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Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants Not Allowed

Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants Not Allowed! Editor: I’ve been around long enough that I don’t shock easily. But this letter regarding the banning of hearing aids and cochlear implants at the Deaf Golf Championships really threw me for a loop – until I realized that it must be a hoax! So I checked it out and was astonished to ...

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US Surgeons Explore Completely Implantable Hearing Aids

US Surgeons Explore Completely Implantable Hearing Aids Editor: We’ve been hearing about totally implantable hearing aids for a while now, and they’re finally here! They’re still experimental, but they are being implanted now. Some of the claims in the press release may be a bit exaggerated – I’ll need to see the evidence before I believe some of it – ...

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Implantable Hearing Aids

Implantable Hearing Aids One of the new hearing aid technologies is the implantable aid. This section contains general information about implantable aids, how they work, their advantages and disadvantages, etc. April 2000 – For a quick overview of several of the current implantable hearing aid prototypes, see the Implantable Hearing Aid Revue. June 2000 – The University of Washington is ...

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Hearing Aids Promote Job Preservation

Hearing Aids Promote Job Preservation Editor: As our economic situation continues to deteriorate, many of us are becoming increasingly concerned about our jobs. The folks at the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) remind us that maximizing our hearing is one way to help us stay employed! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ March 2009 As millions struggle to hang on to their jobs in a tumultuous ...

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High Markups on Hearing Aids

High Markups on Hearing Aids Dear Hearing Loss Web, You recently had a very informative piece on all of the very technical info about hearing aids. However, at the beginning of the essay, the author said to forget about all the very high pricing of hearing aids. Surely he does not intend for us to do so! The normal, “average” ...

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Normal markups on hearing aids

Normal markups on hearing aids The recent comments about 10x markup for hearing aids are absolutely untrue in all the cases I know of audiologists who sell hearing aids. It is completely absurd unless you are talking about some unethical hearing aid dealer or audiologist (It is more unlikely that an audiologist would be able to do this because most ...

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House Bill Seeks Medicare Coverage for Hearing Aids

House Bill Seeks Medicare Coverage for Hearing Aids Editor: Here’s an article from the October 19 edition of NVRC News (Thanks Cheryl!) about a House bill that seeks Medicare coverage for hearing aids. It sounds like it’s probably not going to happen this year. But maybe soon??? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL), who serves on the House Ways and Means ...

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The High Cost of Hearing Aids, The Question of Priorities

The High Cost of Hearing Aids, The Question of Priorities by Cheryl Heppner Editor: The issue of hearing aid cost and how to deal with it seems to be heating up a bit. We’ve published a couple of related stories in the past month or so. Here’s another view from Cheryl Heppner of NVRC. This article originally appeared in NVRC ...

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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids – Part 1

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids – Part 1 by Mark Ross, Ph.D. Editor: The topic of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids is heating up again! There was a spike in interest last summer/fall with the Wall Street Journal article and petition to the Food and Drug Administration, and then things settled down again. Now I’m starting to see new activity on this ...

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Affordable Hearing Aids for Folks of Modest Means

Affordable Hearing Aids for Folks of Modest Means By Stephen O. Frazier, VP of Albuquerque SHHH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Editor: Hearing aids are expensive! There’s no getting around it. With growing concern that a lot of folks are just flat unable to afford hearing aids, some measures are in the works, including efforts to secure a tax credit for hearing aid purchases ...

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