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I have a 60% hearing loss in my left ear and no hearing in my right ear. What kind of hearing aid can help me? I also need one that will connect to my smartphone.

I would suggest trying a BICROS hearing device; a couple of different manufacturers carry these kind of hearing aids which are smartphone...

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Why does my hearing aid beep while I'm chewing food?

When you chew, you hearing canal actually changes shape. You can test this yourself by placing your pinky finger into your earcanal, then opening...

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Is there any point to getting the Resound LiNX2 962 model to have the telecoil?

Absolutely! I highly recommend you obtain hearing aids that offer Bluetooth and telecoil technology. I have personally fit thousands of hearing...

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Over the past week, I have been experiencing imbalance when I walk. It’s worse when I bend over. What’s causing this, and is there anything I can do?

As Kristi indicated, a full audiological evaluation is warranted.  Your primary care physician should be notified and you should request a...

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I get a lot of moisture in my ears from my hearing aids and I get a bad smell and have to use ear drops frequently. Would the Eargo help to prevent this problem?

I am familiar with Eargo and the idea behind it is to allow some ventilation around and through those little tendrils that cover the end of the...

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What can cause a hearing aid, such as the Phonak Virto v90, to raise and lower volume randomly while watching TV?

Most new hearing aid technology now features automatic analysis of your listening environment to react to background noise and take measures when...

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Is financial assistance available to cover the cost of hearing aids? Asking for my mother, who is on medicare.

Depending on her household income, she may qualify for Starkey's Hear Now program. She can contact the program directly to obtain an application...

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Is Phonak Audeo V a significant upgrade to Audeo Q ?

In addition to quicker processing and bandwidth which leads to brighter sound quality and understanding in a non-distored inner ear, the Venture...

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Why doesn't the hearing aid push button change the sound when I press it?

There are 2 reasons why a pressing Push Button may not alter the sound quality: (1) The button has not been programmed to control anything or (2)...

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