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What is sensorineural hearing loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss is a reduced sensitivity to sound from damage, malfunction, or malformation in the sensory and/or neural auditory...

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Are there any differences between normal Phonak hearing aids and the Phonak hearing aids sold at Costco, in terms of quality and performance?

The Phoank Brio is the line available at Costco. The new Audeo models (Vs) run on a newer/faster computer chip and therefore give better sound...

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Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

As of March, 2016, Medicare does not cover hearing aids, nor does Medicare cover hearing tests done solely for the purposes of hearing aid...

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Why do hearing aids whistle?

Similar to a public address system, a hearing aid can hum, whistle, or ring when amplified sound comes out of the hearing aid’s loudspeaker and is...

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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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Are there certain types of hearing aids that are better for professional singers?

Let me begin by giving you a reference point on me.  I was a recording studio engineer for 10 years before I became an audiologist (for 29 years)...

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My hearing aid is not working, but my audiologist's office is closed due to COVID. What are my options?

First check your battery.  Next, if it is a traditional earmold style, make sure the mold is clear. Use a wax tool or wire to make sure the...

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Is tinnitus considered a disability? For me, it seems to be.

As a former Social Security Disability Determination Examiner, the official answer would be no. “The law defines disability as the inability to...

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What's the difference between Oticon Opn and Oticon Opn S?

The previous answers have laid out the key differences. I would just add that any improvements described are based on claims from the...

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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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