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Sound Advice on Hearing Aids
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Federal Trade Commission - Summarizes the various types of hearing loss, the differences between a hearing aid and a personal sound amplification device, ...Show more Federal Trade Commission - Summarizes the various types of hearing loss, the differences between a hearing aid and a personal sound amplification device, and what to consider when you’re shopping so you get the product that’s most appropriate for your particular kind of hearing loss. Show less
Home Medical Supplies: Hear well in a noisy world: Hearing aids, hearing protection & more
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Consumers’ Union of U.S. - The comparison tables require a subscription to Consumers Report online, but the informative descriptive portions of the article are available free. Consumers’ Union of U.S. - The comparison tables require a subscription to Consumers Report online, but the informative descriptive portions of the article are available free. Show less
Guide to Hearing Aids: Buying a Hearing Aid
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Cathie Gandel and AARP - This site provides a number of useful suggestions on why and how to buy an hearing aid. Follow the links through the various pages. Cathie Gandel and AARP - This site provides a number of useful suggestions on why and how to buy an hearing aid. Follow the links through the various pages. Show less
Consumers Guide to Hearing Aids
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Hearing Loss Association of America - The guide is a printed color booklet which can be ordered from this site $5.50. It shows the different styles of hearing aids and compares different models and features. Hearing Loss Association of America - The guide is a printed color booklet which can be ordered from this site $5.50. It shows the different styles of hearing aids and compares different models and features. Show less
Medicare and You
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - See page 27, Medicare Part A and Part B, for a description of what services are covered under Hearing and...Show more The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - See page 27, Medicare Part A and Part B, for a description of what services are covered under Hearing and Balance Exams. Hearing Aids and hearing aids fitting exams are not covered by original Medicare, however some coverage may exist under Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), so you will need to check with the plan. Show less
Your Medicare Coverage: California: Hearing Exams and Hearing Aids
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare does not cover routine hearing exams or hearing aids. In some cases, diagnostic hearing exams are covered by Part B. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare does not cover routine hearing exams or hearing aids. In some cases, diagnostic hearing exams are covered by Part B. Show less
Financial Assistance for Hearing Aids and Personal Assistive Technology
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Hearing Loss Association of America - A list of resources and contact information for national and regional organizations providing assistance for hearing aids. Hearing Loss Association of America - A list of resources and contact information for national and regional organizations providing assistance for hearing aids. Show less
Hear Now
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Starkey Hearing Foundation - This domestic program provides hearing aids to people with no other resources to acquire hearing aids. HEAR NOW is a program ...Show more Starkey Hearing Foundation - This domestic program provides hearing aids to people with no other resources to acquire hearing aids. HEAR NOW is a program of last resort; all other options must be used before service is awarded. Professional/consumer fact sheets and brochures are available. Show less
Find It Now
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AT Network The network, provided by the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers under contract with the California Department of Rehabilitat...Show more AT Network The network, provided by the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers under contract with the California Department of Rehabilitation, sponsors an assistive device exchange, provides directories of assistive technology manufacturers and services, and device lending libraries for people with disabilities. Show less
Hearing Aid Compatibility for Wireless Telephones
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U.S. Federal Communications Commission Annotations: A guide to the requirements that cell phone manufacturers and carriers have to comply with in making wireless telephones compatible with hearing aids. U.S. Federal Communications Commission Annotations: A guide to the requirements that cell phone manufacturers and carriers have to comply with in making wireless telephones compatible with hearing aids. Show less
Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Hearing Loss
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Job Accommodation Network - A guide on ways to comply with the American with Disabilities Act in accommodating employees with hearing loss. Job Accommodation Network - A guide on ways to comply with the American with Disabilities Act in accommodating employees with hearing loss. Show less
American Academy of Audiology
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This is a professional organization for audiologists. Resources include professional and consumer publications (some in Spanish), an audiologist locator, and a professional membership directory. The consumer section is at HowsYourHearing. This is a professional organization for audiologists. Resources include professional and consumer publications (some in Spanish), an audiologist locator, and a professional membership directory. The consumer section is at HowsYourHearing. Show less
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
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Professional organization of specialists in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science. Website provides both professional and consumer online publications are available. Some materials are available in Spanish. Professional organization of specialists in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science. Website provides both professional and consumer online publications are available. Some materials are available in Spanish. Show less
American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
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ATA supports medical research focused on a cure for tinnitus. The organization publishes a magazine three times a year, which includes detailed articles o...Show more ATA supports medical research focused on a cure for tinnitus. The organization publishes a magazine three times a year, which includes detailed articles on current research, treatment, and other information for those living with tinnitus. Articles from prior issues are available on the ATA website, as well as a consumer directory, fact sheets, and other publications for professionals and consumers. Show less
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
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(Formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), this non-profit organization provides education, information, support, and advocacy. HLAA provides...Show more (Formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), this non-profit organization provides education, information, support, and advocacy. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. Its national support network includes an office in the District of Columbia area, 14 state organizations, and 200 local chapters. Show less
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health
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NINCD supports all kinds of research in the areas of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. It also sponsors campaigns for health pr...Show more NINCD supports all kinds of research in the areas of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. It also sponsors campaigns for health promotion and disease prevention. The website includes many articles for both consumers and health professionals on diseases and conditions, and on communication methods and devices, such as American Sign Language, cochlear implants and hearing aids. Show less
Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medici...Show more U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers <http://www.fda.gov/drugs/ResourcesForYou/consumers/default.htm> for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud. Show less
Ten Things Every Senior Should Know
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SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment. Show less
Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information. Show less
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
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MedlinePlus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. MedlinePlus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer. Show less
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