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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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Lions Club Launches Affordable Hearing Aid Drive: Largest Service Club Takes on Hearing Loss

The Lions Club is known globally for its good works especially its drive for used eye glasses that can be refitted and donated to those who otherwise couldnt afford Octobe...

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Are all hearing aids the same?

All hearing aids are not the same. There are huge differences in technology, price, application and results! Please see your hearing healthcare professional (audiologist or...

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Are hearing aid batteries toxic? And how long do hearing aid batteries last?

Are hearing aid batteries toxic? And how long to hearing aid batteries last?

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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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Touchless Telecoil

Describe how the Touchless Telecoil works and what advantages it offers. In what products is it available?

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Dry Aid Kits and Batteries

What do you recommend regarding battery placement in the Dry-Aid kit?

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Ear Mold Materials

Does the degree and type of hearing loss impact the decision to use hard versus soft ear mold materials?

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Coughing From Hearing Aids?

I've had 3 patients in the last 8 months who complained that their hearing aids brought about a constant urge to cough or clear their throat. I tapered and shortened the hearing aids to the point where there was only a small 'stump' that did not contact a

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Hearing Aid Use at Theme Parks

I wear two hearing aids and I LOVE going to theme parks (Disney World, etc.) I am always worried that my hearing aids will slip out while on a ride. They are a good fit, and very seldom ''move,'' but some of the rides I like jostle you around a bit or tu

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How Should I Dry my Hearing Aids?

What is the recommended usage schedule for Dry-Aid kits?

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VA Hearing Aid Benefits

Dr. Dennis, every now and then I see a veteran in the office. More often than not, I have no idea if they are eligible for VA benefits. Are all veterans eligible for VA hearing aid benefits? How do I know who is eligible? What is the protocol for a vetera

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Hearing Aids for Draining Ears

I have a 5 yr. old with chronic ear infections. He is currently on his 7th set of PE tubes. He wears bilateral hearing aids. He also has a t-cell immune deficiency and receives IV-IG every three weeks as well as prophylaxis rotating antibiotics. He has si

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Hearing Aid Repair Rates

What is the frequency of hearing aid repair for new hearing aids manufactured in the USA? What are the primary sources of hearing aid failure?

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Should I Wear One Hearing Aid or Two?

In most cases, two hearing aids are better than one. Of course, there are occasionally exceptions to this rule.

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Directional Microphones: Advantages and Disadvantages

Can you please address the advantages and disadvantages of ''directional microphones.'' Specifically, what does this feature mean to me and why should I consider this?

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Water Restrictions Following Middle Ear Implant

Doctor, if I get a middle ear implant, will I be allowed to go swimming and shower after surgery? If not, how long do I have to wait? Will I have to worry about getting water in my ears after everything heals? How long does it take to heal?

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Cochlear or Middle Ear Implant Candidate?

My mom has a terrible hearing loss. Please tell me the difference between a cochlear implant and a middle ear implant and which one do you suggest?

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Multiple Microphone Technology

I just read about a three microphone hearing aid system. Please tell me about the three mic system, versus the two mic system, versus the one mic system? What are the differences between them and do they really work? What is the cost for directional feat

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Hearing Aid Battery Testers

Is it true that the battery testers are not accurate for testing zinc-air batteries?

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