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Why are real ear measurements not required on all new hearing aids sold?

They absolutely should be! In some states they are required to be performed within a certain time period of the fitting of the devices or at the...

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What's the difference between Oticon Opn and Oticon Opn S?

Otion OPN S is the latest technology from Oticon. OPN has been shown to provide improvement in speech understanding, reduced listening effort, and...

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Where can I find affordable hearing aids? I am on a budget of only $1500 for 2, and would like to see a professional.

Most private practice audiologists have devices in that price range. It is a common misconception that the public must go to Big Box or retail...

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Are online hearing tests accurate? I am thinking about buying online and not sure whether I can trust the test.

Online hearing screenings, specifically the question and answer format, may be helpful in determining if you are at risk for hearing loss. ...

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Which works best for iPhone users, Phonak Marvel or Made For iPhone hearing aids like Oticon Opn?

Currently, the Phonak Marvel Hearing aids are the only ones that allow the user to answer a call by pressing a button on the hearing aid.  The...

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Why doesn't medicare cover hearing aids?

Only Medicare can answer that question but the theories have been along 3 different lines: "It's too expensive." Only in the last 15 years has...

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Is it possible to recommend the right hearing aid based on the hearing test (audiogram) alone?

The audiogram can provide a lot of information; however, it is not enough to make a decision for an appropriate hearing aid. It is important to...

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What is the best BiCros hearing aid?

The best BiCros is a somewhat subjective question.  The answer varies based on your particular hearing loss and the skill of the dispenser. ...

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When I buy premium-priced hearing aids, am I getting better hardware or is it only the software features I'm paying for?

The physical device is the same. The software is what determines the technology level, but it's not "only software." Software is everything about...

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Are hearing aids safe to wear while hunting?

Simple answer is “NO”..... Please wear hearing protection. Ear plugs for shooting are recommended and have been evolving at a rapid pace, and...

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