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How can I hear speech better in noisy situations when I wear my hearing aids?

February 10, 2017

I have been wearing 2 hearing aids with 6 channels since July. I am satisfied overall, but continue to be frustrated with speech clarity when in a social situation, such as seated in a restaurant with lots of background sounds. I have tried different channels, but can’t find one that lets me hear speech clearly.
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What is the best hearing aid for kids?

February 2, 2017

What is typically the best hearing aid for kids? My son will be 15 years old in March. Answer: Treating hearing loss in children is more complicated than treating it for adults. A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid is recommended for most kids, because it best accommodates their rapid growth. Although children will need new ear
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How to Clean and Care for Your Hearing Aids

January 25, 2017

How to Clean and Care for Your Hearing Aids Regular care and cleanings will extend the life of your hearing aids and help keep them in top working condition. You wouldn’t buy a brand new car and then never wash it or change the oil, would you? Keeping your hearing aids in good working condition
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Hearing Aids More Affordable in 2017 for 1.25 Million Medicare Advantage Members

January 6, 2017

Hearing Aids More Affordable in 2017 for 1.25 Million Medicare Advantage Members TruHearing partners with 25 health plans to provide low-cost hearing aid benefits Draper, Utah — As of Jan. 1, 2017 more than 1.25 million Americans have access to a hearing aid benefit through 25 Medicare Advantage health plans across the United States. The
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Are hearing aids with more channels better?

January 6, 2017

Are hearing aids with more channels better than hearing aids with fewer channels? Is it worth the extra cost to get a hearing aid with more channels? Answer The difference between a hearing aid with more channels and a hearing aid with fewer channels is fairly simple—more channels allow the provider to adjust the volume
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What’s the best way to deal with sweat when you wear hearing aids?

January 5, 2017

I never see perspiration addressed as a problem when wearing hearing aids. Anytime I’m doing something physical and I begin to sweat, my hearing aids begin to alarm and shut down. Is this a common problem and is there a good solution? Answer Perspiration can definitely create problems for hearing aids. Manufacturers have worked hard
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What’s the difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation?

January 5, 2017

What’s the difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation? Answer: A hearing screening is a simple “pass” or “fail” test. Its purpose is to determine if you have normal hearing or not. It usually consists of a series of beeps or tones at the limit of normal range to see if you are
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Are there hypo-allergenic hearing aids for sensitive ears?

January 5, 2017

Are there hypo-allergenic hearing aids for sensitive ears? Answer: Yes, some manufacturers use hypo-allergenic material shells for their in-the-ear and in-the-canal styles of hearing aids that seem to work well for many people with sensitive ears. Even people without skin allergies may experience itching or irritation of their ears when they are first fitted with
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Is it safe to wear hearing aids in a noisy environment—such as using a lawnmower, leaf blower or snow blower—or is it better to take them off and use ear plugs or headphones for protection?

December 5, 2016

Question: Is it safe to wear hearing aids in a noisy environment—such as using a lawnmower, leaf blower or snow blower—or is it better to take them off and use ear plugs or headphones for protection? Answer: One of the most important things you can do to prevent further hearing loss is to protect your
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Since I started wearing a hearing aid, I get more ear wax buildup. Is there a way to reduce or stop buildup?

December 5, 2016

Question: Since I started wearing a hearing aid, I get more ear wax buildup. Is there a way to reduce or stop buildup? Answer: Wax is a natural lubricant for the ear canal; it has a natural antibacterial quality that is good for the ear. Left alone it will typically work itself out. However, wearing
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