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How do I get water out of my ear safely after swimming?

Water in your ear canal will most often dry up on it's own.  Putting a few drops of alcohol in the ear canal may help to speed up this process. ...

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How do I get rid of the constant whistling sound from my hearing aids?

I always tell my patients that hearing aid whistles don't make them or me look good! If you left your audiology office and the aids were not...

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How do I know if rechargeable hearing aids are right for me? Which patients do you recommend rechargeable hearing aids to?

I would consider the following questions in helping to determine if rechargeable hearing aids are a good fit for you:Do you enjoy other...

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Are there any surgeries that can fix my hearing loss? The doctor says it's 'age related' ...

Without looking at your audiogram, I suspect your hearing loss is not medically treatable at this time. When a hearing loss is age related, this...

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Which cell phone platform - iPhone or Android - offers the best benefits when used with the Oticon Opn?

The iPhone connects directly to the Oticon Opn platform for phone calls and music and has streaming to both ears. For phone calls, you still have...

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Is Costco a good place to buy hearing aids?

It depends.  If you can find a Costco with a good provider and you don't mind hearing aids that are mildly de-featured then Costco may be a good...

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Does healthcare insurance ever cover the cost of hearing aid accessories like TV streamers, etc?

Most healthcare insurance will not cover the cost of hearing device accessories. However, you can always ask your insurance provider the details...

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Are Siemens hearing aids still available for purchase and is product support available?

In short, yes. If you purchased hearing aids a few years ago your hearing aids were a "Siemens" instrument. Signia is the name that has been taken...

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Can hearing aids cause further hearing loss?

As long as a real ear measure (REM) test is performed in the office during the hearing aid fitting, you will be fine. During the REM, the output...

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Are there any TV hearing devices that can help amplify the sound from my television?

I would suggest if it was audiologicaly appropriate then the Hypersound Audio 500P system would be a great option as it can transmit a super...

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