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Where are hearing aids manufactured?

It depends on the manufacturer.  Starkey, for example, is an American-based company that manufactures their devices in the United States.  Oticon,...

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What iPhone apps are good for people with hearing loss? What are you recommending to your patients?

A great app i stumbled onto is called TUNITY and it is FREE - the best kind of app!  It is strictly for television listening and streams the audio...

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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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What is sensorineural hearing loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss is a reduced sensitivity to sound from damage, malfunction, or malformation in the sensory and/or neural auditory...

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What's the difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist?

The primary differences between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist (or "dispensers") is their level of training and scope of...

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Which in-the-ear hearing aids are best for moderate-to-profound hearing loss? I'm a 45 year-old long-time HA user who must hear well in board meetings and on the phone. Price is not an issue.

The hearing aid manufacturer is not nearly as important as the professional you choose. Of the many brands of hearing devices available, many can...

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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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Are there any differences between normal Phonak hearing aids and the Phonak hearing aids sold at Costco, in terms of quality and performance?

The Phoank Brio is the line available at Costco. The new Audeo models (Vs) run on a newer/faster computer chip and therefore give better sound...

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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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