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    Gee Jakey, I don't think any of us do...

    Gee Jakey, I don't think any of us do potholders. Keep up the therapy though.
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    Go to Wikipedia and search Bluetooth.

    Go to Wikipedia and search Bluetooth.
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    I bet they are notification sound from the...

    I bet they are notification sound from the iphone. Lots of folks have that happen until they turn off the notification sounds they don't want. Any notification can be set to silent.
  4. Thread: high freq loss

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    There are many hearing assist devices on the...

    There are many hearing assist devices on the market and in TV ads that top out at about $400/ea. Additionally, there are a number of Chinese devices on Ebay that go for less than $100/ear.
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    Hadn't hear of the aids so found this:...

    Hadn't hear of the aids so found this: http://www.asha.org/Advocacy/hi-HealthInnovations-and-UnitedHealthcare-Hearing-Benefit/

    Tube (BTE) aids, as mention, are typically reserved for those that...
  6. The annoying beeps come with a MFi device only,...

    The annoying beeps come with a MFi device only, too. You need to disable notifications to get rid of the beeps. You can also set each for custom tones which can include no sound which will let you...
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    You don't need to see another audiologist as much...

    You don't need to see another audiologist as much as you need to see an ENT. Tell the ENT assistant about your sudden change and ask for an immediate appointment. Do it now.
  8. Thread: Cala 8 questions

    by KenP
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    The Phone Clip + works as a BT device while the...

    The Phone Clip + works as a BT device while the iphone is a first generation BLe device. The difference I note is that the PC+ is a bit louder/brighter. It is noticeable only if you make the...
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    When the KS6 was the KS aid, Resound aids were...

    When the KS6 was the KS aid, Resound aids were the same (Lynx) platform but made available the BTE and canal aids. It is likely that this deal is part of the private label agreement.
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    If your current insurance will cover it, you...

    If your current insurance will cover it, you might want to consider it. Medicare will only cover one implant. If in the future you need the second, it wouldn't be available under Medicare without...
  11. Thread: Hearables Online

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    The link above includes a nomination/vote for the...

    The link above includes a nomination/vote for the GB audiologist of the year.

    I would urge all Brits here to vote for our friend, Um Bongo. He has been a long-time and great supporter of this...
  12. Do you have your bone conduction scores? Good...

    Do you have your bone conduction scores? Good ones would indicate a cochlear implant would help.

    Going with aids, you will likely want a BTE model which gives better power performance at high...
  13. 5.1's audio is not great for speech...

    5.1's audio is not great for speech understanding. Try the stereo setting. Speech is mostly in the central channel. Stereo adds two effects channels while 4.1 overburdens speech with 4. I have...
  14. FM tech is a bit antiquated and quite pricey. ...

    FM tech is a bit antiquated and quite pricey. Most aids offer a remote mic for far less. If you are thinking about it still, I would check ebay.
  15. Thread: HA's and glasses

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    Stylish frames often have thicker components. ...

    Stylish frames often have thicker components. You might pick up a cheap pair of reading glasses. I've used those on computers and they've worked well and have wire parts. I don't notice a problem...
  16. Well, with the iffiness that tinnitus suffers...

    Well, with the iffiness that tinnitus suffers have with tinnitus programs, I'd want the audiologist to give a reasonable trial period. Those are normally 30 days but clinics are often marketers more...
  17. Go on utube and search for "noise"; there's...

    Go on utube and search for "noise"; there's white, pink, brown etc. These are the standard tinnitus programs for many aids. See if that helps.

    Some aids can do a bit more if your tinnitus is a...
  18. Many report that just wearing the aids can reduce...

    Many report that just wearing the aids can reduce and even eliminate tinnitus. Mine is gone.
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    The finder feature is part of the MFi products. ...

    The finder feature is part of the MFi products. The KS7 is not MFi. It didn't cost Costco; it is part of the Mfgr's warranty. You seem to be blaming the wrong parties. The ones that didn't drop...
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    Nearly twice as good? No. Were you...

    Nearly twice as good? No.

    Were you comfortable with the cheaper fitter? Did he seem to consider your feeling? Did he offer a trial? It is things like that -- your comfort with what he is...
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    Your loss approaches sever in the higher...

    Your loss approaches sever in the higher frequencies. Either aid should work well. Choosing will be a matter of personal choice. One is likely to sound a bit better for you. The Cala is size 13...
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    In my opinion, no. I have a low-latency device I...

    In my opinion, no. I have a low-latency device I purchased from Amazon that does a great job for clarity of speech.

    To be fair, I have never tried the TV device. But the phone clip + and the...
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    I got rid of the beeps by going to setting-apps...

    I got rid of the beeps by going to setting-apps and turning off the offending app. There is a nothing option that stop the notification tone.
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    Plus and minus for volume control. It also can...

    Plus and minus for volume control. It also can pair to any phone or Bluetooth transmitter. One nice use is to get a low delay transmitter to attach to the TV which lets you avoid the Resound TV...
  25. He's created an account to reveal in a public...

    He's created an account to reveal in a public forum. Nobody should reveal their "real" email address in a public forum -- unless you love spam.
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