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Dan Schwartz

Hearing Aid and Assistive Device Engineer and Dispenser

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About Dan

I'm an Electrical Engineer who became hearing impaired in college, which is why I became a dispenser 30+ years ago.

My degree is a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (co-operative) from Georgia Tech, class of 1988.

My areas of specialty include hearing aid and assistive device engineering and dispensing, architectural and classroom acoustic engineering, loudspeaker & audio system design & engineering, and industrial noise monitoring and remediation engineering.

I am also the editor at The Hearing Blog, where I discuss the latest research into hearing loss, especially related to auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD), cochlear implants, and communication systems engineering.

Expert Answers

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

It varies widely, based on how much streaming is done; and whether mercury-free or older, better non-mercury-free #13 cells (~240 mAh) are used.Typically the Halo draws about... Read more

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How well does the ReSound LiNX2 9 RIE 62 work with an Android smartphone? Are there any limitatio...

ReSound LiNX, Enzo, LiNX², & Enzo², and Beltone First, Legend, Boost, & Boost+ hearing aids work well with compatible Android phones. However, with Android there is no... Read more

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

Indeed, in-home service is already built into the Beltone and Miracle-Ear business models at most all of their franchises. However, it may not be available in some cities due... Read more

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How do hearing aids help tinnitus?

The key to solving tinnitus issues is in addressing the underlying hearing loss, no matter how minimal it appears to matter to the clinician, or even if the patient admits to... Read more

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Where can I donate hearing aids?

The Auditory-Verbal Center in Atlanta (founded 1977) and The Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston (since 1947) are both well-run 501(c)(3) hearing charities, and they can... Read more

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I have reverse slope hearing loss. I have a pair of Oticon OPN 1 hearing aids. My audiologist doe...

1) Your audiologist must rule out Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD), and low frequency cochlear dead zones, which is a form of ANSD. The screening test is measuring... Read more