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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

Audiologist in Lexington

06 July 2017 - 688 Views

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. 

What analog hearing aids are currently available? I have severe hearing loss and digital aids aren't working for me.

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Christopher S. Frink, MS

Audiologist in Salem

31 March 2017 - 4080 Views

Unfortunately, there aren't really any analog hearing aids available from major, reliable manufacturers.  I've had a few patients with similar situations to that presented here, where they are used to analog technology and can't get used to the sound quality of digital.  Because of this, I've polled the major manufacturers, and none of them make analog hearing aids anymore.  There are a few smaller companies that make them, but I resist ordering hearing aids from these companies for many reasons, primarily due to poor quality control.So what solution... Read more