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How do I remove earwax?

In ideal situations, the ear canal should not need to be cleaned as cerumen (earwax) acts as a self cleaning and lubricating agent in the healthy...

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Why does my hearing aid keep beeping? It's not the low battery sound.

There could be several reasons that device is beeping and this may be dependent on the type of device that you have. Reasons could include: losing...

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I have had ringing in my right ear for about 2 weeks. My ear feels plugged up with partial hearing and no pain. What should I do?

I don't typically answer these questions, but my personal opinion is to seek medical attention immediately. Your symptoms may be caused by...

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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 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 are the best hearing aids?

Several factors come into consideration when considering what hearing aids to choose from. It is important to find a knowledgeable and experienced...

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Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

As of March, 2016, Medicare does not cover hearing aids, nor does Medicare cover hearing tests done solely for the purposes of hearing aid...

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Why do hearing aids whistle?

Similar to a public address system, a hearing aid can hum, whistle, or ring when amplified sound comes out of the hearing aid’s loudspeaker and is...

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What are best practices in audiology?

Best practices are a set of professional procedures that are accepted or prescribed as being correct or most effective for the diagnosis and...

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When I buy premium-priced hearing aids, am I getting better hardware or is it only the software features I'm paying for?

The physical device is the same. The software is what determines the technology level, but it's not "only software." Software is everything about...

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