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Are ALDs only for people using hearing aids?

No. People with all degrees and types of hearing loss -- even people with normal hearing -- can benefit from assistive listening devices. Some assistive listening devices used...

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How often do I need to change my hearing aid batteries?

Hearing aid batteries come in different sizes, with smaller batteries generally having a shorter life than larger ones. The amount of power required to run your hearing aid and...

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Touchless Telecoil

Describe how the Touchless Telecoil works and what advantages it offers. In what products is it available?

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Managing Unilateral Hearing Loss

A doctor recently told us that our 10 year old daughter has 70-80% hearing loss in one of her ears. He said this could have been there since birth. Has anyone found any treatment that can help inner ear problems? He says there is no treatment, and that no

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Hearing Aids for Draining Ears

I have a 5 yr. old with chronic ear infections. He is currently on his 7th set of PE tubes. He wears bilateral hearing aids. He also has a t-cell immune deficiency and receives IV-IG every three weeks as well as prophylaxis rotating antibiotics. He has si

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Ambulance Alerting Device

I have a patient with severe to profound hearing loss. She functions quite well with binaural digital hearing aids and lip-reading. However, she cannot hear an ambulance siren until it is right in front of her car. This has caused her to have one accide

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Hearing Aid-Compatible Stethoscopes

Is there an electronic stethoscope you can recommend for a canal aid user other than one that utilizes a headset? Headsets seem to alienate other staff and patients as well. Are there any other choices of stethoscopes to use with my hearing aids in plac

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Extending Hearing Aid Battery Life

What can I do to make my hearing aid battery last as long as possible?

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Dry Aid Kits and Hearing Aid Batteries

Can I put my hearing aid in the dry aid kit with the battery inside?

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Battery Operated Dry Aid Kits?

Is there currently available a battery operated, electronic dry aid kit. Summer camps are hot & sweaty, but hearing aid performance is vital. There are no electrical outlets at Scout Camp! Any suggestions?

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Assistive Listening Devices and Unilateral Hearing Loss

My 6 year old son has a profound unilateral hearing loss since birth. Although, it was not diagnosed until a year ago. I was told by his aud. and ENT that cross-aides don't help at this age and because he has nerve damage and such a severe loss it is unai

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Reducing Moisture Damage to Hearing Aids

I am working with a 17 year old who plays hockey and would like to wear his hearing aids on the ice. Can you advise on how best to manage moisture and potential for damage?

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Frequent Hearing Aid Failure

My hearing aid has been sent back to the manufacturer for repair three times in the last year and a half. Each time it comes back, the manufacturer reports that the problem was earwax. Is this possible? If so, what can I do to prevent this problem from

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Hearing Aid Static with Cell Phone

I just got new hearing aids, but have a lot of static when I use my cell phone. What can I do?

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Accessories for Cochlear Implants

What accessories are available for use with a cochlear implant, especiallyfor the telephone? Please explain the options and alternatives.

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When Should the Battery Tab be Removed?

After I take the tab off my battery, do I have to use it right away? If not, should I put the tab back on?

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Phone Use With a Cochlear Implant

If I get a cochlear implant, will I be able to use the telephone?

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How Do I Clean My Hearing Aids?

I wear In-the-Ear hearing aids. How should I keep them clean? I know I am not supposed to get them wet, but can I use hand wipes?

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Digital Hearing Aids and Cell Phones

I just got new digital hearing aids, but have a lot of static when I use my cell phone. What can I do?

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Strength of Touchless T-Coil

If I get a hearing aid with a touchless t-coil, will the signal be just as strong as with the telecoil on my current Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aid? Should I expect interference from fluorescent lights and computers?

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