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Heaing Aid Buying Guide

by Jason on June 22, 2012

If you’ve recently decided to purchase a hearing aid, you may have already discovered that there are a variety of options available. Initially, all the choices can cause confusion about how to get the best value for your money. Before buying a hearing aid, you should consider many things.

1. Type–While analog hearing aids have been around for many years, they must also be adjusted manually. The newer digital hearing aids are programmed on a computer and the sound adjusts automatically based on your surroundings.

2. Price–Although digital hearing aids provide the best sound quality, they are also more expensive. Before making your purchase, it is important to determine how much you are willing to spend.

3. Style–The newer digital hearing aids are the smallest option available. These fit into the ear canal and are barely visible. A mid-sized hearing aid will also fit into the ear canal, but will not go as deeply into the ear and will be slightly visible. The largest hearing aid will go over the ear and will be the most visible.

4. Quality–While it may be tempting to purchase the least expensive hearing aid available, you want to make sure you are purchasing a quality product that will last for many years. With the least expensive hearing aids, you may discover that you have too much background noise, which will decrease the effectiveness. Shop around to ensure that you are getting the best value.


Faulty Hearing Aid

by Jason on January 26, 2012

HA100 Member wrote – two years ago I purchased a unitron moxi hearing aid from Colorado river hearing centers. The first year, they spent most of the time in the shop.
The warranty ran out in Nov, and in Jan. I had the speaker that goes into the ear break off! This cost me 150.00 to replace. My question is are all of your hearing aids that faulty or did I buy a lemon? If it is the latter, I feel like you should replace the thing for free.

If you have experienced any problems like this or have solutions please reply to the post.


The Hearing Loop System

January 5, 2012

People wearing hearing aids who take the subway, or go to baseball games, art exhibits, concerts, and other events at public places now look for a blue sign with a human ear in the middle and a “T” in the …

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Handling the Holidays With Hearing Aids

November 30, 2011

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving weekend full of family, football, and great food. Thanksgiving is the start to our holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other religious holiday. These types of large gatherings can …

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Helping Detect Hearing Loss in Guam Infants

November 14, 2011

Every now and then I like to search for recent world news related to hearing and this week I came across an article I thought I would share with you all. Doctors in Colorado have teamed up with doctors in …

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Hearing Aid or a Car?

November 7, 2011

Recently I was watching the Seattle news and one of the local news stories dealt with an older woman driving her car into Lake Washington. When being interviewed, one comment made was that she worried more about her hearing aid …

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College for Hearing Impaired

November 4, 2011

I had a thought the other day about schools and how difficult it must be for students who are hearing impaired to attend normal college classes. After asking around, I heard about a school that is deigned just to accommodate …

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New Hearing Loop Technology

October 31, 2011

Have you ever gone to church, attended a public reading in a library, a concert, or someplace where your hearing aid picks up noisy background interference? A new technology has come out that can eliminate this problem all together. After …

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Hearing aids in the heat

July 13, 2011

It is a little interesting for me to be writing this blog article because I live in Seattle where apparently we are not going to have a summer. There is no heat here. But in the rest of the country …

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Tennessee Hearing Aid Insurance

May 27, 2011

A huge huge congratulations to the wonderful Senate of Tennessee for requiring insurance companies to cover hearing aids. It is amazing to me that I get so excited in 2011 for one state to announce this but it is true. …

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