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Abram Bailey, AuD

Doctor of Audiology, Hearing Tracker Founder

Doctor of Audiology - Vanderbilt University
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About Abram

Abram Bailey is the current president of Hearing Tracker, Inc. He holds an AuD from Vanderbilt University.

Read more about Abram on Hearing Tracker's about page.

Please do not attempt to book an appointment with me. I am currently not practicing audiology. 

Expert Answers

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What iPhone apps are good for people with hearing loss? What are you recommending to your patients?

Great question! I actually just stumbled on an app yesterday called ditto which works in conjunction with a battery-powered wearable device to alert you to calls, texts,... Read more

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I have had ringing in my right ear for about 2 weeks. My ear feels plugged up with partial hearin...

I don't typically answer these questions, but my personal opinion is to seek medical attention immediately. Your symptoms may be caused by something as simple as an earwax... Read more

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Why does my hearing aid beep while I'm chewing food?

When you chew, you hearing canal actually changes shape. You can test this yourself by placing your pinky finger into your earcanal, then opening and closing your mouth (make... Read more

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Does Phonak make a hearing aid with Bluetooth, telecoil, and rechargeable batteries?

We recently added the Phonak Audéo B-R to our hearing aid review database. We're excited to see what customers will report, especially with regard to real world battery life.... Read more

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What is the quality of Blamey Saunders hearing aids?

I cannot personally vouch for Blamey Saunders products, but here's what I was able to dig up on the internet:"Australia Hears is now known as Blamey & Saunders. Their aids... Read more

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What is ReSound Cala?

The Resound Cala is currently on sale at Costco, and looks to be the newest product offering from Resound (superseding the previous Costco-only Sola models). Many compared the... Read more

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Is there a difference between the Alta2 Pro and the Alta2 Pro miniRite?

The Oticon Alta2 Pro was offered in the following behind-the-ear form factors (or styles):Alta2 Pro miniRITE (reviews)Alta2 Pro designRITEAlta2 Pro RITEAlta2 Pro miniBTEAlta2... Read more

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I am looking to get hearing aids for my grandmother, but I was wondering, are there any traveling...

Great question. I think it largely depends on where you are and whether there are any audiologists that provide "home visits" or "home care" in your area. You have a couple of... Read more

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Is Costco's ReSound Cala a "made-for-iPhone" aid?

If you look at Apple's official made-for-iPhone (MFi) compatible device list you will see that the ReSound Cala is not listed. The only Kirkland Signature device listed as MFi... Read more

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Is Eargo a hearing aid or PSAP?

Eargo has been called a hearing aid in the press, but I cannot find any instance of Eargo being called a hearing aid on the Eargo website itself. Also, all FDA-registered... Read more

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How much does EarLens cost?

I can't find any information to answer this question, except this quote from ABC news in SF: "The company said the price will be competitive with many other popular devices,... Read more

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Is the Oticon Opn hearing aid available with a telecoil option?

Oticon just announced two new upcoming (June 2017) form factors with telecoil support: miniRITE-T and BTE13 PP. Here's a breakdown of what to expect. The new miniRITE-T model... Read more

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What range of hearing loss is the Signia Silk hearing aid appropriate for?

According to documentation provided by Signia, the Silk hearing aid is appropriate people with normal to moderately-severe hearing loss in the lower pitches and up to severe... Read more

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What is the best brand of hearing aid battery?

There was an excellent study done on this topic a few years ago (data gathered in 2012). I have highlighted the winners and pertinent results below. Please keep in mind that... Read more

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Is the Signia Cellion Primax compatible with easytek?

According to the Cellion primax data sheet (page 10), the Signia Cellion primax is compatible with EasyTek™.  Audio streaming via EasyTek is available in the 5px and 7px... Read more

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I'm comparing the Linx 3D with the Linx 2 and only see a few differences: IOS 10m v. IOS8.2; bin...

One of the biggest differences between LiNX 2 and LiNX 3D is the ability to receive help remotely from an audiologist via the ReSound Smart 3D app. Resound and Signia (with... Read more

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Who makes Voyage hearing aids? The ones sold at CVS.

There is a little bit of information about this over on our forum. "The Voyage E is the same as Rexton Emerald, and the Voyage M is the same as Rexton Mosaic. 24 channels... Read more