Hearing Aids

Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

<b>Q. Why are hearing aids so incredibly costly? Is it patents? A lock on manufacturing? With today’s digital revolution, it would seem that they should be approaching the cost of eyeglasses.</b><p><b>A.</b> Hearing aids remain expensive — $900 to $3,500 or more per ear — but that is likely to be changing soon. The …

Health

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Tablets

10 ‘unexpected’ bargains at Costco - MarketWatch

A virtual lovefest erupted in Reddit’s “Frugal” message board this week after a contributor known as <b>yellowraincoat</b> claimed she pocketed some …

Business

SonicCloud raises $4M to bake a hearing aid into phone calls through an app

One night in Larry Guterman’s freshman year, he was at a loud party in a gym — and ended up with what he says was “ferocious” ringing in his ears afterward. But trip after trip to an audiologist, he said, came up without helpful results even though his hearing seemed to be headed south.<p>Then, one …

Startups

ReSound - Welsch Hearing Aid Company

ReSound has introduced many new technologies to the hearing aid industry. They are best and most recently known for the first Made for iPhone hearing …

Hearing aid industry needs regulation

CLOSE<p>Holly Maniatty is best known for her sign language interpreting at large festivals for rappers like Snoop Dogg and Eminem.<p>As an audiologist with …

Des Moines

Petition launched to stop people using fireworks in their back gardens

A petition calling for a ban on garden firework displays has gained thousands of signatures in the run-up to bonfire night.<p>The appeal, which says …

Brexit

Tom Brokaw blames Megyn Kelly cutting him off on his hearing aid

The former Fox News host interjected as Brokaw dropped knowledge on the NRA’s influence over Washington politicians<p>After being abruptly interrupted by NBC's Megyn Kelly yesterday morning for a commercial break while giving important insight on the National Rifle Association's stronghold over …

Liberal View

Between hearing aids and sign language

A hearing aid is not an affordable tool for many people in the deaf community.<p>The device, costing between Rp 6 million (US$443) and Rp 7 million, can …

Language

Apple patent is for remotely controlling a hearing aid

Apple wants the iPhone to be able to “remotely control” a hearing aid, as evidenced by a new patent filing (number 20170280225). In the patent …

Apple

Building a Better World, Together

<b>What's at stake:</b> On average, 37 U.S. children die each year after being left in overheated cars. It takes just minutes for a car to reach dangerous …

Consumer Reports

Lower cost hearing aids sold over-the-counter will reach more people, prevent other medical problems

When Marilyn Witt was fitted for her first pair of hearing aids a few weeks ago, she was stunned by the nearly $7,000 price tag.<p>The sticker shock was …

Hearing Loss

Your child has hearing loss — now what?

You just found out your child has hearing loss. Now what? Imagine being told your beautiful new baby has already failed an exam before ever leaving …

Lifestyle

The Seven Ages of Hearing Care

Final Word | October 2017 <i>Hearing Review</i>By Dennis Van Vliet, AuDEarlier this year at a professional meeting, I ran into researcher and sensory aid …

New Knowledge Paves Way for Better Hearing Aids

People with hearing impairments often have difficulties detecting low-level sounds so amplification is an important function of the hearing aid. …

Hearing Aids: The Latest Political Hot Potato

I know, I know. You read <i>Sound & Vision</i> to learn about audio and video topics. It’s a welcome refuge from the political furor that has engulfed every …

Hearing Loss

Not such an Easylife when my digital hearing aid fails to charge

I have been promised a replacement but have waited in vain for one to turn up<p><b>Several weeks ago we bought a rechargeable digital hearing aid from Easylife. It arrived promptly and worked well on day one, but it would not recharge as instructed.</b><p><b>We emailed customer services and were offered a free</b> …

Hatch: Health a key factor in reelection bid

ADVERTISEMENT<p>“And yeah, I feel it a lot more. I’m older but you know, nothing stops me. I keep going. I get a lot done here. I don’t think anybody …

Elections

What It Was Like Growing Up Deaf

And what's changed now that I'm an adult.<p>I’m Mark. I’m 25 years old. I’m a gay man living in Brooklyn, and I work as an analyst for Conde Nast. I love absorbing reality TV, singing karaoke, relaxing with my fluffy corgis, and most importantly, living my life in New York City. Oh yeah, one last …

Disability

Intricon stock surges 25 percent in value in last three days

The stock of Intricon, maker of lower-cost hearing aids and other tiny medical devices, has surged by about a quarter in value since Friday amid huge …

Minneapolis

Jabra Move Sealed Bluetooth On Ear Headphones

One of the areas where convergence shows up in the world of headphones is cross-over from other markets. This is nothing new. Etymotic, who decades …

Headphones

4 Things You Must Know About Hearing Aids

A bout 38 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 have age-related hearing loss—and this climbs to 54 percent in the years after that. …

Consumer Reports

Hearing loss hits a younger generation

Hearing loss, that’s an older person’s problem, right?<p>Think again. Noise, not age, is the leading cause of hearing loss. While hearing problems are common among older folks, damage from everyday noise is growing among younger Americans, including those in their teens and 20s.<p>The latest research …

Hearing Loss

Listen up! These wireless earbuds will sharpen your hearing

If you struggle to hear in loud environments, Lizn's Headpiece earbuds could be a social lifesaver.<p>Whether you're in a bar playing obnoxiously loud music or just a little hard of hearing, we all know what it's like to struggle to hear what someone physically close to us is saying.<p>Danish startup …

Gear & Gadgets

Should Medicare cover hearing aids, eyeglasses and dental work?

WASHINGTON - Advocates for the elderly were ecstatic last month when Congress passed a new law that will make some hearing aids available without a …

Medicare

Hearing aid brands and retailers: we reveal who owns who

<b>Popular hearing aid retailers Boots Hearingcare, Bloom Hearing and Hidden Hearing are all owned or part-owned by the brands of products that they</b> …

Consumer Reports

Hearing Aid Breakthrough

Congress opens a key device market to more competition.<p>One reason health care is so expensive is that government rules often distort the price of care. Consider the market for hearing aids, which after decades of regulation will soon be open to competition and innovation that lowers prices for …

Opinion

5 Trends Hearing Aid Shoppers Want to Hear About

“Recent technological advancements have transformed the hearing care industry,” Tariq Kamal writes. “Analog hearing aids are out. Digital processing …

Medical Technology

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids to Become Available

For years, consumers with mild to moderate hearing loss have had few options for relief. At one end of the spectrum are pricey prescription hearing …

Consumer Reports

Dozens Of Strangers Help Mom Search Field For Son’s Hearing Aid After Seeing Facebook Post

Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.<p>For millions of people, hearing aids are a vital part of everyday …