As July comes to a close we’d like to thank all the coordinators and contributors of the events we participated in and congratulate them on outstanding accomplishments! The Jadyn Fred Foundation held their 12th annual golf tournament and had a fantastic turnout! The International Choral Festival rocked Missoula with 5 days of music from all over the country and world! …Read More
Month: July 2013
Hearing Loss and Dementia
Q: I’ve heard that there’s a link between hearing loss and dementia—is this true? A: This subject has been in the news quite a bit lately. For years researchers have suspected a connection between hearing loss and dementia, but just this year a study funded by the National Institutes of Health determined that a mild hearing loss of 25 decibels (dB) can increase …Read More
Why Are My Hearing Aid Batteries Dead Already?
Why are my hearing aid batteries dead already? Here’s a list of potential culprits: Moisture- from perspiration to high humidity to accidental dunking’s. Excessive moisture will either clog the little air vents in the battery or cause excessive swelling of the chemicals in the battery and reduce the life or interrupt the voltage. Many modern hearing aids are amazing but …Read More
Hearing Aid Batteries 101
The four common sizes of hearing aid batteries from smallest to largest are: 10 (yellow tab), 312 (brown tab), 13 (orange tab), and 675 (blue tab). The smallest battery will last between 3-6 days while the largest will last a little longer than 2 weeks. All hearing aid batteries have little holes on the positive (flat) side. When you remove …Read More
Adjusting To New Hearing Aids
First, congratulations on taking the big step toward better hearing! Sometimes, the let-down after being fit with new hearing aids can be as frustrating as the hearing loss. Many people are still bothered by other noises and environmental sounds they aren’t used to hearing. This is a perfectly normal initial reaction! Imagine if your leg was immobilized for 7 years …Read More
Welcome To Our Blog
Welcome to our brand new blog. Check back here for updates on news and events at Vibrant Hearing.Read More
Hearing Aid Whistle – What Is It?
What the heck is all that noise?! Even the best hearing aids will whistle; when you put your hand to your ear, when you are putting the aid on or taking it off or even when you give someone a big wonderful hug! Sometimes this sound, referred to as feedback, is perfectly normal. Sometimes, feedback is an indication that something …Read More
It Quit. Again.
Nothing is more frustrating than loving your hearing aids and one of them quitting. The most common cause of hearing aid failure is moisture and debris on either the microphone or the speaker. If you think about it, the hearing aids have to work on (and in!) a human body 12 hours or more a day every day for years! …Read More