Results Page 22: Expert Answers from Hearing Healthcare Providers

Are hearing aid dehumidifiers necessary? I live in New Orleans, where it's fairly damp, and my hearing aids are cutting in and out.

The two primary culprits to cause problems with hearing aids are wax and moisture.  Some instruments are less vulnerable to wax issues because of...

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Humans can hear frequencies up to 20 kHz. Why don't hearing aids provide sound at frequencies above 10 kHz.

The previous answers bring up some interesting angles, but the real reason why digital hearing aids have an upper frequency limit is so that they...

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What does the QuickSIN test measure? My score was 8. What does this result mean? Is my problem my hearing or my brain?

The answers above are good responses describing the test and what the results mean.  I would add that I like to do the QuickSIN without and then...

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Do rechargeable hearing aids cost more than equivalent models that use traditional disposable batteries?

Retail pricing can vary from office to office but in general you may find the up-front cost for rechargeable systems slightly higher than...

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I always pass free hearing screenings, but really think I have a hearing loss. Is this possible?

Yes! This is very possible. A free hearing screening can vary by practitioner, but it often consists of a pass/fail screening at a certain level...

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Will a hearing aid dryer damage my soft earmolds?

Soft molds are fine in the dryer but over a long period of time year or more possibly the material shrinks or hardens. We advise our patients that...

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Will hearing aids that are "Made For iPhone" and Android compatible (via ASHA) offer any advantages over universal Bluetooth hearing aids like Marvel?

It offers the ability to make Hearing Aid Bluetooth Specific settings changes in the MFi Hearing Aids section of the iPhone.  It also allows for...

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I have a new Oticon ConnectClip. When the wearer touches it, or her clothing brushes against it, I hear loud static noise. Is this normal?

Yes, brushing against any microphone makes noise. What you describe is normal. Find a place to clip the microphone away from clothing and avoid...

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With my hearing aids, my voice echoes and I hear a booming nasal sound when I talk or eat. Is there any solution?

Often this can happen with hearing aids that are all in-the-ear. The main reason is the occlusion effect, which happens when you have something...

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How do I know when it's time to replace the speaker (receiver) on my RIC aids?

Your audiologist should be able to definitively determine if the receiver wire should be replaced but some common symptoms are that the device is...

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