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Amy Swain, AuD

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Rochester

Doctor of Audiology - A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
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About Amy

Dr. Amy Swain graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master's Degree in Audiology and then went on to get her Doctorate from A.T. Still University.    She owns 4 hearing centers located in Rochester, Owatonna, Waseca and Austin, Minnesota

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Is it true that some hearing aids are locked? I am considering purchasing hearing aids at Costco,...

Yes, the Kirkland brand aids are locked at Costco.  I am an independent audiologist in private practice and am constantly asked to reprogram hearing aids that are locked from... Read more

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I am looking for a BiCros hearing aid. Currently on trial with Audibel A4i Platinum and trying ...

YOU are in luck.   Just this past year Signia came out with BiCROS.  It is the best BiCROS I have ever fit.   The battery life is so much better than the Phonak AND you can... Read more

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What is the quality of Blamey Saunders hearing aids?

Purchasing an off brand hearing aid like this would limit your choices for getting help from an audiologist.  Hearing aids need to be professionally cleaned to keep them... Read more

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Why is it difficult to understand words with hearing aids?

Some people have experienced damage to the hearing nerve which does not allow them to hear words clearly.   During a hearing aid evaluation an audiologist needs to know first,... Read more

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How much do hearing aids cost?

Hearing aid costs vary a lot because of the level of technology and what you are wanting the hearing aid to do.   They can run as low as $400 a piece up to $4000 a piece. ... Read more

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Is there any effective medical treatment or supplement for tinnitus?

Interestingly, a few of my patients have used an over-the-counter ear drop.   TRP Ring Relief.   It is relatively inexpensive.  My patients tell me it does not take away the... Read more

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My provider only carries one brand of hearing aids. Is it important to have several brands to cho...

I carry most every brand available.   Some companies specialize in products that other companies do not.  It is important to know all of your options and if you limited to only... Read more

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What are the symptoms of hearing loss?

Most often the symptoms of a hearing loss are hard for a person to notice for themselves at first.  Friends and family will notice it first because they are having to repeat... Read more

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

Frequency lowering is amazing for people who have a lot of hearing loss in the high frequencies.   Better speech understanding can be achieved and a whole lot less feedback. ... Read more

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Services Provided

Adult Hearing Evaluations

Free Hearing Screenings