Healthy Hearing Report

Our daily dose of original articles, news and interviews to keep you current about hearing health and hearing aids.

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What is the difference between analog hearing aids and digital hearing aids?

Digital refers to the way the hearing aid processes sounds.

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Hearing Aid Loan after Bankruptcy

I know I need hearing aids. I filed for bankruptcy 4 years ago, but I have been working for the last 18 months and earning a regular paycheck. Is it worth applying to see if I can finance my hearing aids through you?

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Hearing Aid Tax Credit: Not Moving at the Speed of Sound

Although a similar bill is introduced on the Hill every year, it never gets very far. However, since August 2009, the bill has reached the threshold of 100 bipartisan co-sponsors, so there is hope that it will finally be passed.

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Money: People with Untreated Hearing Loss Earn Less

People with untreated hearing loss lose as much as $30,000 in salary and wages annually, depending on their degree of hearing loss, according to the latest national study by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI).

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Will Hearing Aids Make Me Look Old?

Are the newest hearing aids really invisible or will they make me look old?

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Low Cost Hearing Aids: Solar Ear Helping Developing Countries

Solar Ear is a low-cost hearing aid that gets a charge from solar-powered batteries and brings hope to hundreds of thousands of hearing impaired people in the developing world.

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Hearing Aids Prices: Cost Versus Benefits

Recent studies have clearly demonstrated that treating hearing loss with hearing aids has a direct impact on quality of life. The cost versus benefits clearly show that the money you spend on a pair of hearing aids is money well spent.

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What is the range of hearing aid prices for today's digital hearing aids?

A number of factors influence hearing aid prices, including the services provided by the audiologist or hearing aid specialist.

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HLAA Campaigning To Make Cost Of Hearing Aids More Affordable

Hearing loss is the third largest health problem after heart disease and arthritis in America today. When people cannot afford hearing aids it impacts their work and earning potential, relationships, education opportunities, and their ability to participate socially.

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Hearing Aids: Why They DON'T Suck

Numerous studies have shown how treating hearing loss with hearing aids improves overall quality of life, improves earning power on the job and improves love and marriage.

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Are the cheap hearing aids I see advertised on TV and in the newspaper worth trying?

I see cheap hearing aids advertised on TV and in the newspaper. Are these cheaper hearing aids worth trying?

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Hearing Test: Don't Fear, It Doesn't Hurt

A hearing test is a simple, quick, non-invasive test to determine if you have hearing loss. Based on your hearing test results and the audiogram the hearing professional will make treatment recommendations such as hearing aids.

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Hearing Aids Reviews: Dual Hearing Aids

If you have hearing loss, your hearing professional may recommend bilateral hearing aids, one for each ear. Your initial reaction may be to balk but consider this; if you need glasses to see better, are you going to insist on one lens for just one eye?

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What are the best hearing aids on the market?

The best hearing aids depend on many factors, including the patient's unique hearing loss and listening needs.

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Hearing Health: Important For All

Approximately 95 percent of people with hearing loss can be helped by hearing aids, only 23 percent use them. Cost of hearing aids is a primary reason for not seeking help. NIDCD's working group is investigating ways to make hearing care affordable.

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Solar-Powered Hearing Aids Bring Relief to Needy People around The World

You've heard the old saying, "What the world needs is a good 5-cent cigar." Wrong! What the world really needs are inexpensive, environmentally friendly, wid...

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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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What Payment Options are Available for Hearing Aids?

Because many people are not financially prepared to pay up-front for hearing aids, an increasing number of audiologists and hearing clinics now offer financing and payment options.

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Purchasing Hearing Aids on the Internet

I have had my aids for 2 weeks. I bought them on the internet and they were factory programmed. They work fine, but the feedback is hard to control. What am I doing wrong? Have you ever heard of Precision Ear aids?

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Lyric Hearing Aids: Like No Other

You recognize that the ol' hearing just ain't what it used to be. Sounds are muffled and you ask "What?" a lot. Something's not working right but...

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