Hearing loss is generally categorized into four distinct levels: mild, moderate, severe, and profound. Which kind of hearing aid is best for moderate hearing loss?

One advantage of dealing with moderate hearing loss is that it allows for smaller, more discreet hearing aids. There are complete-in-canal (CIC), invisible-in-canal (IIC), and receiver-in-canal (RIC) models that can provide enhanced hearing with a minimum of awkward equipment.

Getting used to using a hearing aid is like getting used to any new tool. It will take a little time, patience, and practice to learn how to use your hearing aid.

A number of strategies will help. The first is to wear your hearing aid most of the time during the day. Like any tool, the more you use it the sooner it will become natural and incorporated into your innate sense of hearing.

Imagine a musician whose instrument seems to be an extension of their body, something that they apparently use effortlessly. That didn’t just happen. They practiced with their instrument for countless hours, building up muscle memory and eventually a subconscious connection with the device. The more you use your hearing aid, the sooner that will happen.

Oticon OPNSpring is in full bloom, and so is the new hearing device lineup at Cortland Hearing Aids in Cortland, New York. Perhaps the most innovative device available now is Oticon’s new hearing aid, Opn – the first hearing device proven to make communication easier on the brain.


Opn offers numerous benefits for those with hearing loss, such as:

  •  Enhanced confidence in social situations
  • Less listening effort required
  • More accurate conversation recall

Opn is powered by Velox technology, which process sound fifty times faster than other hearing aid technology and enables wearers experience sound more fully. The faster processing keeps up with your brain, making conversations more natural and less tiring – even in loud, multi-voice environments like restaurants.

At Cortland Hearing Aids, we have been helping patients in the Cortland, New York and surrounding areas with all of their hearing needs since 1999. These patients trust us to provide high-quality services like hearing tests, personalized fittings of hearing instruments, repairs, and many other hearing health services.

We think of our patients as members of our own family, and that’s why we are committed to giving our patients the best hearing care possible.

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Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Changing your hearing aid batteries can be a hassle. With most batteries only lasting a week, many wearers consider the battery life of their hearing aids to be less than satisfactory. But with Siemens’ new rechargeable hearing aids, those concerns may become obsolete.

Hearing Aid Compatibility

Siemens currently offers three models of rechargeable hearing aids: Carat, Pure and Motion. Both the Carat and Pure are rechargeable hearing aids with a receiver in the ear canal. The Motion is designed with the receiver behind the ear.