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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. My audio in both ears is 45-60-65-75-85-90-95

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Christopher Hamilton, AuD
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. 

How much does EarLens cost?

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Mark Butler, AAS
Earlens uses a device behind the ear that closely resembles a normal hearing aid.  The only difference is that the device converts sound into a light wave and then transmits it to the second part of the system which is a unit implanted on the eardrum that receives the light wave and converts it into sound waves again directly against the eardrum. ... Read more

My husband was tested at AccuQuest this week for hearing aids. The cost is $5800.00. Can you tell me if AccuQuest is ripping consumers? We didn't think they would be this expensive.

Mark butler
Mark Butler, AAS
Hearing aids come in a number of price ranges based on the technology level of the aids you are purchasing.  Those prices typically range from a low of about $2000 per pair to as much as $7500 per pair for a top level set of hearing aids.  Assuming five levels of technology then a price of $5800 would be a fair amount for a second level pair.  Top level... Read more