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Does Oticon Opn allow me to stream calls directly from an iPhone like the Linx or Halo aid?

Yes, Oticon Opn works with iPhone. You can stream phone calls and audio directly to the hearing aids from iPhone 5 and 6 devices. There is also an...

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Is it true that some hearing aids are locked? I am considering purchasing hearing aids at Costco, but want to be sure I can have them adjusted elsewhere (in case I move, etc).

Yes.  At Costco, the brand that is has proprietary software is Kirkland, which is made by Resound. Other proprietary brands available elsewhere...

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How long do the batteries last in the Halo 2 hearing aids?

It varies widely, based on how much streaming is done; and whether mercury-free or older, better non-mercury-free #13 cells (~240 mAh) are...

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Is Phonak Audeo B a significant upgrade to Audeo V?

Audeo B has faster processing time and teh main difference would be the introduction of rechargable hearing aids in certain models. 

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How well does the ReSound LiNX2 9 RIE 62 work with an Android smartphone? Are there any limitations compared to an iPhone?

ReSound LiNX, Enzo, LiNX², and Enzo², and Beltone First, Legend, Boost, & Boost+ hearing aids work well with compatible Android phones....

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Does Phonak make a hearing aid with Bluetooth, telecoil, and rechargeable batteries?

We recently added the Phonak Audéo B-R to our hearing aid review database. We're excited to see what customers will report, especially with regard...

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I have a 60% hearing loss in my left ear and no hearing in my right ear. What kind of hearing aid can help me? I also need one that will connect to my smartphone.

I would suggest trying a BICROS hearing device; a couple of different manufacturers carry these kind of hearing aids which are smartphone...

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Why does my hearing aid beep while I'm chewing food?

When you chew, you hearing canal actually changes shape. You can test this yourself by placing your pinky finger into your earcanal, then opening...

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Is there any point to getting the Resound LiNX2 962 model to have the telecoil?

Absolutely! I highly recommend you obtain hearing aids that offer Bluetooth and telecoil technology. I have personally fit thousands of hearing...

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What does a seven-tone tune coming from one of my Oticon Alta 2 hearing aids mean?

I spoke with Oticon.  They stated it is likely the Start-up "jingle" meaning it is the tones that come one when the hearing aid is first turned...

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