Rayovac Battery Breakdown


Rayovac, the manufacturer of the best hearing aid batteries on the market, has an even better battery to offer patients – and Hearing Associates has it in stock.

The Rayovac Active Core Technology has been designed to meet the needs of the latest hearing aid technology. Many hearing aid wearers express that hearing aid battery longevity as the most important factor when choosing hearing aids.

hearing protectionThere are many contributing factors to hearing loss, but the items often overlooked are the auditory hazards around us all day: in our homes or at our job.

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), auditory levels below 75 decibel (dB) are safe. However, prolonged exposure of sounds above 85 dB can lead to noise-induced hearing loss. This permanent health condition affects roughly 40 million adults in the US.

SoundArc 2Hearing Associates P.C. is now providing maintenance services for the Baha SoundArc for patients in Albert Lea, Minnesota, Mason City, and at their additional locations in Northern Iowa.

The Baha SoundArc is a non-surgical bone conduction wearing device acting as an alternative to the Baha Softband.

The SoundArc is a behind-the-head band designed to improve hearing in children with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided sensorineural deafness. The device is recommended for children who are not yet eligible or ready for an implant but are in need of taking the first step to hearing.

hearing aid heartStudies have shown that your cardiovascular system can have a direct effect on your hearing. That’s because interrupted blood flow or trauma to the blood vessels of the inner ear can be contributing factors to hearing loss.

Studies have shown that individuals with cardiovascular issues are 50% more likely to experience hearing loss. Of patients who had at least one heart attack, 80% had damage to their inner ear.

According to David R. Friedland, MD, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, the inner ear is affected by blood flow so much that cardiovascular problems can be detected in this part of the body before other regions.

Because of this, hearing loss can in some cases be an early identifier of cardiovascular issues.

cell phone with app screenWith more people embracing new technology, hearing aid manufacturers are developing ways to assist people of all ages with hearing loss.

In-Ear Streaming

Utilizing a smartphone app, a hearing aid wearer can answer a call and have it stream directly into their hearing device. Aside from phone calls, the hearing aid wearer can stream music and driving directions, much like wearing earbuds. When you are in a crowded, noisy setting, the smartphone can be used as a directional microphone, which can stream a conversation directly to the hearing aid.