Healthy Hearing Report

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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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Surviving the Recession: Put Your Money Where Your Ears Are

The markets are crashing, businesses are collapsing, and investment portfolios are going south. With the economy at its worst since the Great Depression, you may be wondering...

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Hearing Aid Tax Credit: Michigan Rally Update

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) emphasized the importance of enacting the Hearing Aid Tax Credit (S. 1019) to help people and families who need hearing aids at an event attended by 170 Michiganders in East Lansing on Sept 3.

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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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Purchasing Additional Hearing Aid Warranty

I lost my new hearing aid when it was only 7 months old. The manufacturer replaced it; however, replacement unit is no longer covered by a warranty. Can I purchases additional hearing aid warranty?

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Hearing Aids on the Web: Click with Caution

You can buy anything on the World Wide Web ? including hearing aids. Even really good hearing aids. But ask yourself this: would you buy a 52" HD flat screen TV for...

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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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Hearing Aid Consumers Getting More Bang for their Hearing Buck

Prices have gone up. Oh, you hadnt noticed? Of course youve noticed. It hurts to fill up the SUV! Grocery bills are through the roof; forget holding the line on health insurance,...

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Are digital hearing aids more expensive than analog hearing aids?

Due to advancements in technology and changes in the hearing aid industry, digital hearing aids are typically no more expensive than analog hearing aids, especially when factoring in long-term maintenance and repairs.

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Can hearing aids help me earn more money at work?

According to studies by the NCOA, people who treat their hearing loss with hearing aids report improvements in earning power, relationships, feelings about themselves, self-confidence, independence, and overall quality of life.

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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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Buying online: Know the risks ahead of time

The Internet is a massive superstore, but it doesn't mean you should buy your hearing aids from it. 

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