End your Isolation – Join a Hearing Loss Support Group

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Support groups have much to offer that you cannot get anywhere else. Most if not all states have their own agencies or commissions on deafness and the hard of hearing that provide leadership, advocacy and education and can lead you to multiple resources often just a phone call, text, or email away.

Lost Cochlear Implant Found at the Beach With a Metal Detector!

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So I can’t make this up! I lost my processor in its Aqua+ on Sunday. It was a bummer as I didn’t bring my back-up and only had my Kanso for the other side and didn’t bring the Aqua+ for that. However, 4 days later, Denise and I are sitting on the beach and we see this gentleman with a metal detector in the water! I sent my mom down to talk to the man and just let him know if he happens to find a processor, let us know! Not five minutes later he found it! Perfect working condition! Didn’t even have to change the battery or anything!!! By the way, the gentleman’s name was Walter and we had him take a picture with us!

Wedding Bell Blues – Turn Down the Noise!

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The main dining room at this high-end venue where guests were seated at tables for ten was a perfect storm of poor acoustics. The wooden dance floor from end to end, metal and prefab structures, and the decorated ceiling bore no evidence of buffering in a room that was as tight as a refrigerator with its door closed.

Add Earplugs To Your Back To School Shopping List

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It’s that time of year again – summer’s heat recedes followed by the crisp air of Fall and the start of a new school year. My kids always complain, but secretly I think they are happy to return to the familiar routine and friendly faces of friends and teachers.

Support for Hearing Tracker at Federal Trade (FTC) Commission Workshop

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We are excited to share the following video clip, recorded at the FTC’s Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care. In the video the executive directors of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the Hearing Loss Association of America, Stephanie Czuhajewski and Barbara Kelley (respectively) discuss HearingTracker.com, the leading independent hearing health resource for consumers with hearing loss.

Rechargeable Hearing Aids – A Look At The Options for 2017

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A new generation of rechargeable battery technologies promises to make life easier for hearing aid consumers in 2017. When two new rechargeable hearing aid models and an innovative new retrofit rechargeable battery system hit the market in late 2016, consumers finally got a choice of options as easy and convenient to charge as your cell phone.

Medical Waiver Gone. White House Signals Over The Counter Hearing Aids On The Way.

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Today, the FDA issued the “Immediately in Effect Guidance Document: Conditions for Sale for Air-Conduction Hearing Aids,” which effectively ends federal enforcement of the hearing aid medical waiver. For those in the dark, the hearing aid medical waiver is a waiver that may be signed in lieu of having the required pre-hearing-aid-purchase medical evaluation.