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What are ear impressions?

All custom made hearing aids and earmolds are made from a "cast" of the ear. The cast is referred to as an ear impression. The hearing professional makes the ear...

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Taking an Impression of the Ear

All custom made hearing aids and earmolds are made from a "cast" of the ear. The cast is referred to as an ear impression. The audiologist makes the ear impression in the office. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

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What are open hearing aids?

Many of my friends have purchased open hearing aids and are having wonderful success with them. What exactly are open hearing aids?

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Go Green: 6 Simple Tips for People with Hearing Aids

6 tips for hearing aid wearers on how they can go green. It is surprisingly easy.

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Can soft earmolds be used as hearing protection in noise?

Can soft earmolds be used as hearing protection in noise?

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Cool Hearing Aids: Living a Charmed Life

Many people are reluctant to get fit with hearing aids because they believe that hearing aids will make them look old and unattractive. But Hayleigh Scott designs beautiful earring-like jewelry for hearing aid users of all ages.

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Managing Skin Sensitivity to Earmold Materials

I get great benefit from my hearing aids and would like to wear them, however I find it nearly impossible to find an earmold that doesn't cause a terrible allergic reaction. Any advice?

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What are BTE hearing aids and how popular are they?

Behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids are now more popular than custom in-the-ear hearing aids and provide many unique benefits to the hearing aid wearer.

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Keeping Pediatric Earmolds in Place

My son is 3 and half years old and hearing impaired. He doesn't let me fix his earmold inside his ear; I am consistently trying but he repeatedly removes it. Please give me some suggestions.

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What are the different hearing aid types available?

Depending on a person’s hearing loss and cosmetic desire, there is a style of hearing aid to meet most people’s needs from a custom completely-in-the-canal hearing aid to open-fit hearing aids.

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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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Understanding the Various Parts of a Hearing Aid

Becoming familiar with the various parts of your hearing aid can help reduce repair costs and prolong the life of your device.

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Are Earplugs Necessary? Can I Use Something Else?

Do you really need to use specially-designed earplugs for hearing protection? Can you use other, more inexpensive materials such as cotton balls?

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What are earmolds?

Earmolds are the plastic part of your BTE hearing instrument which connect the ear canal to the hearing aid and literally place the sound in your ear.

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Top five hearing aid tips for winter

Just a few adjustments in the way you use your hearing aids this season will help keep your ears healthy and your instruments operating effectively.

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Technology Takes Custom Hearing Aids to New Level

Hearing aids have gone through drastic changes throughout the years. In recent articles on Healthy Hearing we have discussed hearing aids of yesteryear and how they have become...

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