Dale Thorstad, BC-HIS - Hearing Healthcare Provider Profile
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Dale Thorstad, BC-HIS

Hearing Healthcare Provider

Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
  • Service Quality Badge
  • Verified Provider Badge
  • Excellence Award
National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences

About Dale

Marcon Hearing Instruments was established in 1977 with a mission to provide the hearing impaired the best hearing correction available. Marcon, through its industry partners, provides you access to the broadest range of hearing instrument technologies.

Expert Answers

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Is Phonak Audeo V a significant upgrade to Audeo Q ?

Yes, it is a big upgrade.  According to Phonak, the Quest (Q) circuit has just under 20,000,000 transistors whereas the Venture (V) circuit has just under 50,000,000... Read more

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Is financial assistance available to cover the cost of hearing aids? Asking for my mother, who is...

Most states provide hearing aids through their Medical Assistance program.  If she qualifies for this she could utilize it.  Or, Starkey has their HearNow program that can... Read more

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How long do the batteries last in the Halo 2 hearing aids?

Typically about 6-7 days.

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If removing earwax does not improve my hearing, what is the next step?

A complete hearing evaluation by someone licensed to do so, i.e. an audiologist or a hearing instrument specialist.

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How do I remove earwax?

States vary as to which professional can remove earwax.  It's not within everyone's scope of practice.  Make sure you see an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist who is... Read more

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Is Starkey going to go out of business? My doctor recommended Starkey aids to me, but I'm worried...

Former employees have been indicted, but the company itself is not under investigation.  Sales in 2016 are up, business is proceeding as usual, their new product pipeline is... Read more

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Which IIC hearing aids are the best? I'm looking for devices that can adjust on their own based o...

If an IIC is appropriate for your loss, Starkey will make the smallest, most comfortable IIC.  It's noise management is good and the IIC will give you a more natural sound.

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

Yes, you need to carry more than one brand.  Presently, all the major manufacturers make good hearing aids, but manufacturers produce their hearing aids based on their... Read more

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What are the best hearing aids for musicians?

Take a look at the Starkey Muse line of hearing aids which were created to do a good job reproducing music.  Most of today's top of the line hearing aids amplify out to 9,000... Read more

Services Provided

Adult Hearing Evaluations

Adult Hearing Aid Fittings