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Are the new Oticon Opn hearing aids really that much better in background noise? I am considering upgrading from Alta2.

We have only fit a handful of patients so far. But, so far the feedback (no pun intended) has been great for hearing in noise! We all have...

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Are LiNX2 ITE hearing aids more susceptible to moisture than Phonak Virto hearing aids?

Custom hearing device products do not have IP (Ingress Protection) ratings, only behind-the-ear devices do. For moisture, the highest score a...

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What do hearing aids sound like?

For first-time users, hearing aids will often sound “tinny” or “amplified” or even seemingly too loud for the first few days of use. This is...

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What can be done to help nerve deafness?

"Nerve Deafness" is a term which people sometimes use to refer to sensorineural hearing loss, or hearing loss due to damage to the cochlea (inner...

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Does barometric pressure affect hearing?

You may experience some brief hearing loss and pressure in the ear with the change in atmospheric pressure, however, hearing may be affected...

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Who fits hearing aids?

Hearing aids are fit by licensed professionals, usually audiologists or hearing instrument specialists. An audiologist has typically completed 6-8...

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

Otion OPN S is the latest technology from Oticon. OPN has been shown to provide improvement in speech understanding, reduced listening effort, and...

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Which works best for iPhone users, Phonak Marvel or Made For iPhone hearing aids like Oticon Opn?

Currently, the Phonak Marvel Hearing aids are the only ones that allow the user to answer a call by pressing a button on the hearing aid.  The...

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Why doesn't medicare cover hearing aids?

Only Medicare can answer that question but the theories have been along 3 different lines: "It's too expensive." Only in the last 15 years has...

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Is it possible to recommend the right hearing aid based on the hearing test (audiogram) alone?

The audiogram can provide a lot of information; however, it is not enough to make a decision for an appropriate hearing aid. It is important to...

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