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The Adaptable Thinking Machine: Study Shows The Human Brain Rewires Itself

Theres a lot scientists dont know about the human brain. Many of its processes and capabilities remain a mystery. But a recent study reported July, 2007 in the Journal of...

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Bilateral Cochlear Implants: A Fitting Choice for Mother and Daughter

In many ways, Michelle Tjelmeland and her 10-year-old daughter, Ellie, are hearing miracles. With the help of modern technology, they went from the world of total silence to...

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How does a cochlear implant work?

A cochlear implant works by electrically stimulating the hearing nerves. When a patient receives a cochlear implant, it means their ear is not working in a typical or way....

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How long do hearing aids last?

While the average lifespan of hearing aids can be as long as five years, sometimes replacement is required sooner due to changes in hearing levels or changes in hearing aid technology.

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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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Single Channel versus Multi-Channel Cochlear Implants

Please tell me the difference between a single channel and a multi-channel cochlear implant?

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Ambulance Alerting Device

I have a patient with severe to profound hearing loss. She functions quite well with binaural digital hearing aids and lip-reading. However, she cannot hear an ambulance siren until it is right in front of her car. This has caused her to have one accide

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Cochlear Implants and Reports of Associated Health Risks

Please address the issue of cochlear implants and recent reports of associated health risks.

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Ideal Age to Receive a Cochlear Implant

What is the ideal age for a deaf child to receive a cochlear implant?

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Cochlear Implant Batteries

I used to buy hearing aid batteries by the box. I purchase them thru the internet and noticed that RAYOVAC 675 has different packaging, gold, blue and black. Among the 3 kinds of RAYOVAC batteries, which one best suit for cochlear implant users? For the

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Assistive Listening Devices and Unilateral Hearing Loss

My 6 year old son has a profound unilateral hearing loss since birth. Although, it was not diagnosed until a year ago. I was told by his aud. and ENT that cross-aides don't help at this age and because he has nerve damage and such a severe loss it is unai

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Hearing Aid Compatibility with FM Systems

When I bought my hearing aids 3 years ago, I could not afford an FM system. Is it possible to get one now that will work with my existing aids?

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Can a Patient With a Cochlear Implant Undergo MRI?

Are there any concerns regarding a cochlear implant patient that needs an MRI of the knee due to a sport injury?

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Hearing Aid Options with Transcription Devices

Is there any solution to using the headphones with a transcription machine while wearing BTE's? I usually close my office door and use the machine without the headphones. However, there are times when I should use the headphones. I can use them but it is

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Getting the Best Telecoil Response

I need to purchase a new hearing aid, and neither my audiologist nor I can find a hearing aid that has pre-amplified telecoils. I have tried several hearing aids with conventional telecoils and find it difficult to hear on the phone, even with an amplifie

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Do hearing aids make things sound clearer or just louder?

Hearing aids can be adjusted to provide amplification specific to a wearer's hearing loss, rather than just turning up all sounds.

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Will my hearing aids whistle?

Hearing aid feedback, sometimes referred to as "whistling" or "squealing," is typically caused by hearing aids that do not fit properly or by ear wax blocking the ear canal. Most new hearing aids offer technology that reduces or eliminates this annoying feedback.

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Hearing Loss Safety: If You Can't Hear It, How Do You Avoid It?

You may not realize just how much you rely on hearing to keep yourself out of danger's way. You hear the car often before you see it, giving you a few seconds notice that a...

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Lyric Hearing Aids: Like No Other

You recognize that the ol' hearing just ain't what it used to be. Sounds are muffled and you ask "What?" a lot. Something's not working right but...

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Hearing Loss in the Workplace: It's All in a Day's Work

With the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, unemployment in the United States is skyrocketing. So it is understandable that the competition for the jobs that do...

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