Your Guide to Care & Maintenance of Hearing Aids

May 2, 2011

We are pleased to announce the release of our 6th consumer eGuide, "Your Guide to Care and Maintenance of Hearing Aids," authored by Drs. Ron Schow and Jeff Brockett. This new, comprehensive, 26-page eGuide covers the following topics: Batteries, ear wax, ear mold/venting issues, moisture corrosion and intermittence, telephone use, feedback, static/noise, and prevention. We have provided this information on both the BHI website and as a downloadable PDF.

We greatly encourage hearing health professionals to share this practical guide, filled with valuable information, with their patients.

Ron Schow is Professor of Audiology at Idaho State University (ISU), where he has taught since 1975.  In 1974, he earned his PhD at Northwestern University, where he completed a dissertation under the direction of Dr. Raymond Carhart. Ron is co-editor of a popular text called, Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation, now in its 5th Edition (Schow & Nerbonne, 2007, Allyn and Bacon).  He helped develop SAC and SOAC, which are used as outcome measures for hearing aid fitting, and he was a co-developer of Multiple Auditory Processing Assessment (MAPA), a new battery of tests for measuring Auditory Processing Disorders (APD).  This test is now available through Auditec of St. Louis (2007).  See to learn more about these audiology resources and his work in the Audiology Division at ISU.

Jeff Brockett is currently an associate professor and audiology program director at Idaho State University.  He earned his Masters Degree in Audiology, an Education Specialist Degree in Special Education, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Instructional Design from ISU.  His clinical and research interests include acoustic amplification technology, wide-band reflectance, and working with patients who have dizziness and balance problems.

BHI Now Accepting Donations from Hearing Health Community

Currently the BHI funds all of its programs on 24 cents per hearing aid through a grant from the Hearing Industries Association. To expand our programs we are inviting audiologists, hearing instrument specialists and other hearing health industry stakeholders to donate to the BHI. As a 501(c)3 organization, your donation to BHI is tax deductible. Your generosity will assure that BHI educational initiatives will continue to raise awareness of hearing health issues, point out treatment options and also assist in the prevention of hearing loss.