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There are several new developments in hearing aids: rechargeability, “made for iPhone” technology, new noise reduction strategies, and a new strategy for helping severe to profound hearing loss. Rechargeabilty has evolved over the years and is available from both Phonak and Signia.   These receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) style hearing aids have a rechargeable battery cell fully enclosed in the hearing aid body. 

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Hearing aids are available at a wide range of costs.  There are a number of factors that go into determining the cost of the hearing aid.  The biggest factors that influence cost are the technology that is inside of the hearing aid, the options the hearing aid offers and the services provided by your audiologist to make sure the hearing

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Prepare: The very first step is to schedule a hearing test to determine whether or not you need hearing aids. This test will also help determine which hearing aids will work best for you. The most successful hearing aid users wear their hearing aids during all waking hours (with some exceptions for water and loud noise). Commit to consistent, daily

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The short answer to the question is, yes, hearing aids can be purchased from the Internet.   Is it in the best interest of the potential user?  Definitely not.   It seems anything can be purchased from the Internet these days.  There are websites that sell cars, homes, electronics, mortgages and yes, medical equipment.  Most websites that sell over the internet are

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On average, hearing aids last between five to seven years. Hearing aids are similar to other electronic devices in that over time technology continually improves. Typically, within five to seven years, hearing aid technology has improved significantly enough to warrant the purchase of new hearing aids. Also, with time and consistent use, the electronic components in hearing aids will wear

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Hearing aids work very well when they are fit and adjusted appropriately to the user’s prescription. Most people do not know that there is an adjustment period for your ears and your brain to reconfigure to incorporate hearing aids (or new hearing aids) into your life. In the beginning this will sound different. Nonetheless, they should be comfortable with respect

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A very common statement I hear from hearing aid users is that even though they have hearing aids, they still don’t hear well in background noise. This is probably the biggest difficulty with hearing loss and hearing aids. What I mean by background noise is usually chatter in places like restaurants and parties, fan noise, TV noise, music, or any

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Types of Hearing Aids Styles of Hearing Aids Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles. Thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components, hearing aids are smaller than ever. Many of today's hearing aids are considered sleek, compact, and innovative - offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers. When selecting

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People will often ask me if there is any new advancement in surgical procedures or implantable devices that could help them hear better rather than wearing hearing aids.  Well like most answers, it depends.  Technically yes, there are, but whether you are a candidate for those devices is the variable.  Most people are not good candidates but it’s a good

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Over recent years we’ve seen an explosion of wireless technology being used with hearing aids.  This allows hearing aids to wirelessly connect to electronic devices such as cellphones and televisions and the use of remote microphones to help hear specific voices in a crowded room.  These wireless functions have been made possible through the use of a remote control device

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