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    Meg, What is your family history? Any other...

    Meg,
    What is your family history? Any other family members with hearing loss such as parents, grandparents, etc.? I also think you should be seen by an ENT if you haven't already been to one,...
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    Yes, she has WRS of 96% but at 70 and 75 dB in a...

    Yes, she has WRS of 96% but at 70 and 75 dB in a quiet room. When you look at her loss in the LF, Mids and HF being pretty much in the 40=50 dB range which is now a moderate loss, not mild and then...
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    Your definitely not a marginal candidate for HA'a...

    Your definitely not a marginal candidate for HA'a given you loss at 40-50 dB in critical frequencies as I said before look at the speech banana and see what you are missing, your loss at the 250,500...
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    Welcome aboard! Have you Googled "Speech...

    Welcome aboard! Have you Googled "Speech Banana?" If not, do so and you will see why you are asking so many people to repeat themselves. Your loss may of been in the HF when you were five, but it...
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    I found an audiologist at Kaiser who came over...

    I found an audiologist at Kaiser who came over from Japan who is the best audi I have ever had. She doesn't take any shortcuts in either doing hearing tests: tests all frequencies, uses long list in...
  6. Thread: Best Practices?

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    It's kinda like they can't see the forest through...

    It's kinda like they can't see the forest through the trees! If they had simulated recordings of various situations they could probably reduce the number of times that a patient came back in for...
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    All REM does is verify that the HA's are set to...

    All REM does is verify that the HA's are set to their targets.
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    The reason HA's aren't sold like cars is because...

    The reason HA's aren't sold like cars is because cars aren't classified as medical devices like HA's are. I'm sure you won't hear back from the audiologist because he's in the drivers seat if you buy...
  9. In New York State you get a 45 day trial: Refund...

    In New York State you get a 45 day trial: Refund Provisions. Under New York State law, if you return the hearing aid within 45 days of purchase you areentitled to a full refund of the total purchase...
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    I would heck or replace the wax traps on the HA;s...

    I would heck or replace the wax traps on the HA;s if it happened suddenly. It could also be that your audi turned off the chimes the last time you went in for an adjustment. Just reread your post...
  11. Thread: Best Practices?

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    The computer programs the HA's to the target and...

    The computer programs the HA's to the target and then REM tells you whether the HA's are doing what the computer set them to do, it basically does exactly what it's name implies: measures what your...
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    Ken, REM has been around in the US since 1984...

    Ken,
    REM has been around in the US since 1984 which is 33 years, so I wouldn't call it a recent technology. The first units were made by Rastronics. Within a year of their introduction there were...
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    Less than 1/2 of all audiologist even have the...

    Less than 1/2 of all audiologist even have the equipment to do REM and of those that do less than 1/2 of them use it on a regular basis. I remember reading the CU article and I believe they used REM...
  14. IIC's have a higher failure rate do to moisture...

    IIC's have a higher failure rate do to moisture issues than BTE's, so be prepared to have them in the "shop" periodically so they can be cleaned, serviced, etc. Don't worry about your bald head and...
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    Can you post the numbers?

    Can you post the numbers?
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    The antibiotics could of started the hearing...

    The antibiotics could of started the hearing loss, certain illnesses can cause it, going to concerts could cause it, listening to loud music through earbuds could cause hearing loss, shooting guns...
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    I have Oticon HA's with RIC'c and micro molds and...

    I have Oticon HA's with RIC'c and micro molds and one of the receivers broke off with the receiver part stuck in the mold. All that needs to be done is use the tool that separates the receiver from...
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    A simple Google search can also open up a...

    A simple Google search can also open up a treasure trove of information.
  19. Thread: Costco Custom Mold

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    There are more than two different materials used...

    There are more than two different materials used to make earmolds, yours sounds like it needs to be modified or remade. Attached are a couple files that helps explain there differences and there...
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    It's probably the decline in the middle...

    It's probably the decline in the middle frequencies that is causing all your issues. My sisters hearing has declined pretty close to what your loss os at 1.5 and 2K Hz and even with her HA's she...
  21. Thread: Which do I have

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    It is digital

    It is digital
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    Absolutely, The Wind entering your left ear from...

    Absolutely, The Wind entering your left ear from the open cockpit window as well as the engine noise probably explains your louder tinnitus in that ear. I have read studies that show that avid...
  23. The LACE program will help in word recognition.

    The LACE program will help in word recognition.
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    Talk to the audiologist, some will wave the fees...

    Talk to the audiologist, some will wave the fees if you try a different HA from them, you will never know unless you ask. Good luck!
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    Your link isn't working.

    Your link isn't working.
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