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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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Weight Loss/Gain and Hearing Aid Fit

Does weight loss/gain cause the ear to change so much that the hearing aid will not fit properly? (Am only talking about a kilo or 2 of weight loss/gain. Have been told by an audiologist that the ear is the first thing to change with weight loss. (I th

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Phonemic Regression

As a geriatrician I've noticed that some of my hearing impaired patients can still hear reasonably well for about a half-hour after removing their hearing aids. How is this possible? --- Dr. K.O.

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Earmuffs and BTEs

I wear BTE hearing aids and work in a factory. I have NIHL [noise induced hearing loss] and wear earmuffs over my hearing aids. Safety glasses are required in my workplace. I find the fit of my earmuffs very tight, the outer ear is being pinched. Is there

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Adjusting to Frequency Transposition Hearing Aids

I am considering getting frequency transposition hearing aids. Is there an adjustment period to this technology? How long would it take to get used to frequency compression?

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Digital Frequency Compression and Word Discrimination

My new digital hearing aids are fine, but I still cannot tell the difference between many words. What would frequency compression do for me?

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Digital Frequency Compression Reduces Feedback

I have a precipitous high frequency sensorineural hearing loss, and have suffered from almost constant feedback in my hearing aids. What solutions can you suggest?

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Cleaning ITE Hearing Aids

I wear In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids. How should I keep them clean? Is there a recommended cleaning protocol for everyday use and is it OK to use some sort of hand wipes?

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Hearing Aid Feedback from Jaw Movement

When playing jazz professionally, the contour changes of my jawline cause feedback in my digital hearing aid which fits inside my ear. Also, the trumpet sound itself causes the hearing aid to cut out completely.

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Playing the Trumpet Causes Feedback In My Hearing Aid

When playing jazz professionally, the contour changes of my jawline, causes feedback in my digital hearing aid which fits inside my ear. Also, the trumpet sound itself causes the hearing aid to cut out completely.

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How Do I Clean Wax in my Ears to Protect my Hearing Aids?

My hearing aid keeps getting wax in it. How do I clean my ears to keep this from happening?

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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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Will hearing aids help me?

I was told hearing aids won't help my hearing loss. Is that true?

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How To Select a Local Hearing Center

Learn the right questions to ask when selecting a hearing center, ear doctor, or hearing aid store to maintain the best hearing health.

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Hearing Aid History: From Ear Trumpets to Digital Technology

The history of hearing aid technology has progressed over the years, from non-electric ear trumpets in the pre-electric age to today's sophisticated digital hearing aids that automatically analyze and process sound.

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What kind of hearing aid is right for me?

I have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss and am confused by all my options. How do I know what kind of hearing aid is right for me?

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Hearing Aids: Airport Security & TSA Rules

Following a few simple TSA rules and guidelines can help individuals with hearing aids and hearing loss get through airport security easily and enjoy air travel this holiday season.

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Cool Hearing Aids: How Technology Has Transformed Hearing

With improved technology, especially digital technology, hearing aids have been taken to a whole new level and this is in large part to a laser-focused mindset from the designers who are now making hearing aids as cool as dark sunglasses.

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Relationship Between Memory and Programs In Hearing Aids

What is the relationship between memory and programs in the hearing aids? If a hearing aid has 3 memories, does it mean that the hearing aid can hold 3 programs?

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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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