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A good audiologist testing at home should check the level of sound with a sound meter to see if the levels are appropriate. He or she should then either test with insert... Read more
Phonak Audeo Belong the rechargeable version would eliminate the need to change batteries. If dexterity prevents the use of domes custom tips for some patients can be easier to... Read more
The Roger Pen in addition to being used as a mic (that can be used up to 20 meters/60 feet approx from the aided individual) can be used in conjunction with a neck worn device... Read more
Yes and no! If you are exposed to excessive levels of noise ie a concert you may get a temporary threshold shift ie your hearing ability will reduce temporarily however... Read more
Both manufacturers make good quality devices. At the moment the Opn (in the UK) is only available in the "1" spec ie top of the range. It may be that this is over... Read more
In the UK the answer ranges from £0-£3500+. The National Health Service (NHS) provides Hearing Aids for free for UK citizens. However the Hearing Aids tend to be "mature... Read more
I have just spoken with Phonak about this very issue. A patient's Android connection to her ComPilot is rock solid but her iPhone tends to disconnect regularly.Apparently there... Read more
In my experience because of their large dynamic range, proprietary fitting formula & option of a dedicated music mode or dedicated music streaming mode I would say Widex... Read more
My advice would be to wear them as much as possible but have the ability to adjust them down typically with a physical remote or a remote in the form of an app. Having them set... Read more
In the UK it is available to order from the end of May 2017 & will be shipped from early June 2017.There is also a firmware upgrade in the UK giving "speech rescue"... Read more
Currently, the answer is yes and no!Using the On app the Opn's can be turned up and down and any additional programs which have been set up for the hearing aids will be... Read more
The LiNX 3D range features Tinnitus Sound Generator with nature sounds.The tinnitus feature is activated in the Resound Smart 3D app which is the latest version.You click the... Read more
The Z-Power battery used in Unitron & Starkey devices among others should be changed once a year.If you have forgotten to charge them one advantage is that you can change... Read more
As well as standard batteries you have Z-POWER silver zinc batteries which are rechargeable. Once charged they should comfortably provide a full-day's worth of use and it is... Read more
To answer the question, at the moment: no. With regard to The Connect Clip which should be coming later in the year (will connect the Opn's to Android phones) Oticon's tech... Read more
If you look at the inside of the aid (if the shell is clear) you can see all the wiring & components. If the faceplate were also to be transparent it would probably look... Read more
In the UK a company recently tried this route & suggested patients find an audiologist local to them to look after them & provide aftercare.There are a few drawbacks... Read more
A great feedback manager will never compensate for a poor fit. Simply put, some patients are a great candidate for a power dome and some others must have a custom tip to... Read more
For any UK based patients the answer is currently no. Unitron currently make the smallest rechargeable RIC (receiver in the canal aid, so a behind the ear device). It is pretty... Read more
Think of the hearing instruments as the building materials & the hearingcare professional as the builder. You could theoretically buy the hearing aids over the internet but... Read more
I would suggest if it was audiologicaly appropriate then the Hypersound Audio 500P system would be a great option as it can transmit a super directed beam of sound based on the... Read more
To answer simply, no. It is made for any Bluetooth equipped phone be it an Android, Apple Windows or a simple clamshell phone like a Doro so you are not forced to have a Smart... Read more
The honest answer is if there were 10 options to cover your hearing loss, this would be choice 10 on the list!If you have normal/near normal low frequency hearing then you are... Read more
In the UK you could go a couple of routes. The free option is to visit your GP who will most likely refer you to the ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) department of your local... Read more
The Virto B Titanium has had special blocks to be deeply inserted into the canal (to protect the ear drum during the impression taking process) with a "window" for your... Read more
To echo what others have said here most hearing instruments have tinnitus maskers these days & amplification alone may provide sufficient masking effect that a masker isn't... Read more
When we as hearing care professionals use QuickSin (a hearing test which indicates how well you process speech in noise) it gives guidance as to how sophisticated a device you... Read more
This, unfortunately, is a common complaint I hear from a lot of patients. Part of the issue is that there are normally a lot of people talking in this kind of environment &... Read more
If we are to define the Premium as each manufacturer's top of the range device then in England the answer would be as little as £2500 a pair to as much as £5995.Often the... Read more
The default settings may be set to half loop half mic, you may want a loop which is loop only. It is also worth checking with your audiology professional that you have the... Read more
No you cannot connect currently to Apple TV.The best way to achieve hearing your TV better if you want to utilise a made for iPhone hearing aid is to use the manufacturer's TV... Read more
As the dry (get it) technical information has been given I will give a few experiences of my patients. Approx 12-13 years ago when I qualified I would find patients visiting... Read more
To add to what my esteemed colleagues have already said, sound quality is also certainly an important factor, so if you can (having had the hearing instruments correctly set... Read more
I have to admit I have been qualified 13 years & I haven't heard of them!In the UK where my company operates there are a couple of the larger High Street Chains which... Read more
I think unless a full audiological assessment has been carried out saying it is age related isn't possible. If you are referring to a GP (General Practitioner) examining your... Read more
Yes there is a device called a Cros aid that can work with a regular aid to transmit the sound to the better hearing ear. These devices have really improved over the years... Read more
I would recommend rechargable hearing aids to patients who want a behind the ear solution as in the ear hearing aids are not currently rechargeable.One trade off is the size of... Read more
It is possible to order a laquer-free custom shell with some manufacturers but if you were to have an adverse reaction to even that it is apparently possible to gold plate a... Read more
Phonak & Unitron also allow a direct connection but you only get the call in one ear. One advantage though is you can connect not just with iPhones but Android phones in... Read more
One common reason for whistling from a hearing aid is a wax build up in the ear meaning the wax prevents the sound getting to the eardrum & it leaks out from around the... Read more
I don't think that sounds correct. If somebody can adapt from not wearing an aid to wearing one then then adapting from one brand to another should be far easier!
It sounds as if you are referring to tinnitus.In the UK any audiology professional should be referring you to your GP who should then refer you on to an ENT Specialist to rule... Read more
In the UK manufacturers need to keep offering repairs for 5 years after they stop manufacturing a hearing aid model (warranties can last up to 5 years) but after that support... Read more
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