September 5, 2018

Ask Anna: Can my hard of hearing child wear headphones on the airplane?

Ask Anna is an advice column for the hearing loss community.

Dear Anna,

We’re taking an airplane to our family vacation and my 6-year-old daughter with mild hearing loss who wears hearing aids will want to watch her tablet. Typically …

January 9, 2018
hearing damage

Ask Anna: Can noise damage my hearing even though I have hearing loss?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.

Dear Anna,

I am hard of hearing, but I enjoy going to concerts and listening to music. Can my hearing be damaged by noise even though I have …

November 30, 2017
millie bobby brown hearing loss

Ask Anna: I have hearing loss like Millie Bobby Brown. What should I do?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.

Dear Anna,

I recently saw the article about Millie Bobby Brown opening up about being deaf in one ear. I think I have hearing loss in one of …

October 3, 2017
roger pen

Ask Anna: What is a Roger Pen and how does it work?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.

Dear Anna,

I recently started college and I am trying to decide what hearing accessories will be best for when I am in the classroom or participating in …

September 5, 2017
phone for hard of hearing

Ask Anna: What phone should my hard of hearing parents use?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.   

Hi Anna,

My parents are looking to buy a new phone for their home. They asked me if I knew what to recommend, but I have no idea

July 25, 2017
swimmer's ear cause hearing loss

Ask Anna: Can swimmer’s ear cause hearing loss?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.

Dear Anna,

During the summer months, my children are constantly in the pool. Every so often one of them will come back from the pool with swimmer’s ear. …

July 12, 2017
how do I dry my hearing aids

Ask Anna: How do I dry my hearing aids?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. 

Dear Anna,

During the summer months, I have a hard time taking care of my hearing aids. I am worried that they are being over-exposed to moisture because …

May 23, 2017
my grandpa won't wear his hearing aids

Ask Anna: My grandfather won’t wear his hearing aids

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.   

Dear Anna,

My Grandfather is in his 80’s and has severe, age-related hearing loss in both ears. My aunt got him a hearing aid but it wasn’t the …

May 16, 2017
Can children wear in-the-ear hearing aids?

Ask Anna: Can children wear in-the-ear hearing aids?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.   

Dear Anna,

My son was recently diagnosed with hearing loss, and we are looking what hearing aid would be best for him. I prefer the small, in-the-ear hearing …

May 9, 2017
My hearing aids squeal when I'm on the phone

Ask Anna: Why do my hearing aids squeal when I’m on the phone?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.   

Dear Anna,

Hi, I purchased the Phonak Audéo BR rechargeable hearing aids in December and for the most part I am extremely pleased with them. Lately, however when …

March 8, 2017

3 Hearing Challenges Solved with Titanium Hearing Aids

Choosing your first hearing aid can be overwhelming, as there are many factors that go into this decision – both for your personal preference and your hearing needs. What makes it more confusing is that many hearing aids look the
February 28, 2017
small hearing aids

Ask Anna: Do small hearing aids work for severe hearing loss?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.   

Dear Anna,

“I have severe-to-profound hearing loss and currently wear a hearing aid that goes behind my ear. I would like something a bit smaller. Are there any …

February 21, 2017
Do new hearing aids whistle?

Ask Anna: Do new hearing aids whistle?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. 

Dear Anna,

Sometimes when I cup my hand over my hearing aids I hear a whistling sound. Is this supposed to happen? It doesn’t bother me when I’m …

November 22, 2016
difference between PSAP and Hearing Aid

Ask Anna: What’s the difference between a PSAP and Hearing Aid?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.   

Dear Anna,

My father has a difficult time communicating with his friends and family. He watches TV with the volume too loud, and we always have to repeat …

November 15, 2016
Will hearing aids help my Hyperacusis?

Ask Anna: Will hearing aids help my Hyperacusis?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. 

Dear Anna,

I have Hyperacusis and I can’t tolerate loud sounds, such as when people talking loud, dogs barking, dishes, etc. Will hearing aids help my Hyperacusis? Will …

November 8, 2016
does my hearing aid have a telecoil? t-coil technology in hearing aids

Ask Anna: Does my hearing aid have a Telecoil?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community.

Dear Anna,

I’ve seen signs around my community – like at the train station and the theater – about Hearing Loops. It would be great to activate this

October 4, 2016

Ask Anna: What is the best hearing solution for otosclerosis?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. 
 
Dear Anna,
 
I had a head injury 11 years ago and I lost hearing on my right ear, then I as fitted with a BAHA and even though …
September 27, 2016
Will surgery or an operation restore my hearing

Ask Anna: Will an operation restore my hearing?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. 

Dear Anna,

I’m 19 years old and I’ve worn hearing aids on both of my ears since I was 3 years old. With my hearing aids, I can …

August 31, 2016
the best hearing aid accessory

Ask Anna: What is the best hearing aid accessory for me?

Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. 

Dear Anna: What is the difference between all the wireless accessories available for hearing aids? I’ve heard about the Phonak Roger Pen, Com Pilot and others, but …

August 17, 2016

Testing the best hearing aid settings for cyclists

Recently, we shared some tips and tricks for cycling with a hearing loss, but because this is such a popular issue, we wanted to go further into this topic and discover what the best hearing aid settings for cyclists