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I’ve heard it may not be safe from two sources on-line. Sounds like it is just a problem if they are turned up too loud. And, supporters believe that the risk is worth it if it wards off diabetes, dementia, heart problems, etc. ?
On Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 2:37 PM John Woodgate <jmw@...
It is deeply disturbing to
learn that an audiologist says that 'OTC hearing aids are not
safe'. It is a totally unscientific generalization. It is
possible that ANY hearing aid could cause additional hearing
loss. This is if it delivers a too loud sound, causing
'ringing in the ears' and that warning sign is ignored.
Dispensed hearing aids should be set so that is cannot occur,
but certainly my dispensed hearing aids can be set to 'play
too loud for comfort'. Just don't do it! If you hear sound 'in
your ear' rather than 'out in the room', the sound is too
loud, so turn it down.
John Woodgate OOO-Own Opinions Only
Rayleigh, Essex UK
I hear, and I forget.
I see, and I remember.
I do, and I understand.
Xunzi (340 - 245 BC)
On 2022-11-18 04:23, Barbara Cooledge
What is the $2,500.00? My husband’s aids were
under $1,800.00 at Costco and they had the booth and technician
and custom hearing exam. Not over-the-counter and not covered by
insurance e except for initial examination. So, I am wondering,
do over the counter just amplify? Or do you test yourself and
customize your custom over-the-counter devices using your
I’m just curious probably because my husband is
losing his hearing. Does not have minor hearing loss.
An audiologist said on her site that
over-the-counter are not safe. So is HLAA in the proper position
on this? Could be a disaster?