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 Earlens Require Surgery?

The Earlens Contact Hearing Solution 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…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 04.01.18

Will I Benefit from Earlens?

Whether you will benefit from Earlens 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 able to provide…

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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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posted By: Earlens Web | 03.01.18

Can You Restore Lost Hearing?

Hearing loss is a very common condition. In fact, the most common type of hearing loss, presbycusis, occurs due to aging. Once hearing is lost, it is currently not possible to restore it. The good news is that even though hearing cannot be restored, it…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 02.23.18

Will Earlens Help Profound Hearing Loss?

Earlens is intended to treat a wide range of hearing losses. Since Earlens is intended for people with mild to severe hearing loss, if you have profound hearing loss, you may not be a candidate for Earlens. However, only an Earlens audiologist can tell you…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 02.14.18

Happy Valentine’s Day from Earlens

Happy Valentine’s Day! While most people probably think of chocolate and flowers for the holiday, we naturally think about better hearing. Why? Because hearing is an integral part of communication, which in turn, is a vital part of relationships with friends and loved ones.  …

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