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I have profound hearing loss both ears. I wear Beltone Boost Plus 1795. Is there a better brand for one-on-one conversation? Any other suggestions for better speech understanding?

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Clifford Olson, AuD
There are not a lot of differences between hearing aids when it comes to understanding speech better in a one-on-one situation.  Particularly in a quiet situation.  In-order-to answer this question properly, 3 pieces of information need to be identified.1.       What is your Word Recognition Score?          Your Word Recognition Score is a percentage of... Read more

I have a severe to profound loss in both ears. I've always worn the full shell ITE aids. I like the convenience of not having the electronics hanging on my ear. Could I get better hearing or power by going with a BTE?

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Timothy Charles Steele, PhD
Without consulting in person by examining your test results, discussing your preferences or seeing your ear canal, the most likely answer to your question is yes.  Behind-the-ear hearing aids have more power because of the amplifier size but because the microphones are separated farther from the receiver/output, you can likely achieve higher gain without... Read more

Is there an "in the ear" hearing aid available for high frequency profound hearing loss?

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Adam Wentling, HIS
To clarify, "in the ear" (ITE) typically describes any "custom" hearing aid in which an ear-mold impression is taken and the entire hearing aid is encapsulated inside of it.  Basically, anything that is not a "Behind the Ear" (BTE) hearing aid.  That being said, there are many ITE hearing aids that can reach a profound high frequency loss, but I'm... Read more

I have severe to profound loss. Hearing aid companies are boasting about advances in feedback cancellation. Is a dome fit an option for me now?

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Todd Gibson, AuD
You might be able to get away with power dome tip.  However, the most appropriate coupling would be a custom power shell that is encased in the receiver wire.   I use them all the time with very good success.  They are comfortable and can come in acrylic or soft materials as well. 

I have profound hearing loss and the Naida V50 with the UP RIC sounds great but can be too powerful sometimes. Can an Audeo B70-R work for me as well with the UP RIC?

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Timothy Charles Steele, PhD
I believe these are important questions addressed between you and your audiologist.  There are many variables that make decisions like this such as your type/degree/configuration of your hearing loss, your sensitivity to loudness, your previous amplification use, etc....I would recommend you discuss this with an experienced, trusted audiology... Read more