The ear is a delicate, self-cleaning organ that helps you to hear and analyse sounds. There is generally no need to manually clean the ears, except in cases where an overproduction of wax results in a buildup or blockage. In this case, care should be taken when cleaning the ears to avoid making the problem worse or damaging the eardrum.
If you've been experiencing persistent ringing in your ears, you might be wondering how and why you should visit a professional. Here's what you can do to get a medical diagnosis, and how this can help you in the long run.
Ringing in the ears can vary from unpleasant to seriously detrimental. Because ringing in the ears is a common symptom of more than one condition, people with tinnitus or TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) might have trouble telling which one they actually have.
Hearing loss can lead to a number of social, emotional, and mental repercussions if left untreated. In order to avoid the consequences of untreated hearing loss, it's important to get a professional diagnosis and treatment plan.
The brain is the centers of operations for our entire body, but it can be affected by both physical and intangible ailments. While hearing loss affects our ability to hear, it can also lead to changes in the brain.
Humans have a pretty good sense of touch, and some of the best sight in the animal kingdom. However, many animals have us beat in the hearing department. Here's a list of some of the best-hearing animals in the world.
Eating out with friends, family, and coworkers is a part of life, but it can take some manoeuvring to make sure that the experience is enjoyable for everyone involved, including yourself. Luckily, there are a number of ways to ensure that you can take part in dinner conversation without resorting to writing notes on napkins.
We all wonder how our electronics work, but we usually do not have the option of taking them apart to see how they tick. Despite the complexity of their functions, the inner life of hearing aids can be visualised quite easily.
Flying on planes is something almost everyone has to do, especially if you have family and friends in other parts of the world. Whether you're taking a vacation or flying for business, it's important to know how your hearing aids factor into your experience.
Having hearing loss is a unique experience, and everyone deals with it differently. However, this doesn't stop people from finding a community online. These bloggers have shared their stories online, and they're worth looking into.
While children are given frequent hearing tests to track their development, it's harder for adults to determine when they have hearing loss. If you think you might need an audiogram, this guide can give you a better idea of what to expect.
Why Signia Charge&Go is the Best Choice for Streamers
With streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, audio streaming has become ubiquitous. However, for many of those with hearing loss, listening to music and podcasts is a bit more difficult than just hitting play. Direct streaming for hearing aids is designed to simplify that process.
Some of the best weekend trip locations around the world
Itching for a break, or just need to cater to your travel bug? These vacation destinations are a short hop from your local airport and can offer everything you need for a long weekend. Don't let hearing loss hold you back -- wherever you go, your Styletto hearing aids keep going with you.
Adventurous people want more than the ability to hear. Crystal clear sound and a natural-sounding voice are just two necessities, and they need a rechargeable hearing aid that can keep up with their lifestyle. If you were like dance instructor Jade, you would enjoy all three.
How changing the clocks affects our body’s natural rhythm
With the clocks going back at the weekend, we look at what this shift of one hour means for our bodies. While it may not seem like it would have much impact, it can still take some time to readjust your sleeping – and even eating – habits.
If you were a travel photographer like Kaito, you would do more than photograph scenes and people. You would enjoy the best life has to offer and capture snapshots of the world around you. Styletto hearing aids from Signia give people like Kaito the freedom to pursue their adventures.
With the stylish new Styletto hearing aids from Signia, there's more than meets the eye. Crystal-clear sound quality, portable rechargeability, and Own Voice Processing are just a few of the high-tech features these uniquely beautiful hearing aids have to offer because there's a lot more under the surface.
Aesthetic is something that you would take seriously if you were a fashion designer like Cathy. Work like hers comes from a deep understanding of what makes things beautiful. To match this keen sense of style, Signia offers a hearing aid that melds with Cathy’s self-image. Styletto is more than just a hearing aid, it's high-tech hearwear.
The stylish new Styletto from Signia is transforming how we think and feel about hearing aids. The new-look design challenges where we draw the line between hearing aids and stylish accessories, creating hearwear that empowers wearers to live how they choose.
We've all been lectured on the importance of keeping electronics dry, and the 'rice trick' is there to help us when we fumble. However, getting your hearing aids wet is a bit more nerve-wracking. Here's what to do if you accidentally dunk your hearing aids.
Apple Music is an app included on all iPhones. For a better hearing experience, Signia hearing aid users can sync their phones with their hearing aids for crisper, more immersive sound. Enjoy music without the hassle of headphones, wires, and outside sound.
The Noise Spectrum: Sounds You Didn’t Know Damage Your Hearing
Hearing is an important part of everyday life, yet most people don’t realize when they are damaging their ears. Causes of hearing loss include infections, aging, and brain injury, but one of the most common is noise exposure. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) can develop after one occurrence of extreme noise exposure or after listening to very loud sounds over time. Everyone has tiny hair cells in their inner ear (cochlea) that vibrate and send an electric signal to the auditory nerve, allowing you to hear. Different groups of hair cells interpret different sound frequencies. Over time, if enough of these hair cells are damaged or broken, hearing loss results.
Millennials - Enjoy the Music but Watch the Volume
Take a look at the people around you the next time you’re in the gym working out or at the library doing homework or even on campus walking to class. Chances are you or someone around you is wearing headphones and listening to music.
Following our previous blogpost about how hearing aids help you tackle challenging listening environments with ease, we cover more high tech features that address specific situations like gusts of wind and echoes.
The Signia myHearing App is now even more powerful in providing you with all the support tools you and your hearing care professional need to guide you through a successful period of getting used to new hearing aids.
Signia hearing aids are tiny technological marvels. They not only amplify sounds and improve hearing, they also provide a range of solutions to alleviate the effects of tinnitus, letting you hear what’s important without stress.
But what exactly is tinnitus? We have collected a few facts and answered a few frequently asked questions.
Simply relaxing while listening to an audio book, reading a novel or watching a movie – as people who live with the torment of tinnitus know all too well, these usually enjoyable pastimes are often exhausting because of persistent noise in their ears.
Tinnitus is described as a phantom auditory perception – perception of a sound in the absence of an external sound signal. This may affect one or both ears. A tinnitus diagnosis is often a surprise. Unfortunately, some patients often learn from their doctors that their “ringing-in-the-ears” is untreatable. This kind of information makes patients feel isolated and convinced that no one can understand what they are going through. Because tinnitus has many causes, there is no specific medication or general cure. Despite this, even for chronic tinnitus, there are ways to find relief and take control.
People with severe to profound hearing loss depend on their hearing aids completely. Without exceptionally powerful devices, they are cut off acoustically from family, friends and colleagues. So it makes sense to offer as broad a selection as possible, with smaller hearing aids that suit individual lifestyles and tastes without compromising on the power of better hearing.
Whether you’d like to change settings remotely, stream audio directly, or take advantage of rechargeability, our broad range of stylish, practical, and easy-to-use accessories makes everyday life easier. Read on to find out more about them.
Premium comfort for hearing aids with new accessories
Signia hearing aid wearers can better enjoy watching TV with the new TV Transmitter and discreetly control their hearing aids with the new miniPocket remote control. An accessory is something that no one necessarily needs. But the right accessory often makes life considerably easier.
You already know it from electric toothbrushes or smartphones: You simply set the device down or put it in the corresponding holder and the batteries begin to charge. With inductive charging technology, electrical energy is transferred from one object to another contact-free in order to operate or supply the latter object.
Signia Cellion: Handling made easier than ever before
People with hearing loss expect one thing from their hearing aids above all else: That they can once again clearly understand everyone and everything in their surroundings. It is even better, however, if the handling is also very simple.
"Get new batteries" – a reminder that many hearing aid wearers have on their calendar: Depending on the intensity of use, the little power suppliers have to be replaced about every two weeks with conventional hearing aids. But now they can confidently remove this from the calendar.
Signia Silk: Innovative in-the-ear hearing aid fits out-of-the-box
Many people with hearing loss still shy away from hearing aids. They are concerned that they will make their hearing loss obvious to everyone and/or that the fitting will be complicated. Signia's Silk hearing aids now provide a discreet and easy solution:
The revolutionary Centra hearing aids were the first anywhere in the world to be able to actively learn additional information regarding their settings based purely on the personal preferences of each user in a wide variety of situations.
Do you know which hearing aid style is best suited to your needs? Let us help you make an informed decision and find your ideal solution in cooperation with your hearing aid professional. Learn more about ITE hearing aids in this blog entry and the great advantages they bring to the table.
A new era in hearing aid technology began in 1997: Prisma was launched, the world’s first completely digital hearing aid with two microphones, which automatically adjusted to the current hearing situation.
1959: Auriculette. From a vest pocket to behind the ear.
Like its predecessors, the 1959 Siemens Auriculette 326 consisted of a microphone, amplifier, and earphone, with a battery as a power supply. In the Auriculette, however, the components were so small and lightweight that they fit together in a single housing worn comfortably behind the ear.
1954: Phonophor Epsilon. Lighter than a tennis ball, as small as a matchbox
The Phonophor Epsilon weighed only about 50 grams (less than two ounces), including the batteries, and was the size of a matchbox. This was made possible by a discovery that had been made just a short time before, and one that has gone on to become a fixture of our everyday lives today: transistor technology.
1951: Phonophor Alpha. The power of electrons – right in your vest pocket
It was not until World War II and the postwar period that subminiature tubes were developed, allowing for lightweight, compact hearing aids that encapsulated the benefits of the new technology in a form small enough to fit in a vest pocket.
Make phone calls the smart way with Signia hearing aids
Whether professional or personal: the telephone is the ubiquitous means of communication. With the new Signia hearing aids with TwinPhone program, using the telephone is now easy and convenient, even in challenging hearing situations. And thanks to easyTek™, the hearing aids can even be connected directly to Bluetooth-enabled phones and work as a headset for wireless hands-free operation.
1928: Phonophor with microphone amplifier. Lighter and more compact.
After the huge success of the first Phonophor models, Siemens & Halske expanded hearing aid production activities at Berlin’s Wernerwerk plant. New materials and designs made the Phonophor lighter and more compact, while advances in technology improved performance and sound quality.
Besides noisy public places, locations with reverberation make it harder to understand speech. The EchoShield function in Signia hearing aids reduces these negative effects in environments in which you need to pay particular attention to what is being heard.
Originally planned as a single hearing aid for a friend of the company, the device turned out to be a huge success, and series production was launched in December 1913 – marking the start of the long and successful history of our hearing aids.
Signia hearing aids deliver the sound that nature intended
The latest generation of Signia hearing aids with direct audio streaming from iPhone and TV improve your hearing experience to a remarkable new level and preserve the familiar sound of your own voice – thanks to the world's first Own Voice Processing (OVP).