Phonak iCom

Ray’s current hearing aids are Phonak Exelias.  The audiologist keeps pushing for us to get Ray an iCom because Ray complains about using the phone with these higher powered aids.  The aids are so powerful that when switched to t-coil there is a buzzing sound.  The hearing aid is actually […]

Courtesy of Fairfax County

I knew Fairfax County had a  program to loan smoke detectors to individuals who are hearing impaired, but I never got around to following up on the program.  I finally did it though.  Here’s the info for the Fairfax County Hearing Impaired Smoke Alarm Program.  The smoke detector is sent […]

How Ray uses that iPod

Even before Ray wanted an iPod, he wanted to be able to listen to music or games.  CD players, radios, even GameBoys all have audio output jacks that fit standard headphones.  But, standard headphones or ear buds don’t work very well when you wear behind the ear hearing aids.  Headphones […]

Communicating with People Who Are Deaf

Americans with Disabilities ActADA Business BRIEF: Communicating with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings People who are deaf or hard of hearing use a variety of ways to communicate. Some rely on sign language interpreters or assistive listening devices; some rely primarily on written messages. […]