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Is there any reason to buy ReSound over Beltone?

ReSound and Beltone are both made by the same parent company, and the technology is essentially identical.  The main reason to consider ReSound...

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Is there a sound receiver for my deaf ear that can send sound to my hearing ear?

When there is single sided deafness, there are several options available, including a CROS (contralateral routing of signal) hearing...

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Are there any hearing aids that allow you to take calls from an Apple Watch directly through the Apple Watch's cellular network connection?

Starkey hearing aids (Halo hearing aids) allow for this. It is actually pretty neat all that you can be connected to with these small devices that...

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Are Starkey any hearing aids any good, and are they considered on the cutting edge? I notice they don't have remote tuning and isn't Halo an older model?

It is my professional opinion that Starkey consistently produces high quality and innovative hearing instrument technologies. As far as the Halo...

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What is the average lifespan of the rechargeable batteries for Siemens Pure Binax?

The Siemens Pure Binax uses Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries.  It has approx. 500 charge cycles and an expected battery lifetime of 1 year.  Beyond...

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My Eustachian tubes close frequently and I open them with the usual jaw movements. How does this affect my ability to use hearing aids?

Jaw movement should not impact your use of hearing aids; however depending on how large of a movement you are making, you might wiggle the hearing...

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I have had pressure in my right ear for about a week. Little to no pain, but constant ringing. What do you recommend?

You have what is referred to as "aural fullness" and it can be a symptom of several underlying causes such as illness, allergies, temporary...

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Can hearing aids be used with noise-cancelling headphones?

Shari Eberts recently published The Joys Of Noise-Cancelling Headphones With Hearing Loss, where she talks about using her Bose noise-cancelling...

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What hearing aids are best for sensorineural hearing loss?

There really are no "best" hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss, and in fact most common hearing aids target sensorineural hearing loss...

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What is the smallest hearing aid that also offers great reliability?

Do you mean smallest custom or smallest behind-the-ear device? There are some differences between the styles with regard to reliability and...

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