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What are best practices in audiology?

Best practices are a set of professional procedures that are accepted or prescribed as being correct or most effective for the diagnosis and...

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Where can I find affordable hearing aids? I am on a budget of only $1500 for 2, and would like to see a professional.

Most private practice audiologists have devices in that price range. It is a common misconception that the public must go to Big Box or retail...

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Are online hearing tests accurate? I am thinking about buying online and not sure whether I can trust the test.

Online hearing screenings, specifically the question and answer format, may be helpful in determining if you are at risk for hearing loss. ...

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When I buy premium-priced hearing aids, am I getting better hardware or is it only the software features I'm paying for?

The physical device is the same. The software is what determines the technology level, but it's not "only software." Software is everything about...

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How do I get water out of my ear safely after swimming?

Water in your ear canal will most often dry up on it's own.  Putting a few drops of alcohol in the ear canal may help to speed up this process. ...

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How do I get rid of the constant whistling sound from my hearing aids?

I always tell my patients that hearing aid whistles don't make them or me look good! If you left your audiology office and the aids were not...

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How do I know if rechargeable hearing aids are right for me? Which patients do you recommend rechargeable hearing aids to?

I would consider the following questions in helping to determine if rechargeable hearing aids are a good fit for you:Do you enjoy other...

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Are there any surgeries that can fix my hearing loss? The doctor says it's 'age related' ...

Without looking at your audiogram, I suspect your hearing loss is not medically treatable at this time. When a hearing loss is age related, this...

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Which cell phone platform - iPhone or Android - offers the best benefits when used with the Oticon Opn?

The iPhone connects directly to the Oticon Opn platform for phone calls and music and has streaming to both ears. For phone calls, you still have...

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Is Costco a good place to buy hearing aids?

It depends.  If you can find a Costco with a good provider and you don't mind hearing aids that are mildly de-featured then Costco may be a good...

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