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  1. Obamacare and Hearing Aids - Fast Facts

    Fact 1: The controversial 2.3% excise tax on medical devices goes into effect on 2013. The "ObamaCare" 2013 tax doesn't include hearing aids or corrective lenses, but does include devices like defibrillators, pacemakers, artificial joints and others. Fact 2: Hearing aids are not required to be covered. The PPACA expands coverage to many things, but hearing aids are not part...
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  2. What Hearing Loss Sounds Like

    Ever wondered what hearing loss sounds like to the Hearing Impaired? Listen for the change in Fred's, Wilma's, Betty and Barney's voices and watch the Red Line to see/hear the difference between Normal, Mild, Moderate and Severe Hearing Loss. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD5E88fFnxE&feature=youtu.be This video was created by the House Research Institute
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  3. Stem Cells Research and the end of Hearing Aids?

    A team of scientists from Sheffield University have partially restored the hearing of deaf gerbils with injections created from human embryonic stem cells. The Sheffield team, lead by Dr Marcelo Rivolta, saw the gerbil’s hearing improving by an average of 46% – with the improvement taking place over four weeks from the injections. Rivolta said, “We developed a method to drive human embryonic...
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  4. Hearing Aids Using Bluetooth... What is it? Do you need it?

    Hearing Aids Using Bluetooth.......Bluetooth technology or (Bluetooth hearing aids) is a wireless option - an extra technology- something you wear around your neck or attach to your belt - for connecting and exchanging information between mobile phones and receivers. With Bluetooth technology, information is sent and received by an electronic device (neck loop or belt) with a matching personal identification...
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  5. 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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  6. $5.4 BILLION WORLD MARKET FOR HEARING AIDS

    Big six account for 98% of the market According to the data collected by Bernstein, the so-called “big six” hearing aid manufacturers richly deserve the term, since among them they accounted for 98% of the world market last year. 10.8 million hearing aids were sold in 2012, for a total wholesale value of $5.4 billion. Forty-five percent of the hearing...
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  7. Wal-Mart Sued in Texas for Unlicensed Sale of Hearing Aids

    DALLAS, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Texas Hearing Aid Association have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) based on claims that the world's largest retailer sells hearing aids without the state-mandated license. The group is seeking to stop Wal-Mart's hearing aid sales immediately, in addition to asking the court to require the return...
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  8. Hearing Aids and Moisture

    Moisture: Humidity, perspiration, or taking your hearing aid for a bath or pool can cause damage to a hearing aid and prevent it from working. If you live in an area subject to high humidity or regularly engage to activities that create a lot of sweat are are few preventative options: 1.  Audiologists Choice Desiccant.  This is a small jar...
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  9. Are You Being Profiled When Buying Hearing Aids?

    A few months ago, a customer of ours told me that he went to a hearing aid clinic for an audiogram.  We’ll call him “Bill”.  Bill was asked to fill out a new patient questionnaire.  At first he didn’t think much of the questions.  They included the typical name, address, and contact information.  Then he got to the question about...
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  10. As Seen on TV Hearing Aids – the real story

    You may have seen the infomercials on TV touting that once you put on one of these bluetooth looking contraptions, you can “hear somebody whispering from across the room”.  They claim that you will be hearing the birds again and listening to television at a low volume.  All this and more for under $20!  Don’t be fooled by these claims...
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