OK, a bit of trivia for you: Did you know that the first hearing instrument was hollowed-out animal horns, and the first hearing aid was pioneered in the early 1900s?

Over a century later, it’s frankly astonishing how far technology has advanced, and it’s still advancing, with full digitization and smartphone connectivity.

But manufacturers are always pushing boundaries, and in September (just gone), it’s believed that the most significant development in hearing aid technology was made: The ReSound ONE.

(And we’re quite excited about it; here’s why…)

Why should we be excited about this?

Without baffling you with technical jargon, the biggest reason this new device is touted to be the best is that, quite simply, its Ultra Focus design, which carefully mimics an actual ear, allows for much clearer sounds…or so it claims.

This said, the team here at Scottsdale ENT is all about putting such claims to the test, as we’ll accept nothing short of brilliant for our patients.

Right now, we have a team of people who are testing the new ReSound ONE, and we’ve got to say, so far, the feedback has been really positive.

From what we’re hearing, the patients are reporting much-improved clarity of sound, and that annoying “unnatural” sound you can often get with hearing aids has disappeared!

We’ll be keeping a good eye (and ear) on this over the next few weeks, and we’ll share more details with you next month.

If, however, you’d like to give the new ReSound ONE a try, then you’re welcome to trial it out. Just give us a call at (480) 360-7995, and we’ll happily tell you all you need to know and get you set up.   

Updates of Interest From the Scottsdale Office

We have a jam-packed October with lots to share.

Along with National Audiology Awareness Month, National Physical Therapy Month, and Medical Assistant Recognition Day, we’re also celebrating our very own Megan’s birthday – Dr. Heiland’s wife. She keeps us all nicely organized by working in our front/back office!

Happy Birthday, Megan!

How One Deaf Filmmaker Achieved His Dreams

When you receive a hearing loss diagnosis, it can feel like a huge burden. But you don’t have to give up on your dreams, as demonstrated by deaf filmmaker Chase Burton.

Working with California tech company Not Impossible Labs, he wore a specially designed suit on set that let him “feel” different sounds.

To do this, it was equipped with twenty-four vibrating points, which let him know the intensity of various noises in his local environment.

Chase believes this could be a real game-changer.

“I see [this] technology as a real opportunity to bring deaf and hearing audiences together and create a new kind of experience,” he told CNN.

Inspirational stories like this show how a hearing loss doesn’t have to be a hindrance. When you have the right mindset and specialist assistance, anything is possible!

Find the full story here.

Helpful Resources


Our hope is to raise awareness of the causes and treatment options available for sudden hearing loss…

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From lockdown (mis)communication to general chit-chat with friends, the benefits of wearing hearing aids stretch far and wide. Here are some of the main ones…

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Have a question or need help? Then we’re here for you.

Call us at (480) 684-1080.

Have a great October!

Scottsdale Ear, Nose & Throat

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Dr. Debra L. Hamila, Au.D., CCC/A

Dr. Debra L. Hamila, Au.D., CCC/A

Debra Hamila received her master’s degree in audiology from Cleveland State University and her Au.D. from Arizona School of Health Sciences and has been a practicing audiologist for more than 33 years. She has worked in a variety of ENT offices, hospital and clinical settings.