Essentials for First Aid Kits
Is it for one side or both side problems
Would you say that these pose a risk to users’ hearing if they are used at a volume which is too loud for their hearing loss?
Hello Dr. Cliff, my name is Dennis and I am a hearing instruments specialist. I watch your videos religiously! Do you have a recommendation as to what REM product to use?The ENT clinic I work for says most of it is too expensive. I would love to implement this into our practice. I know that your videos are geared toward patients however I love watching them and you really help me stay informed on the latest technology.
@Doctor Cliff, Aud: I've been watching you videos to help me in researching hearing aids to help with my Acoustic Neuroma post-surgery hearing loss. My left ear is now "dead"–no hearing in it. Today I went to my audiologist to try out BICROS hearing aids. She recommended the Phonak CROS B in my "dead" ear and the Phonak Audeo B-312 (30 level). I tried a pair out in her office and using the noisy simulation, I noticed a positive benefit in hearing and clarity. Here is my issue. I asked her if she did Real Ear Measurements (because you always mention this practice) and she said that she doesn't do this because it's an outdated process. She said when needed, she does put the patients in the audiology booth and test them out with an audiogram (not sure if that's the right term. She said she can do a hearing test in the booth with the hearing aids in place). Would this still accurate? The hearing in my good ear is relatively normal. Now I'm confused and wondering if it's still OK to work with this audiologist.
This is going to hurt the retail hearing aid industry. I have been fitting hearing aids for 11 years and I believe that the OTC will not only hurt the providers but confuse the consumer in general.
Thank you for the info. I saw the press release the other day and have not been able to find any real information about it. Presumably Bose already has the device in or near production since this would have been needed for testing and FDA review. Hopefully we will not need to wait too long to see the launch. I agree, Bose does not make cheap products… I'll offer a pure guess of $599 (you heard it here first people!) …cheaper than Rx options, enough to make a profit, and not prohibitive for the target consumer.
I hope Apple, Samsung, Sony and several other big electronic players get involved in this industry. The demographics alone should attract them as millions of baby boomers age.
What do you predict in 2020 the end of the practice practice? Everyone says unbundling, but i don't see Miracle Whip (I mean ear) or Beltone staying around with the 12k plus hearing aids. What is your thinking? I see Aud's like you going to hospitals for the kids and more profound losses and everything going online (mild/Mod losses) and people like me (BC-HIS) looking for new job. Fun while it lasted I guess.
are there options that are not miniaturized high cost focused for hearing aids? 30+years and still waiting (edit out rant)
I think this would be good and help make the consumer pricing more level across the playing field I do feel this route wouldn’t have been needed if insurance companies would have stepped up to cover more in hearing aids if you have profound hearing loss without aids you are pretty much deaf and many insurance companies only cover low end aids which are not normally suitable to those with profound loss whatsoever Medicare advantage plans really need to step up the game and although coverage has gotten better for this year due to new regulation hearing aid coverage still weren’t really upped into plans this year a $400 coverage isn’t really all that helpful especially when the majority of those with hearing loss need 2 aids
I'm very pleased that OTC hearing devices are becoming available. More than twenty years ago my elderly mother spent over $3,000 a piece on custom fitted hearing aids and they frequently needed to be sent back to the manufacturer for adjustment/over hauling/retuning and other reasons that I forget. These repair trips cost many hundreds of dollars each time for each device. She was a frail old lady and never abused or mistreated her hearing devices. I became convinced after making her change to a different group of audiologists that the hearing aid business is mostly a racket that preys upon the elderly. If I need hearing devices I hope I will be spared being robbed and cheated and I'll gladly pay for an OTC device.
well at least the [CC] on youtube is so much better than a few years ago.
I went to an audiologist and right off she wanted me to pay for a $3,000.00 each. It's a real racket and so I returned it. Never again
Random question here:
Is it common for Audiologist to officer only one brand choice? Took my mother expecting to have brand/feature and price options. Only offered latest Widex Encore with all the bells and whistles which we don't necessary need.
What about these? I have had them for two years and love them! http://www.soundworldsolutions.com/store/hearing-aids/companion
I have TWO PAIR of Bose HEARphones, and find them to be FAR superior to my $6,000 Starkey aids. I've just ordered the Phonak Marvel M-90, but am still looking forward to what Bose has up their sleeves.
Have you seen the Nuheara hearing aid buds. I would be interested in a review on them.
Keen to know more.We Aussies have Blamey Saunders, check out Facett self tuning via app and 'Snap' on battery
What kind of settings do you adjust in hearing aids?
I will be purchasing my first set of hearing aids in the next 6 to 8 months. If I can't control and set them entirely myself, I will be pissed. The technology is there. Make it happen or watch Bose take a huge chunk of your market.
Dr. Cliff, here's a follow up to this story: https://www.hearingtracker.com/news/first-look-at-the-bose-hearing-aid?utm_source=Hearing+Tracker+Updates&utm_campaign=5ff252547f-cvsupdate_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_790a5b8263-5ff252547f-452570685
I've been wearing hearing aids for over 50 years, seen many audiologist, all of them adjusted the hearing aid from my feed back not from what the recommended programs from the hearing test, it just never worked right, I say give the consumer the controls and let us adjust them, its no difference than adjusting the volume and adjustments on headphones or radios, I know a lot of people who won't wear hearing because they are not adjusted right and the audiologist tells them you brain will adjust to the recommended program, nope that's BS, never works that way, just saying, find something you can control
better diversify your services, the Bose hearing aid could disrupt your audiology practice the way Amazon disrupted book stores and Uber disrupted cabs
Do you expect them to have an auto mode to conduct a app guided audio frequency test and then offer amplification at the frequencies where the user is hearing impaired? I would think the app in a sound proof room could do as good as an audiologist could do. I also think the app could find frequencies where the user is essentially deaf and no amplification can compensate.
I would expect it to say to the user to go visit an audiologist as the user hearing requires specialized attention.
Where can I get a pair to try them out? I have high frequency hearing attenuation. Lost my $5K aids and never replaced them due to cost!
where to get it?
Hi Dr. Cliff – I am visiting here for my mother; surprised you do not have closed captions for your videos!
Are these available for purchase? All your videos are informative.Jeanne
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