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The Hearing Aid Tax Credit: Yes You SHOULD Care

Maybe you don't have a hearing loss. Maybe you don't even know someone who experiences hearing loss (which is doubtful since 1 in 10 Americans have hearing loss and 1...

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Living with Mild Hearing Loss

Most people equate hearing loss with sounds that are not loud enough. However, hearing impairment involves two factors; loudness and clarity. Generally speaking, hearing loss...

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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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Do I really need two hearing aids? Can I get by with just one?

The question of binaural (two ears) amplification comes up in just about every hearing aid and audiology...

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How long does it take to get accustomed to hearing aids?

It takes time....People learn and adapt at different rates. Some people need a day or two to learn about and adjust to their hearing aids, most people need a few weeks and others...

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How are ''Hearing'' and ''Vision'' related to effective communication?

To maximally communicate, you need to hear from both ears (binaural hearing) and you need to use your eyes and ears together. You will not communicate well using your hearing...

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How do I determine the best physical fit of my hearing aids?

One concern with all new hearing aids is the physical fit. Hearing aids need to be comfortable, not too tight and not too loose, they should fit just right. Do not wear the...

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What can I expect from my hearing aids?

You can expect that after you have adapted and learned to use them properly (usually 4 to 8 weeks), many "speech sound" benefits from hearing aids will available...

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What is ''background noise'' and how do I deal with it?

Virtually all patients wearing hearing aids complain about background noise at one time or another. There is no way to completely eliminate background noise. Remember, when you...

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Where should I buy hearing aids? Are discount hearing aids as good as expensive ones?

Hearing aids should be fit by a licensed professional - an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist - after a comprehensive hearing evaluation. In addition, the FDA has...

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Why does my voice sound funny when I use my new hearing aids?

When you wear hearing aids for the first time, you will probably notice your voice sounds funny! You will hear your voice amplified through the hearing aid and some people describe...

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Group Support Programs

Does research indicate group support programs have greater success rates than one-on-one counseling regarding new hearing aid fittings?

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Aural Rehab with a Hearing Impaired Teenager

What aural rehab recommendations would you suggest for a 14 year old whose audiogram revealed a low frequency sensorineural hearing loss in the left ear with excellent speech discrimination ability, and a severe sensorineural hearing loss in the right ear

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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, Hearing Loss and Spouses

Would you please discuss the influence of the spouse (or significant other) regarding seeking solutions for hearing loss, hearing aid sales, and successful AR with amplification?

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What is the Best Hearing Aid on the Market?

Where can I find an objective evaluation of the various hearing aids by manufacturer? I am getting sales pitches from different ones, andthey all say that theirs is the best. Consumer reports does not have this information. Any help will be appreciated

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My Child Has a Unilateral Hearing Loss

My son is now one year old and was diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss when he was born. Now that he is starting to talk, I wonder is there anything I can do to help him with his speech. He does not show signs of difficulties yet, but I want to give

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The International Symbol of Access for Hearing Loss

Do you know who makes the blue signs that are posted at different establishments where ALDs are available? I am doing some research and I can't seem to find the source. Thanks for your help.

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Hearing Aids: Waterproof, Swimproof & Much More

Hearing aids may soon be swimproof, adding to the list of what makes this hearing aid different than others on the market. What other advancements can consumer expect from hearing aids in the years to come?

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Refitting A Custom Hearing Aid to Another User

Is it legal to fit one person's custom made hearing aids for another person. That is, if a husband has ITEs and he passes away, can those ITEs be fit for his wife, brother etc.? I have heard conflicting information about this and have been unsuccessful i

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