Results Page 22: Expert Answers from Hearing Healthcare Providers

Is there a cost to replacing the lithium-ion battery that comes in a rechargeable hearing aid or is the battery replacement free?

For devices still covered under the manufacturer's repair warranty, this is something that should be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Some...

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Does "noise reduction" actually improve the signal-to-noise ratio or just make the sound more comfortable?

True "noise reduction" algorithms can provide a slight improvement in signal-to-noise ratio (or SNR), and these algorithms are getting better all...

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I can't clear my right ear when I hold my nose and blow. It's been two days. Should I go to my doctor?

You should absolutely make an appointment to see an audiologist, but make sure you find one that is associated with an ear, nose and throat...

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Why must I wear hearing aids when I am totally alone at home? There is nothing to listen to. I may hum to myself but that's it!

Great question! I hear this one all the time. Hearing happens with more than just your peripheral ear. Your brain needs auditory stimulation for...

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What is your review of the Hearing Assist rechargeable hearing aid? The pair costs less than $500 at Walmart.

I look at this  product akin to "training wheels".   It's a way to get started.  For someone with a mild hearing loss, this product may be...

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What is the occlusion effect? Is it an issue for noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds?

The occlusion effect can be experience by placing your fingers in your ear canals and talking. Occlusion occurs when the speaker's own voice...

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What rechargeable hearing aids last the longest? I am outdoorsy and not always near an outlet.

For daily battery life, most last 20-30 hours, but this can be reduced by how much Bluetooth streaming you do. Consider it a 1:2 ratio, where 1...

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Are hearing aid dehumidifiers necessary? I live in New Orleans, where it's fairly damp, and my hearing aids are cutting in and out.

The two primary culprits to cause problems with hearing aids are wax and moisture.  Some instruments are less vulnerable to wax issues because of...

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Humans can hear frequencies up to 20 kHz. Why don't hearing aids provide sound at frequencies above 10 kHz.

The previous answers bring up some interesting angles, but the real reason why digital hearing aids have an upper frequency limit is so that they...

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