Newsletter
Spring 2022
5 Tips for Caring for Your Hearing Aids

You rely on your hearing aids every day to keep you connected to the world around you. And every day, those sophisticated, tiny, technological marvels are exposed to moisture, earwax, and debris that can negatively affect their sound quality or even cause them to malfunction.
 
Fortunately, there are several easy things you can do at home yourself to ensure your devices continue to keep you hearing your best: 

  1. Always handle your hearing aids with care, wash your hands beforehand and store in a safe, dry place away from children and pets.
  2. When not in use, turn your hearing aids off and open the battery door so that any trapped moisture has a chance to dry out.
  3. Do not wear your devices in the shower, while swimming or while using a hairdryer or hair spray/gel, even if they’re water-resistant or waterproof.
  4. Avoid exposing your hearing aids to extreme heat or cold.
  5. Have your hearing aids professionally cleaned every 4-6 months.

Regular cleaning combined with routine maintenance provided by your hearing care professional will extend the life of your devices and reduce the chances of them malfunctioning.
 
If you’re not sure how to properly clean/care for your hearing aids or if they’re due for a cleaning
HELP DESK Phone Numbers
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Many of our patients have expressed how helpful it was to have the manufacturer support with their hearing aid devices. Save your HELP DESK phone number. Unsure which brand you are wearing? Call The Hearing Doctors (630) 752-9505.
Oticon - (855) 400-9766
Phonak - (800) 679-4871
Resound - (888) 735-4327
Signia - (800) 350-6093
Unitron - (866) 230-0115
Widex - (844) 407-8844
Oticon Hands-Free For iPhone and iPad Users

Oticon More released an update that allows you to use the microphones of your hearing aids with your iPhone or iPad. This allows you to have your hands free during a phone call. The phone needs to be near you, yet not in your hand. 

Hands-free communication is available with:
  • iPhone 11 or later
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation and 4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation and 2nd generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad mini (6th generation),
  • All require software updates iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 or later

The update should have come through on
your Oticon ON app. If you have questions,
give us a call. 

* Oticon More hearing aids require firmware 1.3.0 to enable hands-free communication functionality.
REDUX: The Treatment Your Hearing Aids NEED

Redux is a water-removal treatment system that leaves hearing aids sounding better in just a few minutes.

Benefits of using REDUX may include:
  • Dry hearing aids sound better and require fewer repairs
  • Your hearing aids have an 80% chance of improving in sound quality after a Redux treatment.
  • If you have ‘dead’ hearing aids, they have a 50% chance of being revived after a Redux treatment.

Schedule your REDUX Treatment today!
Importance of Hearing Aid Checks

Our support doesn’t end when you leave with your new device(s). We recommend that you have your devices professionally checked and cleaned every 6 months. 
Routine follow-up care will ensure that your hearing devices are clean and appropriately programmed and that you are using the most appropriate technology for your current needs. Firmware updates are coming more frequently and are important to the quality of your hearing aid devices. Has it been more than 6 months since your last visit? Call (630)752-9505 to schedule a hearing aid check to make sure your aids are performing their best!
Product Spotlight
Jabra EnhanceTMPlus

  • Miniaturized 3-in-1 earbuds for hearing enhancement, music and calls.
  • Enhance the sound, not the noise.
  • Never before has hearing enhancement been so compact, discreet and easy to use.
  • Hear more from life.

Jabra has leveraged world-class hearing technology to launch their first ever medical-grade hearing enhancement and earbud hybrid. These buds enhance the world around you and help you hear your music and calls better.

Call now to schedule an appointment to test out the Jabra Enhance Place. 

Patient Ambassador 2021

Referrals are the lifeblood of any small business. Each year, I recognize the importance of patient referrals with my Hearing Doctors Ambassador of the Year Award—given to the patient who refers the most patients to me. This year’s winner is…Mark Schmitt.

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