist may save [...]

Tinnitus And Its Treatment

Why Are My Ears Ringing?

Tinnitus is a condition featuring a constant sound a person hears in their own ears — a sound that others can’t hear. There are several words that patients with tinnitus apply to the sound they hear, such as: Ringing Roaring Buzzing Clicking Hissing Whistling The sound can vary in volume and tone even for the same person. It often gets louder as the person ages. Tinnitus can make it difficult to sleep, to hear other sounds like conversations or [...]

Invisible Earplugs To Prevent Tinnitus

These Invisible Earplugs Will Protect Against Ear Damage

If you’ve ever been to a loud concert, you’ve probably experienced the strange sensation of hearing ringing in your ears for hours after it was over. While this is incredibly common, for some people it’s the beginning of a lifelong problem. The ringing is actually called tinnitus and affects about 1 in 5 people. With a new generation that seems to live with their headphones blasting, this problem doesn’t seem to be going anywhere in the near future. If [...]

Signs That Show You Need A Hearing Test

5 Warning Signs That Show You Need To Go For A Hearing Test

Admitting you may need to go for a hearing test is one thing. Acknowledging you may need to get a hearing aid is quite another. There sometimes shame and embarrassment attached to the idea of hearing loss. It is also hard to admit you need help. That is why some people wait until it’s too late to get a hearing test done and get help. You or a loved one might be in this situation too. The Five Signs [...]

Using Ear Plugs For Swimming

Why You Should use Ear Plugs For Swimming

There are a lot of people in today’s society who spend a lot of time exercising in the swimming pool but are unaware of what can be within the water they are swimming in. Be aware of the risk of ear infection Even if regular swimming is a new experience, it is imperative to know about fungus and the possibility of bacteria being in the water, which ultimately may lead to ear infections. Custom earplugs to prevent infection Fortunately, you can [...]

Ear Candling: Does It Work?

Ear Candling: Does It Work?

What is Ear Candling? During ear candling, a candle is soaked in wax or paraffin and put into a hole cut into a paper plate. The plate is used to protect your face from being burned by the candle wax. The candle is then placed in your ear canal and allowed to burn for a few minutes. It is believed this creates a suction mechanism that can bring the wax out and into the candle. No scientific evidence for ear [...]

Custom Vs. Disposable Ear Plugs: What’s The Difference?

Custom Vs. Disposable Ear Plugs: What’s The Difference?

Repeated exposure to sounds above 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss. Because we are exposed to loud noises daily, it’s important to protect our ears, especially if we work in a field where sounds over 85 decibels are constant (musician, construction worker, manufacturer, assembly line worker, etc.). To protect our ears and limit the volume of the sounds around us, ear plugs should be worn. There are two types of ear plugs on the market: custom and disposable. Custom [...]