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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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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 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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