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What is the best brand of hearing aid battery?

The biggest factor I have found in battery life with zinc-air batteries is time exposed to air before use.  After the sticker is removed, let the...

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I have profound hearing loss both ears. I wear Beltone Boost Plus 1795. Is there a better brand for one-on-one conversation? Any other suggestions for better speech understanding?

There are not a lot of differences between hearing aids when it comes to understanding speech better in a one-on-one situation.  Particularly in a...

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I have a Phonak cross-over pair--one ear is deaf and the aid in that ear transmits over to the good ear. Are similar products available for the Audeo B-R?

At this point, there is not an option for a rechargeable CROS/BICROS with the Phonak Belong series.  I check every so often when I call Phonak...

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What analog hearing aids are currently available? I have severe hearing loss and digital aids aren't working for me.

Unfortunately, there aren't really any analog hearing aids available from major, reliable manufacturers.  I've had a few patients with similar...

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What are the best hearing aids for musicians?

As others have indicated here, having instruments with the widest dynamic range is important, particularly in the input limit of the microphones....

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What are the symptoms of hearing loss?

Hearing loss is often progressive, so the symptoms may be difficult to notice until the hearing loss starts to have a true impact on ability to...

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My provider only carries one brand of hearing aids. Is it important to have several brands to choose from?

No one manufacturer has it all and they are leapfrogging each other with new technology all the time. Particularly with regard to water...

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Will Donald Trump help bring down the cost of hearing aids?

The president has no direct power over the price of hearing aids. There was a bill to give a tax credit when you buy hearing aids but it did not...

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What is the expected battery life for a hearing aid with moderate wireless iPhone use?

Based on your question, I'm assuming you are using some type of audio streamer with your aids or using one of the newer Bluetooth direct aids....

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