The Cost of Hearings Aids

On September 29, 2017, The Baltimore Sun published an article titled “Lower cost, better hearing,” addressing the high cost of hearing aids. The story discussed a consumer who was quoted $7000 for a pair of devices. The consumer was ultimately fit in Baltimore for half the initial cost at a non-profit where hearing aids are…
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Trends in Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries

As mentioned in the previous post about batteries, hearing aids have four main components: microphone, amplifier, speaker/receiver, and a battery. Batteries range in size, from #10 (small) to #675 (large), depending on the size of the hearing aid. A new trend in hearing aids is the option of rechargeable batteries. There are two main advantages for users who…
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Tips for Buying Hearing System Batteries

There are four main components to a hearing system, including personal sound amplifier (PSAP), hearing aid, and cochlear implant: microphone, receiver, amplifier, and battery. Without the battery to power the device, the system would not function. As I explain to patients during a PSAP, hearing aid, or cochlear implant orientation, batteries can be purchased in…
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Telecoil Technology Expands the Power of Hearing Technology

Do you have hearing aids and/or a cochlear implant, but still have trouble hearing and understanding speech in large spaces? A telecoil might help! A telecoil, or t-coil, is a wireless receiver made from a small, copper wire that is wrapped around a core that picks up special broadcasted electromagnetic signals. Telecoils are often placed in hearing devices including personal…
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Intro to Hearing Amplification Devices

Interested in hearing better, but not yet ready for hearing aids?  Hearing amplification devices may be for you!  Hearing amplification devices, also called personal sound amplifier products (PSAPs) or assistive listening devices (ALDs) are intended for use in specific situations and for limited times during the day.  These devices can help enhance the clarity of…
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