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Over the past week, I have been experiencing imbalance when I walk. It’s worse when I bend over. What’s causing this, and is there anything I can do?

As Kristi indicated, a full audiological evaluation is warranted.  Your primary care physician should be notified and you should request a...

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I get a lot of moisture in my ears from my hearing aids and I get a bad smell and have to use ear drops frequently. Would the Eargo help to prevent this problem?

I am familiar with Eargo and the idea behind it is to allow some ventilation around and through those little tendrils that cover the end of the...

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What can cause a hearing aid, such as the Phonak Virto v90, to raise and lower volume randomly while watching TV?

Most new hearing aid technology now features automatic analysis of your listening environment to react to background noise and take measures when...

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Is financial assistance available to cover the cost of hearing aids? Asking for my mother, who is on medicare.

Depending on her household income, she may qualify for Starkey's Hear Now program. She can contact the program directly to obtain an application...

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Is Phonak Audeo V a significant upgrade to Audeo Q ?

In addition to quicker processing and bandwidth which leads to brighter sound quality and understanding in a non-distored inner ear, the Venture...

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Why doesn't the hearing aid push button change the sound when I press it?

There are 2 reasons why a pressing Push Button may not alter the sound quality: (1) The button has not been programmed to control anything or (2)...

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Are the new Oticon Opn hearing aids really that much better in background noise? I am considering upgrading from Alta2.

We have only fit a handful of patients so far. But, so far the feedback (no pun intended) has been great for hearing in noise! We all have...

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Are LiNX2 ITE hearing aids more susceptible to moisture than Phonak Virto hearing aids?

Custom hearing device products do not have IP (Ingress Protection) ratings, only behind-the-ear devices do. For moisture, the highest score a...

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What do hearing aids sound like?

For first-time users, hearing aids will often sound “tinny” or “amplified” or even seemingly too loud for the first few days of use. This is...

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