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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?

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...

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Why is it difficult to understand words with hearing aids?

Hearing loss is categorized into three types: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed.  A conductive hearing loss means there is an issue in the...

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Why don't audiologists give me a speech test in the soundroom to compare how I do with and without hearing aids and even between different sets of hearing aids.

This is a question that many patients ask.  Speech testing in a soundproof room does not give enough information as to how we hear.  If the...

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I live in a Senior Home. Noise in dining room makes hearing impossible. I have tried Oticon Alta 2 Pro and Costco Rexton RIC. I need help with phone and TV too. What do you suggest?

This, unfortunately, is a common complaint I hear from a lot of patients. Part of the issue is that there are normally a lot of people talking in...

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I can hear with my hearing aids but sometimes I have trouble understanding what people are saying. Why?

Have you noticed if there is a pattern to the situations in which you have trouble understanding what people are saying?Hearing aids are an...

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