I am a former Electronic Engineer from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA. I have a Master degree in Technical Management from the University of Phoenix. I spent over 12 years of my carrier designing audio circuitries for leading companies such as Fender Musical Instruments and Oticon/Bernafon company. My second, current and could be my very last carrier is as a Hearing Aid Specialist. I got involved in working with the hearing impaired when I worked for Phonic Ear, Inc, a division of the Oticon family of companies. This experience had influenced me profoundly when it was time for me to decide on my second carrier. For me this is no short of a calling, and I have been doing this for over 14 years now. I understand hearing loss and hearing aids, and will always, passionately, trying to do my best for my patients.
In New Mexico, unfortunately, Medicare does not cover hearing aids. If she lives in NM, and needs hearing aids, the only thing she could probably do is to apply for a Care... Read more
Many factors that I can think of. Modern hearing aids have many features that may cause this problem. The Virto 90 has many sub-programs under the automatic program, and the... Read more
If you only had one hearing test, I would suggest that you get a second oppinion. If it turns out that you have no residual hearing in one ear, than I concur with the... Read more
My first questions to you is: Did you get a second opinion about your state of hearinging? I often see people fitted with Cros when they still have residual hearing on the... Read more
All manufacturers have hearing aids with fair working directionality. I said "fair" to mean that we do not have a perfect system yet when it come to directionality. The... Read more
It all depends on a lot of factors such as the dexterity, the vision, the mental states of the person and the degree of hearing loss. Behind the ears, or BTEs, are generally... Read more
Most people do not realize that hearing and understanding are two different things! Hearing is natural for most of us, we are born with hearing. Understanding, we have to... Read more