What is feedback in hearing aids?

Some of the negative stigma surrounding hearing aids and their use is based on the fact that hearing aids were once bulky items that would squeal or squeak in the wearer’s ears. This squeaking or whistling is known as feedback Fortunately, today’s technology is much...

Invisible Hearing Aids

Emily Martinson, AuD, PhD Patients of all ages often ask me which type of hearing aid is best for them.  There are a number of factors that determine which hearing aid is best, including hearing loss, ear shape, and lifestyle.  For many patients, invisibility is the...

Hearing Aids and Educational Tourism

Emily Martinson, Au.D., Ph.D. I live in downtown Washington, DC, and for me springtime means two things: cherry blossoms and tourists.  As I see the beautiful pink cherry blossoms appear on the trees, I also see enormous packs of eighth graders in matching neon...

Using a hearing aid brush

Dr. Emily Martinson, Au.D., Ph.D. Many patients ask me how they can properly care for their hearing aids.  Keeping your hearing aids clean and free of dirt and dust is one of the most important steps to taking care of them.  Not only does keeping them clean help...
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