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Does "noise reduction" actually improve the signal-to-noise ratio or just make the sound more comfortable?

True "noise reduction" algorithms can provide a slight improvement in signal-to-noise ratio (or SNR), and these algorithms are getting better all...

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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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I can't clear my right ear when I hold my nose and blow. It's been two days. Should I go to my doctor?

You should absolutely make an appointment to see an audiologist, but make sure you find one that is associated with an ear, nose and throat...

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Why must I wear hearing aids when I am totally alone at home? There is nothing to listen to. I may hum to myself but that's it!

Great question! I hear this one all the time. Hearing happens with more than just your peripheral ear. Your brain needs auditory stimulation for...

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Can I use my old Roger Pen with my new Phonak Marvel hearing aids?

I do not know what model Roger Pen you have, but there is a newer version that works with the Phonak Marvel devices.  The original Roger Pen 1.1...

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I am thinking of purchasing a used hearing aid from a friend. Will it work for me?

There's a lot that goes into purchasing used hearing devices from anyone, whether that be online or a friend. It's important to have a hearing...

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What is your review of the Hearing Assist rechargeable hearing aid? The pair costs less than $500 at Walmart.

I look at this  product akin to "training wheels".   It's a way to get started.  For someone with a mild hearing loss, this product may be...

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What is the occlusion effect? Is it an issue for noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds?

The occlusion effect can be experience by placing your fingers in your ear canals and talking. Occlusion occurs when the speaker's own voice...

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