Jon Stoddard

  1. What is High Frequency Hearing Loss

    High frequency hearing loss, often referred to as "age related" hearing loss, is the most common form of hearing loss.  It's symptoms include: * not understanding speech in the presence of background noise * hearing the words, but not always understanding what people are saying * understanding men's voices more easily than women and children's voices * ringing in the...
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  2. Hearing Loss Resources - More groups that can

    In-person and online support groups Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing www.agbell.org For families dealing with childhood hearing loss and hard-of-hearing adults who choose to communicate through spoken language and speech reading. Extensive resource list. Alt.support.hearing-loss newsgroups.cryer.info/alt/support.hearing-loss Discussion group for people with hearing loss. American Tinnitus Association www.ata.org The nonprofit ATA is an organization working...
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  3. How can I get my hearing aids paid for? Organizations that Could Help

    How can I get my Hearing Aids paid for? From the Hearing Loss Association..... Unless you're a military veteran who qualifies for virtually free hearing aids from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, you'll have to find a way to pay for them yourself. Traditional Medicare excludes the price of hearing aids from coverage, but, like many private insurers, will...
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  4. New Hearing Aid Repair Service $199 All Makes All Models

    Hearing Aid Repair Service.   Did your Big Money hearing aid just die?   Did the warranty just expire?  If your hearing aids are dead or are just not performing as well as they used to.. repairing your hearing aid may be the ONLY economical decision you have. Century Hearing Aids Now offers a service to repair all brands of hearing aids, including...
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  5. Hearing Aids Covered by Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

    Hearing Aids Covered by Insuranve and the Affordable Care Act -- I cannot post enough about this.... The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010 by President Barack Obama. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the law’s goal is to make health insurance available and affordable to people...
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  6. Hearing Aid Clinics in the US: Market Research Report

    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends The Hearing Aid Clinics industry has contracted slightly during the past five years as declines in insurance coverage and consumer income combined with rising hearing aid prices. During the next five years, however, the industry is expected to improve, largely due to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In addition, the...
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  7. Living, 3D-printed cyborg ear

    Researchers from Princeton and Johns Hopkins have come together to grow an ear. The hearing, however, is done with electronics, making this the ultimate in human-machine chimera.  Read more here.    
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  8. From Ronald Reagan's Hearing Aid to Cyborg Ears for Baby Boomers

    By Caroline Winter This September marked a peculiar anniversary: It’s now been 30 years since Ronald Reagan got fitted for a hearing aid in the Oval Office. Not unlike Katie Couric’s live colonoscopy 17 years later, Reagan’s fitting was a watershed moment for hearing loss—and for the aural device market. ”The industry in the U.S. doubled over the following year,” says Jerry...
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  9. A substance called d-methionine can prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

    A substance called d-methionine can prevent noise-induced hearing loss.   This is a preventative measure, not restorative, but pharmacologists have essentially identified a substance that that's an urban construction worker's dream come true – pills to protect your ears from the acoustic torment of a jackhammer. The medicine so far has shown promising results in protecting against hearing loss for cancer...
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  10. FDA and Sec. 801.420 Hearing aid devices; professional and patient labeling.

    TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUBCHAPTER H--MEDICAL DEVICES PART 801 -- LABELING Subpart H--Special Requirements for Specific Devices Sec. 801.420 Hearing aid devices; professional and patient labeling. (a)Definitions for the purposes of this section and 801.421. (1)Hearing aid means any wearable instrument or device designed for, offered for the...
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