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Which in-the-ear hearing aids are best for moderate-to-profound hearing loss? I'm a 45 year-old long-time HA user who must hear well in board meetings and on the phone. Price is not an issue.

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Christopher Hamilton, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Asheville

18 May 2016 - 7895 Views

The hearing aid manufacturer is not nearly as important as the professional you choose. Of the many brands of hearing devices available, many can and will work well, assuming they are programmed properly using standard verification methods. I would recommend focusing on finding an excellent Doctor of Audiology and the everything else should fall into place. 

What are the best hearing aids?

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Thomas Goyne, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Wayne

04 May 2016 - 1892 Views

Several factors come into consideration when considering what hearing aids to choose from. It is important to find a knowledgeable and experienced hearing health professional -- an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser -- to help you arrive at the best devices for you. The case can be made that finding this professional is the most important part of the process. A competent and experienced audiologist or dispenser has the knowledge-base to narrow down the vast number of hearing aid makes and models to match your particular case and then configure the... Read more

Which IIC hearing aids are the best? I'm looking for devices that can adjust on their own based on any noise environment, with a natural feel and clear sound.

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Jennifer Arndt, BC-HIS

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Lexington

30 November 2016 - 5208 Views

All labs that produce IICs have technology levels that adjust for noisy environments to the best degree that today's technology allows. No IIC, or any other size hearing instrument will sound natural if a person has never worn hearing aids, until their mind has gone long enough hearing through them all day, everyday so that listening through the hearing devices becomes the new 'normal'. This leads to the next point - IICs have BY FAR the lowest satisfaction rates at every lab that produces them when compared to other sizes of custom hearing aids... Read more