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Battery Rust

My hearing aid batteries rust even with one day of use. As a live-alone person with a profound hearing loss, I wear my hearing aids 24 hours per day. I would have to have two sets of hearing aids to dry them out in a drying box.Do you know of a ba

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Is there a standard warranty that comes with hearing aids? What does the warranty cover?

Most hearing aid manufacturers provide a standard twelve-month warranty with all digital hearing aids.

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What is that Foul Odor on my Hearing Aid?

How can you prevent or keep the hearing aids and ears from having a very awful smell?

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How will I know if my child's hearing aids are working properly?

Parental involvement is very important when it comes to successful hearing aid fittings for children.

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Airport Screeners, Tanning Beds and Hearing Aids

I wear a digital hearing aid and I am going on a trip overseas and was just wondering if I could go through the scanner at the airport with my aid on and also when I go on a tanning bed should I take my hearing aid off?

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Can a Faulty Microwave Deprogram Hearing Aids?

Can a faulty microwave deprogram my aids? Both of my hearing aids seemed to have lost their programming at the same time. I had them both reprogrammed a couple weeks ago. Then, a few days ago, BOTH went nearly dead. I have been near a microwave, which

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What types of things cause the need for hearing aid repair?

Certain common elements can cause damage to hearing aids and require them to be repaired. With simple cleaning and care steps, hearing aid repair can be prevented.

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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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How To Understand Your Hearing Test Results

Your hearing test will be graphed on something called an audiogram, which demonstrates your hearing sensitivity for different pitches and volumes.

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Leslie Nielsen: Funny Guy and Hearing Health Advocate

The late Leslie Nielsen was not only a talented actor, but also a dedicated advocate of hearing health making numerous media appearances on behalf of BHI to educate people on aspects of hearing loss and it's impact on the quality of life.

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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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Do hearing aids hurt your ears?

In most cases, hearing aids fit comfortably and do not cause pain or irritation.

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Reducing Moisture Damage to Hearing Aids

I am working with a 17 year old who plays hockey and would like to wear his hearing aids on the ice. Can you advise on how best to manage moisture and potential for damage?

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Frequent Hearing Aid Failure

My hearing aid has been sent back to the manufacturer for repair three times in the last year and a half. Each time it comes back, the manufacturer reports that the problem was earwax. Is this possible? If so, what can I do to prevent this problem from

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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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How Do I Clean My Hearing Aids?

I wear In-the-Ear hearing aids. How should I keep them clean? I know I am not supposed to get them wet, but can I use hand wipes?

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Hearing Aids

Please tell me the best way to clean and disinfect hearing aids? And, what can you tell me about the transmission of disease via hearing aids? Thanks.

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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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How Do I Reactivate My Hearing Aid Desiccant?

I have been searching the Internet to no avail. Please give me directions on how to "reactivate" metal can desiccants.

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Cleaning Wax Stains from the Ear Mold

I have used baby wipes to clean my ear molds as advised but unfortunately I cannot get remove the stain from the ear wax. Can you please advise me if there is a cleaning solution which can be used to remove these brown stains, and where I can purchase it?

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