Is Bluetooth Technology In Hearing Aids Useful?

Now, using a bluetooth-enabled ComPilot, one can connect hearing aids wirelessly to devices such as:

  • cell phones
  • TVs
  • GPS
  • many other bluetooth-enabled devices (including computers)

Check out the ComPilot website for more information

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Free Phone Program for those with Hearing Loss

For those of you who fall under this program, this is great! If you qualify, you need to follow some simple instructions using the Caption Call website. Here is how:

www.captioncall.com/CaptionCall/Products/Free-Demo.aspx

Just fill in the form and enter the promo code.  This will get you into the system so that someone can contact you to set up an installation time.

The promo code is:  HS 3066

If you or someone in your home would like to actually call Caption Call to get questions answered, here’s their toll free number:  1-877-557-2227  The Reps that answer the phone call from you can also place the order for the phone as long as you have the promo code (above).

This is only for US residents. See the Free Phone Program via the FCC article for more information.

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Using your iPhone as a hearing aid?

The Good Ear’s hearing loss treatment app is now out on the iPhone

We were really excited to hear about this!

The Good Ear is part of of a large hearing loss company and has used that experience to develop technology that can analyze and treat hearing loss. The app has now been accepted by Apple and The Good Ear has launched its “Better Hearing” app for iOS.

We are doing some testing but please post comments of your experience of using your cell phone as a hearing aid! Cheaper than a Baha or just cheap? Let us know!

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David Smith, Volleyball Olympian, Competes With Hearing Loss‎

David Smith is an inspiration to all of us here at Still No Sound. He has hearing loss is in the 80-90 percent range. If you you want to read more about this Olympic athlete and he primarily uses lip reading, take a look at this great David Smith article.

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Behind The Ear Hearing Aids

Behind The Ear Hearing Aids

So here’s a great behind the ear hearing aid which is available from lots of retailers online. It’s the MDHearingAid Acoustitone PRO Hearing Aid.

Our impression is that this hearing aid is great for lots of different types of users. Some of our thoughts on this:

- Great for those who are deaf in one ear
- Better than an Opticon
- Battery performance is excellent
- Better built than hearing aids that cost close to $1000

So our verdict: Don’t spend thousands on ‘top of the line’ aids, get an Acoustitone!

More info at: www.mdhearingaid.com

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Songbird Flexfit Review

So, it’s been a little while since I’ve talked about the songbird flexfit disposable series. A friend of mine was asking what I thought and I felt I should post of my feelings.  So, I think these things are great! First, it’s not just about boosting high frequency.It’s got fabulous volume too! Also, for those who like a low profile, the flexfit is practically invisible. That’s pretty impressive as it is an over-the-ear hearing aid.  Some have commented about battery life, but I’m happy with that I must say!

Go to www.trysongbird.com for information!

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Songbird Ultra Reviews and Information – buy the Ultra at www.trysongbird.com

So the Songbird Ultra has had a lot written about it and for those who read this blog, you know we have been covering every Songbird product out there from the FlexFit to the disposable. So we have taken a look at the Ultra which retails for $299.50 and this is what we think:

  1. Wearing them everyday recently, I hardly knew it was there
  2. Great in meetings with lots of people
  3. Very comfortable fit
  4. More expensive than other models, but more tailored to individual needs
  5. A con: you have to open the battery compartment to turn the aid off and I really don’t like this!

Hope this helps in your decision process! Leave me a comment if it did or didn’t!

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Flexfit® Disposable Hearing Aid Available and in-stock at www.trysongbird.com

The Flexfit disposable by Songbird is an interesting hearing aid as it is disposed after a period of use. We were skeptical of this product originally, but its energizer powered system has led to some interesting results. Apparently, it lasts about 400 hours and that’s good for 2-6 months depending on use.

Its features and benefits include that 1) Can be used in left or right ear, 2) No batteries to replace and 3) No maintenance required

So for $99, we think it’s worth a try!

 

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baha hearing aid – The Cochlear Baha 3 Sound Processor

We have been reading a lot about baha hearing aids and a lot of folks say that the minor surgical procedure is well worth the amazing results of the The Cochlear™ Baha® 3 Sound Processor. Have you had any positive or negative experiences (including bone anchored hearing aid complications) of a baha hearing aids, cochlear bone anchored solutions, and cochlear baha bp100. Post your experiences here.

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Cochlear Implant Candidacy : Who Is a Candidate?

Cochlear Implant Candidacy : Who Is a Candidate?

We are always looking for information regarding Cochlear Implant Candidacy and we came across an excellent resource at the National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University. We highly recommend it. These are general Cochlear Implant Candidacy requirements for children from their website:

  • In 2002, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lowered the recommended age requirement to 12 months of age. While this is the FDA-recommended age, this age is not legally binding and some hospital centers are completing the procedure earlier based on expectations of improved outcomes for early implantation. In addition, specific circumstances may allow for earlier implantation. For example, if meningitis is the cause of hearing loss, it may be important for the child to be implanted as early as possible as this condition causes ossification (bone build up) in the cochlea, making it increasingly difficult to surgically insert the electrode array as time passes. Note: There may be questions related to insurance payment for the procedure if it is completed prior to 12 months of age.
  • The FDA states that a child should have a bilateral (both ears), profound sensorineural hearing loss; however, increasing numbers of children with hearing loss in the severe range are being considered for cochlear implants.
  • Negligible functional benefit (limited open-set speech recognition) from appropriate amplification is often mentioned as a criterion. When such measures cannot be obtained on young children, hospital centers make individual decisions regarding whether or not a child would be able to do well on such tests given documented hearing levels and traditional hearing aids. There are varied implant center requirements regarding the use of traditional hearing aids prior to implantation. Some centers waive an extended hearing aid trial requirement in the interest of time when it is clear that the child would perform better with a cochlear implant.
  • A child who is failing to progress in speech, language, and listening development with traditional hearing aids based on parent reports and educational information, may be considered as a candidate.
  • Family willingness to follow recommendations; enroll in speech, language, and listening therapy; and return for follow-up appointments are factors in candidacy.
  • Having no medical contraindications to electrode insertion or receiver placement is a factor in candidacy.
  • Educational and home environments that are supportive of cochlear implants are factors in candidacy.

 

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