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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.
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. Obviously this is a more complicated system with more potential for something to go wrong. The manufacturer's website claims that you get a much broader frequency response range. The graph on the site... Read more
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 would be about $1000 more and mid (third) level would be about $1000 less. You can always find someone willing to sell the same product for cheaper price but the skill of your dispenser is more... Read more