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Are there special features for hearing aids?

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Yes. Not all hearing aids have the same ones. Directional microphones help you respond better to sound coming from a specific direction and tune out background noise. A telephone switch quiets background noise and is better at picking up sounds from the phone. This system can help you hear in theaters, auditoriums, and churches. Direct audio input allows you to plug in a remote microphone or FM listening system. You can also connect directly to a TV or other device. There are types of hearing aids for specific types of hearing loss. One uses a bone vibrator for people without an ear canal or outer ear. Others attach to eyeglasses. Some help your hearing aids work better in certain settings.

From: Hearing Aid Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Hearing Aids."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Aids."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Burying a Hearing Aid."

Audiology Online.

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on May 10, 2017

SOURCES:

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Hearing Aids."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Hearing Aids."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Burying a Hearing Aid."

Audiology Online.

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on May 10, 2017

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