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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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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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Can hearing aids be used with noise-cancelling headphones?

Shari Eberts recently published The Joys Of Noise-Cancelling Headphones With Hearing Loss, where she talks about using her Bose noise-cancelling...

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Do hearing aids really block out background noise?

It depends on perspective.  Hearing aids do not truly block background noise, but can limit what the hearing aids amplify.  The primary complaint...

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