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A 42-year-old member asked:

can you tell me, are available hearing aids safe or not?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Very safe if Rx ed: If your doctor prescribed they are very safe to use , as they enhance the sound at a frequency that you lost or missing , just like your eye glasses . Now so sophisticated will adjust the sound when enter a crowded room , when you use cell phone etc. Speak to your doctor
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing aids: Yes, they are safe. Generally expensive but safe.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are advances over past 10yr for hearing aids?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Multiple: Sizes, ability to capture sound frequencies, ability to choose product based upon individual patient differences, ability to filter out extraneous background noises, and others.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can hearing aids be recycled? Aunt doesn't like her expensive one

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Ask doctor.: Ask your doctor, her doctor, or a local free health clinic if they can use/recycle the hearing aid. I would bet that a free/low cost clinic would be happy to have her donate it.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How does one get hearing aids with no money?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Agency help: Depending on where you live, there are resources to help your hearing impairment. Including certain chapters of the lion's club. See health mad for information: http://healthmad.Com/healthcare-industry/nine-free-or-low-cost-resources-for-the-uninsured-hearing-impaired/. Also the miracle ear foundation may help.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does a set of hearing aids last before they break?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Ask audiologist: Depends on whether you drop them, step on them, get them soaked with water, or do other nasty things to them. Otherwise the person or business from which they were purchased could give you the best estimate of how long they should last under normal circumstances. Hope it is years.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can I do to help my hearing problem besides hearing aids?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Depends: What is the cause of the hearing problem, how long has it been present, etc. Strongly suggest you see an ENT doctor who can assess the condition and devise the best plan for individual management.

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