posted By: Earlens Web | 05.08.18

Fun Facts about Hearing

In honor of Better Hearing & Speech Month, we thought we’d share seven fun facts about hearing! For instance, did you know that: Fish do not have ears, but they can hear pressure changes through ridges on the body. Your ears continue to hear sounds,…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 05.02.18

Welcome to Better Hearing & Speech Month!

Did you know that May is Better Hearing & Speech Month? Each May offers a chance to raise awareness about communication issues, like hearing loss, which can take many forms and impact people of all ages.   If you think you may have hearing loss,…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 04.25.18

Does the Lens Require Hearing Aid Batteries?

The Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid has 3 main parts: the Processor, the Light Tip and the Lens. The Lens directly vibrates the eardrum to activate the natural hearing system. However, it does not require any separate batteries to work.   In Earlens, the behind-the-ear Processor…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 04.16.18

Why Do I Need to See a Physician for Earlens?

With Earlens, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician and an audiologist or hearing health professional work together closely to ensure that you get the best treatment possible.   Different parts of the Earlens system are fit by different professionals. Earlens consists of 3 parts:…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 04.06.18

Does the Earlens Hearing Aid Require Surgery?

The Earlens Hearing Aid is the only direct-drive hearing technology that does not require surgery. Other hearing solutions that directly vibrate the eardrum, like middle-ear implants, require surgical procedures to place in the ear. However, Earlens can be placed during a visit with an Ear,…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 04.01.18

Will I Benefit from the Earlens Hearing Aid?

Whether you will benefit from the Earlens Hearing Aid depends on your specific hearing needs. Earlens is intended to treat mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss in adults. While other hearing aid technology can sometimes treat the same range of hearing loss, Earlens may be…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 03.22.18

Hearing vs. Understanding Speech

“I can hear, but I can’t understand what people are saying.”   Does the sentence above describe how you sometimes feel with your hearing aids? If so, you’re not alone. Our ability to hear and our ability to understand are related but different. In some…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 03.14.18

Why Do Hearing Aids Whistle?

Hearing aid whistling, or “feedback”, can have a variety of causes. The main type of feedback is acoustic feedback. This type of feedback occurs when amplified sound from the hearing aid speaker is repeatedly picked back up by the hearing aid’s microphone. The result of…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 03.08.18

Why Do My Ears Feel Plugged When I Wear Hearing Aids?

When you first start wearing hearing aids, your ears may feel “plugged”. This is known among hearing professionals as “occlusion”. The occlusion effect occurs when low frequency sounds like your own voice, are trapped in the ear canal by the hearing aid blocking the ear…

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