Keith Lam, BSc - Inventor, MBA-TM, BSET in Albuquerque
Keith lam

Keith Lam, BSc

Inventor, MBA-TM, BSET in Albuquerque

Bachelor of Science
  • Service Quality Badge
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  • Excellence Award
National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences

About Keith

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.

Expert Answers

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

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

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What can cause a hearing aid, such as the Phonak Virto v90, to raise and lower volume randomly wh...

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

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I have a 60% hearing loss in my left ear and no hearing in my right ear. What kind of hearing ai...

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

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

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

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Which hearing aids have the best directional microphones?

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

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What hearing aids are easiest to use for an elderly person?

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

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Why is it difficult to understand words with hearing aids?

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

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Are any hearing aid companies offering cyber monday deals?

It seems like you are in need of some hearing help.  I have not seen any Cyber Monday sales on hearing aids during my years as a Hearing Aid Specialist.  But please do remember... Read more

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Do hearing aids work normally when the battery is low?

Dear;Theoretically it should.  The hearing aid circuitry is normally design to keep the charge constant until the battery goes below a cetaitn voltage, i.e. 1.2 V in most... Read more

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Which company makes the best rechargeable hearing aids?

Phonak makes rechargeables that only need 4 hours of charging time for 24 hours of use.  They also make power packs that you can use if you happen to like camping or travel on... Read more

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I have mild to moderate hearing loss and tinnitus, and want a rechargeable hearing aid. What woul...

Both Phonak and Unitron now have rechargeable hearing aids with tinnitus maskers.  The tinnitus masker from Unitron is better, in my opinion,  since it has 3 different... Read more

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What analog hearing aids are currently available? I have severe hearing loss and digital aids are...

Most digital hearing aids can be programmed as " analog".  The hardest thing is really the transition from analog to digital since digital hearing aids do not have peak... 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...

Noise is inherently low frequency.  If you have reverse slope loss and your hearing aid is programmed with too much low frequencies, that would interfere with your clarity for... Read more

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I have severe to profound loss. Hearing aid companies are boasting about advances in feedback can...

Dear;I would recommend you to go to a reputable HIS or Audiologist for help.  With technology such as frequency compression and feedback cancellation and occlusion reduction,... Read more

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Are there any TV hearing devices that can help amplify the sound from my television?

If the person turns the TV up too loud, she surely is having hearing issues.  In this case, a visit to a hearing care provider would be very appropriate.  There are bluetooth... Read more

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I have a severe to profound loss in both ears. I've always worn the full shell ITE aids. I like...

I would say yes!  I generally recommend BTEs for my patients, either traditional BTEs or RICs.  There are several advantages of the "BTEs" over the ITEs.  BTEs in general have... Read more

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Does the Phonak Vitro B Titanium go far enough into the canal to prevent the echo sound and heari...

Dear;It is not easy to assess the situation since there are some missing elements there in your question.  First off, were you fitted with open or close, or power dome? ... Read more

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I read that MDHearingAid has the best hearing aids. Is that true?

Dear;I do not think that they have any research or studies to back up their claims as to why they designed their hearing aids in certain ways.  I would not fit my patients with... Read more

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Is there a sound receiver for my deaf ear that can send sound to my hearing ear?

As stated by these professional, there are more than one solution for your problem.  However, be certain that you really have no residual hearing at all in your "deaf" ear. ... Read more

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5203 Juan Tabo Boulevard Northeast
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111
United States of America
(505) 323-7373

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