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Who makes Voyage hearing aids? The ones sold at CVS.

There is a little bit of information about this over on our forum. "The Voyage E is the same as Rexton Emerald, and the Voyage M is the same as...

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I am looking for a BiCros hearing aid. Currently on trial with Audibel A4i Platinum and trying to find the right hearing aid. What manufacturer is recommended? Any other suggestions?

Hi - as other's have already mentioned, both Widex and Phonak have excellent BiCROS devices you could try.  Audibel is Starkey - so you are...

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What is the quality of Blamey Saunders hearing aids?

I cannot personally vouch for Blamey Saunders products, but here's what I was able to dig up on the internet:"Australia Hears is now known as...

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Does Starkey plan to market a TV streamer for Halo 2

Currently there is no accessory/TV streamer option for the Halo 2. Starkey's accessories run off a 900MHz wireless technology, which work with all...

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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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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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