Are Hearing Aids Rechargeable?

Are Hearing Aids Rechargeable?

Have you ever wondered why hearing aids are not rechargeable? They are! Dr. Teresa Burns, Audiologist at Teresa Burns Hearing explains, “Rechargeable battery technology and size of batteries has really improved over the past few years. We now have models that change...
How Ears Work

How Ears Work

Have you ever wondered how your ears work? Let’s do a tour of this wonderfully complex system!   This is how a normal hearing system works:       The Pinna, or the visible part on the outside of your head, collects and funnels sound in to the ear...
Clear Speech – what is it?

Clear Speech – what is it?

BE A GOOD FRIEND AND SPEAK CLEARLY Do you have friends or relatives who seem to have problems with their hearing? Or perhaps you have a friend with hearing aids who still doesn’t hear well, especially in noisy situations? There is a technique called “Clear Speech”...
One Hearing Aid? or Two?

One Hearing Aid? or Two?

  Just wondering if I can wear one hearing aid instead of two? Seems like in the past people regularly wore one aid, and it would be cheaper to just buy one, but my Audiologist says I need two. Is this really necessary?   We asked Doctor of Audiology, Teresa...
Why does my TV sound so bad?

Why does my TV sound so bad?

Why can’t I understand what people say on TV anymore? Even when I turn the volume up they all seem to mumble, or the noise just interferes. What can I do to help?  We asked Doctor of Audiology, Teresa Burns, from Teresa Burns Hearing Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand, to...
How to clean my ears?

How to clean my ears?

‘What is Ear wax? Why do we have it? And how should I clean my ears?’ For this reader question we asked Doctor of Audiology, Teresa Burns, from Teresa Burns Hearing Ltd, who isn’t at all squeamish about cerumen (ear wax). “Ear wax is normal. Wax is the way...