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Which company makes the best rechargeable hearing aids?

Currently, Siemens (Signia) and Phonak have rechargeable products in their portfolios. Phonak has products at 3 different price points that are...

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Is there any effective tinnitus treatment or supplement to alleviate or cure tinnitus?

To date, there is no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs to treat tinnitus.  Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are ways...

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What is the best solution for using a stethoscope with hearing aids?

It depends on the style and brand of hearing aids.  If you are wearing in the ear hearing aids, there are cups that can be attached to the...

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Do hearing aids work normally when the battery is low?

This is a very good question and one that my patients frequently ask. The quick answer is no, meaning they may malfunction on a low...

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What's the difference between the Phonak Brio and the Brio 2?

The Phonak Brio and Brio 2 are products that are specially made for and only sold at Costco warehouses. I only work with the main Phonak products...

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What hearing aids are easiest to use for an elderly person?

Purchasing hearing aids for a person of any age or lifestyle requires a significant amount of consideration.  The "best" or "easist" or "most...

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Are there any differences between the Resound hearing aids sold at Costco and other Resound hearing aids?

The ReSound Cala is essentially the same as the ReSound Linx2-9 product, with the exception of the absence of the tinnitus management feature....

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What is the Roger Pen, and how can it help me hear better?

I had a recent fitting of  Roger Pen that I want to share.  The patient is well into her 90s, with a moderate to severe flat loss and poor word...

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