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How To Enjoy Thanksgiving When You Have Hearing Loss

With my hearing loss, I sometimes worry I will miss out on some of the Thanksgiving fun. Large dining room tables make conversation tricky,...

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Seeing is Believing—And Hearing

Anne McIntosh decided to develop the first clear-window surgical mask after she was unable to read the lips of the doctor delivering her first child.

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Three Benefits of Connecting Digitally With Your Audiologist

Phonak remote care lets you visit your audiologist, via teleconference, from home.

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How to Protect Your Hearing on the Plane

Loud airplane noise can damage your hearing, but like noise-cancelling headphones, noise-reduction earbuds can keep you safe.

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Apple Cracks the Intelligent Earbuds Market with AirPods Pro

Apple’s new $249 AirPods Pro earbuds are packed with advanced technologies, including active noise cancellation, a new hearing “transparency”...

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Dr. Cliff Weighs Hearing Aid Style Versus Substance

Dr. Cliff says manufacturers of premium-performance hearing aids are starting to cater to prospective buyers who ask, “What are these hearing aids...

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Will 2020 Be the Year Medicare Starts Covering Hearing Aids?

A U.S. House of Representatives committee advanced The Medicare Hearing Act of 2019 that would provide insurance coverage for seniors' hearing aids.

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Newsweek Survey Ranks Hearing Tracker #1 in Hearing Care

Newsweek Magazine has just named Hearing Tracker the number one hearing care brand in its 2020 survey of America’s Best Customer Service Brands.

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How A Gratitude Journal Helps Me Manage My Hearing Loss

Gratitude for the positive aspects of your life could help deflect some of the frustrations from hearing loss.

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Motion-Aware Hearing Aids Promise a More Natural Listening Experience

Signia Xperience hearing aids promise to let you experience sound in a more natural way, even when you're on the move.

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How One Company Is Rebooting the Hearing Aid Purchase Experience

Unitron has introduced the FLEX Discover platform to help guide new hearing-aid wearers through successful trials before they pay a dime.

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Android 10 Launched with Focus on Hearing Loss Accessibility

Google's long-awaited Android smartphone update is chock-full of major accessibility improvements for people with hearing loss and hearing aids.

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Paying for Hearing Aids: Tax Breaks from Uncle Sam

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply deduct the entire cost of hearing aids? Depending on your situation, you may be able to pay for hearing...

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Phonak Launches Marvel 2.0

Phonak continues to exceed expectations with its new Marvel 2.0 Bluetooth hearing aids.

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Dancing with Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss, dancing can do wonders for your social life—and your health.

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Eko Stethoscope Helps Doctors With Hearing Loss

Eko Devices, Inc., has an amplified high-tech stethoscope that also performs instant electrocardiograms.

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Adam Savage: Hearing Aids

Adam Savage, a well-known Hollywood special effects creator and TV host, says hearing aids have changed his life.

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How to Protect Your Hearing at a Music Festival

Loud music can cause permanent hearing loss, but there are five easy steps you can take to protect it.

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Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery Limitations Emerge

Three years into the rechargeable hearing aid era, limitations of lithium-ion battery technology are starting to emerge.

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How To Survive A Cocktail Party When You Have Hearing Loss

Here are seven tips that will make it easier for your to hear in a noisy cocktail party.

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What People with Hearing Loss Hate to Hear

When I ask someone to repeat themselves and get "oh nevermind," it makes me burn.

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How Phonak Achieved Universal Bluetooth Hearing Aid Connectivity

How Phonak solved the technical challenges of universal hearing aid Bluetooth connectivity.

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When Your Hearing Aid Becomes a Fashion Statement

Bluetooth connectivity and sleek design are starting to overcome the stigma associated with wearing hearing aids.

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Costco to Sell Philips Hearing Aids from Demant

Demant's partnership with Philips hearing aids appears to be getting off to a fast start with a presence in Costco hearing centers across the U.S.

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Does Chocolate Prevent Hearing Loss and Tinnitus?

A nationwide research study in Korea concluded that eating chocolate can help prevent hearing loss.

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Should You Include Family in Your Next Audiologist Visit?

Hearing loss does not happen to you alone. Consider taking your family to your next audiologist appointment.

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Live Caption on Google's Android Q is a Killer App

Google's Live Caption feature with the new Pixel 4 is a killer app that may entice iPhone users to switch.

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Starkey Hearing Foundation Turns Attention to Global Hearing Health

The Starkey Hearing Foundation has moved beyond donating hearing aids to investing in hearing healthcare infrastructure in developing countries.

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Oticon Rolls Out Next-Generation Opn Hearing Aids

Oticon launched its next-generation Opn S hearing aid along with a new, premium-performance Opn Play hearing aid for children.

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Five Reasons You Should Not Ignore Your Hearing Loss

There are serious risks associated with ignoring your hearing loss. You may be pushing people away, and there is a higher risk of dementia and...

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First Look at the Bose Hearing Aid

Hearing Tracker has gotten a first look at the FDA's documentation for the Bose self-fitting hearing aid.

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Veterans Sue 3M Over Defective Ear Plugs

Veterans are suing 3M over defective earplugs they say are responsible for causing permanent noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

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Advanced Bionics Makes Cochlear Implants Bluetooth-Compatible

Advanced Bionics is opening up the world of wireless, hands-free iPhone and Android smartphone connectivity to its cochlear implant patients for...

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Widex Boosts Performance of its Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Widex announced it has improved the performance and flexibility of its rechargeable hearing aids with the Second-Generation ZPower Rechargeable...

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How Should I Describe Myself?

Hard of hearing. Hearing impaired. Deaf. A little deaf. People with hearing loss or hearing aids used many terms to self-identify.

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Hearing Tracker Helps Consumers Find Affordable Hearing Aids in their Neighborhoods

Hearing Tracker has launched the first hyper-local online service to connect hearing aid shoppers with affordable local hearing aid fittings—now...

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Rechargeable Hearing Aid Best Practices

Many consumers aren’t familiar with best practices for handling and maintaining rechargeable hearing aid batteries.

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Signia Adds Wireless Connectivity to Ultra-Slim Styletto Hearing Aids

Sivantos has upgraded its popular ultra-slim rechargeable Signia Styletto hearing aids to provide wireless audio from smartphones and other...

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My Hearing Journey Begins

After a couple of months with my first hearing aids, I'm ready to share my experience as I learn to live with hearing loss...

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Understanding Silver-Zinc Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Have you purchased, or are you considering purchasing silver-zinc rechargeable hearing aids? Start here for an overview of the technology.

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Oticon's Opn S Hearing Aids Improve Speech-in-Noise Understanding

Today's announcement of its second-generation Opn S hearing aids, Oticon says it has come closer to the goal of enabling people with hearing loss...

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WHO Sets Standard for Headphones That Won’t Give You Hearing Loss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided that when it comes to loud headphones and hearing loss, enough is enough. Along with the...

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Meet the Deaf Developer Behind Google's  Live Transcribe App

Google's new Live Translate app may actually be the real-time speech-to-text transcription technology we've been waiting for. See for yourself as...

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Google Gets Serious About Hearing Loss Help

Google's new Sound Amplifier app Live Transcribe voice-to-text translation app aim to attract even die-hard iOS users to its Android smartphones...

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Lively Sells and Supports ReSound Hearing Aids Online

Direct-to-consumer Lively hearing aids offer comprehensive teleaudiology services, including web-based testing and face-to-face videoconferences...

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Why You Should Always Use a Microphone in Meetings

It is critical to educate people about the importance of using a microphone for all meetings. Inclusion should never be sacrificed for the sake of...

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Why I Finally Decided to Buy Hearing Aids

I recently learned that the average age of first-time hearing aid wearers is around 70. I’m a good deal younger than that, so how did I get here?...

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Do You Need Your Hearing Aids to Drive?

While it's not a requirement to use hearing aids when behind the wheel, driving with unaided hearing loss can be challenging.

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Alango’s BeHear Hearables Take On Bose Hearphones

Alango's $249 BeHear NOW headsets compete with $499 Hearphones from Bose.

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Phonak Launches The First Real Bluetooth Hearing Aid

The Phonak Marvel is the first hearing aid to allow stereo streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Android, iPhone, MacOS, and Windows...

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Bose to Launch Self-Fitting Hearing Aid

Bose has received approval from the FDA to sell the Bose Hearing Aid, a self-fitting hearing aid, directly to consumers. No professional fitting...

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Big Changes Ahead in World of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are set to become a lot cheaper in the next few years. David Pogue (CBS) visits Starkey Hearing to understand the high cost of...

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How to Enjoy Dinner Time With Hearing Loss

The evening meal is the most social part of the day but can be challenging for people with hearing loss, with or without hearing aids.

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Signia Reimagines the Hearing Aid with Stylish New Design

With the launch of Styletto, Signia introduces an entirely new category of hearing aid, the SLIM-RIC (Slim Receiver-in-Canal). Signia expects this...

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Phonak Titanium Hearing Aids Are Now Smaller

The Virto B-Titanium is the smallest and most discreet custom hearing aid Phonak has ever produced. Compared to traditional acrylic, titanium...

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Twelve Signs That You Need Your Hearing Checked

Studies show that a huge chunk of the population has hearing loss, and many people are reluctant to get a hearing test that might confirm their...

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Why Don’t Doctors Routinely Screen for Hearing Loss?

In spite of the many health risks associated with hearing loss, most doctors don't screen patients for hearing loss at the annual physical.

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Signia Pure Charge&Go Nx  Review

I enjoyed the convenience of rechargeability, and found that the hearing aids performed well in background noise. I also enjoyed the novelty of...

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How Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Hearing Aids

Machine learning in hearing aids can deliver bette hearing in background noise, Improved sound quality and greater listening comfort.

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It’s Your Choice: Don’t Wait to Treat Your Hearing Loss

If you think you can get along just fine without getting your hearing loss treated, you’re mistaken.

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Walgreens Now Offers Hearing Aids at Walgreens Hearing Locations

Walgreens appears to be following competitor CVS with a gradual rollout of hearing aid centers across United States.

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Cutting-Edge Hearing Protection For Music Listening

Isolating your ears from background noise is a great way to reduce your noise exposure while listening to music on the go.

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25+ Tinnitus Facts and Findings You Need To Know Now

What you need to know about tinnitus, the phantom sound of ringing in their ears.

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Audiologist Survey

Groundbreaking audiologist survey tracks consumer acceptance of hearing aid brands, features and product innovations. Sound quality comes out on top.

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