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Why is it difficult to understand words with hearing aids?

Hearing loss is categorized into three types: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed.  A conductive hearing loss means there is an issue in the...

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Does the Resound LiNX2 have a hands-free capability of talking on iPhone without bringing the iPhone up to the mouth?

It absolutely does, but requires the Phone Clip+.  The Linx2 allows audio through the iPhone wirelessly, but still requires you to use the...

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Is nerve damage to the ear due to loud noise reversible?

Yes and no! If you are exposed to excessive levels of noise ie a concert you may get a temporary threshold shift ie your hearing ability will...

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If removing earwax does not improve my hearing, what is the next step?

You should visit an audiologist to have your hearing evaluated. If your hearing decreased suddenly, it is a medical emergency and you should...

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What are the differences between the Resound Linx2 9 and Costco Cala 8?

I am not familiar with the Cala - or any other Costco-brand hearing aids, but it's my understanding that many of the products being sold through...

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Is there a difference between the Alta2 Pro and the Alta2 Pro miniRite?

The Oticon Alta2 Pro was offered in the following behind-the-ear form factors (or styles):Alta2 Pro miniRITE (reviews)Alta2 Pro designRITEAlta2...

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Which hearing aids have the best directional microphones?

Technically, I believe all manufacturers use the same microphones but the algorithms that each digital hearing aid uses for processing...

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Where can I buy a Soundhawk? Has the company gone out of business?

I cannot speak about the company itself, but I do know that some audiology offices, like mine, stock and recommend the SoundHawk for patients...

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What is ReSound Cala?

The Resound Cala is currently on sale at Costco, and looks to be the newest product offering from Resound (superseding the previous...

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