Hearing Aids

A hearing aid is a small device that amplifies sound. It helps those who are dealing with loss of hearing. A hearing aid is usually inserted into the ear, although there are some types that are surgically implanted.

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Does Bill Clinton wear hearing aids in both ears?

The answer is yes, Bill Clinton wears two hearing instruments. During his second term as president he was fitted with two Siemens Signia hearing aids.

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What is the average price of hearing aids for senior citizens?

Depending on whether or not your insurance covers hearing aids, the price of hearing aids can vary greatly. The average hearing aid can cost between $1000-6000.

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Does blue cross cover hearing aids?

yes

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Can you get cancer of the ear from hearing aids?

yes, it could cause cancer. but it happens in rare cases.

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How are in-the-canal hearing aids used?

fit far into the ear canal, with only a small bit extending into the external ear. The smallest is the MicroCanal, which fits out of sight down next to the eardrum and is removed with a small transparent wire.

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Does homeowners policy cover hearing aids?

It will cover most of your personal property with the exception of certain things like cash or guns. It wouldn't be in your best interest to file a claim for just a few dollars because you risk cancellation. If your hearing aid is worth $600 and your deductible is $500, they you may just want to pay the extra $100 out of your own pocket.

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What do PHONAK hearing aids cost?

It depends on the hearing aid dispenser where you are going to purchase it and the "level" of the hearing aid and the state in which you live. I have seen Phonak hearing aids range from $500 to $5000+. When researching the prices of hearing aids, be sure to compare hearing aid dispensers as well. The prices can range between them.

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Does homeowners insurance cover damaged hearing aids?

My mom , while over at my house, dropped one of her hearing aids which fell to the floor. Our bulldog chewed it up. Does homeowners cover the damage to the aid.

Your homeowners insurance (Property Hazard Insurance) is specific to the named insured's property. There is no coverage for the property of another.

In addition, the cost of a hearing aid would likely be far less than the deductible of the typical home insurance policy.

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What does hearing aids mean in general?

Hearing aids are devices used by people who can't hear that well or people who are deaf pick up some sound waves. Mainly this is used to hear when it becomes hard to.

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Will Medicaid pay for hearing aids?

In general, yes; however, keep in mind that Medicaid is administered by the States, which have varying levels of coverage.

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What are cost comparisons of hearing aids?

Depending on where you go, a good hearing aid can cost anywhere from $300 to $5000. When you are researching where to go, of course compare prices, but be sure you are comparing apples to apples and not apples to oranges. Hearing aids are very comparable.

I have no hearing in my right ear, so it is VERY important for me to have a GOOD hearing aid for my left ear. I did a great deal of searching before deciding on the HEARPOD hearing aid ($695) as opposed to $3000+ for the same thing. I am VERY satisfied with mine and have had a GREAT deal of experience with hearing aids. My father had SEVERAL hearing aids (all costing him $3000+) and he was able to find fault with all of them. I have a CIC (complete in the canal) and am VERY pleased with the performance of my Aid. If you decide to try it out, you will have up to 45 days to get a refund.

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Does homeowners insurance cover hearing aids if they are lost?

you would need "all risk" coverage for the hearing aids to be covered in the event they are lost

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Does Gordon Ramsay wear hearing aids?

No they are microphones for relaying instructions

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What are the best hearing aids?

the best hearing aid of couse should to what you want, there are different kinds such as in ear canal, completely in canal, half shell and in the ear (full shell)

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What are the benefits of digital hearing aids?

If you are hard of hearing or deaf to some extent, elderly and struggle with hearing or have some medical problem, then a digital hearing aid will help you with some audio tasks.

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Do hearing aids help deaf hear?

If the person is 100% deaf, the hearing aid will not help him. However, if the deafness is caught at an early age, one can have a cochlear implant surgery done, which enables to hear, together with a lot of speech therapy, a child can reach 100% speech development.

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Who makes miracle ear hearing aids?

siemens

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Are all hearing aids a ripoff?

Not all hearing aids are a ripoff. It is of the utmost importance for you to find a qualified provider - that is where the ripoffs may happen. There are many levels of technology so instrumentation is available for most budgets. Before you purchase instruments you should ask some questions, including:

What testing do you do to confirm the appropriateness of the fit?

Do you offer a trial period - that means taking them home for, at least, a couple of days to, in some cases, a month.

Do I have to pay for batteries?

Are there charges for follow up care?

Be cautious about purchasing online.....these offer limited follow up care, limited evaluation to clarify the reason for loss (you may not need hearing aids). For more information about what to look for, go to hearingservicestn.com and click on the link to "Before you buy hearing aids".

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Are hearing aids for loss of hearing covered?

I assume this means 'are hearing aids covered by insurance?' The answer is yes and no. Some insurance companies do offer limited coverage for one instrument every 3 years, others offer limited coverage for two instruments once, and still others offer a reimbursement of up to $500 when you purchase instruments. Medicare does not cover hearing aids.

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Starkey Laboratories Inc explain beep?

I have two hearing aids made by starkey. Information on hearing aid is Starkey CE Starkey CE 01-92-480317 01-92-480318 What size and type of batteries do they take ?

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My hearing aids cost 3000.00 and i have to put two thirds of a down payment. How much money do i have to put down?

Two-thirds of $3,000.00 is $2,000.00. You would have to pay $2,000.00 as the down payment.

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What is the disadvantage of hearing aids?

to be more alert toward social life

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What are the differences between analog and digital hearing aids?

Analog: "a mechanism in which data is represented by continuously variable physical quantities," Webster. Analog is how the natural world works. We hear and see things in an analog manner. That is to say, in constantly changing, but always connected, waves. Sound appears continuous to our ears. The fact is during average speech there are many stops, starts, gaps and pauses. We only "hear" speech as a continuous sound; regardless of the tiny stops and starts. Additionally, the connected wave of sound that we hear is always changing in strength (volume). Analog hearing aids process sound in a continuous wave. This means quite simply that sound passes through an analog amplifier unbroken. It may get a little bent as it changes from sound waves to electrical waves and back again, but it retains the flow of the original sound wave. Hearing aids remained almost unchanged from 1940 until 1993. Sound quality got better and the parts got smaller, however, the way they worked was unchanged. Analog hearing aids are good at boosting volume but they do very little to help reshape and control sound in a way that provides needed flexibility by the hearing impaired. Analog hearing aids are simple devices. The have simple electronic parts. You could buy the parts to build an analog hearing aid at a Radio Shack. They've been available for decades. Most hearing aid manufactures are no longer making analog hearing aids. For good reason, it costs just as much to make an analog as it does to make an entry level digital. Digital hearing aids work just like computer music. Computerized music, CDs, mp3s, etc all take sound and break it up into little bites (bytes) of information stored as a mathematical equation. The digital computer in the hearing aid can then add or subtract values from those little equations. When the computer puts the numbers back together sound has been altered. Ideally, in a manner that improves your ability to understand speech. There is nothing magic about the term digital. It simply means the sound is handled like any computerized device. It can be very good; It can be very bad. Although digital hearing aids can provide a vastly better hearing experience, they have to be correctly programmed. Analog hearing aids were built at the factory and came "fixed" to the fitter. The fitter could not make many alterations to the output of the instrument. Digitals come as a blank sheet of paper. It's up to the hearing aid fitter to shape the output of the hearing aid. If the digital hearing instrument is well programmed you will have an awesome experience. If it is not, it can be as useless as sticking a rock in your ear.

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Are all hearing aids essentially the same?

Hearing aids are not all the same. Just like eyeglasses they need to be customized to suit the needs of the end-user. Depending on one's budget, it is possible to get less visible hearing aids and like most medical aids it is important to find what works best for you.

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Does insurance usually help cover the cost of hearing aids due to their high prices?

Depending on your insurance company and the pricing of your hearing aid,some insurance company's do cover either part of the cost or the full cost of the hearing aid.

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