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The Best Phone Apps for Video Relay

There are several new phone apps in the market to help deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to communicate with friends and family in real time.

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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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Do all hearing aids work the same way?

No. Hearing aids work in many different ways to provide the needed and desired speech signals to the listener. Some hearing aids deliver sound through the air, some sound...

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How can hearing aids help?

Hearing aids serve different purposes and needs. The goal of most hearing aid fittings is to make more speech sounds available to the listener. However, simply making sounds...

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Assistive Listening Devices and Cochlear Implants

Which assistive listening devices can be used with a cochlear implant?

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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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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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T-Coil Based Loop Systems

I am very impressed with LOOP SYSTEMS, but marketing and selling them has been a real challenge for me and my practice associates. How do I get patients to try T-coil based Loop systems, and how can I compel patients to install them in their homes?

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Telephones and the MyLink FM System

If I have an in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid with a telephone switch, how would I use the MyLink wireless receiver? What would the cost be, and what components would I need to purchase? Would it work with a switchless telephone amplifier?

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Stethoscope Solutions for Hearing Aids

I am looking for a solution for BTE users who use stethoscopes. I have seen adaptors for the ear pieces for ITC and CIC users, so what is the best way to hook up a BTE user?

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Hearing Aids of Yesteryear: Big but not beautiful

"The more things change," a saying goes, "the more they remain the same." That may hold true for some things, but, thankfully, not for the hearing aid...

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Hearing Loss and Business Meeting Survival

Business meetings, symposia, conferences, seminars ? are any of these a part of your work activities? They are if you're employed in the corporate sphere. And whether...

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T Loop: Perfect With Hearing Aids

Loop systems and telecoils provide many benefits to hearing aid users including receiving sound directly from sound loops in public facilities to improve hearing in difficult listening environments.

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Hearing Loss in Children: Back to School Awareness

As the child grows and enters school, undetected hearing loss contributes to longer learning curves. At times, children may be misdiagnosed with cognitive learning delay caused by some other underlying factor other than simple, addressable hearing loss.

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Candidates for ALDs

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

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Listening Devices: New FCC Rules On Wireless Microphones

A new FCC rule requires wireless microphones that operate in the 700 MHz Band to stop operating no later than June 12, 2010 and will affect many theaters, churches, schools, conference centers, theme parks, and musicians.

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What is an Adequate Trial Period with FM Systems

I am an education-based SLP in Ontario, Canada, who plays a significant support role in assisting with the paperwork, installation, in-service, and troubleshooting of Audiologist-recommended FM systems for several students (CAP) in our system. We have no

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Getting the Best Telecoil Response

I need to purchase a new hearing aid, and neither my audiologist nor I can find a hearing aid that has pre-amplified telecoils. I have tried several hearing aids with conventional telecoils and find it difficult to hear on the phone, even with an amplifie

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Hearing Loss Safety: If You Can't Hear It, How Do You Avoid It?

You may not realize just how much you rely on hearing to keep yourself out of danger's way. You hear the car often before you see it, giving you a few seconds notice that a...

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Study Shows Millions of People Cant Hear Smoke Alarms

One of the scariest scenarios you can imagine if you suffer from hearing loss is not being able to wake up in case of a fire. That is indeed a scary thought and, unfortunately,...

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