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Assistive Listening Devices

A number of articles on Assistive Listening Devices can be found in this section.

Hearing Aid Compatible Cell Phones

To ensure everyone benefits from advances in technology, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") has approved standards and passed regulations for digital wireless device use with hearing aids. In 2001, the FCC modified the exemption for wireless phones under the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 in light of the rising number of wireless calls to emergency services and the growing trend among wireless carriers to move away from analog services in favor of more efficient and feature-rich digital services.

The Binaural Advantage

Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. - Better Hearing Institute, Washington, DC

Hearing Aid Assistance: What to Expect

Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. - Better Hearing Institute, Washington, DC

Assistance for hearing aids is important because it can greatly improve your quality of life. Here are some issues you should keep in mind as you develop appropriate expectations about what your hearing aids can and cannot do for you:

Hearing Aid Technologies for Easier Living

Hearing aids have advanced dramatically, even in just the last couple of years.

They’re high-tech, tiny and discreet, easy-to-use, and perform far better than ever before.

In fact, a national survey showed that the vast majority of people who purchased hearing aids in the last year are glad they did (91%). They’d even recommend getting hearing aids to family members and friends (90%).

Guide to Buying Hearing Aids

Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. - Better Hearing Institute, Washington, DC

Click here to download "Your Guide to Buying Hearing Aids"

Understanding Hearing Aids

While the sound processing involved in modern hearing aids is complex, and computer programming is required to make some of the adjustments, the basic components that make them work has not changed. The basic function of a hearing aid is as follows:

Hearing Loss Treatment

It would seem that hearing treatment is a second-rate priority when compared to vision in our visually oriented modern society. People with hearing loss delay hearing impairment treatment because they are unaware of the fact that receiving early hearing treatment has the potential to literally transform their lives.


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