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Teaching a student with hearing loss during Covid-19? Here's what you need to know

The 2020 school year is about to start, and it’s an unusual year to say the very least. The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through the world and schools are deciding how and whether to teach in person. We thought it would be good to revisit some tips for teaching a student with hearing loss.


Hearing Aids and Children: Should your kids wear their hearing aids all day?

There are some very big challenges that come with hearing aids and children. One of the major questions is “How long should I have my child wear their hearing device each day?” Many children, especially young children, don’t connect the dots between wearing their hearing device and being able to hear better. They may not like wearing them, which may cause some tension in your house if you want them to wear their hearing aids all day.


What to Expect at Your First Hearing Test

First of all, congratulations! Making the decision to do something about your hearing loss is the most important and, for many people, the hardest part. We understand that you may be feeling some anxiety around what to expect from your first hearing appointment, so we wanted to break down what a typical introductory visit looks like.


How to wear a face mask with hearing aids

  At Ear Gear, we know that we have the best customers. It doesn't surprise us at all you all are banding together to help stop the spread of Covid-19 by practicing social distancing and wearing face masks out in public. However, face masks do present some challenges for hearing aid users, especially if you're using over-the-ear hearing aids or cochlear implants.


The Ear Gear Points System - What Happened to it, and What's Next

Hi everyone! We're writing to let you know about some changes that are coming your way from the team at Ear Gear. We spent most of 2019 thinking about our customers and how we can better serve you. We launched our new website earlier this month (and we hope you like it!), we've upgraded our shipping processes to provide you with faster, trackable shipping, and we will be rolling out a bunch of new programs that will make it easier for you to shop, save, and show off your Ear Gear.


Hiking with a hearing aid? 4 Tips to Help

It's no surprise that hearing instruments take a little bit of getting used to. Most people adjust pretty quickly to their new hearing instrument during normal indoor settings, like work or home. We have many customers that are also avid hikers and we've heard from them that it's not quite such an easy adjustment.


The Ear Gear Story

Our Daughter Shameera was born in October 1996. She was our second child. Both my wife and I quickly realized that she was not meeting her developmental milestones. Testing revealed that she had a rare chromosome abnormality called Partial Trisomy 18. In addition to having a significant cognitive delay, Shameera also had a mild to moderate hearing loss which was diagnosed at the age of two. She started wearing behind the ear hearing aids soon after. Then came the challenge. How to keep them on!


The Answer to Wearing Hearing Aids and Glasses, Comfortably

Hearing aids and glasses. Can they really work well together or are they forever like oil and water? From what we understand, this is a common question that audiologists receive when fitting their patients with new hearing instruments. The answer is YES, hearing aids and glasses can be worn together, and actually be a comfortable experience.


Colorful Ear Gear and Hearing Aid Combo

Take a look at this color combo! Big thanks to @nicktedd on Instagram for sharing this photo. Awesome hearing aid accessories to show off your unique personality. That's what we do and love. 


Reduce Hearing Aid Wind Noise with Ear Gear

Even though Ear Gear may appear to be a cover to protect against dust and moisture, it also has another function.  The spandex sleeve reduces wind noise, giving people improved ability to understand speech during conversations in windy situations outdoors. We have received many testimonials from happy clients who attest that Ear Gear reduces wind noise and improves overall hearing.