Arizona Hearing Center Blog

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What is Naida Link?

August 1, 2016

If you're an Advanced Bionics (AB) cochlear implant recipient, you may already be aware that AB is owned by the same company that owns Phonak. This has allowed for AB and Phonak to collaborate on technology compatibility, and now, one of the most recent fruits of the AB/Phonak collaboration is the Naida Link hearing aid.

The Origin of Hearing Aids

July 15, 2016

From cupped hands to a futuristic device that uses light beams to transfer sound, hearing technology has evolved dramatically over the past couple millenia or so.

The Future of Hearing Aids

May 18, 2016

Hearing aids have constantly evolved since the time of using our hands to cup sound into our ears.

Earlens: What Should I Expect?

April 16, 2016

Getting an earlens is very simple. What should you expect to get one placed?

Which Hearing Aid Manufacturer Makes the Best Hearing Aids?

April 15, 2016

This question depends a lot on who is asking, so let’s start with the basics.

While there are many small hearing-aid manufacturers, there are six major companies, commonly known to hearing-care professionals as “the big six”: Phonak, GN Resound, Oticon, Widex, Starkey and Signia (formerly known as Siemens). Some of these aids are rebranded for different retail stores, and with a new hearing aid introduced almost every week, the choices can be overwhelming.

Television Streamers

April 15, 2016

Television is arguably one the most common forms of entertainment. It offers a variety of entertainment value for nearly every interest from sports to shopping.

How-To: Choose a Cochlear Implant

April 14, 2016

The cochlear implant journey can be both intimidating and exciting. At Arizona Hearing Center, we enable our patients to choose which cochlear implant they want. After all, each cochlear implant manufacturer has its pros and cons and no one is better than the others from a hearing performance point of view. This is why we leave the choice up to the cochlear implant patient.

Remote Microphones

April 14, 2016

Individuals with hearing loss all have one thing in common: difficulty understanding speech amidst background noise. The problem is, all hearing technologies have trouble differentiating between background noises and speech, and both are amplified.